Cat laptop bags and sleeves
A cat-themed laptop bag or sleeve is a brilliant gift idea for the cat lover in your life. And there are some great cat laptop bags to buy online
As my avatar suggests, I'm very much a cat person and I'm always on the lookout for cat-themed items that combine feline charm with that all-important quality of usefulness/practicality. If you can find items like that, then you know you're onto a winner if you're searching for a gift to buy the cat lover(s) in your life.
Cat laptop bag - messenger style
I recently had to buy a laptop bag and during my research, I was very pleased to come across a series of cat design laptop bags by Rikki Knight, which are available to buy on Amazon. These are actual laptop bags rather than just sleeves (if it's a laptop sleeve you're after, scroll on down to the second half of this page).
The Rikki Knight cat laptop bags shown here are in a messenger bag style, with a padded strap and a flap that comes down over the top - the flap is the bit with the cat picture! Each of the cat laptop bags shown measures 15.75 x 11.25 x 2.75 inches, and will fit a laptop that's up to 14 inches. There are also pockets to store your cellphone, pens, iPod etc. The strap is adjustable, so you should be able to wear it across your body no matter how tall you are! And you don't actually need to own a laptop to make use of these bags - they will fit standard-sized ring binders and paper notepads, making them a cool choice as a school/college bag or briefcase for the office.
|Rikki Knight® Black Cats on Blue Design Messenger Bag - Book Bag - Unisex - Ideal Gift for all ...|
Whether from home to the office, on a business trip or to school, the Black Cats on Blue Design Messenger Bag School Bag keeps you comfortable and your cargo safe and sound - ...
|Rikki Knight® Grey & White Cat Design Messenger Bag - Book Bag - Unisex - Ideal Gift for all ...|
Whether from home to the office, on a business trip or to school, the Grey & White Cat Design Messenger Bag School Bag keeps you comfortable and your cargo safe and sound - ...Only $44.99
|Rikki Knight® White Cat Kitten on Pink Design Messenger Bag - Book Bag - Unisex - Ideal Gift ...|
Whether from home to the office, on a business trip or to school, the White Cat Kitten on Pink Design Messenger Bag School Bag keeps you comfortable and your cargo safe and ...Only $44.99
|Rikki Knight® Cat and Goldfish Design Messenger Bag - Book Bag - Unisex - Ideal Gift for all ...|
Whether from home to the office, on a business trip or to school, the Cat and Goldfish Design Messenger Bag School Bag keeps you comfortable and your cargo safe and sound - ...Only $44.99
What size is my laptop, actually?
Many people looking for a laptop bag online see a listing that says "will fit a 17 inch laptop" and are then puzzled to find that when it arrives, their new laptop bag is too small for their laptop! This is because some of us (including me at first) don't realise that the phrase "17 inch laptop" refers to a laptop which is 17 inches when measured diagonally. Of course, the diagonal measurement is always going to be bigger than the width! So to make sure that this doesn't happen to you, measure your laptop diagonally.
Cat laptop sleeve
Maybe you've already got a messenger bag or briefcase that's big enough to fit your laptop, but you just want a padded sleeve to stop the laptop from being scratched or bumped while it's inside. Amazon has a big range of cat laptop sleeves, ranging from the realistic (Rikki Knight again) to the cartoon, including Hello Kitty. As well as a huge variation in designs there's a huge variation in sizes as well, so do check the listing to make sure that the sleeve you're buying will be right for your laptop/notebook!
|Cat and Goldfish Design Laptop Sleeve - Note Book sleeve - Apple iPad - Apple iPad 2 - Android ...|
The Cat and Goldfish Design Unisex Neoprene Laptop Sleeve measures 11.25" x 8.75" with zipper closure and can carry the Latest Apple Ipad or Kindle, Notebook, Netbook, DVD ...Only $29.99
|Cat Face - Laptop Computer Sleeve by ZERO GRAVITY|
- Neoprene exterior - Recommended for 15" - 17" inch laptops - Zipper closure - Spot clean - Zipper closure - Spot clean SHIPPING We ship all over the world! Your item will be ...Only $42.00
|KITTY TO GO LS141-17 Designer Notebook Sleeve 17.3" Laptop Cover Neoprene Soft Carry Case up to ...|
Outstanding notebook sleeves - function meets design The notebook sleeves by DIGITTRADE are trendy and an everyday, fancy companion in an attractive appearance. The ...Only $99.70
|Hello Kitty KT4315RW 15.4 inch Laptop Sleeve, Red with White|
The Hello Kitty KT4315RW Laptop Sleeve (Red with White) fits most laptops with up to a 15.4" display and features neoprene material to protect against bumps and scratches. The ...Only $16.85
Cat laptop skins
If you're happy with whatever you're using to carry your laptop in but still want to add a bit of a feline feel in there somewhere, then how about a cat laptop skin? These offer a degree of light protection from bumps and knocks, although a padded sleeve/case is still advisable.
When it comes to sizing, you'll need to bear in mind a few things. Some of the laptop skins you'll find are designed to fit a specific make of laptop/notebook so if you own that particular make, then you'll be fine! Other laptop skins are simply stated to fit a range of sizes, within certain limits. If necessary, you will need to trim off the excess with a razor blade, scalpel or similar.
|13"-15" Universal Laptop Skin - Cat Eyes|
13"-15" Universal Laptop Skin - Cat EyesOnly $17.99
|18"-19" Universal Laptop Skin - Christmas Kitty Cat|
18"-19" Universal Laptop Skin - Christmas Kitty CatOnly $23.99
|13"-15" Universal Laptop Skin - Cute Kitty Cat|
13"-15" Universal Laptop Skin - Cute Kitty CatOnly $17.99
Many listings for laptop skins also give an actual skin size, so you can then make a judgment call about what amount you'll have to trim off and where, and whether it will interfere with the design of the skin, so to speak. As with buying a laptop bag you will need to measure the dimensions of your laptop - but this time, measure the width/height as well as the diagonal, so that you have a better idea of whether the skin you're buying will be suitable.
© Empress Felicity December 2010