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F-Stop Guru: An Adventuresome Camera Bag That Gets A Lot Right

Finding the right camera bag is as difficult as buying the right pair of shoes. They don’t fit comfortably, hold your equipment well, and they’re never cheap. Yet, they’re necessary. Though there are ways to circumvent the disaster that is the state of camera bags these days, the F-Stop Guru does a near-perfect job of getting it right for photographers.


Transforming Gift Wrap Means You're Actually Giving Two Presents

If you’ve ever looked at a mountain of shredded wrapping paper after a birthday party or Christmas morning and felt guilty about the waste — even if you intend to recycle it all — then you’ll surely appreciate Nendo’s alternative gift wrap that turns into a reusable tote afterwards.


Celebrate The Return Of The Start Menu With A Windows 95 Backpack

Microsoft fans around the world cheered when the company revealed the return of the Start Menu to Windows 10 yesterday, so why not mark the special occasion with a stylish backpack that celebrates the operating system where it all started: Windows 95.


Heating Elements Inside This Suitcase Kill Stowaway Bed Bugs

If there’s one souvenir you don’t want to return from a trip with, it’s bed bugs. Those little pests are a nightmare to eradicate, so someone has created the perfect luggage for travellers who frequent seedy hotels. The ThermalStrike suitcase heats up inside once you get home, ensuring your clothes are bed bug-free when you eventually get around to unpacking.


There's A Massive 26,000MAh Battery Hidden Inside This Briefcase

The bigger a portable charger you carry, the longer your gadgets can run while away from a power outlet. But backup batteries are heavy, so it’s a tradeoff between capacity and what’s comfortable to stash in your pocket. Unless you throw a bag like the Phorce over your shoulder, which makes it easy to haul around your toys, a laptop and 26,000mAh of extra power


Maybe Less Flights Will Be Diverted With This Foot-Massaging Laptop Bag

United Airlines might soon want to rethink its Fly the Friendly Skies slogan as the battle for legroom and personal space aboard planes has recently turned very ugly. But who needs knee-defending contraptions or even reclining seats when all you really need to endure a long stressful flight is a relaxing foot massage courtesy of this laptop bag.


There's A Fully Accessorised Picnic Blanket Hiding Inside This Bag

How many times have your plans for a relaxing Sunday afternoon picnic been foiled when you forgot something as simple as cutlery or wine glasses? It’s an unfortunate first-world problem that Build NY is trying to solve with this generously sized pic-a-nic bag, which unzips to reveal everything four people could ever need for dining in a park — including a blanket.


This Bag Inflates To Keep Your Gadgets Safe

Good news, klutz: this bag, designed by Royal College of Art graduate Peng You, is capable of inflating in order to keep your gadget safe, however clumsy you might be.


A Toiletries Bag Made From A Fire Hose Doesn't Mind Getting Wet

You can try as hard as you want, but the laws of the universe dictate that anything crossing the threshold of a bathroom is going to eventually get wet — and that includes the toiletries bag you travel with. But even joining you in the shower won’t bother this one, because it’s made from a recycled fire hose.


Watch The Master Of Saddleback Leather Give A Lesson In Counterfeiting

If you’re looking to get into the knockoff leather game, there could be pools of cold, hard cash in your future just waiting for you to go diving on in. All it takes is a little half-assery, a more-than-questionable moral compass, and the knowledge of where to actually cut those corners — which can be harder than it seems. Fortunately for you, Saddleback Leather CEO David Munson is here to show you how to fake his bags the right way — tongue, of course, planted firmly in cheek.