Review: Pad & Quill's Small Briefcase Is a Neat Bag for Your iPad, MacBook, and More

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    The heated debate over whether an iPad can replace a Mac as a day-to-day workhorse shows no sign of abating. One way of evading the crossfire is to plump for both, but to do that you need a bag that can conveniently accommodate the two devices for when you're on the move.

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    Pad & Quill's Small Briefcase ($219) is one of the Minneapolis company's latest compact leather and canvas solutions for carrying an iPad Pro and a 13-inch MacBook Pro, along with more traditional study/business miscellanea, so we looked at whether it can live up to its billing.


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    Article Link: Review: Pad & Quill's Small Briefcase Is a Neat Bag for Your iPad, MacBook, and More
     
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    That is another good looking potential man bag, but the zip teeth are a major no-no for me. How hard is it to add a decent protective lining of fabric along the inside? To me it shows either lack of attention to detail or simple laziness.
     
  3. Nefilim Suspended

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    Mmm... sandwiches!

    Somewhat pricey, but these days that seems to be a trend.
     
  4. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Everything sounded great up until this.

    Do the 15" bags have a similar problem?
     
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    The article photo shows a leather flap. That may serve as a shield from the zipper. Though not inexpensive, the function and look of the bag is nice.
     
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    Just out of interest, is this "sponsored content"?

    If so, shouldn't it be labelled as such?

    I'm reading between the lines and assuming that it is.
     
  7. leroypants Suspended

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    Not enough room for the cornucopia of dongles the new Macboos need to function.
     
  8. Telos101 macrumors regular

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    Well, it criticises the bag for perceived failings, which is what a review should do. Sponsored content would just like list a bunch of features and provide a buy link.
     
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    Actually I've seen this bag, there is a leather lining inside the flap to protect the tech from the zipper. And the zipper itself is some kind of fancy polished metal that doesn't scratch tech like other zippers. I think they talk about it in the product video...

     
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    Thanks for sharing the video. The bag looks good, also durable and useful. He talks about the zipper too.
     
  14. bstpierre macrumors 6502a

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    There is this disclaimer at the end:

    Note: Pad & Quill supplied the bag to MacRumors for the purposes of this review. No other compensation was received.
     
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    Seems Pad & Quill sent a bunch of freebies out. 9to5mac just reviewed the same.
     
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    If you're going to spend a small fortune on a bag there are much better ones out there. Don't get sucked into these crap reviews just because some company threw a pricey bag your way.
     
  17. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

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    Which would you recommend? My bag from Far Horizon Traders fell apart after less than a year of use.
     
  18. jazz1 macrumors 68000

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    I've got one coming this week. I've had some of their smaller leather goods, and I've been impressed so far.
     

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