Holiday Gift Guide v2015-1
Lily Deane Premium Shoulder Bags
Think Tank Photo
$200 to $300 U.S.
Available in two colors of premium leather and nylon
Available in three colors of rugged leather and waxed canvas
These excellent new shoulder cases from Think Tank Photo and WaterField Designs provide new meaning to the term deep pockets.
Lily Deane Premium Shoulder Bags are designed “for Professional Female Photographers,” and will be used by women and men in all professions. Materials and construction quality are gorgeous and world class. Interior dividers can be relocated or removed as desired. Exterior and internal compartments are versatile for infinite photographic, business, and personal purposes, including weekend travel.
The ultra-attractive bag has a zippered upper section and a magnetized cover flap. There is a robust and comfortable shoulder strap, plus two end pockets for water bottles or additional stowage. A rear pocket can be used for reading material, and there is a slip-through area for the handle of a rolling suitcase. Two small and one large enclosed front pockets are ideal for quick access to accessories.
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Editor’s note: Waterfield Designs is known for their technology bags. They are branching out.
The first time I laid eyes on the Victor Wallet, I thought, there is no way this thing is going to work for a packrat like me. The beautiful leather wallet I’ve been using the last few years has an unusual amount of space for credit cards, insurance cards, gift cards and the like. Naturally, over the years, my needs expanded to fill the space available.
Guest review by Howard Nemerovski
CitySlicker iPad and iPad Mini Case
Price: $99 and $89
This CitySlicker can be trusted!
WaterField Designs of San Francisco has created a lush, fashionable, and utilitarian carrying case for the iPad that makes its owner feel like a — CitySlicker! That’s the appealing name WaterField has given to this upscale mobile home for the iPad.
iPad Slip Case
The Slip Case by Waterfield Designs is a very simple concept. It is essentially a padded sleeve to protect your iPad on the go. It is nothing more and nothing less. It is available in six colors and costs $29.
The sleeve has very thick padding the will protect your iPad if you stow it in a backpack or put it in a suitcase, for example. At the bottom of the case is a little pull-tab that will help you get your iPad out of the case very easily.
It is also has a waterproof outer coating. If you are caught in a rain storm with it in your hands, or accidentally spill something, the case and your iPad will be protected (as long as the iPad is inside or out of the range of the liquid).
The case is well made and withstood my pulling and yanking at it. Nothing ripped and no seems were broken. It even survived my two year old.
When you put the iPad in the case you notice it is definitely a snug fit. I don’t think there is any need to worry about the iPad sliding out of the case and getting damaged. However, it is almost a little two snug. I tried fitting the iPad into the case with a Macally Metropad case on my iPad. I could not get it in. The Macally case is very thin, and adds very little to the size of the iPad, but it was just enough to make it not fit into the slip case.
So, if you plan you using an out case/shell on the iPad itself, you will probably have to remove the case to use the Slip Case. If you don’t plan on putting the iPad into a case, the Slip Case might be the perfect case for you.
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