I already told you why the Kolobag Quilted Laptop Sleeve (with handles!) is one of my all-time faves, but what I haven't told you yet is how great the rest of Kolobag's laptop bag lines and gadget accessories are. Functional and stylish, these bags are at the top of my must-have list, and now they're even better 'cause they're 30 to 50 percent off right now. Check out a few of my choice selections, and get shopping!
Hybrids are pretty much never a bad thing these days, and here's my newest favorite cross breed: Kolo Bags' quilted laptop brief.
It's as slim and small as a sleeve, but with a handle.
This makes perfect sense to me, since my problem with sleeves is that they weigh down the larger bag I throw it into, hurting my back (yeah, yeah, I'm old) — and the problem with laptop bags that I have is that it's usually the same size as my big handbag, and instead of throwing all my stuff into the one big laptop bag, I insist on carrying both. With this bag, I could hold my laptop separately but avoid straining myself!
But enough about me, let's talk about this bag: Kolobags' little star comes in taupe, navy, red, black, or yellow quilted nylon with a leather handle, for just under a hundred bucks. Plus there's a (well-intentioned, if anything) lost tag on the inside, if a good Samaritan steals your laptop.
It's hard enough to find the right gift for your brother and father, but the boy cousin takes the cake. Play it safe and get him cool gifts that will leave him speechless.
Give your cuz a pair of tickets to a concert from Live Nation ($ prices can vary). If you can snake your way into using the other ticket, lucky you! You might have to endure some head banging acid rock, but maybe you're into that.
If he's a nerd like me, he carries his laptop wherever he goes. To keep it from getting banged up and scarred, present him with one of these hip Kolobag ($45) laptop sleeves.
And for the ultra-techy man, he'll be the center of attention with this Flip ($120) video camera. The camera holds up to 60 minutes of live action. Maybe his first video will be of your darling lil ones. Pure bait for the ladies.
For the first time ever I have to give Paris Hilton props. The heiress was spotted carrying her laptop in a pink sumo laptop sleeve while leaving a private acting coach class recently. Why does she deserve kudos?
The Sumo laptop sleeve has long been one of my favorite designs on the market. In fact, last week I even featured it in my bright summery laptop sleeve roundup. The sleeve is $34.99 and allows safe laptop protection. It doesn't have a strap, but it's great for covering your laptop and slipping into a larger purse, carry on or even on its own as Paris is seen using it.
It's made from quilted corduroy and comes in an assortment of sizes (13", 15", and 17"). If you're not a pink person you can get it in black, red, and my personal favorite, green. Enter the promotion code "koloparis" to get 10 percent off any order over $50 now through the end of August.