Tips n' tricks

We want you to get the most out of your new piece of kit, as well as the laptop or tablet it’s protecting. So, we’ve compiled a list of handy tips n’ tricks, some of them might be pretty obvious, but they’re all well worth a read.

It’s a scary world out there, so keep it safe

Laptop crime is big business, so never leave your case unattended in your car or in a public place. Common sense, we know. Most of our bags and cases have been designed specifically not to attract attention from thieves, so if you’re going to take your laptop out and about make sure it’s in one of those. Lastly, always back it up, so if the worst happens and your laptop is mislaid or pinched, you won’t have lost any of its contents.

Good looks that don’t have to fade

Make your lovely new piece of kit last longer and stay looking its best by following our top cleaning tips…

1. Nylon, Polyester & Ripstop

Using soap and warm water, gently wipe your case clean with a soft cloth. Make sure it’s nice and dry before using it again.

2. Neoprene

Although neoprene can be washed, because of the fittings and lining we’d recommend that you use warm soapy water and give it a soft scrub for those tougher stains instead. Let it dry off completely before using it again.

3. Nubuck and PVC

Always wipe nubuck and PVC with a clean dry cloth to prevent staining. Also, keep an eye out for a proper nubuck cleaning kit, you can find them at most big supermarkets or shoe shops.

4. Leather & Koskin (faux leather)

Leather always looks great and looks even better with age. We think it’s worth investing in some good quality leather cleaner to use regularly. Leather likes to be kept nourished to keep it soft and supple.

5. Micro Fibre cases

Using soap and warm water, gently wipe your case clean with a soft cloth. Make sure it’s nice and dry before using it again.

Whoa, don’t go overboard!

One of the worst things you could do to your bag is overload it. Overloading will stretch the material and put strain on the zips and stitching, causing them to break. If you do find yourself carrying more and more stuff around with you and are trying to jam it all into your laptop bag, then it might be time to buy a bigger case. How about one bag for when all you need is your laptop, and another for when the load gets a little heavier. Other than that the only thing we can suggest is buying a donkey.