Welcome to our first installment of our all new “Gears & Gadgets” column! With these articles we set out to provide well-researched feedback and review of items that could in fact make your “PC and tech life” more enjoyable. As the editor-in-chief, I took the liberty of penning the introductory issue and picking the first product: a 4-in-1 multifunctional backpack.
– Andy Thompson, Editor-in-Chief
This past Christmas, my wife and I decided to escape the wet and chilly weather common to the Pacific Northwest to spend some holiday time in Long Beach, CA. Two weeks before the trip, I realized that instead of bringing my laptop shoulder bag I actually needed a different bag other than my usual Samsonite carry-on suitcase. This bag needs to be more than just multifunctional.
I actually sat back and wrote down my “wish-list” for such an item:
- It must provide a secure compartment for my laptop because I will be working occasionally during the trip.
- It must be a backpack because I will use it during my daily excursion trips to various tourist attractions in L.A.
- It should provide good compartment space, but not too big to carry, and it must fit in the overhead bin because it will be part of my 2-piece carry-on.