STM Part 2: Dux iPad Pro Case

stm-dux-1In addition to reviewing the STM bag that I reviewed the other day, I figure that it was now a time to review another STM product. This one is the Dux case for the iPad Pro.

The Dux rugged case is made to just snap right on the iPad Pro, and it not only protects the device but has a place to hold the Pencil. I’m talking about that cool accessory that Apple just released, but I just checked, and it will hold a regular pencil too. By the way, this particular iPad accessory is made to work with Apple’s Smart Cover as well as the Smart keyboard.

It is a rugged case, and it only protects one side (the back), but that’s good enough for US military standards. The material is described on the STM website as translucent, but if they are referring to any part not the edge, it looks more transparent than anything.

So yes, the STM Dux iPad Pro case is just what you need for some protection, and it is available for the iPad Pro 12.9 and the 9.7 inch versions for $59.95 on the STM site in black only.

STM Part 1: The Haven 15-inch Laptop Backpack

stm-haven-black-front-angleI’ve recently reviewed STM products last summer as they introduced a backpack with a battery in it with the Drifter. What attracted me to reviewing this Haven backpack for 15-inch laptops product is that I was told that it was good for travel and allows devices to stay suspended inside.

Part of it is the slingtech protection. It has a whole lot of space for a laptop, and the same place has a pocket for a tablet. Then it has a whole different pocket available for books and stuff, as well as an an outer and inner pocket for cables and such. There is even a place for a water bottle or something like it.

One thing that I noticed about the Haven is there are holes in it that are presumably designed to pass through headphone wires. The Haven is definitely designed to be a backpack for the information age, and since practically everyone has a laptop, that is a good place.

If you are looking for a good gift for someone who travels a lot, the I would recommend the STM Haven laptop backpack. It is available on the STM site for $99.95 in black, frost gray, moroccan blue, and steel.

STM Haven Laptop Backpack

STM Haven Laptop BackpackThere is nothing like a good STM products, and they make a lot of them. It has been a few weeks since I received the Atlas Wallet case before the iPhone 6/6S and iPhone 6/6S Plus. Now we will be doing the Haven Laptop Backpack.

So I have reviewed a lot of laptop backpacks on this site. In this case, the main pocket can probably both hold a tablet and a 15 inch laptop. The next pocket has a bunch of pockets including a zippered pocket, there is a strange hole in this, which looks to be made for the earbuds or cord or something.

Yeah, it holds an elastic power pocket for the laptop’s charging brick, a place for sunglasses, and much more. For exmaple, there is an internal document sleeve, so you can put in stuff like file folders and not get them wet. Why not wet? Well, as it turns out, the backpack has some water resistant fabric.

All in all, it is quite a good way to transport your laptop, and it comes in black, frost gray, Moroccan blue, and steel. It costs about $99.95 on the STM website.

STM Atlas Wallet Case for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

STM AtlasI have reviewed a lot of STM products in the past, like the STM Blazer Small Jacket Sleeve and I have also reviewed many cases for smartphones that are wallets. In fact, it is starting to become a new standard. That being said, the only thing to talk about the STM Atlas wallet case for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus is what is different.

It has a textured fabric that protects against scratches, and it gives a better grip as well. I also noticed that there are some interesting suction cups that will really protect the screen when it is closed, and I have never seen that before.

As far as any differences go, most wallet cases that I have seen have three different “pouches” for lack of a better word. This one has about two of them, and they are pretty thin. This means that you can’t shove too much cards, IDs, or cash in there.

Now here’s the thing about the STM Atlas cases for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus: I don’t know that price. You can find out more inforamtion about the products here.

STM Blazer Small Laptop Sleeve

STM laptop sleeveI had a chance to try out STM’s products at CES, as they were nice enough to give away a laptop bag like this as I came through the door.

This particular Blazer allows for carrying around a 13-inch laptop, and it has a zippered pocket made for all kinds of accessories as well. There is also a pocket on the front made for holding a phone as well. The strap is handy as it is removable, and it is all pretty well and good.

If you want it, you can go to sites like Amazon and pay about $35.58 for it. I don’t know how long that price will stay that way.