Ho, Ho, Hold on a minute, it’s not Yuletide yet…
Christmas in July is an odd occasion, foisted on us by various technology manufacturers, and I expect it may happen in other genres, too. It’s an event where press and buyers look at what’s on offer for this festive season, and in July, there’s enough time to get the stock ready for December delivery.
These kinds of events are where technology companies show off what they have, journalists talk about the products, then retail buyers / distributors buy the products so eventually they end up on the shelf / online for the general public.
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If you want to know what the present was in the video, it was this laptop bag from Tucano, I’m rather impressed actually, as it fits my monster Rizeon Laptop even with its gigantic 9-cell battery on the back and my powerpack too.
…I’ve taken it into QVC with me (I’m here all day today, WiFi blogging naughtily from the Cafe when I’m not on air – ahh, I love the smell of coffee and free internet). I even remembered to take the tag off, too. That label was a monster though, one of those plastic fastenings that don’t respond well to teeth or keys and you have to find proper scissors. That said, I’ll probably take this case to Dubai with me tomorrow, depending on whether I go hand luggage only (toothbrush, credit card, laptop, camcorder, N95, powermonkey), or whether I should risk the wrath of the Conveyor Belt of Doom and actually attempt a suitcase, which (at this late stage) normally involves panic packing.
For those glamorous capsule-wardrobe types (I love you, I wish I could do it too), you might not know about Panic Packing, so here’s a quick breakdown:
Panic Packing Stage 1: the entire contents of last minute TK Maxx (sale, of course) purchases are crammed unceremoniously into a ball and sat on until they just about fit in a suitcase that looks like it’s been through several warzones.
Panic Packing Stage 2: panic re-packing, i.e. realising that nothing useful, practical or indeed wearable has been packed and it’s a good thing you remembered to pack your credit card.
Stage 2 normally (and rather disappointingly) happens on arrival at the destination. Ho hum.
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