Of course I knew about Kensington’s computer accessories and even some of their ergonomic solutions, which I wrote about recently, but I didn’t realize they had anything “stylish” in their line. While they do carry useful and more functional roller bags and backpacks, they also have a chic tote which any woman would love to use for her geek gear. What’s nice about this Jacqueline LM650 Laptop & Tablet Tote fom Kensington is that while it’s designed to fit your laptop or tablet (or both), there’s still plenty of space for other things. AND, it’s incredibly organized.
The bag is much larger than it looks and I was surprised by how spacious it was when it arrived. The full-size carry bag is made of dermal faux leather and comfortably holds up to a 15.6-inch laptop and up to a 12-inch tablet in a dedicated, padded compartment.
I had hoped it came in leather of course, but the nice thing about faux leather is that you don’t have to worry about the exterior so much if it rains. There are multiple other pockets to store your personal items including a security pocket for smartphones. A luggage pass-thru strap allows you to securely fasten your tote to retracting handles on rolling luggage which is a MUST feature for any traveler.
Another sweet feature we loved was the beautiful center clasp, which can be utilized to keep your carry items from accidentally falling out. An additional plus for women travelers are the dual straps, which give you additional strength and comfort, so you can either throw over your shoulder and hang off your arm while you’re on the move. I also loved the fact that the internal material was in a vibrant orange (I personally think they should add purple or pink and blue options as well), because the color really pops and makes the bag fun as well as functional.
Below, you can see just how roomy this stylish bag is, one of the biggest surprises for us when we started packing it up with additional items. The clasp across the top adds extra safety for anyone wanting to steal your laptop when you’re not looking at a busy airport or train station. I also like the fact that it doesn’t look like a classic laptop bag and yet has specific compartments to keep your tech gear secure and in place while you’re on the go.
Two thumbs up! We were on the fence about which products to review first but glad we included this Jacqueline Tote since it’s a great combination of functional and style, which are key ingredients we love here over at We Blog the World. It’s priced at $99.99. Be sure to read my write-up on a couple of great ergonomic solutions we had fun with recently also from Kensington. We’re a fan of this brand!!
Note: Kensington sent products out to review but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.
She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.
Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.
Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.