MacBook ▪ September 3

MacBook ▪ September 2

We first detailed the story behind Tucker and Bloom’s East to West Messenger Bag back in November of last year. Since then, the father and son team has continued to build out their brand with new stylings and updates to some older classics. Today, I’ll be taking a look at the newly released East to West XL Messenger Bag.

Aside from its Made in America backstory, I was particularly impressed with the level of craftsmanship on the smaller East to West offering. Head below to see if the updated and larger version passed our test.

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MacBook ▪ August 20

MacBook ▪ August 15

Update (8/22 12:15pm): @imcg_17, @pz_smith17, @johnhickeyjr are our winners. Thanks for following!

MacBook and iPad cases are a dime a dozen now. There are plenty of options to protect your cherished device. But what about for those that are looking for a little more style? That’s where Blackbox Case comes in. Straight out of Golden, Colorado, Greg and his crew of engineers and craftsmen are cranking out handmade wooden cases from bamboo for your MacBooks or iPads.

This week we’ve partnered with Blackbox to give away three cases to our readers, worth up to $189 each. Head below for more details on how you can win one for yourself.

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MacBook ▪ July 16

MacBook ▪ July 13

Update (7/20 5:00pm): @tommychen and @mr_avery are our winners – thank you to everyone for entering our giveaway!

In celebration of the 10th year anniversary of microSD cards, SanDisk is partnering with 9to5Toys to give readers the chance to win one of its 200GB microSD storage options. This is the “world’s first” card of its type with that amount of space for storing photos, videos, files and more.

Head below for the full details on how you can win one of these microSD cards for your MacBook, phone or digital camera.  expand full story

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MacBook ▪ May 23

Update (5/30 12:01pm): @christianareas is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered our contest!

Back in the fall, we reviewed Interpid’s Journeyman messenger bag and were impressed with the quality of its leather as well as its overall versatility.

This week we’ll be giving one away, head below for more details on the bag and how to enter to win. expand full story

MacBook ▪ May 6

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MacBook ▪ April 25

Update (5/2 12:00pm): @tweakmedia is our winner, thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway.

As Apple’s lineup continues to grow, more users are finding themselves using one device at home and one on the road. Because of that, we are seeing more home workstations in need of customization.

If you’re like myself, then an external monitor attached to a MacBook Air is the solution to this problem. The struggle of this setup is the height differential between each display. If you’re someone that sits at a desk all day, this is an issue that is certainly noticeable (and annoying!).

Grovemade, a Portland-based company, recently announced its own solution to this problem. Over the last few weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to work with the Walnut Laptop Stand. Head below for more details and to find out how you could win one yourself… expand full story

MacBook ▪ April 18

Update (4/25 5:00pm): @sanders_voice is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered!

Last month journal-maker Moleskine released a new line of backpack and messenger bags. Since then, we’ve spent time with one of its newest products: the myCloud Smallpack in grey, which is designed for laptops up to 13-inches in size. This bag is a unique blend of compact design and high capacity storage.

Head below for full details on the myCloud Smallpack and details on how you could win one yourself… expand full story

MacBook ▪ April 15

MacBook ▪ April 7

Our technology deserves a nice accessory, something to complement the beautiful curves and lines of the device. We are big fans of well made add-ons that come with a story and there may be no better company in America at doing that than Grovemade. Today, the Portland-based company has introduced a new stand that gives the MacBook a little boost, crafted from locally sourced materials here in the United States. expand full story

MacBook ▪ April 1

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We first introduced Toffee during the holiday season, with its beautifully crafted accessories for Apple devices. The Sydney, Australia-based company offers a wide selection of bags and gear for life on the go, including a 9to5Toys favorite, the Fitzroy Satchel.

Since we last caught up with Toffee, it has introduced a number of new products to complement iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and MacBooks. We’ve spent time with some of its newest gear. Head below for more details and an exclusive discount for 9to5Toys’ readers.

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MacBook ▪ March 17

MacBook ▪ March 12

We’re all familiar with Moleskine’s line of very popular notebooks, but the Italian company is making a foray into the bag and storage scene. Moleskine has announced a number of messenger and backpack style bags designed for both technology and analog tools or supplies.

After the break we have more information on all five models, plus details on availability and pricing.

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MacBook ▪ March 10

Admittedly, I am a bit of a bag connoisseur. Hauling around all my gear requires a well thought-out solution that not only keeps my stuff organized but also looks good doing it. There are plenty of bag options out there, but less that offer charging solutions and even fewer that do it well. Today we’ve spotted a new company that is aiming to solve on-the-go charging challenges and device storage. Through Indiegogo, AMPL has raised over $213,000 towards “the worlds smartest backpack”.

The SmartBag has a number of unique and interesting design cues, most notably providing a USB port in every pocket. However, the real question is how many times can it recharge your gadgets?

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MacBook ▪ February 4

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