If "a place for everything and everything in its place" is the mantra of a tablet owner on your holiday gift list, consider the Knomad line of organizers.
Suitable for both men and women, these nicely designed cases go beyond standard tablet sleeves by incorporating various-sized pockets and loops for holding a phone, credit cards, passport, battery pack, cords and cables, thumb drives or other small items. It all folds up into a slim, understated folio that can be tucked under an arm or slipped into a larger bag.
When folded up, the Knomad Mini measures approximately 10 x 7.5 x 1 in. and fits most tablets with up to 8-in. displays. The Knomad Air houses larger tablets with up to 10-in. screens; it's about 11.5 x 8.5 x 1 in.
Both Knomads are available in two styles. A coated canvas twill version comes in black, sand, blue and olive, while a more expensive leather version is available in black, blue and red for the Knomad Mini and in black, blue and green for the Knomad Air. A few of these colors were not in stock at press time, but a company representative said that all colors would be available by mid-December.
Like all Knomo bags, the Knomad organizers have a unique tracker code and Knomo's phone number printed on the inside. If someone finds a lost bag, they can contact Knomo, which will help the owner get it back.
Direct price: $60 (canvas); $100 (leather)
Retail price: $60 (canvas); $100 (leather)
Direct price: $70 (canvas); $120 (leather)
Retail price: $70 (canvas); $120 (leather)
-- Valerie Potter