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Notebook and PDA Bags for Women: The Sumdex She Rules Collection
Posted Jan. 2004 by Tong Zhang, Senior Editor

As if the bright reddish copper color and feminine design were not enough, Sumdex named their stylish yet very functional line of computer bags and PDA/gadget cases “She Rules”. The bags and cases are designed for tech-savvy women who need to carry their laptops, PDAs and cell phones anywhere they go. The entire collection includes Jessica Utility case, Cindy Messenger Bag, Nicole Modern Backpack, Miranda Slim Brief, Jennifer City Case and more. Suffice to say that you can find a computer or gadget bag that will fit any location and occasion.

Constructed in very sturdy high density Micro Cross-lock Nylon, the bags are durable yet very light. This material also works very well in wet weather. All the trim on She Rules bags are made of Genuine Leather that not only give the bag a classy, feminine look but also provide a sturdy base for shoulder straps, closure snaps and zipper lines. The nickel finish on the metal handles for the zippers and closure snaps fit in very well with the entire bag design.

Well built doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the style. She Rules bags have nice curves around the edges. The forest green leather trims matched well with the deep reddish copper and tan colors of these bags: sublet yet classy. The shoulder straps however could use more style. They are made of the same material as the bags and the lengths are adjustable.

Jessica Utility Case ($40, Model # NOD-927)

This utility case measures 6.5” wide, 9” long x 3” thick, and can really be a dream gadget bag for tech womem, whether you are on a long trip or just going to a meeting cross-town. The main compartment is big enough for a pocket-book wallet, a PDA and a small digital camera. There is a zipper pocket in the main compartment for important papers/ID/passport. Outside of the main compartment, there is a zippered pocket in the front and open pocket in the back of the case. The front pocket has slots for business cards, a cell phone and a couple of pens. There is still some additional space, even after you filled all the slots. The back pocket does not have any slots so that it will fit items of any size and shape.

All three compartments are top loading. The self-healing nylon zippers seem well made. There is a flap cover that will hide the main pocket and the front pocket, and a snap closure at the bottom of the bag. This design not only gives the bag a clear and stylish look, but also provides even more security for your gadgets and papers inside. The shoulder strap attaches to nickel finished metal hoops, which are sewed onto the leather trim. The leather trim and the metal hoops are thick and are of good quality, which means the shoulder straps won't fall apart for a long time.

Price: Jessica Utility Case $40


Sumdex Jessica Bag


Cindy Messenger Bag ($50, Model # NOD-936)

Even though it's called Messenger Bag, “Cindy” is an ideal bag for sub-notebook computers. If you have an ultra-small notebook such as Sony Vaio TR2A or small Tablet PCs such as the Acer TravelMate C100 , you will find this bag fits your computer nicely. The main compartment is padded very well for carrying laptops and is quite roomy. If you have a relatively thick subnotebook like the TR2A, you can put the laptop directly inside of the main pocket; if you have a thin laptop like the Acer, you could even put on a body-suite case before storing it inside of this bag. There is also an additional slot with a snap closure and two small pockets inside of the main compartment for storing laptop accessories, wallet, paper, etc., and a zipper pocket for packing your sensitive papers and other items. The main compartment can be zipped shut with dual pulling, self-healing nylon zippers.

In front of the main compartment, you will find another large pocket that has slots for a cell phone, PDA, business cards, pens, keys and other items. The pocket can be closed with the zippers and hidden with a front flap cover that snaps closed at the bottom of the bag. There is another large pocket in the back of the bag that has a snap closure in the middle. This pocket is less secure than the other two compartments and is designed for quick access to items that you need to pull out from your bag frequently.

The shoulder strap is made of the same durable nylon material as the bag, and they are attached to the bag via nickel metal hoops and thick leather strap holders. The length of the shoulder strap can be adjusted, however there isn't a shoulder pad on the strap.

Price: Cindy Messenger Bag $50


Sumdex She Rules notebook bag


It isn't surprising that fashion has found its way to gadget bags. The She Rules collection from Sumdex is a very nice combination of attractive design and functionality, at very reasonable prices. The tasteful colors and shapes accentuate the feminine touch while the strong material and well laid out pockets provide full functionality. The bags are well built with secure features to protect your valuable gadgets, yet they keep the sizes small. The only missing feature is the shoulder strap pads, which may help prevent damaging any silk or suede clothing.

For more models in the collection, please visit the Sumdex web site.

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