Monday, April 18, 2011

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Giveaway & Review: Kolobags Laptop Bags, Cases, and Backpacks [CLOSED]

For today's tech-savvy moms, the average Mother's Day gift may not do.  For me, I really needed a new laptop bag.  After attempting to carry around my 17" laptop last year, I finally got a netbook for those times when I really needed a computer with me away from home.  This Reveal Laptop Bag from Kolobags is the perfect bag for a mom like me, who needs to carry a laptop and then some.

This faux leather laptop bag by Kroo bearing chrome hardware is actually made to fit a 13" pc or mac.  In spite of this, the bag actually measures 18"H x 16"W x 4"D.  This bag is perfect for a mom who no longer needs a diaper bag, a student, a professor, or anyone else who needs to carry more than just their laptop and also likes to carry laptop bags that look more like handbags rather than laptop cases.

To say this bag is roomy is an understatement.  In addition to this large capacity, the bottom of the bag actually unzips to reveal and expansion panel to allow this bag to hold even more.

Although there is no zippered pocket on the inside wall, there is an organizational pocket on the outside.  This pocket has a place to hold 3 pens and two devices with plenty of room to hold your charger, mouse, and external hard drive.

As I had mentioned, I have a netbook.  It actually is only slightly larger than 10" and fits perfectly in the mesh pocket on the interior wall.  I can certainly still use the padded removable insert to protect the netbook.

The Reveal Laptop Bag has a removable shoulder strap that is adjustable in length.  With the strap on, you can wear this bag like a messenger or a crossbody bag.  With the strap off, this bag can be used as a tote.  I had also considered a few designer laptop backpacks I had seen on, but decided that this bag would be more versatile.

The Kroo Reveal Laptop Bag retails for $49.99.  Mine has the magenta nylon lining, but it is also available with an orange or a purple lining.  To view the full selection of laptop bags, luggage, diaper bags, phone cases, and more, visit  Through June 30th, 2011 you can save 10% off your Kolobags purchase when you checkout with Promo Code: 3GARNETS.

Thank you to Kolobags for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing a second product for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one of the four Kara B 15.4" laptop cases or backpacks pictured below (Winner's choice) ARV $40.

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of laptop bags and more offered by Kolobags. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one item you think would make a great gift for a mom you know (aside from the bags featured in this article). You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:
1)  For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2)  For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3)  For 10 extra entries, sign up to receive special offers from Kolobags by email (bottom right). Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.

4)  For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

5)  For 1 extra entry each, follow Kolobags on Twitter and/or "Like" Kolobags on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.

6)  Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

8)  Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

9)  Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!