By Gregg Ellman
I’ve tried a lot of backpacks, which claim they can really hold a lot of gear, keep to form and not be a strain on your back but end up not coming through.
The Airport Commuter is on the other end because I filled it up and it held up as advertised and more.
I filled it up with a pair of DSLR cameras, 3 lenses, a flash, extra batteries and memory cards. In addition, I put a 15-inch MacBook pro and an iPad in separate compartments along with chargers and lots of cables and accessories.
If I organized it a little better, I’m sure I could have added even more.
The harness straps are padded and adjustable and include hardware to attach small accessories.
As with most of ThinkTank products, a built in rain coat is included along with lot’s of weather proofing throughout the bag, which includes material coated to be water resistant.
A medium sized tripod or monopod can be attached to straps on the side of the bag.
Other features include a cable lock, business card holder, water bottle pocket and an endless amount of storage compartments along with cell foam dividers, which create an endless amount of possibilities.
According to ThinkTank, the bag is “Sized to meet international carry- on size requirements,” which I can say I had no problem with.
They are every bit of pocket-sized and portable just as they are advertised to be but when you crank them up the sound is far from small.
Each speaker measures about 2-inches in diameter by 1.5-inch high, but expand to 2-inches when you twist open each speaker.
Unless you use the Bluetooth, the 3.5 mini audio jack connection cable that comes out the bottom of each speaker is easy to access and is easy to hide when not in use.
For setup, just connect one speaker to your tablet, smartphone or any device playing your audio, and then connect a speaker to the first.
Each speaker is magnetized on the bottom, so you can attach them together for easy storage.
They come in many colors in three different setups; wired mono ($39) or wired stereo ($59) choices (as tested) or a Bluetooth stereo system ($79).
It’s powered by a built-in rechargeable battery, which has a playback of up to 18 hours. A USB connection in on each speaker for charging it back up (cable included).