TOC Swag Giveaway – 13″ Laptop Bag

I’m in the middle of unpacking my gadget bag from TOC, and I just came cross the swag bag. Since I don’t need another laptop bag, I’m giving this one away.

This contest has the same rules as before. Leave a comment to enter the contest (US only); I’ll pick the winner Saturday afternoon.

This is a messenger style bag for a 13″ or smaller laptop. Note that this cannot take a 15″ laptop; I saw someone try and it didn’t fit. I’m not even sure that all 13″ laptops will fit, actually.

The bag is black with  neon green interior. It has Copia and O”Reilly logos on the front and back. The construction is quite solid; you’ll run out of space to put things before any of the seams give way. You’ll find slots and pockets under the flap and a zipper compartment in the flap. There’s a second compartment on the backside.

The laptop compartment itself is not placed very well. It’s accessed from the underside via a disemboweling zipper. If you’re like me you will probably forget to close it and yes, your laptop could fall out. There’s a small velcro safety flap that is supposed to prevent it, and it seems to be reasonably strong.

P.S. The ereader in the photo is not included; it has  9.7″ screen and is only shown to give you  better idea of the size of the bag.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Angela Beegle17 February, 2012

    Oh, that’s a pretty thing. I’m in!

  2. ereadr17 February, 2012

    Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with assholes.”
    ? William Gibson


  3. ereadr17 February, 2012

    Hmmm seems the scripting did not like some my characters. :-\

  4. Chuck17 February, 2012

    This looks like just what the doctor ordered!

  5. Elisa17 February, 2012

    I just got a new laptop, so this would be a great addition. Count me in! 🙂

  6. Mark H17 February, 2012

    Looks great, count me in

  7. emily17 February, 2012

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the words “disemboweling zipper” together before. But yeah, this would be nice.

  8. Nathaniel17 February, 2012

    Looks cool.

  9. Peter_B17 February, 2012

    Perfect addition to my collection

  10. Sturmund17 February, 2012

    I’ve been wanting to say it for a long time, I really enjoy your articles!

  11. Laura17 February, 2012

    Thanks for having the giveaway.

  12. ??? Louis ???17 February, 2012

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  13. Xyzzy18 February, 2012

    I’m new to your blog (found it while researching e-readers last week) so I don’t know how your giveaways have worked in the past, but please count me in! 🙂

  14. cheryl smith18 February, 2012

    I’m a bag lady, and can never have ‘too many’. Lol

  15. JimC18 February, 2012

    I’m all in!

  16. Alex Sher19 February, 2012

    Nice bag! I just wonder what is the name of white color 9.7″ ereader?

    1. Nate Hoffelder19 February, 2012

      That’s the new Ectaco jetbook Color.

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