Do you prefer utility over style? You may want to try the Nimbus Tote, an iPad carrier that looks almost like a laptop bag.
Made from 100% polyester and designed like a carrying bag that comes free when you buy a new notebook, it's far from the kind of jackets we normally see iPads slipping into. Functionally, though, it seems really sound, although it does add more bulk than what you'll normally need for a tablet with a 9.7-inch screen.
The Nimbus Tote comes with two zippered compartments and a clear iPad pocket on the front side. Made with clear vinyl film, the iPad area allows for functional use of the tablet, complete with UV protection. Hook and loop closures on both sides allow you access to ports. If you want the iPad better protected (such as during travel), you can store it on one of the zippered slots instead.
Bag measures 9.5 x 13 x 4 inches and comes with a detachable strap. The website offers some suggestions on how to use it. Like we said, it seems really functional, but rather clunky. There's no way you're looking sleek with this thing in tow, so it's best reserved for those occasions when you'll be carrying an iPad along with a host of other items (such as books, a change of clothes or other gadgets).
Two variations of the Nimbus Tote are available -- with flap and without flap. The former retails for $54.95, while the latter goes for $49.95.
First things first, I don't think M-Edge set out trying to attract any men with this one. With the Destination Bag looking a lot like a female carrying purse, you know exactly who it's for. That surely does not bring anything negative to the table about this case because this is by far one of the best iPad carrying bags women will be able to find. Featuring vibrant colors like green, purple, red, black, brown, and brown/cream, there is sure to be a selection for anyone's color preference. M-Edge really went over the top with this one and it's a wonder they thought of it. Initially seeing this case out of its packaging I was amazed by the true quality that it brought forth. You know that popular designer purses that are out there like the Coach Purse and such, well this Destination Bag definitely competes on their level while bringing the functionality of an iPad carrying case.
With a convenient shoulder strap to help you reduce the weight of your luggage in case you are housing some heavy accessories inside with your iPad, the Destination Bag just about has it all. Surely it is one of the most elegant and user friendly ways to carry your iPad. What we like best is that you can turn your iPad carrying case into a fully fledged purse with this one. For women who don't want to carry around their purse and their iPad case, because I don't know who would, M-Edge designed this bag so that you can stash any of your belongings inside to provide easy accessibility and more functionality.
Inside of the case are two elastic pockets that can store anything you may wish but most importantly they are perfectly suited for iPad accessories. In the interior, you will also find a zipper sleeve made just to house your iPad. This way, if you have makeup or other materials inside your case that you wouldn't want to be rubbed off onto your iPad, you know that it's safe inside its sleeve. For smooth access to your items the Destination Bag opens through a specially designed zipper that's easy to use. The M-Edge Destination Bag is really one of the more appealing bags on the market. I couldn't see someone who was striving to find looks as well as the best in functionality looking at any other bag.
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