The Empire Builder briefcase is now shipping in all colors: Black/Indigo/Steel, Black/Black/Wasabi, Black/Steel/Steel, and Black/Black/Steel.
“I’ve got a Super Ego bag from Tom Bihn, a bag/luggage designer from Washington state. The Super Ego is an unbelievable, a monstrous bag: capacious, tough as nails, even stylish, with a waterproof zipper and buckles for what I understand to be pretty much the best laptop sleeve you can buy. Other than a general ergonomic concern with courier bags, I’ve never had a complaint about my Bihn bag, and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from the company again.
Today the buckle on the front pocket broke.
I called customer service and explained that the plastic had snapped. Without prompting, the service rep said, ‘Can you remove the male portion of the buckle from the bag?’ Yep. ‘We’ll send you a new one on Monday.’
The Ristretto for iPad/Netbooks is a vertical messenger bag with a interior padded compartment of .25″ (6mm) open-cell foam that protects from all sides. The Ristretto for Apple iPad fits the iPad on its own or encased in its Apple iPad Case.
Available for order; ships within one business day. $110.
The Cache is designed to protect the Apple iPad against scrapes and scratches from
all sides. Its 1/4″ (6mm) thick foam padding laminated with an exterior of four-ply Taslan and
an interior of brushed tricot cradles your iPad.
Available for pre-order; ships within 10 days of release of the iPad. $30. In Horizontal or Vertical orientation.
Tom is working on a couple designs for the Apple iPad right now. Stay tuned for more info later today and tomorrow.
How Social Media Helps One Small Business Connect with Fans
by Leah Betancourt
“A-Ha Moments On Flickr
The Tom Bihn Flickr group has 278 items posted and more than 115 members. The stream isn’t just photos of people wearing their bags while traveling or at the airport. Informative photos show how much can fit inside a bag (and weight) and how items look once they’re in the bag. What’s also interesting are the user comments. Someone commented on a photo in the Flickr group that they had been looking everywhere for a photo of that exact bag and wanted to know if the bag was still available. Another person chimed in that they were also looking for that same bag.”