updated 01:15 am EDT, Tue October 19, 2010
Messenger and backpack options available
Notebook protective gear maker STM Bags are introducing two new bags, the Jet backpack and the Vertical messenger bag that offer room for a mobile office-full of of digital electronics, including a nylex-coated pocket inside each for the iPad right alongside laptops, cell phones, cords and other accoutrements.
The Jet backpack includes separate lined pockets for a laptop, an iPad and sunglasses, with two larger compartments for books and folders. There is a quick-access outside pocket for passport/tickets (etc.) and an integrated phone pouch on the strap.
The Vertical messenger bag uses a soft corduroy lining for its laptop compartment, a padded iPad pocket and organizational panels for keys, wallets, cords and other accessories.
Both models are only available in black, each in two sizes. The Jet is designed for 15-to-17 inch laptops, while the Vertical is intended for 13-to-15 inch laptops. Pricing information has not yet been announced.