I've been slacking lately with "reviews" here and so I figured it was high time I talked about something that I've been using for a few months now, the booq Vyper PowerBook sleeve. From the website:
Simply put, Vyper has to be the coolest laptop sleeve. We sandwiched durable, semi-rigid high density foam between a layer of 1682D cross-weave ballistic nylon on the exterior and a super non-scratch lining on the interior - an effective blend. Virtually molded around your 15-inch laptop, Vyper M is the most compact sleeve for your 15-inch PowerBook.
That pretty much sums it up and I can't say that I disagree with any of the claims. Find me a better sleeve and I'll buy it. I've never been a big fan of sleeves because they always seemed to miss the point. Almost by definition a sleeve is handleless and doesn't really allow the user much flexibility. But the Vyper changes all of that because it's rugged (and thin) enough to be put into a regular bookbag, as if it were just another book, which is exactly how I use it (and why I purchased it in the first place1). I'm incredibly careful with my "toys" (it's kind of absurd actually) and so for me to be able to treat my favorite toy this way and not think twice about it is really saying a lot.
This is the paragraph where I'm supposed to complain about something, but I can't come up with anything — it's a great product.
I was headed back to Florida and needed to bring a suit in a bag separate from my regular suitcase. I also needed to bring my bookbag and so I was going to have more than three pieces of luggage and I could only check one of them (I didn't want to check my computer, bookbag, or suit). So, I needed the sleeve to kind of merge the computer with the bookbag (and yes, I realize that there are other products that do this very thing; in fact, I owned a Brenthaven Pro back in the Titanium PowerBook days). ↩