Assero Defender Backpack Comes With Special(ly Dorky) iPad Sleeve
January 27th, 2011
Can’t keep your hands off your iPad? Check out this unique backpack from Assero Industries. The Defender backpack has a specially designed sleeve for the iPad, so you can strap the bag on your chest and view the iPad hands-free. The Defender does have the unfortunate side effect of completely negating whatever style or status symbol the iPad has. Not even George Clooney can pull this off:
Dude, the slickest Ray-Bans can’t redeem you from this. You’re wearing a backpack on your chest so you can fiddle with your tablet. You sir, are a geek. Accept it. Embrace it.
The straps are adjustable, and the iPad is secured with velcro, while a brushed tricot fabric serves to protect the screen. The bag also has lots of pockets and slots, and has an “iPod pocket” with headphone cord access. Practical dorks can pre-order the Defender at Assero Industries’ website for $130 (USD). If all you’re after is the hands-free iPad set-up, you can pre-order the Protector instead. It doesn’t have the extra pockets that the Defender has, but it’s only $90, so it’s a fair trade.