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Gadgets have done a good job of becoming more and more portable by updating with lightweight, thinner models. As a result, people want to take all of their gadgets with them everywhere they go, all of the time. The problem though, is that expensive gadgets have to be transported with care. In appropriate bags with appropriate padding and organising.
Another problem: many of the bags and cases built for gadgets are boring.
However the days when black and bulky bags were the only choice available to carry your cameras, laptops, iPads, and smartphones are over.
Many companies are now designing bags meant for your gadgets that your not ashamed to carry everywhere.
Be warned though, the function and style that these bags offer isn’t cheap.
The Chrome Niko camera bag is perfect for your DSLR.
The weatherproof bag features a padded main compartment that organizes your lenses, flash, and other equipment.
There are also velcro tripod straps to give you extra mobility.
The bag, which comes in olive and black, is so popular, that it is currently sold out. No worries though, the site allows you to provide them with your email address and they will notify you when the product is back in stock.
If you can get your hands on one of these, expect to pay $95.00. You can find out more about the Niko camera bag at Chrome.
This stylish iPad case from Ted Baker was made to be seen but if you need to stash it in your bag, this case is great for that too.
The case comes in black, navy, red, and natural and fits all iPad versions.
You can purchase it for $70.00 from Nordstrom.
This backpack has been sold in UK apple stores for a while now but it has yet to make its way to the states. Luckily though, you can still snag one directly from the seller's website.
The Ally Capellino 13' Rucksack was designed specifically for the 13' Apple laptop.
It has a front zip pocket and padded laptop protection.
You can purchase the backpack in blue, dark grey, red, or slate for about $130.00 from Ally Capellino.
If you're looking for a laptop bag that doesn't look like a laptop bag, then this is it.
The MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Turnlock Shine' bag fits most 15-inch laptops in a glossy, textured leather casing with gold accents.
The bag features optional, adjustable straps or you can carry it like a handbag. It comes in black and grey.
Extra bonus: the bag is currently 33 per cent off for $165.00 at Nordstrom.
This ultra utility backpack has room for much more than just your DSLR.
Built with waxed canvas and dark truffle leather, the Camps Bay backpack can fit an SLR with a 70-200 2.8mm lens and up to 7 additional lenses.
It also fits most 17' laptops and has room for other personal items as well. Interior dividers are removable and adjustable.
You can purchase the backpack from ONA for $429.00.
The camera day pack is perfect for on the go photography.
The $60.00 bag can hold your DSLR and one lens or external flash. It also features five pockets to stash your wallet, phone, memory card and more.
You can purchase the camera day pack from Photojojo.
This bag may look like a classic school bag, but it was designed to protect your DSLR.
Three removable interior dividers safely store your DSLR with an attached lens and 2-3 additional lenses or small accessories.
A slit pocket in the back can hold your iPad or e-reader while a front pocket carries your wallet and personal items.
You can pick up the bag from ONA for $309.00.
This camera bag comes with 3 padded, removable, padded dividers to fit your DSLR body, flash, and 2-4 lenses along with some accessories and personal items.
The $199.00 bag comes in a variety of colours and can be found at Kelly Moore.
The Cambridge can function as a laptop bag that can also hold an extra change of clothes for over nighters.
The bag can has a padded pocket for laptops up to 15 inches and extra pockets to organise other items.
It also has detachable messenger straps.
Although the bag is currently sold out, you get updates on when it will be back in stock or view other bags at LO & SONS.
If you need a bag that can give you heavy duty function for toting multiple devices at once, then this bag is perfect for you.
The naneu Sahara 113 F laptop and camera bag can carry both your DSLR and your 13' laptop.
The main compartment is expendable and features a thickly padded camera insert that can hold a DSLR with a 6'1/2' lens and 3-4 additional lenses as well as a flash.
You can purchase the bag from here for $142.99.
The Brookline is a laptop bag from LO & SONS that is a great solution if your looking to upgrade your office or travel bag.
The bag holds up to 15-inch laptops in a padded compartment and has other pockets for documents.
The exterior is made of water resistant nylon and the messenger strap is removable.
The Brookline is yours for $198.00 and you can purchase it from LO & SONS.
This gorgeous iPad case may be the most fun and stylish way to tote your iPad around. We're loving the bright colour and the cross-body shoulder strap.
The only downside is this bag doesn't come cheap. You can purchase the bag from Nordstrom for $495.00.
If you have your own bag that you'd prefer to use for your photography excursions then this camera insert will do the trick.
Designed for light trips, the Roma camera insert organiser will fit your DSLR camera and one lens. Five exterior pockets help you organise the rest of your stuff.
You can purchase the camera insert for $59 from ONA.