Leggage: A laptop case that massages your tired feet

It's time for lazy laptop cases to step up and do more. The Leggage protects your computer and soothes your feet.

Leggage in massage position.
The Leggage assumes one of its many massage positions. Leggage

The Leggage laptop case will appeal to a certain kind of person. The kind of person who isn't afraid to whip off their shoes in the middle of a flight, slide their laptop case out from the seat in front of them, and rub their feet all over the top of it. This may sound at least mildly weird, but there is some thought behind the massage madness.

The Leggage is a $79.99 case designed to hold a laptop, files, small gadgets, and other business-travel accoutrements. The top of it is formed from an angled surface with ridges running along it. It's like having a passive foot massager with you at all times. Slip it under your desk at work, take it when you travel, or relax around the house with it. The creators of Leggage see it as a way to help stimulate blood circulation when you've been sitting for a long time.

Unfortunately, this is not a powered massager, so any thoughts you might have about your laptop case coming to life and delivering a shiatsu massage to your tired tootsies is out the window. You'll have to do the work of rubbing your feet over it, which no doubt feels pretty good, especially after a long day of trotting around in your sensible I-mean-business shoes.

You can fit up to a 15.6-inch laptop into the case, which weighs just a hair over 3 pounds and is sized to qualify as a carry-on bag for flights. While the ridges give it a bit of an unusual industrial sort of look, most people will never suspect its real purpose. It's probably just a matter of time before it shows up in the SkyMall catalog.

The Leggage case is one more entry in a growing field of unusual designs aimed at offering relaxation options on the go. Perhaps it could be combined with the Ostrich Pillow and the Windcatcher Air Pakk for a complete set of chill-out gear.

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A peek inside the Leggage luggage. Leggage

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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