Jet setting :: A Geek Chic Carry-on

I've been looking for the perfect tech bag for a long time. I wanted something where function got more thought than form, but that looked chic. As a self-professed gadget geek, I have a lot of technology baggage! And let's face it, a bag can either make or break your outfit, so I had to have something that would look great on my arm. I finally found a bag today at the Apple store that meets all of my needs.

 How cute is this bag by HEX? It was only $100, and has plenty of room for all of my gadgets. I love that there is a specific pocket for my MacBook (15"), an inner pocket for my iPad, and then there's still room inside for everything else I carry (including an SLR!). It has a flat bottom that's slightly wider than just a laptop bag so there's a lot of extra space. And it has three outside pockets for storing things you need to get to quickly (perfect for holding my One X+).

 Here's a peek at how things fit inside.

And here's everything I'll be carrying on my trip to Austin tomorrow: 15" inch MBP, 3rd gen iPad, Kindle, cords, Nikon D3100 and charger, camera remote, La Cie 500 gig rugged hard drive, Joby Gorilla Pod, two magazines, my wallet, ear buds, microfiber screen towel, sunglasses, and a pen. I later added a few more bits and baubles and I'm really impressed that it all fit in such a cute, compact bag.

And since I like sharing the love, here are a couple of other geek-chic tech bags I've come across if you're looking for one yourself (or keep carrying a backpack. Whatever).



1 LeSportsac, $64 | 2 Mobile Edge, $100 | 3 Jill-E, $310 | 4 HEX, $100 | 5 Acme, $110

This post was inspired by the folks over at HTC who asked me to show them my "geek winter style". They sent me an HTC One X+ to geek out with and I have to admit, I'm really loving it! While I'm traveling this week, I'll post lots of goodies from the phone to Instagram and Twitter (the camera's pretty great - I took the 2nd and 3rd photo in this post with it in super low light!). And go ahead and pick up a new tech bag for yourself, because I'm going to give away a One X to someone who reads this blog too in the next few weeks - stay tuned.

I actually am planning on doing a full review of the phone and what fashionistas and fabulous bloggers like yourself can use it for, but until I get to that, here's a pretty picture of it so you can drool a little and get excited for the chance to win your own in the future. What a tease.


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