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Targus Unofficial Messenger Case for 16 Inch Laptops

  • Jul 27, 2010
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I've got two messenger type cases already, one from TUMI and the other a good quality leather messenger. The Targus messenger is perfect because when I have less to carry I now have a smaller size messenger I can take with me instead of the heavier TUMI (or leather). With that being said, I doubt a 16" laptop will fit into this case; I tried it out with a 13" MacBook Pro and it had room to spare. I'd say a 14" laptop would easily fit but a 15" might be pushing it (especially if it's widescreen). The compartment for the laptop is excellent, secure and padded. There are only two large compartments, and so once your laptop is in its place you have room for some of your pens, pads, and folders/books/papers in the other main compartment. Overall I'd say perhaps one large book or two medium sized books will fit. There are zippered compartments and pockets throughout the main compartment of the bag and on the messenger's sides, but, once again, this, for me, is a messenger to use when I don't have much to carry with me. Lastly, the build quality seems excellent, the flap is held in place by magnet, a nice touch, easy to open and you just swing it back over to close; there's no messing around with trying to find the right place to plug something into, so it's perfect. Only downside for me is there is no padding on the shoulder strap. Not too bad if you're not carrying much (another reason why I'll be using this when I don't have much to take with me) but something that I still would have appreciated. But overall, I'd definitely recommend this product.

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The Targus Unofficial Messenger is designed to fit 16 inch widescreen laptops. For added protection, the laptop compartment features 360° air-mesh padding for ventilation and protection on all four sides of the laptop. The front messenger flap features a strong magnetic closure which is quiet and easy to use. The large front zippered compartment makes it easy to store items you may need to access quickly such as a wallet, keys or airline ticket. The interior of the case includes additional zippered compartments for storage, pen loops and two small accessory pockets for a mobile phone or MP3 player. The back slip pocket provides convenient storage for magazines, files or documents and the adjustable shoulder strap provides a customizable fit for comfort. Constructed of durable nylon material, the Unofficial Messenger features a slim, lightweight design with a number of storage options to hold electronic devices, books or additional accessory items.
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