You wouldn’t believe how much I packed into this Mobile Edge Backpack
By Michael Sheehan, Editor @ High Tech Dad
I’m a bit of a pack rat when it comes to technology. I refuse to throw out cables or connectors and I like having my tech with me at all times. One thing that is critical to me is ensuring that I have a mobile version of my tech horde when I go to work or travel. But this isn’t a trivial matter. There is a lot of stuff that I “need” to bring along. It needs to be organized and protected as well. This is where a good backpack comes in. For the past couple of months, I have been testing out the Mobile Edge Premium Backpack and thus far, it’s been comfortable, convenient and incredibly functional.
I love backpacks and messenger bags. I have a long history testing out different ones and over the years, I have come to find certain features that are essential. However, how you carry your stuff is very personal. Some people like small and lightweight bags while others enjoy large packs with many compartments. I tend to fall into the latter category but it also depends on the travel destination and the required “equipment.”
For many years, I used a custom backpack but eventually found that I wanted to have more compartments and a bit better distributed weight and comfort so I moved to a different bag. This one eventually, after a lot of use, started to fall apart with seams splitting and inside pockets tearing apart so it completely lost its value to me. So I started looking for a new bag with some pretty specific criteria. And this is how I came across Mobile Edge.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A BACKPACK
It’s important to really think about what you need and want in a backpack as well as think about how it will be used. Will it be for traveling or commuting to work? Does it need to handle large electronics or small ones? Should it have many pockets or just a few? It’s quite a personal choice.
When I eventually discovered the Mobile Edge Premium Backpack, I was pretty excited. It seemed to match a lot of criteria I had in mind. And now, after a few months of usage (I needed to fully test it out for a while to form a good opinion). I’m quite pleased with the end result.
WHAT MAKES THE MOBILE EDGE PREMIUM BACKPACK A WINNER
Let’s step though some of my requirements and see how the Mobile Edge Premium Backpack did. But first, here’s a list of things that I load up into the backpack daily: 15” laptop, 13” laptop, 2 charging cables, Multiple, and I mean MANY, cables and connectors (I pack these in Ziplocs bags for convenience), Multiple USB thumb drives, Small flashlight, Pocket knife, Business cards, Notebooks, Folders & files, Portable hard drives, Computer mouse, Pens and Video & Audio recorders.
And that’s just the basics. Sometimes I will add more things, especially if this is going to be a carry-on bag or go with me on some sort of a trip.
The Mobile Edge Premium Backpack is great for handling laptops, especially your primary one. There is a dedicated internal sleeve to protect it. This pack can handle laptops up to 17.3 inches and fully surround it with protection.
Using what they call SafeyCell, the computer sleeve is padded with sort of a bubble-wrap made out of fabric. It’s designed to absorb bumps and compress internally so that the bubbles take changes internally instead of the more fragile laptop. There is a strap with Velcro that holds the laptop in place as well. I also put a second laptop next to the computer sleeve.
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