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Belkin Wilshire Collection 15.6-Inch Laptop Case

December 7th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

4 Stars- techdad

I ordered the Belkin Slim Ultra Durable Case because I was looking for an attractive no-frills bag. When I opened the shipping box, I knew I had made the right decision.

The main compartment is just large enough to hold a 15.6″ HP dv6t laptop with a standard battery. It’s cushioned fairly well on the sides and bottom. The interior lining is a standard fabric and won’t scratch the currently prevalent glossy plastic finishes on laptops. The zipper opens and closes smoothly and the teeth have sufficient clearance so I don’t worry about it scratching the laptop during use. The zipper pulls, made of brass, also have lock holes so you can secure it with a luggage lock.

There is only a single pocket on this case but it encompasses the entire front of the case. The zipper is about 1/4 of the way down. The zipper teeth are hidden for a more attractive appearance and glide smoothly as well. This pocket is definitely large enough to hold papers, legal pads, file folders, etc. I use it to hold my AC adapter and a notebook mouse.

The clips on the shoulder strap are very nice and swivel in all directions but the pad could use more cushioning. Most 15.6″ laptops weigh anywhere from 6-9 pounds so more padding would’ve really helped with comfort. On the other hand, there are two comfortable handles for easy carrying when your shoulders get sore. Lastly, Belkin’s website states the bag has a lifetime warranty but the tags on the bag all say 1 year. I printed a copy of the website just in case.

Belkin Wilshire Collection, Slim Ultra Durable Case is the perfect slim business laptop case. It has a classy and professional appearance and has just enough utility for the minimalist. Road warriors would be wise to stay far far away because the case only has a single large pocket and isn’t as comfortable as you’d like. But for those of us who want a simple and attractive bag, this one is just right.

Available from Amazon.com.

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