2 thoughts on “Targus Compact Rolling Backpack for notebooks up to 16-Inch/MacBook positives up to 17-Inch, Ebony (TSB750US)

  1. mateo52
    103 of 106 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Welcome to my latest love/hate relationship, July 29, 2012
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    mateo52 (State College, Pa.) –
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    As if I had the need to re-test the old axiom “junk will expand to fill the space available for it,” the Targus Backpack is the latest product to validate it for me. It has become my constant companion both in house and out. Since I first supplied it I haven’t bothered to unpack it, simply toting it around and taking out flash drives or other items I might have a need for at one of my desktops.

    There used to be a time when I grabbed my laptop bag and began the culling process of items I could comfortably fit in it or my briefcase. This stylish, roomy and thoughtfully compartmentalized bag eliminates the need for two storage cases by offering the capacity to lug everything in one case including all of the documents and paraphernalia from the briefcase and add even more items I might fabricate a real need for at some future date.

    I am lugging a laptop, power supply, portable scanner, external speakers and hard drives, full size audio headset,USB/battery operated LED lamp, wireless keyboard/mouse, DC power converter, two iPods, netbook, etc., not because I have any real use for each item on a regular basis (or, to this point have ever used a couple of the peripherals on the road) but solely because I can…conveniently.

    My preference remains the backpack option so in consideration of the amount of weight I have added to it, I was pleased to discover in addition to typical stitched attachment the padded shoulder straps are also riveted and the wheels can be covered with a flap that doubles as a strap storage cover when it is used as a rolling case. Excluding the open mesh side pockets, the polyester exterior is highly water resistant as I have had the “good fortune” to get caught in a couple of thunderstorms and the backpack has endured much better than I did.

    (Note to self: Maybe add a collapsible umbrella?)

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  2. PJM
    64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My “Go To” Carry On Bag!, July 25, 2012
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    PJM

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    I do lots of traveling and in particular I do lots of grueling overseas trips. I am always looking for a luggage solution that makes life a little bit easier. One of the key aspects of travel, particularly foreign travel, is what to do about a carry on. In general, you find yourself needing to pack as much as humanly possible into your carry on, to ensure that you get to your destination with the valuables and the essentials should your checked baggage be lost/stolen/meddled with.

    I have traditionally used a shoulder laptop bag. These bags have good design and lots of sections to keep your things organized, but when you are carrying them in your hand or on your shoulder, the weight is not evenly distributed, and they have a tendency to get your back out of alignment.

    I was excited, therefor, to get to try this Targus bag. This bag gives you two options for carrying your heavy carry on items without endangering your back. First, it can be carried as a backpack. I was delighted to see that the bag is shaped to actually contour to your back, and it does not have any pressure points that cause discomfort when you are wearing it. It rests comfortably on your back, and you hardly notice that it is there. If you grow tired of having the thing on your back, you can drop it to the floor and use the wheels on the bottom. The handle that pops out when you use it in this mode is long enough so that you do not have to stoop to use it. Also, the wheels are situated at the outside edges of the bag, giving it a wide stance, allowing you to pull it without it constantly tipping left or right. If you have ever had a wheely bag with the wheels not on the outside edge, you will know what I am talking about.

    Finally, the bag has two compartments that allow you to keep things organized. The larger compartment will hold your laptop, charger, and books. The smaller compartment has many smaller compartments for things like cell phones, small cameras, pens, calculators and so forth.

    The bag is well designed, solidly constructed and all the details have been well thought out. This will become my new “go to” carry on bag.

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