Review: Targus 13.3″ radius Messenger

If I were asked to describe the Targus radius vertical messenger in one word, I would have to choose versatile. Throughout the testing of the review team at The Real Mac, the radius messenger was able to contain our multitude of technology devices ranging from charger to MacBook Pro. Before we go into more detail, lets go over the specs:

The Breakdown:

– Brand: Targus

– Name: Targus 13.3” radius Vertical Messenger

– Price: $59.95 USD

-Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty

-Color: Black/Grey/Red

– Intended for: 13” MacBook

– Materials: Nylon

– Size: 1.02” x 14.17” x 2.17” Weight: 2.2 lbs.

Point-Scaled Grading

For reviewal of all products by The Real Mac, a point-scale grading system is used to cover each individual aspect of the product. Said grades on varying scales are then weighed to determine a final score, which is then translated to an overall grade, as follows:

Style: 1-25 Given: 22

Price: 1-15 Given: 13

Quality materials: 1-15 Given: 13

Brand name: 1-10 Given: 7

Modern technologies: 1-15 Given: 13

Compatibility: 1-15 Given: 15

Ease of use: 1-5 Given: 5

OVERALL: 88/100 B+

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Continued Evaluation

The messenger provides a stylish look with the added benefit of being light to carry. The messenger takes advantage of my MacBook’s form, which makes the the raidus messenger a top bag in my opinion. The messenger has many pockets, but it does not seem practical in my opnion. For example, some of the items I have do not fit snug in the provided pockets. A pocket for each item seems like a good idea, but unnecessary for some items. Though the messenger was intended to carry a 13” MacBook, the radius messenger does a great job carrying my iPad and papers. Final Thoughts: Extremely rugged, efficient, small, the Targus radius Vertical Messenger is well worth the price!

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