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SGP's Dresden Klaus 9i offers basic protection for your iPad

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  • SGP Dresden Klaus 9i

When it comes to iPad bags, sometimes less is more. After all, what’s the point of having a tablet if you have to carry it around in a big, bulky bag? SGP’s $75 Dresden Klaus 9i messenger-style bag is a good solution for those seeking sleek, simple, no-frills functionality.

By paring down the design, SGP has eliminated the unnecessary bulk that plagues so many other bags. Its minimalist design allows you to comfortably and securely carry your iPad, a few essentials, and not much else.

The exterior is simple; you won’t find any embellishments or extra finishing touches here. The bag is light and thin, but solid enough to protect your iPad. The removable shoulder strap is comfortable and adjusts easily.

The interior of the bag offers the same minimalist functionality. The Klaus 9i sports two iPad-sized pockets and two slightly smaller pockets for cables and other accessories. The fleece-lined interior pockets provide your iPad with a snug and secure fit. My only complaint is that the interior is not quite big enough to fit a newspaper or magazine, though smaller notebooks will easily fit.

The Klaus 9i is deceptively thin—it actually accommodates more than you may think, as two iPads will easily fit inside. And while there may not be room in the bag for every gadget you own, there is plenty of space for the necessities. Your iPhone, wallet, pens, charging cables, and keys will all easily fit inside along with an Apple Smart Cover-encased iPad.

The Klaus 9i, which is only available in black, is the perfect accessory for those who want a simple and lightweight—yet secure—iPad bag.

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  • SGP Dresden Klaus 9i

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