Bellroy Laptop Tech Folio Review Work Organizer

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Standing out from the crowd is, without question, one of the best ways to catch the attention of people! This is, especially, in a job interview where making a good impression can make the difference between landing the job or blowing your chances. There are many ways to stand out but, if you want to be unique at an interview or meeting, leave the bulky backpack at home!
Instead, take with you a sleak leather portfolio wallet such as the Bellroy tech folio and wow everyone you meet with the minimalist approach. The Bellroy tech folio is slimmer than a laptop portfolio organizer and a briefcase, yet the Bellroy tech folio can also accommodate smart equipment for those times when you do need to whip out a laptop or tablet.
A few other things you can store inside the Bellroy tech folio include cables and chargers. As long as it can fit, you can pretty much carry anything in the tech folio, including a graphic tablet. There are even dedicated storage areas for two pens (or styli), A4 size notebook, business/ credit-cards and a smartphone.
Because of its minimal style, the Bellroy tech folio helps house and organize everything in an uncluttered way so, you can see all your work and tech gear at a glance. The Bellroy tech folio weighs 600 grams and measures 13 inches (35cm) long, 10.3 inches (26cm) wide and 1.3 inches (3 cm) thick.
The Bellroy tech folio has a footprint similar to a laptop sleeve, meaning you won't be able to store anything too thick (like an Apple iPad cube charger) without making the Bellroy tech folio bulge out.
Because of the leather construction, the Bellroy tech folio pockets are fairly stiff with very little give. You won't be able to fit a thick 13-inch laptop other than an ultra thin 13-inch ultrabook laptop. The laptop compartment sleeve measures 20cm tall, 30cm wide and 1.5 cm deep; hence laptops over 30cm long and 1.5 cm thick won't fit properly inside the dedicated laptop sleeve.
All Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro laptops will not fit, including the 2020 13-inch Macbook Pro (1.56cm thick), 2015 13-inch Macbook Pro (1.8cm thick). The 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 13-inch Macbook Pro are 1.49cm thick so, they do fit.
The Bellroy features a total of seven pockets. These include two large pocket sleeves that measure 15.5cm wide with a height of 14cm and 16cm respectively. The phone pocket measures 9cm wide and 16cm tall. The business card pocket measures 5.7cm wide and 9cm tall. The pen slots measure 1.7cm wide and 16cm tall.
The Bellroy tech folio wallet has an ook-branded ring pull zipper with galvanic plated metal corn teeth that allows the zipper puller to operate smoothly without catching or getting stuck. The ring pull zipper has a thick and long (5cm) leather pull tab. The zipper is made of non-waterproof fabric.
Just above the laptop compartment, alongside the zipper seam, there is an internal flap, presumably, to prevent the zipper from catching or rubbing against the contents while closing. The corners are rounded, while the side edges are beveled.
Internally, the Bellroy tech folio integrates soft lining material that makes a nice contrast against the leather accents. The soft lining is found inside each compartment, as well as on the front side of the pockets. The soft lining material appears to be cotton or polyester, although given Bellroy's nature-friendly ethos it is, likely, the latter since cotton is natural and biodegradable; whereas polyester isn't.
The Bellroy tech folio will fit inside a bag, although it is purposely made to be carried under the arm to eliminate the need of carrying a bag or backpack. The Bellroy tech folio comes with a gold-rated certification by the Leather Working Group (LWG), which means the leather used in the making of the Bellroy tech folio was responsibly sourced and treated.
The Bellroy tech folio comes inside recyclable packaging sleeve tray without the usual informational leaflets. Instead, the user information is printed on the inside the sleeve tray, which is a clever way to save paper and make the unboxing experience cleaner. There is a 3-year warranty and you can buy the Bellroy tech folio from amazon.

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