High-Tech Laptop Case
Who says that high-tech can't go into laptop cases? Apparently designed with gamers in mind, Altego's claim to fame is a magnetic locking mechanism that snaps easily into place with one hand while leaving the other hand free to hold a phone, work a game controller or hang on to an escalator railing. We looked at the Altego Polygon Sunfire Series 15-inch Laptop Messenger, which we thought was also well suited for the mobile executive on the run. This tough nylon case is fitted with a laptop compartment that looks like it could survive a train wreck. It's surrounded on all sides by thick, rugged foam, and the inside is reinforced with a soft, quilted fabric. With armor like that, we were surprised to find a bottom that's relatively free of padding, leaving a bagged laptop susceptible to accidental jarring if the case happened to be dropped straight down. There's a large, soft pouch inside that's well suited for dropping in a small tablet. Zippers are strong and operate easily with one hand. An adjustable, seat-belt grade shoulder strap has a thick removable shoulder pad. Retail price: $79.