Review: Beauchamp Backpack from Knomo

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I normally throw my laptop or iPad in a traditional backpack as an afterthough. I'm usually about substance over style, function over fashion. But the other day I had a meeting with a prospective client and I didn't want to look like a high school kid fresh off the schoolbus. So I migrated my tablet, cables, and other accessories into a Beauchamp Backpack ($179) from Knomo.

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Right away I felt like I had upgraded to first class! The materials are all top notch and the zippers are high end—finished in gold tone and even protected during shipment from scratches with plastic tips. I was concerned I might not be able to fit all of my gear in the slim designed backpack,but everywhere I turned, there were more compartments. In the end, everything fit fine and it looked more compact than my regular backpack ever did, even when empty. 

side view

Knomo offers a lot of cases and backpacks for tablets and laptops, in assorted colors and materials. Some are on the expensive side, but there are items on sale and new visitors can sign up and get a 10 percent off coupon. One caveat is that Knomo divides its product line along gender categories, but I recommend that you don't limit yourself that way. Some of the "women's" items are perfectly fine for men and vice versa.

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Pros

  • Well-built with quality components
  • Available in assorted colors and materials
  • Slim design with surprisingly roomy compartments

Cons

  • Expensive, but on sale
  • Gender categories not really appropriate

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a case, look no further. The Beauchamp Backpack from Knomo should meet your needs. 

iPhone Life Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.