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Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummert


It's been an age since my last giveaway so it's nice to be able to arrange another one with such a useful prize. Introducing the Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummert: a Kickstarter project which I have backed. I believe Nathan reached the desired $6500 goal in just a few days and has now received over £88,338 in pledges!

I have pledged enough for two Slate Mobile AirDesk's: one for me and one for this giveaway. They should be shipping to the UK sometimes mid-late January, but I will announce the winner sometime Christmas day, so a nice extra Christmas present for someone!

Also, don't miss out on a change to win one-of-three Helvetica Moleskine's

How to Participate

  1. Leave your name in comments below.
  2. Any Google+ and/or Facebook Likes (found in my footer) would be appreciated, but not compulsory.
  3. As all my giveaways are completely self-funded, if you are able to visit one or more of my site sponsors (found top of my sidebar) this would be much appreciated: helps fund the giveaway, and others' to come.
  4. That's it. Once I know who the winner is I will be in touch to arrange appropriate postage and packing.


The essential accessory for your laptop. Created for business professionals, students, designers, gamers, or just anyone with a laptop.

Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummert

Introducing the Slate

Laptops are designed for mobility but they're missing the comforts of a desk. We experience poor posture and back pains, lost items, heat on our laps, and an overall slow work speed. We searched through one retail store after another, but much to our dismay, we only found basic accessories and plain-old surfaces for our laptops. So, the invention of the Slate was born. It's the only product of it's kind and with your help - we can make it affordable for everyone to enjoy.

Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummert

Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummert

Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummert

Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummert

Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummert

Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummert

Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummert

Slate Mobile AirDesk by Nathan Mummerted

13 Macbook Air Cement Laptop Messenger Bag - Red


I've been searching for a suitable messenger style laptop bag for my new 13" Macbook Air, and my search has taken me all over the place. There are some lovely bags around, from: leather, canvas, nylon and even various recycled materials. Here are a few I've favourited on Etsy:

One the most well known companies using recycled materials, I guess, would be, there is also, who makes fashion items from recycled fire hoses, which is pretty cool.

Although I've checked 100's of laptop messenger bags, there have been only a handful that I really feel suit my style, and would be happy enough to hold my Macbook Air.

13 Macbook Air Cement Laptop Messenger Bag - Blue


Etsy is a great place to find all sorts of treasures, and I have ended up buying numerous camera cases, phone cases and other things over the last few years. Etsy again came up trumps for a suitable bag in the form of this fantastic recycled / repurposed Cement bag made by The Wren. It's almost as though the design of these cement bags was done with the messenger bags in mind, as they just seem to look so perfect.

If you visit the The Wren's website you'll see a whole range of: bags, sleeves, cases all made from the same Pretoria Portland Cement paper bags.

I'm ordering the 13" Black with red highlights, can't wait! There's so much to love about these cement bag bags: the bold and striking graphics, the typography, the icons and symbols, the colour use, the snug padded fit for your much cherished laptop, the simple fact these are bloody cement bags!

I'll give a review once I have received and used my own, and will likely offer up a few of these in an upcoming giveaway. So make sure you are receiving my blog newsletter so you don't miss out!

13 Macbook Air Cement Laptop Messenger Bag


Recycled Cement Bag Summary

You really need to check out the product page to get the full story on how these are made, and how awesome they are. In the 13" size you can get: black, red, yellow and blue, but the other 15" and 17" laptop sizes are also available.

So here's a quick summary:

  • Each one is made to order
  • Made from unused Pretoria Portland Cement paper bags
  • Materials: paper, fusable cotton, cotton webbing, metal adjusters, hidden magnets, cotton, foam, batting, scotch guard, embroidered label
  • 2 sections, 2 pockets: carry laptop accessories alongside your laptop
  • Fully padded with padded divider
  • Closes with 2 magnets
  • Bag is treated with Scotch Guard so fully weather proof
  • Cotton webbing, and fully adjustable strap
  • Size for 13" laptop: 34cm (length) X 25,5 (height) X 6cm (width)

Very cool indeed.


13 Macbook Air Cement Laptop Messenger Bag - Yellow

13 Macbook Air Cement Laptop Messenger Bags

13 Macbook Air Cement Laptop Messenger Bag

13 Macbook Air Cement Laptop Messenger Bag - Black