XtremeComputing recently reviewed a number of Tom Bihn bags, including the Brain Bag, the Monolith, the Soft Cell, the Freudian Slip, the Snake Charmer, and Organizer Pouches.
The review has tons of amazingly detailed pictures and as many interior shots of the bags as you could want. It’s an excellent way to show how these bags work together.
They also put the Monolith to a serious test:
“Here at Xtreme we decided to go one further and do the bag of sugar drop test. Sound weird well let me explain, take a sugar bag its filled quite tight with 1kg gram of sugar, the average weight of laptop is about 7lbs, so that’s 3 bags of sugar we will use, these will be taped together and placed in the base of the bags laptop compartment. We will then drop the bag from 6ft, sound a bit unorthodox doesn’t it? Well if the bag does its job the sugar bags should come out the same with no indentations, if it doesn’t protect it there will be indents in the sugar bag. We will do this until we don’t find a dent in the sugar bag and then tell you the safe height. A bit of a strange way to test, but rather the sugar than my £500/$799 laptop wouldn’t you agree?”
How did the Monolith do in the XtremeComputing drop test? Read the full review to find out. (Hint: We rock. Or at least the Monolith laptop case does.)