Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops

    STM Bags Velo 2 hands-on: Papa's got a brand new bag

    By 19 July 2013

    It's not often that we're moved to write about a bag, but having spied the STM Velo 2 back in May, we quickly got one to play with. We've been carting around the mobile office in it since and it's quite the bag. The STM Velo 2 is a shoulder bag. It's...

  • Online

    SuitSuit Case - Washing Machine pictures and hands-on

    By 17 October 2012

    Travelling abroad is a constant part of being a Pocket-linter. From the numerous global gadget and home entertainment technology trade shows to product launches and remote briefings (remotely placed rather than about universal remote controls), we attend...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Exspect MiBag customisable laptop bag review

    By 15 January 2010

    Laptop bags can be thought of as the unsung hero of the laptop world, carrying (pardon the pun) out an invaluable task in the transport of our latest netbooks and laptops. So when we were sent the Exspect MiBag we set about to find out whether it could...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Brenthaven Expandable Trek backpack review

    By 3 March 2009

    Many laptop cases suffer from the problem of being too small if you want to carry anything more than your laptop and the immediate essentials. Perhaps in answer to this the Brenthaven Expandable Trek backpack, giving a larger capacity than most with the...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    OverBoard Adventure Trolley Backpack review

    By 26 February 2009

    We’ve been impressed with some of OverBoard’s kit in the past, offering practical waterproofing baggage solutions. The trolley backpack is something of a departure from your traditional outdoors adventure-y type bag or rucksack and moves into the...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Brenthaven Sling II laptop bag review

    By 16 February 2009

    The world has moved a long way, with notebooks being more popular than ever. Once you’d be expected to carry your lappie in a boring briefcase-esque bag, but this is no longer the case. Brenthaven’s Sling models typify this move to accommodate a younger,...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Pakuma Choroka K4 laptop bag review

    By 10 February 2009

    With netbooks being small there is the temptation to just throw them into any bag you have. Whilst this is the great thing about netbooks, it’s better to treat them with a little respect. Pakuma think they have the solution in their Choroka K4, designed...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    OverBoard Carbon Backpack review

    By 13 August 2008

    If you spend your leisure, or professional, time jumping in and out of canoes or boats, you’ll know what it feels like to have your baggage drenched, either by an unplanned dunking or from lively ocean spray. OverBoard, as you would guess from the name,...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Eastpak Parker notebook bag review

    By 30 July 2008

    Eastpak has recognised that notebook users are getting younger and more fashionable and don’t want to carry their portable around in something that looks like a briefcase. So, this shoulder bag comes in a range of colours and designs from pin-stripes...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Golla Flash Laptop Shoulder Bag review

    By 4 March 2008

    When it comes to carrying your notebook around with you it seems there is an ever increasing choice of bags on offer. This shoulder bag isn’t the most robust of designs but it is stylish and certainly makes an impact. Made from waterproof nylon, the...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Pakuma Choroka K3It laptop bag review

    By 3 January 2008

    When it comes to carrying your notebook around, you can either opt for the safe and business like briefcase, or you can go cool and urban. Something like the Choroka K3lt fits the second choice perfectly. It's available in two colours; either Chilli red...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Targus CityLite Retro Notebook Case review

    By 29 November 2007

    Just because you have to carry a notebook around with you on a daily basis doesn’t mean you have to advertise even acknowledge the fact. This is why Targus has designed this notebook carry case for women with a hint of style and elegance. The black...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Crumpler The Dark Side laptop case review

    By 9 November 2007

    If you own a notebook then it’s likely that you’ve considered investing in a carry case. Crumpler has made a name for itself as the most flamboyant of companies, they call their rubber laptop sleeve The Gimp, after all. So we were actually surprised...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Targus RS Vertical Messenger bag review

    By 1 November 2007

    If you find yourself often taking your notebook with you on the daily commute, you’ll know how infuriating it can be to have it knocked and jostled about. We’ve found the best way to avoid this is by opting for a vertical carry case. After all, it...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Trunki Towgo kids suitcase review

    By 5 July 2007

    Building on a suitcase can be hard, but Trunki, the makers of a kid friendly suitcase thinks it's succeeded with its latest offering the Towgo, so has it? We go on holiday to find out. The new version is, like the first version, based on the simple idea...