by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | January 01, 2004
Laptop computers have become an essential tool for conducting business in the electronic age so why keep stuffing them into the same old boring black carrying cases? M&C scoured the web to find this selection of colorful and functional laptop carriers. These purposeful bags are guaranteed to make an impressive fashion statement at that next power meeting. (Numbers correspond to top-to-bottom, right-to-left.)
   1. i-Shuttle (; $72). Made of sturdy, water-resistant plastic, the i-shuttle features a padded computer compartment with velcro straps. The handy flip-up lid has organizer pockets. Laptops with monitors of up to 15 inches will fit inside.
   2. Steve-Chinese (; $179.10). This trés chic laptop carrier is made of sturdy stain- and water-resistant upholstery fabric. It holds a 14-inch monitor.
   3. Bob, Case Closed (; $49.95); Casual and compact, with a colorful strawberry pattern lining, this bag of nylon with leather trim fits a 12-inch monitor.
   4. HAL002, Moonsus (; $170). This smart and sleek leather bag features satin lining and a padded, removable shoulder strap. Other handy features: a cellular phone pocket, pen and business card holders, and room for laptops up to 11.5 inches. If brown isn’t your color, it also comes in black and creamy beige.