I’m a gadget freak. I also take protecting my gadgets very seriously. For my reference, and yours, I’m going to list some of my favorite gadget protection product sites in this post.
I’m going to try my best to update this site more regularly. I’ve got so many gadgets, laptops, electronics, etc… that I want to talk about! Some of it is old, some of it is new, but all of it is interesting to me, and surely interesting to you! Why else would you be here?
In the interest of full disclosure, this site is NOT advertiser supported, and you’ll note that there are no referrer links on any of these. This site is funded by me personally, and these links are provided from one gadget lover to another.
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http://www.bestskinsever.com – Cheap, well crafted, nearly invisible, fully removable protective skins for all of the most popular gadgets. I love this site, cheap shipping, awesome product.
http://www.shieldzone.com – Overpriced, sells the same thing as Best Skins Ever, but has a better selection of available products. Best Skins Ever has skins for the most popular products, InvisibleShield gets into more of the obscure stuff. Note, the ShieldZone (parent company Zagg) warranty is complete garbage. They make you jump through tons of hoops (especially if you buy their products retail, not through their website), so don’t base your purchase on the warranty.
http://www.sfbags.com – WaterField bags, very nice stuff for gadget and laptop protection. They also have great prices compared to other sites. I don’t own any of their products (yet), as I’ve just recently stumbled across them.
http://www.caselogic.com – I probably own more Case Logic cases than any other brand. They make great stuff, in a whole galaxy of multi-colored shapes and sizes. Good prices, and very readily available. They produce a lot of cases from neoprene with foam backing, and that is one of my preferred styles of case.
http://www.targus.com – One of my go-to companies for backpacks. They make the Gravity Backpack which is my current bag of choice. I can fit all of my gadgets in this bag, with room to spare, yet it’s small enough to carry every day. It’s got a padded sleeve for a laptop up to 15.4″ in screen size. I regularly carry two laptops, and this bag doesn’t even bat an eye. One laptop in the in-built padded area, one in a separate laptop sleeve. The build quality of this bag is amazing, I’ve beat the tar out of it, and it keeps coming back for more. I don’t even think there is 1 stitch out of place. I’ve owned bags from all different vendors, and NONE have held up as well as this Targus. If anything happens to it, I’ll definitely be going back to Targus for my next bag. Their prices are very reasonable, especially compared to other high-quality bag manufacturers.
http://www.tombihn.com – They tend to be VERY overpriced, but cater to a market with higher expectations. They even offer laptop bags that natively offer storage for two laptops. They do this with a modular bag insert-system (see the Brain Cell and Brain Bag) that is an incredibly cool concept. I have yet to purchase any of their bags, or bag systems, but rest-assured I will eventually.
http://www.radtech.com – These guys take precision to a whole new level. I have NEVER seen products that are this well-fitting. It’s truly unbelievable. They tend to cater to Apple, but make products for all manufacturers. They have the wonderful ScreenSavrz microfiber keyboard protectors which prevent the keytops from marring the screen on your laptop when it’s closed. They also produce the fitted Sleevz which are amazing microfiber gloves for your laptop. They offer excellent scratch protection, and add almost NO bulk to the laptop. I own them for the products that I have where RadTech has them available, and have been continuously amazed as to the build-quality and fitment. I wish they would let you custom build your own Sleevz, as I would own many more of their products.
I’ll continue updating this post as I find more sites and products! I’m actively looking for a site that offers various-sizes of neoprene sleeves. I would also settle for a site that has velvet drawstring pouches in a variety of sizes (Think D&D Dice Bags, although I won’t be using them for that!).
Update (11-Dec-2009): I can’t believe I forgot about Skooba Design. http://www.skoobadesign.com/ They have some really nice bag designs, including some laptop sleeve/skin styles that differ from the competition. I own quite a few of their products, and have been very happy with every aspect of them.
Matthew mentions Mobile Edge in the comments. I neglected to link to them in the original article, you can find them at http://www.mobileedge.com . One of the nice parts about the Mobile Edge product offering are the “Mobile Edge for Her” line, offering a decent selection of bags that are (obviously) designed with women in mind.