accessories / competition / 11/11/2013

Review: FLD Laptop and Tablet Bags + WIN

FLDbagsFLD Products make laptop covers and tablet pouches and have been on sale in South Africa for several months. The dark coloured designs are minimalistic, with colour coordinated branding, stitching and lining to match.

I know there a loads of products like this on the market, and FLD is aimed at the mid-range market; prices are not going to break the bank. The selection includes laptop bags for 11- 13- and 15-inch sizes; tablet pouches in 7.5-inch; and a 10-inch tablet bag.

I’ve been testing two products – the 13″ laptop bag (blue) and the 7.9″ tablet pouch (yellow).

The laptop bag has a main slot for your 13″ laptop, and along with my Macbook Air, I managed to throw in a wallet, business cards, MiFi device and lipgloss inside it. To the side, there is an additional zip compartment which held my laptop charger and adaptor. I liked that this was lined thickly so it didn’t feel like my cables were knocking against the laptop.

There are two additional pockets, a large one behind the laptop compartment, and small one in front of the cable compartment, to slip either your phone/papers/writing journal into if you want. I’ve been able to get around to meetings/events without an additional handbag, which is a big plus.

FLD-bag

The tablet pouch holds a small tablet up to 7.9-inches, like the iPad mini, Galaxy Note 2 or similar. The reason I didn’t say up to 8-inches is that I tried to fit my Acer Iconia A1 tablet, which is 8-inches, but it couldn’t fit. The pouch has a curved design on the top, so a little bit of the tablet does peek out, about 0.5cm around the middle. The back has another slot for either business cards or something very thin. I haven’t used these extra little slots on both the laptop bag or pouch, and I think the bags could do without them because stuff could easily slip out without you noticing. It’s easier to then carry the pouch around in your bag without worrying about the screen knocking about with your other stuff.

FLD-tablet

The materials used for all FLD products are imported from Korea and are water resistant, and the strap on the laptop bag is adjustable. The range itself has a minimal black design, which I think falls under the “safe” category. If you’re looking for a basic design with different colour bits, again which are minimal, they come in blue, red, yellow and pink. The company does offer custom printing, so if you’d like to personalise a bag, you can mail them about it for a quote.

PRICES
Tablet pouch – R249
10″ Tablet bag – R499
11/13/15″ Laptop bag – R599/R699/R899
Contact: www.fldproducts.co.za

GIVEAWAY

I have two FLD Products to giveaway onΒ Wired to the Web.Β To stand a chance to win either a laptop bag (size of your choice) or a tablet pouch, all you have to do is leave a comment saying which one you want. Only one comment per person. The competition runs until Thursday, 14 November at midnight. Winners will be announced on Friday, 15 November.

The winners will be selected via random.org and announced on this post.

WINNER UPDATE: Random.org has selected comment #3 and #5 as winners. Congratulations to Craig Wilson and raeesahv!

Good Luck!



Nafisa Akabor
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  • Candice Kropf

    Tablet pouch is so lovely! I’d love to win that πŸ™‚

  • Roxanne Chutthergoon

    I would love to win the Laptop Bag πŸ™‚

  • Craig Wilson

    Laptop bag, please πŸ™‚

    • Congrats Craig! Random.org pulled up #3 first! You win a laptop bag! I will be in touch regarding the delivery of your prize shortly. Thanks, Nafisa

      • Craig Wilson

        Woot!

  • Ling Ling Addison Sheperd

    love it

  • raeesahv

    I’d love to win the tablet pouch πŸ™‚

    • Congrats Raeesah! Random.org has chosen you as the second winner. You win a tablet pouch. I’ll send you a mail shortly regarding the delivery of your prize. Thanks, Nafisa

      • raeesahv

        wheee!

  • Juanita van Heerden

    The tabled pouch would go nicely with the Lenovo IdeaTab you gave me. πŸ™‚

  • I would love the laptop bag πŸ˜€

  • Daniel

    I would like to win the laptop bag, it looks super cool πŸ˜€

  • Mr. Grey

    Laptop Bag please.

  • Mark patterson

    Nafisa a laptop bag would be super perfect for me right now. Good review.

  • Nazeer Osman

    laptop bag would be awesome πŸ™‚

  • Rizka

    I would love a laptop bag please!

  • overhear

    Laptop bag please

  • Zakiyya Cassimjee

    the laptop bag would be really awesome:)

  • leandi

    I would love to win the tablet pouch:)

  • ameetjeeva

    Laptop bag would be awesome for today’s storm

  • Simon Taylor

    I would love to win the tablet pouch