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A backpack case for your cherished laptop

Another minimalist design from Built NY.

Built NY

New parents are drawn to body-hugging slings like the "BabyBjorn" to keep their bundles of joy as close as humanly possible, as well as easier to tote. Perhaps taking a cue from that bond of love, Built NY has created a wearable carrier for another cherished possession--the laptop.

As we observed last week in its minimalist Cargo Laptop Sleeve, the designers at this company do not like to waste an iota of space. Now they've taken their economical crusade to a new extreme with the Laptop Backpack for computers measuring 12 to 17 inches, which Gizmodo says looks more like a bulletproof vest than anything else. (Maybe that's the idea, because it comes in styles called "Police Black" and "Army Green.")

This is one instance, however, where the touted comfort of the neoprene material used to make the apparatus might be a negative: If you forget you're wearing it and hit the back of a seat too hard, the purpose would be clearly defeated.