What Do You Guys Think About This $200 Macbook Backpack? [pics]

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  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

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    this backpack looks really great but there are magnetic clasps


    i read that magnets and laptops dont mix. true?

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes it is safe. The retina Macbook Pro has a SSD drive that is not effected by magnetic fields. Even modern hard drives do not get erased or corrupted when near a magnetic field like those found in consumer goods.
     
  3. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dont magnets damage the liquid crystals (or whatever is in there) in the screen though?

    the magnet has zero effect on the computer whatsoever? i just find that odd.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    They don't damage the screen. The only thing thing they could bother would be the reed switch that tells the laptop its screen is closed. But Apple has designed the switch so that the magnet must be directly over it to flip it.
     
  5. FConquest macrumors newbie

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    i have that bag haha i put my rMBP in there whenever i need to go somewhere and no issues to report.
     
  6. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    does it also fit an ipad?
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Seeing the iPad is a lot smaller than a MacBook Pro, yes it fits.
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    It's more that the magnets used on the clasp just aren't strong enough to do anything like what you're talking about. If you got a powerful magnet, yes, but not one found in consumer products.
     
  9. FConquest macrumors newbie

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    just a word of caution, the bag says it can fit up to 17' inch laptops in the laptop pocket, i think thats pretty hard to justify seeing as my 15' rMBP sticks out of the laptop pocket a few inches and its a pretty snug fit as well. other than that the bag is perfect with lots of room.
     
  10. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    could you post an inside of the bag? id like to see if there is an additional padded area for the ipad? i know the incase bag has two slots one for laptop one for ipad.

    does the laptop slot have an enclosure over it?
     
  11. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I don't own it but no bag of this type is worth $200. I've had much better made bags (Brenthaven) that cost half that and still look brand new after 8 years.
     
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    It's ugly and overpriced so don't buy it because that's what I think.
     
  13. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    My pelican storm case costs less than that .... that backpack is ugly and ridiculous, $200 for that? I'd rather buy another SSD that waste $200 for that thing.
    there's much better around
     
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  15. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    It looks okay I suppose but that is a ridiculous price to pay for a bag. Why not just use a regular backpack that can fit all of items with your laptop?
     
  16. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I bought this backpack a couple of weeks ago. It's not taylor-made for a Macbook, but it has similar aesthetics to your bag, and is significantly cheaper. The leather on your bag does look like it's higher quality, though. If you want any real-life pictures, let me know.
     
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    I have used a standard backpack to carry my laptop around a few times - my point was that you do not need something that is marketed towards carrying a laptop, products like that - while genuine - are usually overpriced and overcompensate for where a standard backpack would suffice.
     
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    Hey if you like it and willing to spend the 200 go for it, never put a price on anything that makes you happy money comes and goes , when you die you cant take it with you...:apple:
     
  20. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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    It's pretty ugly and overpriced. Save your money and spend less then half of that for a different bag that can do that same function.
     
  21. Orlandoech, Sep 2, 2012
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    Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    The function of carrying stuff, grocery bags can do this same "function" for much less.
     
  22. Capt Underpants, Sep 2, 2012
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    To be fair, Macrumors members aren't exactly known for their sense of style. Bags like this are pretty trendy these days. Personally, I'm not a fan of the black fabric with brown leather. But the leather is of high quality, and the clasps are unique and interesting. It's certainly better [read: more fashionable] than most laptop bags. Probably not something everybody could pull off, but if OP is young and dresses well, it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  23. VideoNewbie, Sep 2, 2012
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    !!!!! thank you. this is the last time i will ever post on this forum asking for feedback on a fashionable item

    here is how a bag similar to the one i posted looks in real life on a fashionable gentleman

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  24. FConquest, Sep 2, 2012
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    Sadly there is only 1 padded area for laptops which doesn't have a direct cover except for the top of the bag which is somewhat indirect. ill take pics and edit this post a bit later on.

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    theres the back laptop pocket, and 2 little side pockets for phones/ipods ect. and thats pretty much it for the main compartment.
     
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