2 thoughts on “iHome Smart concise: 13 inch computer Briefcase for Mac, White

  1. Anonymous
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    This is a great case. Very thoughtfully made with useful pockets and …, November 1, 2016
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    This is a great case. Very thoughtfully made with useful pockets and sections, soft interior, and a zippable pocket on the back side also opens like a sleeve to allow the case to slide over a luggage/suitcase (extendable) handle — which has been invaluable at airports! It’s a bit of a tardis and it holds more than it looks!
    I agree with other people’s reviews that a handle would make a big difference.
    What has disappointed me thoroughly though, is the quality of interior/exterior fabric. I got the white case, and it’s made of a leatherette-like fabric and looks beautiful. However, I had used it for about 15 minutes when a black imprint of where my cell phone sat inside it’s pocket appeared on the outside of the case. An imprint of the magnetic dome on the back side, along with a bunch of black smudge-like marks inside the sleeve and on the back also appeared. The marks seem to be occurring from the inside black lining coming through to the surface. Perhaps rubbing on my hip as I walked (I was not wearing dark clothing at the time.) I have contacted the seller to get some advice on whether a cleaning agent would help but not heard back. And I’m hesitant to apply anything without their advice. Do the other cases made with other fabric wear better?
    If it wasn’t for this fabric issue I would have given it 5 stars.

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  2. Anonymous
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Roomy, Smart, Heavy, March 31, 2016
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    Margie (Placerville, CA, United States) –

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    This review is from: iHome Smart Brief: 13 inch Laptop Briefcase for Mac, White (Personal Computers)
    Other than the video, there is little description about this case on Amazon, so I thought I would give some details.

    This is a very nice-looking case that has received several compliments and holds a ton of gear. There is a strong, adjustable and removable shoulder strap with a shoulder pad. There is no other handle, which is why I removed one star. That handle is seriously lacking because it is not always convenient to pick up the case with the shoulder strap, such as when you are setting it on the seat of the car.

    My case is the white one which is made of a smooth and very sharp-looking leatherette material. It has remained remarkably clean after a lot of use. It feels like leather, looks really nice, and washes easily. But it is also a little fragile. After the first scratch, I have been more careful about brushing against things and have not gotten other scratches, even when taking it as a carry-on on a plane.

    The 6 pockets are roomy. I’ll give sizes below. The phone pocket has a magnet closure and it is pretty deep but not big enough to get a large hand into (small or medium hands are okay). There is a laptop pocket, tablet pocket, an accessories pocket and a large center compartment. All these pockets are padded and lined with soft fleece and will minimize scratches on your devices. The outside pocket has a magnet closure and will accommodate 8 1/2 inch papers, but will have to be sacrificed if transporting this on the handle of a suitcase–there is a zipper on the bottom which converts this pocket to a sleeve for transport. Finally, the center of the case has a double zipper and is a large, roomy, full-sized compartment that could accommodate a notebook, laptop, textbooks, lunch, etc.

    The accessories pocket contains 4 separate inner pockets and holds a mouse, mp3 player power cords and adapters–plus more room. One of these pockets has a strong magnet closure, the others are open.

    Besides the lack of a handle and the possibility of scratches, the other drawback is the weight. The case itself is a little on the heavy side. Fill up even half of the pockets and it becomes really heavy. You will be wishing for that second handle and also grateful for the strong, padded shoulder strap. I can’t fully decide if I love it or not. I’ll be happier after I sew on a nice pair of handles.

    Phone pocket: 3 7/8″w x 6″h with magnet. 4 1/2 inches high below the magnet closure.
    Laptop pocket: 14″w x 11″h x 1″d with extra padding on the bottom
    Outside pocket: 13″w x 7 1/2″h x 1/4″d with magnet and zipper on bottom for conversion
    Tablet pocket: 9 1/4″w x 10 1/4″h x 1″d
    Accessories pocket: 10 1/2″w x 6″h x 1″d with 4 inner pockets about 4 x 3 each
    Center compartment: 14″w x 11″h x 2″d
    Weight: 2 lbs. / 900 grams

    UPDATE: 6 months later I still have not gotten other scratches on the surface and the white is still clean. The zippers and padding are wearing well. Still like the strong shoulder/cross-body strap. I am very happy with this bag. Still 4 stars though because it lacks a handle.

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