Best Microphones for Live streaming and Gaming

Getting started in streaming is not an easy thing to do. Apart from building an audience, you will have to worry about getting a good webcam, a decent computer that can handle streaming, an internet connection and last but not least, a high-quality microphone.

But how should you chose which one is the best for live streaming if you know nothing about microphones? What is the difference between XLR and USB mics on a platform like Twitch?

Don’t worry, you won’t have to learn anything about mics because we have selected and reviewed the top ten microphones for streaming that you can currently get, just to make starting a streaming career easier for you.

The prices of these hardware in this list vary greatly, so we are completely sure you will the one that fits your budget and your expectation as well. There are premium and budget ones as well because we know not everyone has loads of money when they start streaming.

Feel free to browse around in the article, read the reviews and listen to the recordings. If you are looking for a certain product, just click on its name and it will take you right to the review.

Let’s jump on it!

Rode NT-USB – Simple Streaming Mic

I don’t want to spend a lot of time on the physical overview of the Rode NT-USB because let’s be honest, they look very familiar. With the NT comes a carrying case which is made out of leather and a lovely sticker from Rode that says ” I love RODE”.

The mic itself stands on a rubber covered tripod stand, with a standard arm that lets you tilt it however you want. There is also a removable pop filter included in the package, which is a nice addition.

It comes with a pretty long USB cable. And by pretty long, I mean really long. It’s the longest USB cable I’ve ever seen actually. It’s nice if you have a lot of space to cover, but if you don’t it can get pretty messy.

On the front, there is a black grill that protects the condenser module. The Rode NT-USB has a cardioid pickup pattern, which means it is best for personal or close up use.

It connects with a full size USB-B cable, and on the right, you will find two dials one for adjusting the monitoring volume of it and one is a mixer dial that lets you control how much of the music you want to mix into your record.

The Rode NT-USB doesn’t have a gain knob, instead it u,ses an internal gain setting that works fairly well. Although some people love to mess with gain levels, for everyday users like streamers this is even better, because it simplifies things.

The Rode NT-USB is a great choice for beginner streamers, podcasters or gamers that want better audio quality for their teammates. Although it doesn’t have very advanced features like an XLR input or multiple pickup patterns, but it does have cool additions like the removable pop filter.

It is plug and play, just plug it in your computer and you are ready to go.

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Audio Technica AT2035 – If you want quality on a budget

This is an XLR condenser microphone which means it does require a phantom power to work. What does that means is that the AT2035 will not work directly plugged in you computer and it will also not work with an XLR to USB cable.

The way you can connect it to your machine is by using a USB audio interface. You can control the gain and usually the monitoring volume on that interface as well.

With the microphone, you get a nice little shock mount, which is a great addition. The shock mount is all plastic, but it feels like relatively sturdy.

The package also includes a very nice leather padded carrying pouch.

Just like the other mics in this series, the build quality of this thing is pretty awesome. It has an all-metal construction a nice metal grill and some really nice substantial weight to it. Unlike the 2020, this does have to switches on the back, the first one is a 10 decibel pad, which helps when recording or streaming loud sounds, like a guitar amp, and the other is a bass low off, which just cuts a little bit of the low frequencies to help with low-frequency rumbles.

The Audio-Technica AT2035 has a cardioid pickup pattern, which means it is perfect for streaming or recording anything as long as you put it in front of the microphone.

In overall, the sound is fricking awesome on this thing.  If you are gaming, and you are using a mechanical keyboard which has a lot of noise, it will be a very good option, although it is a bit expensive.

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Audio Technica AT2050 – If you want quality

As for the beast before, you are going to need an audio interface as well, it isn’t simply just plug and record.

Just like with the AT2035, in the package, you are going to find a hard plastic shock mount, which is not that great of a quality, but it’s still sturdy. The leather padded carrying bag is a default it seems because there is one in the box of the AT2050 as well.

The build quality of this thing is really nice, the all-metal body gives it a modern yet minimalistic look. The metal mesh grill on it is very strong.

The AT2050 comes with multiple polar patterns. On the front, you can find a switch that lets you move between cardioid, omnidirectional, and bi-directional. On the back of the AT2050, you will also find a low cut switch, which again helps you cut out the lower frequencies of your recording. It has a pad switch as well.

The cardioid polar pattern is perfect for streaming or gaming.

The omnidirectional setting is great if you want to record a lot of ambient noise, entire meetings or people in a circle.

The bi-directional is great for podcasts, interviews as it records in front and on the back of the device.

This little thing is a very modern sounding microphone, it is relatively bright. If you are not going to use all of the polar patterns, I recommend looking into other cardioid mics, but if you, then it is a perfect choice.

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Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ – The most popular streaming microphone

We can safely say that the Audio-Technica AT2020 is easily the most used cardioid microphone among streamers. keep in mind, that this is the USB+ version, not the XLR one.

The AT2020 comes with a nice looking box, in it, you will find the mic itself, a long USB cable and a mount for the device. The desktop stand is pretty cheap quality, it often brakes. Usually, one or two legs just simply brake off. You get a carrying sleeve as well.

This Audio-Technica wonder is built well, just like the others. They all have a similar design and a nice metal construction.

On the front , you can find the grill, with a blue LED inside, that let’s you know if the mic is getting power or not. You find it annoying? Well unfortunately, you can’t turn it down.

There is a monitor volume dial, which helps you set the amount of mic/computer noise you want to hear. The other dial is just simply your headphone volume.

This is USB only and it is fully compatible with Windows and Mac. Because it is USB powered, you can just simply plug it in your computer/laptop and there you go.

It has a cardioid polar pattern only, but it is not a problem because it was made for this purpose. I have to mention that the pattern of it is a little wide, so if you have a huge room, it might pick up other noises, but with a noise gate, this can be easily fixed.

The frequency response is a little bit higher than the simple AT2020 USB version. Keep in mind that this is the USB+ version we are talking about here.

All around, this is a pretty nice sounding microphone, especially if you are planning on streaming.

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Blue Snowball USB Microphone – The low end

Blue designs is a pretty popular name when it comes to mics. The Blue Snowball is compact and small, made for people that have smaller budgets. Keep in mind that this is NOT the Snowball Ice version, it is the original Snowball.

The Snowball is a USB Condenser microphone that has two capsules in it. This allows the Snowball to switch polar patterns to Cardioid which only picks up noise in front of it, to an omnidirectional that picks up noise all around it.

In the box, you get the Blue Snowball itself, around six foot of USB cable, a 3 leg stand.

The build quality feels cheap because it is all out of plastic, and doesn’t feel durable. The stand does actually feel sturdy and nice although!

There is a ball joint on the mic, that allows you to slightly tilt it back and forth.

In the back, you will find the USB connector and a three-way switch. This switch lets you switch between Cardioid, Cardioid with 10-decibel Pad which lowers the volume about 10 decibels, and the Omnidirectional setting.

Unfortunately, the two capsules in the Snowball have to different tones and sounds. The cardioid sound more natural and full, the omnidirectional setting sounds more tiny, hollow and unnatural.

For this price tag, the Snowball is a pretty decent mic, but I wouldn’t use the omni setting at all, only the cardioid but for this price I wouldn’t expect any more.

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Razer Seiren – Elite Professional – The High end

Ohh Razer. The brand that you automatically connect with quality in your head. And you are right, they create quality products, so is the Razer Serien Pro Elite.

Just like the Blue Yeti, this has multiple capsules inside, which allows you to change the polar patterns.

The knob on the back allows you two change between four different polar patterns.

The very first is bi-directional, which picks up audio directly in front and behind it, this is good for interviews, and that kind of stuff. The second is cardioid, the most popular setting, which only picks up sound in front of it.

Next is omnidirectional, and the fourth is stereo which picks up audio on the sides of the mic.

What you get in the box is the Razer Seiren itself, it comes with a stand attached very similar to the blue yeti’s. It has a very nice looking braided USB cable, and an XLR cable that splits into two XLR’s so you will need to have at least two XLR inputs if you are going to use the XLR capabilities of the Seiren.

The design and quality of this thing is awesome. It has an all-metal body, and a nice metal stand that lets it stand firmly on your desk.  Everything on the mic feels very well designed and built, just as we expected from Razer. Good job Razer!

On the front, you have an LED display, which lets you know what polar pattern you are using and the gain. Below that is your headphone volume knob and a mute button.

On the back we have two knobs, one changes between the four polar patterns the other is to control the gain of the microphone.

On the bottom, there is an XLR, USB output, and a regular headphone jack. It has a high pass filter as well.

The Razer Seiren Elite Pro sounds awesome in every polar setting. For this pricetag, we wouldn’t expect any less than it is providing, although some people think it is too expensive. I personally think it is completely worth the price.

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Blue Yeti USB Microphone – The High end

Just like the Snowball, this is a great product as well. It is very similar to the Seiren, with its four patterns and full metal stand.

In the box, you will find the Yeti, a USB mic cable and the stand which your mic will stand on.

The build quality of Blue Yeti USB is very good, it has a full metal body as well, and the stand it is on has a decent weight to it, which avoids knocking it over.

On the front we ,have the mute button, which lets you mute it instantly, and a volume knob which adjusts the monitor headphone volume.

On the back, we have a gain knob which increases or decreases your Yetis volume and below that is the pattern knob, which lets you choose between the four polar patterns, which is damn hard to turn actually.

On the bottom, you have the stand mount, a USB plug, and a 3.5 mm jack.

Everything on the Yeti feels sturdy and substantial except the volume knob and the gain knob.

The first pattern setting is the stereo setting. The second is the cardioid settings, which is the same setting you are going find on the microphones out there. The third, omnidirectional setting is great for conference calls, for orchestras.

The last setting is the bi-directional, it’s a good setting for interviews.

I highly recommend the Blue Yeti, it sounds awesome and the knobs allow you to fine-tune it to do exactly what you want with it. It basically has a setting for every scenario.

The only downsides are the two kinda cheap knobs, and that it is USB only. If you want an XLR version, you should get the Blue Yeti Pro.

Top 10 Best 17 Inch Laptop Backpacks To Choose

Last Updated: 2018 June

Finding the right case for your laptop is not an easy task, especially if you are not a tech guru who knows everything about laptops. You basically carry your machine everywhere with you, to work, while traveling, why should you risk losing your laptop bag, while you can use a laptop case?

Is it the right size? Will my machine fit in it? Does it have space for the chargers as well?

These are the questions, that you may be asking yourself when searching for a laptop backpack, and these are the questions that we are going to answer.

We have handpicked ten, to create the list of the Top 10 Backpacks for 17-inch Laptops in 2017.

The prices of these rucksacks vary greatly, but we hope this list will help you choose one that meets your budget and needs.

Choosing the right one may seem easy, but it’s not. There are a lot of specifications to keep in mind like size, weight, is it waterproof or not. But that is why we have created this top 10 list for you, to make buying a 17″ laptop backpack an easy task.

Here is a table of the products that we have reviewed, feel free to click and look around in it. If you find one interesting, but would like to read the review about it, just simply click on it’s name, and it will take you right to the review! Go on!

SwissGear Travel Gear 5977 – The Best Waterproof 17-inch Laptop Backpack

If you are into traveling, the name SwissGear might ring a bell for you. This company sells the best travel gear on the entire planet and they are only waiting for Elon Musk to populate Mars so they can call themselves “best travel gear company on Mars” as well.  They sell everything that an explorer like you might need, from suitcases to belts, they got you covered.

Have to bring your machine with you, while traveling? No problem. The SwissGear Travel Gear is currently one of the best 17 inch laptop cases on the market that you can get, if you are traveling a lot. This pack can hold laptops up to 17 inch, which most people use.

What is the greatest enemy of travelers? Yes, you guessed right, water. You don’t only get wet and soaked and shiver if the weather is cold, but I am sure you know that water and electronic parts are not really the best friends. Only a drop of water can fry any electronic device, may it be a computer, a USB charger, or a phone. Although phones are usually protected against water and dust to a certain degree (IP), you have to be careful.

That is why the awesome people at SwissGear have decided to make the entire thing water resistant. Thanks to that, this waterproof backpack can easily hold a 17-inch laptop without having to worry about your precious electronics getting wet. Nothing gets in, nothing gets out that you don’t want, just like in a high-security prison. Just be careful and don’t put an Apple and an HP laptop next to each other, or they may start a riot.  (I hope you appreciate my jokes!)

The bag has padded laptop and tablet sleeve, which is great, if you are like me and toss it around too much. I used to have an HP laptop, which I broke because I forgot it’s in my backpack, and smashed it against the side of my desk. I know, I’m stupid.

There are bottle pockets on the sides as well, which is is standard if you ask me, so nothing fancy about it.

Although this is waterproof, it has a thin material, which may not be very durable if you are planning on doing some extreme sports, or very rough hiking.

Many people have reported that the clip on the outside of the pack has come loose after extensive use, possibly because it’s poorly installed. I have used this bag for around 2 weeks, and didn’t experience this issue during that time period.

The first thing I noticed about it when it arrived, is that it was bigger than i thought it would be, which is not a problem for me, but could be a problem for anyone who doesn’t like big backpacks, or wants one that can fit anywhere.

All in all, this is a great 17″ laptop backpack for people who aren’t trying to climb the Himalaya, or fight crocodiles in Cuba. If you are planning on any of these, you should choose something bigger, and more durable. But you shouldn’t fight crocodiles, they will win. Trust me.

Targus Drifter II – Most Comfortable 17″ Laptop Backpack

Working in an industry, maybe in IT, where you have to travel around a lot and bring your computer with you, but tired of carrying around and wearing an uncomfortable backpack? Hell, when I used to have one, I totally looked like one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Targus is a well-known brand when it comes to messenger bags because they are good, and the same holds true for their 17 laptop bags as well. The People at Targus know that you work hard. They spent a lot of time learning about how you work, and what you need to perform at your best.

If you are one of the on-the-go professionals that carry around a lot of stuff with them like, USB hard drive, pens, flash drives, chargers, tablets, phones this is the dream 17-inch backpack for you to buy.

While this rucksack is thin, don’t let it’s profile trick you, because you can pack a lot of things in it. And I mean a LOT.

The rucksack has 11 sockets, 7  inside, and 4 on the outside. 4 of these inside pockets are perfect for smaller items like flash drives, business cards, keys, your earbuds, cases, or any smaller everyday stuff you have to carry around while traveling.

The other 3 are kind of bigger in space, you can keep your cables, tablets, smaller notepads in them, or really, anything you would like. You don’t have to stick to electronics, this luggage can really hold everyday stuff as well.

The rucksack has a lot of space, but if you are looking for something extra large, you should look at the SwissGear I reviewed above. After switching to this backpack, I felt that I had slightly less space than before, but nothing too serious.

You can fit any laptops up to 17.3′ in this backpack, while still looking stylish and not like a Sherpa.

This rucksack is very durable, so feel free to use it as a work bag. It is made out of a strong nylon material, which means you pack it full and throw it around, it is not going to tear.

The shoulders straps are very comfortable thanks to the added padding in them. You are going to love this feature if you are used to carrying around a heavy backpack.

What I like about this luggage, it’s it style. I have came across a lot of bags, and let’s be honest, many of those aren’t looking good. I mean you look like someone who just put on the streets and has to carry his/her stuff around. It’s not good. But this rucksack definitely has a very good style.

Although this rucksack is durable, the weakest part about is again, its straps.

All in all, if you are looking for a backpack that has a great style, and comfortable, buy this.

Samsonite Luggage Tectonic – Stay Stylish

If you are a geek like me, you care about the look of your stuff. Can’t just walk around with a five year old, old school looking backpack, am I right? Well, that is the case for me at least.

When I was working as a consultant, I used to carry around my messenger bag with my laptop in it, to be able to show documents, images, presentations to my clients. Eventually, I got tired of carrying that messenger bag around, because let’s be honest, it is not comfortable at all, and it looks bad.

That was when I decided to do some research and buy a decent looking one instead of my old messenger bag.

If you know me, I like to be as thorough with my research as I can be, so it took me about 2 weeks to go through every review on Amazon, until I found the right rucksack, the Samsonite Luggage Tectonic.

This seventeen inch rucksack is all black, and made out of nylon, with red accents on it. The most important part of these 17 inch laptop backpacks are the shoulder straps. Many are uncomfortable and many seem to break easily.

This luggage has an evenly spread out and good amount of cushion in the shoulder area, and you can resize them just like you could in every backpack.

Keep in mind, this is not really a backpack that you would carry around while hiking, and it does not have a chest strap.

On the downside, it looks a little bit longer than other ones do, so if you are a short person, this might not be the ideal choice for your height.

While the Samsonite Luggage does not have 11 sockets like the Targus Drifter II does, your everyday stuff can fit into it.

The luggage has a smaller front pocket that you can easily find. This can hold smaller items like your keys, headphones, or even your mouse. The next mentionable space is a pen pocket, where you can put the pen or pencil or small items like flash drives you usually use. You might even be able to fit a calculator in there, but since most people have a smartphone, what has a calculator built in, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

Well, the main part of the luggage is the largest space where you can literally fit anything in. Clothes, Boots, bigger devices. It can hold at least one pair of shoes.

The next socket on the luggage is for your 17-inch laptop. The Samsonite Luggage Tectonic is able to hold computers up to 17-inch, but even if you have a smaller laptop, that is not an issue, because it has an adjustable sleeve, that completely adjusts to the size of your device.

There is an auxiliary pocket on the top of the rucksack, where you can put your headphones, sunglasses.

The downside of the rucksack is that it is not waterproof. If you would like it to be , I suggest spraying it with some 3M.

It seems that the straps are the most vulnerable parts of these bags because, for many people, these seem to break after a certain period of use. Mine didn’t brake, but I am usually very careful with this stuff.

Mobile Edge 17″ Razer Pro Tactical Backpack – The Swiss Army Knife for Gamers

Oh Razor. They make the most asthetical gaming products in the world, and it is not different for their backpacks.

Although the Razer Pro Tactical is a premium product, it is worth it, if you are a gamer, or you are carrying around a bulky laptop.

If you are a gamer on the go, like razor products and own a bigger laptop like one of the Asus ROGs, this is the right rucksack for you. A ton of space for your electronics and cables, the notebook sleeve is exclusively designed to make these bigger computers fit.

As I mentioned the Razor Pro is the king of the 17-inch laptop backpacks when it comes to quality. The rucksack is made out of ballistic nylon, which is the same material that soldiers used in WW2 for flak jackets. You can imagine how tough it is.

Another gold point for Razer, because, thanks to that strong material, this luggage is tear, water, and scratch resistant on the outside. If that is not enough, it has a rain cover that you can pull out, to protect your gear from any element.

Now when it comes to compartments, this 17″ notebook backpack is loaded with them. Razer said that they tried to take inspiration from military utility bags, which is completely true. The 17 inch laptop from Razer can fit in this bag as well.

On both sides of this awesome gaming seventeen inch notebook backpack, there is a large pocket, with a velcro flap cover. You can easily fit a bottle or larger items like headphones in them. These also have MOLLE attachment points, so in case you have any MOLLE Pouches, you can connect those.

On the front, this 17.3 gaming notebook backpack has a zipper sack, where you can store a tablet, and smaller gadgets. You can find two removable razor pouches on the front as well. Remember, these also have the MOLLE design, so you can customize the rucksack the way you want.

Wait, there is more. You may be surprised when you find out that there is a zippered part on the bottom. Like, who the hell would put anything there? But no worries, that is where the rain cover is, what you can pull out to protect the rucksack and your stuff from the rain. Neat if you ask me.

The main space of the Razer Pro Tactical is huge. It’s big enough to hold several days worth of clothes, or any other stuff that you might need to survive any trip.

This awesome rucksack fits up to 17.3″ computers, may it be a gaming or a simple one.

Thanks to the padding on the straps and the rear, it is very comfortable to wear even after traveling for a long time.

The only thing that may be an issue with this luggage, is its size. The Razer Pro Tactical is bulky, so you can’t really sit with it while it’s on your back, unlike with many laptop cases.

Good job Razer.

Oakley Mens Kitchen Sink – Look like a Space Marine

If you have ever seen a modern design, this 17 in backpack is going to amaze you even more. This rucksack has a very cool and useful design.

Although this is a very large rucksack, you can still look cool wearing it, while carrying a ton of stuff.

The Oakley Mens Kitchen Sink is 17 notebook backpack made out of mostly nylon, with added polyester.

There are a ton of pockets on this rucksack that you can use for literally anything. On the top of the Kitchen Sink, there is a smaller pocket for you sunglasses or smaller items. This pocket is protected by some kind of foam material (i didn’t want to cut open the rucksack to check it), so you don’t have to worry about breaking anything that you put in there while throwing the rucksack around.

A pocket is located on both sides of the knapsack, which can hold everyday items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorizer, a bottle or anything about this size.

On the front, there is a zip pocket with an accessory organization panel, where you can store smaller items without mixing them up. The worst thing is the world is when you quickly have to pull out from your knapsack, and you can’t find it.

There is a bottom compartment as well, for your shoes, or any clothing which you might need.

The main socket has a side-access sleeve, and can hold any computer up to 17″. It has enough room to literally carry around everything you need, you might even be able to fit in two slimmer computers.

The lot of space comes with a price though. This rucksack is heavy even unloaded, so keep it in mind.

The shoulder straps on this knapsack could be wider and more padded, and while the style of this backpack looks amazing, it takes more time to get into the compartments.

Everki Titan Checkpoint – Largest 18.4″ Laptop Backpack Ever Made

Looking for a 17-inch notebook backpack that can fit your computer, accessories, clothes, dog, cat, your neighbours cihuahua? You can stop right here, because the Titen was made for you then.

This notebook backpack was designed to be huge, but still stylish. Has huge space, but it’s still easy to find everything in it because it’s intuitive.

What do I mean by intuitive? I mean that although the Everki Titan Checkpoint has a ton of space and large spaces, it has smaller pockets, where you can organize your stuff, so you will instantly know what you put where.

This beasts computer holder can store any laptop up to 18.4″, while you can store your cables, chargers, power supplies in the large divided spaces.

There is a table pocket in this backpack as well, with added smaller pockets where you can store smaller items like business cards, calculators, flash drives, pens. Next to it is a dedicated media player pocket, with a soft, scratch-free lining. The cable outlet on the backpack is positioned right at the shoulder level, so it’s easy to use.

The separate sack is great, but hate to mix up your stuff? The Everki Titan comes with a separate accessories punch for your cables, or mouse.

What I like the most about this knapsack is that it is extremely secure. The guys at Everki tried to add as many security layers as possible. From padded straps that hold your stuff in place, to the large metal zippers that have lock holes.

Oh, and did I mention that this backpack is completely waterproof?

If you are traveling a lot by plane, you know for sure, how much it sucks when the airport security asks to unpack your knapsack. The Everki Titan 17″ notebook Backpack can be opened 180 degrees, what you can lay flat on the conveyor after. It’s really simple and awesome.

The ergonomic shoulder straps and back panel give you that nice and comfortable feeling, that you rarely get with these. The padded straps come with a 5-point balance strap system that will help you reduce muscle strain, and distributes the weight load on your torso evenly.

The Everki Titan Checkpoint is a high-end product, but it’s worth every penny.

Elleven E12933113300 Wheeled – Wheeled Laptop Backpack

Elleven is not a very popular brand, but their wheeled 17″ backpack is pretty good.

It has several zippered compartments, and the main compartment of the 17 inch wheeled backpack is completely TSA friendly. You roll in, put it on the conveyor, show the 20 pounds of cocaine you are smuggling, you roll out, that’s it. Jokes apart, don’t smuggle anything, you are going to get caught. Every if you have a wheeled laptop backpack like this, and you can run fast. Trust me.

This backpack holds any notebook up to 17 inches and the removable sleeve will make your life easier when it comes to airport x-ray inspection.

On the top of the ruck, you can find a zippered media pocket and an earbud port, where you can place your media player, and headphones.

There are three zippered pockets on the sides of the knapsack, one bigger on the left, and two smaller ones on the right.

The bigger pocket can hold a bigger bottle, and in the two smaller ones you can fit any smaller item you want like keys, glasses, cards.

There is a bigger zippered compartment on the bottom part of the knapsack, you can use this to store your headphones.

The wheels make it easy to carry around, although they could have added a shoulder strap, if your hands get tired, or you get to a terrain where you simply can’t pull it anymore. This makes it hard to carry if you can’t use the wheels.

The wheels are made out of rubber and are pretty high quality.

All in all, it is a pretty good , but there is nothing fancy about it.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Nomad – The Gamer 17″ laptop backpack

This ASUS Republic of Gamers Nomad is true to its name, it is really made for gamers. This premium bag is lightwight but still rugged, while staying stylish at the same time.

If you have an Asus ROG gaming laptop, or any bigger gaming laptop this knapsack will fit your needs.

The Asus ROG Nomad can hold any laptop up to 17 inches. The main notebook compartment has an internal suspension system that helps to keep your gear in one place.

The nicest thing about the Nomad is its shoulder paddings. As you may know or may not know gaming laptops can be pretty heavy, so if you are carrying around one, and your usual stuff as well, you will soon realize that your bag weights a ton.

I tried packing this knapsack and fitting in my usual gear, and had no problems. It is very comfortable even when heavily loaded. Thanks to the ventilated design, you don’t have to worry about sweat.

There is one zippered pocket on each side of the knapsack, one on the left, and one on the right side where you can store your smaller peripherals.

On the front of the knapsack, there is a bigger zippered compartment, where you can store your tablets, smaller notebooks.

It’s easy to keep your things organized in the Nomad, because of it’s design. In the main notebook compartment, there are tailored compartments for your other gaming gear.

What really blew my mind is the multiple pockets for keyboards, mouse, cables and even a hanging hook for your headset. With this little extra the chances of you breaking your headphones is practically 0%.

Although it can get pretty heavy when packed, without loading it it’s lightweight. Its made out of 1680D nylon, which again is durable and completely water-resistant.

The bag can carry up to 30kgs. I don’t know if anyone besides people who are climbing Kilimanjaro carries that much stuff, but this knapsack can handle it.

The only downside of this knapsack is that it is pretty big, so it might not fit under a plane seat, or in small places.

Pelican U100 Elite – The 17″ Laptop Backpack for Apple Mac Products

Finding a 17″ backpack for a macbook can be a hard task, but I am here to solve that for you.

The first thing that you notice about this backpack, is that it’s got an awesome design. It’s a bulky backpack, but once you see how much stuff you can fit in this beast, you’ll understand.

If you want a backpack that protects your notebook , the U100 Elite is the best choice. Honestly, at first, it seems like you are carrying a cool looking weapon case, but it’s just the built-in crushproof and watertight notebook case. If you worry about the case being hard to open, it is not. You just simply push a button and done.

This case can fit up to 15″ computers and 17″ Apple products. I’ve tried putting one notebook in the case and another one in the main compartment, it completely fit.

The back is padded, making it fine to carry even when loaded. The straps are padded as well, but they could have added more padding to it to be honest.

There are several smaller compartments where you can store your smaller items organized. The Pelican U100 Elite has a tablet sleeve as well.

Thanks to the safety features, the knapsack is a little heavy unloaded. The only thing I wish is that it was a little bit bigger.

Apart from that, if you are looking for a safe case for your computer or Mac, it’s a good choice.

Uoobag KT-01 Business Laptop Backpack for 17 inch Laptops

Most people are scared of buying products from a chinese manufacturers, because of the cheap products and knockoffs that people sell on ebay. It’s true that there are cheap items that are not worth it, but it’s not the case with this 17-inch business backpack.

The Uoobag KT-01 has a very great design, and it is very well made. It’s made out of a durable nylon material, which is also water-repellent.

Most bags are a pain in the ass to carry, but the Uoobag KT-01 has a padded handle on the top which makes it very easy and hassle-free to carry around, if you can’t wear it on your back.

The most common problem I experience when reviewing 17″ backpacks is that their shoulder straps break easily or not comfortable. The shoulder straps of the Uoobag KT-01 are well cushioned, which makes is comfortable under heavy load as well.

On the right side of the knapsack, there is a feed through for your headphones.

There is one zippered sack on each side of the knapsack, these are mirrored which means they look the same.

The Uoobag KT-01 has three main sections, one for your 17″ inch computer and two for your additional items like your phone, tablet or smaller stuff.

There is a separated anti-theft hole for your computer, so you don’t have to be afraid of it being stolen.

One very cool feature I like about this is that it has a USB port on the left side. You can simply connect your USB power bank to it from the inside, and just simply plug your phone into the outer USB port to charge. It is a nice feature if you are on the go.

I have tested the backpack if its really waterproof or not, and I have to disappoint you, but it’s not completely. It can survive a small amount of rain but don’t stand in the rain with it on your back.

Final Words – Summing it up

Finding the right 17″ laptop backpack that fits your computer and your needs is not easy, but I hope that my list have helped you in some way. This top 10 17 inch laptop backpack list is made from items that i have touched, worn and reviewed.

And if you are looking for a 17 inch laptop to put in your awesome backpack, click here for the list of the best 17 inch laptops on Tibco.

If you think there is something we have left out, feel free to contact us by clicking here.

Since most of these bags are for men, we have decided to create the best laptop backpack list for women.

Which laptop backpack is the best choice for your 17 inch machine in 2018?

The Oakley Men’s Kitchen Sink is still far the best backpack for you to choose because it offers a great price/ratio and it is good to wear for any scenario that we can possibly think of. Hiking? Sure. Chasing three-legged sheeps in Iceland? Well, you are a weirdo, but it’s good even for that.

Even if you have a smaller laptop it is still a good choice to buy a bigger bag, since who knows when you will get a bigger machine or pack some extra stuff.

Hope you liked this review and feel free to comment below!

Wired Vs Wireless Mouse

Should you get a wired or wireless mouse?

Deciding what kind of mice should you get is not an easy choice. You will have to take a lot of things into consideration. Are you a gamer, or just a normal everyday dude, who uses his computer to browse around on the internet, or maybe work on it?

While this used to cause a lot of problems between computer users, thanks to technology, the difference between these two types of mice seem to narrow down, but there are still some things that you will have to take into consideration while choosing between wired and wireless mice.

Well, in this article, I am going to show you both the cons and pros of each category.

There a few advantages and disadvantages of each category. Let’s break these into points, and see which one is better and why.


For many people, this is the most important part in choosing a mouse, so that is what we are going to look at first. If you want a budget mouse, that you can easily work with, what is pretty fast and easy to handle, then you should go with a wired mouse. Why? Because you can get these wired mouses for 10 dollars or less, and i am going to best honest, if you don’t care about gaming, or the comfort of operating your system from your bed, there is absolutely no need of getting a wireless mouse. If you want an mmo gaming mouse, or just simply a gaming mouse, those can get pretty expensive.

You can often find cheap wireless mouses, but you have to count with buying batteries as well, because most of the low-end wireless mouses don’t come with a built in battery.

If price is not an issue for you, you should look at some high-end wired or wireless mice.

You can get wired mouses cheaper.


I guess it’s obvious, that the wireless mouse wins this one. You don’t have to be afraid of your desk cutting the cables of your mouse, or it getting stuck and tangled with other cables.

Wireless mouses are more mobile.


Some like their mouse heavy, some like it light, but it’s for sure, that wireless mouses will always be heavier, thanks to the plus electronics and batteries inside it. It can be harder to pick up your mouse when you want to take a quick turn in a game, and im not even mentioning, that if you are using your computer for work, your hand is going to get tired really fast with a heavy mouse.

The Wireless mouse easily wins in this section, and if you want a heavy mouse, but don’t want to go the wireless way, there are mice with added weights in them, that you can adjust to your liking.

Wireless mouses are more heavy, because of the added battery.

Speed and Sensitivity

We have to mention that common misconception that you can read on the internet, that wireless mouses have slower speed and less sensitivity. While this was true like 6-7 years ago, it is totally not the case right now. It’s true that if you choose a low-end wireless mouse, you may face some lag issues by default, or when they have a low battery level, but with a mice from the mid-high section, you will feel no difference between a wired or a wireless mouse.

There is no difference between the two, only if you choose a low-end wireless mouse.

Plug and Play

This is a very important part. If you are not a technical person, you should go with a simple wired mouse. Why? Because in many cases, wireless mouses have to be installed on your system, and while it is not a hard task to do, it can cause some issues.

You will also have to make sure you don’t lose the receiver that comes with your wireless mouse because if you do, it is going to be unusable, making it into very nice piece of brick, that you can throw at the neighbor’s dog, that keeps you up at night.

Wired mouses are easier to install. You just simply plug them in, and you are done.


Wireless mouse all the way. As I mentioned before, you don’t have to be afraid of wires getting tangled up, and if you want you can easily use your computer from straight your bed, with a nice wireless keyboard.

You may ask, why didn’t I talk about the size and the ergonomy of the mouse? Well, because there are great and very comfortable mouses in each category, it really depends on the price tag, and the brand you are going to choose.

If you want a comfortable mouse, choose one that’s wireless.

Well that’s it, I hope i helped you to decide which one is right for you. If you are a gamer, you can click here to see a list of the best gaming mice on the market currently.

Is there a Gaming Mouse for Small Hands?

If you are a PC gamer, you’ve probably spent marathon length sessions, or even entire weekends, working skillfully and steadily to take out whatever invader, zombie, squadron, etc. is being thrown at you.

And, you probably know that spending all that time at your computer can eventually lead to ergonomic problems that can range anywhere from mild discomfort to actual pain.  If you have been doing this with a regular mouse, you may not be aware of what you’re missing.

Do I Really Need a Gaming Mouse?

First, a word on gaming mice for those new to that world.  A gaming mouse comes with specific characteristics such as extra macro keys and higher dpi settings. These help in improving your gaming experience and performance.  And, there are a lot of choices out there!

No matter what you are trying to accomplish in your current foray into the latest craze, you should be able to find a mouse that suits your needs.

A gaming mouse is a must-have for all serious gamers. And, while it may take an adjustment period to get used to all the new options, once you’re there, the possibilities are endless.

Back to the Question of Ergonomics

Fortunately, if you’ve made the leap, and investment, of purchasing a gaming mouse, you’ve probably already solved your hand ergonomic issues.  Comfort is a key factor taken into consideration when designing and building a gaming mouse. It is typically ergonomically designed to fit in the palm and provide comfort while playing for the many hours it takes for you and your friends to lay siege.

But, what if the pain and discomfort still persist?  Very often, the reason a person continues to feel these symptoms is fairly easy to pinpoint and it begs the question, how big are your hands?  If you answer that your hands are on the smaller side, you may have diagnosed the problem.

So, if painful surgery isn’t on your bucket list of experiences you want to have before you die, you may need to up your gaming ergonomics routine with a gaming mouse designed for small hands.

Gaming Mouse for Small Hands

Thanks to the tireless research of your fellow gamers, there is an enormous amount of info on the web about the best options for gamers with smaller hands. Here is a list gleaned together from various sources that will hopefully help you find the right fit.

  • CM Storm Spawn
  • CM Storm Xornet
  • HAVIT HV-MS976GT 2.4GHz Wireless
  • Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA
  • Redimp GM200 RGB Ambidextrous
  • Razer Abyssus
  • Razer Diamondback – Chroma Ambidextrous
  • Roccat Kone Pure Optical
  • Roccat Savu
  • TechNet Pro#4 Corsair M65 Pro
  • Tecknet Ultimate Professional Wired Optical PC
  • Zowie FK1

Picking the right gaming mouse to fit your needs may take some time.  Everyone’s hands are different.  There will never be an end all be all option to rule them all. Hopefully, though, you will find an mmo gaming mouse for small hands that gives you the ergonomics and leverage for successful and satisfying game play.

How To Clean Your Laptop Screen (Properly)

There is nothing worse than a laptop display that has smudges and fingerprints all over it. Although getting a 17 inch laptop with a big screen is a very good choice, and most of these laptops have beautifully detailed screens, these can get pretty dirty. Maybe you left your laptop open for a long period of time and it got dusty, maybe while opening it, you accidentally touched the screen and left some greasy fingerprints on it.

Ever had that moment when a relative, friend or someone wanted to show you something on your laptop, and while doing so, they touched the screen telling you where to click? Yeah, me too. That is the worst feeling that you can get. Or if you have a touchscreen laptop, that can get even worse.

No matter what happened to your laptop screen, this guide will help you clean your display without causing any damage or scratches.

The best thing about these newer displays is that they withstand more than the older TFT screens. You don’t have to worry about breaking it, just by applying a little pressure on the display. It is simply because most of the displays are designed to have a touch functionality.

If you have glasses, you probably encountered this. The easiest fix for this is getting a microfiber cloth , because it is designed for cleaning delicate surfaces.  The good thing about this cloth is that you can use it for cleaning literally anything that needs special handling. Camera lens, glasses, phone screens can be cleaned of dust with that cloth. Because it’s soft, it won’t damage or leave scratches.

If you have been thinking about using a paper towel or a tissue for cleaning your laptop’s screen, just forget about it. These are pretty rough, and can easily damage the display and leave marks on it, not speaking about leaving behind their own litter.

First Step: Get a pack of microfiber cloth. If you have one for your glasses or phone, that can work too. Just make sure they are designed for laptop screens, glasses or cameras.

Second Step: Make sure your laptop is off. By having a black screen, you will see the dust you need to remove easier.

Third Step: Grab your cloth, and start cleaning the screen. Apply gentle pressure, and wipe in one direction. Make sure you don’t go in circles since that just moves the dust around.

Fourth Step: Continue until your screen is dust free.

What about cleaning dirty, grimy screens?

There will be cases when something dried on your screen, or is just simply more than dust. Unfortunately, using microfiber only is not going to do the job and it going to dirty it at the same time. You will need to use a damp sponge to get that dirt off.

You will need to get a completely new household sponge and deionized or distilled water. Make sure you don’t use tap water, because the minerals in it can actually damage your display. Just simply use water that has been filtered.

First Step: Unplug your laptop, remove the battery and make sure it is turned off. You don’t want to do this cleaning while the laptop is on.

Second Step: Wet the sponge with the ionized water we have mentioned, and twist it so it doesn’t drip.

Third Step: Wipe your monitor’s screen gently with the moist sponge and watch out for any drips. Make sure no fluid get’s on your keyboard or your speaker holes.

Fourth Step: Wait a few minutes, until your screen is dry. Don’t close the lid or use your machine until it is completely dry.

Oily or Sticky stuff? Ewww

To clean oily and sticky dirt, you will need more than water. You will need to make or buy cleaning solutions. It is pretty easy to buy screen-cleaning sprays from Amazon, and pretty often you can find nice deals for a whole kit what comes with a fibre cloth.

But if you want, you can make your own cleaning solution, by mixing equal parts of white vinegar and ionized water. Make sure you stay away from using any window cleaning sprays. Also, don’t spray any solution directly on the screen, or any part of your machine.

First Step: Make your laptop is shut down, unplugged from the power source and the battery is disconnected.

Second Step: Put some of the solution on your microfiber cloth, but make sure it’s only damp, and not wet.

Third Step: Gently rub in circles on the affected area on your screen, don’t apply too much pressure since that can damage your screen.

Fourth Step: Wait until the screen dries up, repeat the third step if your screen is still dirty. Make sure you don’t close the lid until it is completely dry.

The Top 10 Best Laptop Backpacks for Women

Finding a feminine and good looking laptop backpack for women is not an easy task, especially nowadays, where a lot of brands only seem to be throwing out unisex laptop backpacks on the market.

Although I’m a man, I get your problems ladies. It is so hard to choose the right bag! It has to look stylish, it has to be comfortable and it needs to have a lot of pockets for your essentials, at least more than we man do need.

The “Women Laptop Backpack” title may seem like marketing trick developed by these companies, but most of the times it isn’t. Of course, there are brands who are trying to sell unisex rucksacks as women laptop backpacks, but we have created this list to make sure you don’t get lost in the jungle of Amazon while trying to choose the right laptop backpack for yourself.

We have included laptop backpacks from different price ranges so you can be sure you will find something that fits your budget and needs at the same time.

Choosing the right laptop backpack as a woman is a very hard task indeed. Will it hold all of my stuff, does it fit my laptop? Is it good for travel? You will also have to take weight and size into consideration because not everyone likes to carry around a huge and heavy backpack. You will have to nail the color, and since these are made for women, they are smaller than usual, which makes the packing a little harder.

Keep in mind that most of these laptop backpacks are for women, so the majority of them can only hold a laptop up to 15″. If you are looking for a bigger backpack, check out my Top 10 list of 17″ inch laptop backpacks.

Since no one likes to scroll through a wall of text, here is the list of the top 10 laptop backpacks that are ideal for women. Just simply click on each one’s name to read the review, or if you already know what you are looking for, just check the price of it on Amazon.

P.MAI Premium Valletta – Professional Business Laptop Backpack for Women

Finding a bussines laptop backpack for women is not an easy task, especially if you are looking for something that stands out. Well, the Premium Valletta is the best choice if you are looking for something that is professional, and is a premium product.

Most business women carry around their accessories and beauty product in messenger bags, which let’s be honest, can be bad for your spine, if you are planning to do it for a long time.

Most backpacks are either for man, or they are unisex and not good looking enough to carry around and call it a business backpack.

The overall quality of the Premium Valletta is really premium, it’s simply amazing. The leather on the bag does not damage easily, and it’s soft.

The other parts of the bag are made out of nylon, which is very good quality, it almost gives the Valletta a sturdy, luggage kind of feeling.

Although the Valletta is pretty small and has a minimalist design, don’t let its size fool you. It has a ton of space, and the laptop case can fit a 15″ inch laptop easily.

The Valletta is dressy and comfortable at the same time. It’s got a handle on the top of the bag. The shoulder straps are very comfortable, with padding. The back of the Valletta is also cushioned.

The structure and shape of these bags are magnificent. It easily stands upright, does not collapse like other cheaper bags.

All of the pockets are secured by extra durable zippers. These aren’t your usual plastic zippers, that break after two months. Also, the main compartment has a magnet on the top, keeping your luggage secure, so it can’t unzip itself.

Many people think, that these professional woman backpacks don’t have enough space, and they are wrong. The Valletta has a ton of space and a lot of organization options. Of course, it can’t hold three days of clothing, but it’s not made to do. It’s made to hold everything you need for your work.

The main compartment is protected by a flap, which is a very cool feature that many bags miss.

On it, there is a zippered place, for your cards, keys or peripherals that you need to carry to work.

The main compartment features padded laptop pocket, that can hold any laptop up to 15 inches (usual business laptop size), and has a ton of organizational pockets.

There is a bigger space where you can put any documents folders, with a bottle holder for your average sized beverage.

Two pockets on the inside give you the option to organize your pens, beauty products, cards and flash drives. There is a zippered compartment, and a case as well, which are great for your documents.

All in all, this is a great premium laptop backpack for women, if you want to look stylish and professional at the same time.

Vera Bradley Campus Tech – The Classy Women’s Laptop Backpack

Although the Vera Bradley Campus Tech is listed as a classic backpack, it still holds ground today. This awesome and cool looking laptop backpack is made of a soft material, plus it’s quilted throughout the whole bag, which gives it a very nice look.

This laptop bag for women comes in a lot of colors, you can choose out of a lot of colors and designs on Amazon.

Again, this bag is a smaller one, but don’t let the size fool you, it has got a ton zippers pockets on it.

On the laptop backpack, there is a pocket, which got plenty of space for your accessories, like beauty essentials or any tiny item.

The next zipper sleeve on the bag is located above the previously mentioned one, and it has a very nice opening, you can almost fold it open fully by unzipping it. There are several slip sleeves located on the inside of this pocket, which can help keep your toys, pens or other accessories in check. It’s got a transparent ID window as well, if you are a student, this can come in pretty handy.

After that comes the main part, which has the biggest space in the bag. There is tons of room in there, it has plenty of space for everything you might be carrying. There are two interior slip sleeves in it, which can hold notebooks, or cards as well.

The next, most important part of the laptop backpack is the laptop sleeve. This laptop pocket is also zippered, and it is very nicely cushioned on the front and the back. You can fit any laptop or tablet up to 17 inches in this laptop backpack for women. This can also hold any fragile luggage you might be carrying around, or some documents and a tablet. Wouldn’t  recommend only putting in a tablet, because there are no straps to hold it down.

There are also two pockets on each side of the back, which can carry your drinks or any beverages.

The handle of the bag is pretty nice and makes it easy to carry. The shoulder straps are adjustable, and they could have used more padding.

For this price range, I would have expected a little more quality on the zippers, but overall it’s a fine bag.

The North Face Women’s Borealis Backpack – The Giant Laptop Backpack for Women

Looking for a stlyish women laptop backpack that can hold all your gear? Settle down, you have found it.

This bag a ton of space. And I mean like really a TON. There is no way you won’t fit everything in this bag that you need to carry around, may it be travel or hiking.

On the front of the bag, there is an easy access zippered sleeve for you beauty items, sunglasses or your phone, although I wouldn’t put my phone in there.

The guys at The North Face really think about your safety. They want you to be safe even if you are traveling at night, so they added 360 degrees reflectivity on the bag. There are reflective points on the front of the bag, on the side pockets and on the straps as well.

The Borealis has two water bottle pockets on each side, which are not see through, so you can safely carry your shades, or keys in there as well. They are also stretched, which makes it feel very secure.

The main part of this women laptop backpack is padded and can hold up laptops or notebooks up to 15 inches.  Here comes the good part. To make your laptop secure, the laptop hammock in the bag is raised off the ground, so even if you drop your bag, you don’t have to worry about breaking your laptop.

Behind the laptop sleeve, there is a hydration sleeve with a hose coming out. If you ask me, this is not the best solution, because there may be droplets of water getting on your laptop that can cause harm.

The secondary slot of the women laptop bags is huge as well. First of all, there is a cushioned, fleece lined tablet sleeve that will keep your tablet or notebook secure. There are also  sleeves for your smaller items, like keys, phones, electronics, card. It’s very easy to organize your essentials and accessories in this bag. In this sleeve, you will find cord keepers as well, which are really nice.

The straps of the backpack have been clearly designed for women. The flexible suspension technology of the backpack has been designed to perfectly fit a women’s body, while it’s still comfortable and breathable.

The padding on the back is pretty neat, the lumbar area is extra cushioned, where you beautiful women have a natural S curve.

The only thing that I didn’t like about this bag is that it’s pretty heavy and hard even unloaded. The bag is big as well, so if you are looking for a women laptop backpack, this might not be the ideal one for you.

OSPREY Women’s Fairview – For Travelling

OSPREY’s ultimate laptop backpack the Fairpoint was a great success, but it was clearly designed and aimed at the men. That is why the minds at OSPREY decided to make a Women’s edition of the Fairpoint, this is Fairview.

The outside of the bag looks very similar to the Fairpoint. They both have the same compression straps going across the front and the bottom of the pack. These straps are not only for compression, these could also be used to secure any accessories you like, to the outside of the pack.

If you like to attach accessories to your laptop bags, this is your baby. There are many gear attachment points on the front of the bag, in the form of loops.

The OSPREY Women’s Fairview comes with two very sturdy handles, there is one at the side of the bag, and one on the top.

The Detachable daypack is what makes this women’s laptop bag so awesome. It is attached to the main pack by a zipper, but you don’t have to worry about it unzipping accidentally because there is a small clip at the very end of the zipper that stops it.

This is basically like a little backpack, on your bigger backpack. But hence the size, it is loaded with features. There is a scratch proof pocket on the front for your beauty gadgets, electronics or sunglasses. In the front, there are two very large water bottle sleeves as well.

The main space can be locked with a travel lock. Inside, there is a zippered padded pouch and a laptop sleeve, secured by a velcro flap.

One little awesome feature they added is a whistle on the adjustable sternum strap of this daypack. The clips on the shoulder straps allow you to attach the daypack to the front of the Fairway so it can be in front of you when you are walking.

So, in itself, the daypack has a lot of features and could compete with some women’s laptop backpack, but let’s see what the main pack is capable of.

In the main compartment of the Fairview there are two internal compression straps, keeping your accessories in place, and compact at the same time. There is also a zippered mesh pocket on the flap, you can use this to organize your things.

The harness of this backpack is fairly technical, and it is stowaway. The back panel is cushioned and contoured to hug your back. The hip belt of the bag is pretty sturdy, and it is adjustable.

The shoulder straps are curved a little differently, to better fit the female figure.

I haven’t found anything that I disliked in this bag, maybe only it’s size, because it’s pretty big. But that is only a problem for someone who wants a smaller bag.

Hedgren Kayla – The Stylish

Want a great lloking women’s laptop backpack that make people wow? The Hedgren Kayla is a very good choice for you then.

The bag itself is made out of quilted high-quality nylon, with a nice touch of leather trim. The outside of the bag is durable, and water repellent, which means it will keep your accessories secure from the water. There are two carrying handles on the top, which are padded and comfortable. They come in handy when you can’t wear it on your back.

But when you can, the two adjustable shoulder straps will do their work. The shoulder straps are padded, but in my opinion, they could have added a little more padding on it. Although you won’t be carrying a ton of stuff in this bag, so weight is not really an issue, it would have been nice.

There is a bigger sleeve on the back of the laptop bag if you have any items, documents you want to keep hidden, that is the place to put them. This case is pretty big, but don’t put any oddly shaped accessories in it, else it will hurt your back.

On the front, there is a slip pocket, great for you grab-and-go items, like any beauty product, your phone or your keys.

The main case of the bag is zippered, it is very easy to open and close. On this inside, there is a padded sleeve, that can perfectly fit any laptop up to fifteen inches while keeping it secure. The second pocket is also padded, it is a notebook or tablet.

There are two zippered compartments in the main compartment as well, which will help you keep your things organized. There is plenty of room in there, for all of your essential gear.

Although the backpack is water repellent, the main compartments zipper does not close fully, so there is a little gap on either side, so rain or snow may get in.

eBags Professional Slim – Best Women’s Backpack for College

Carrying your luggage to school or college is not an easy to thing to do, especially if you don’t have the right backpack for it. Packing and organizing everything from small to bigger gear can be a nightmare if there aren’t any sleeves in your women’s backpack for school.

The eBags Professional Slim has a lot of organization, and it is great if you are traveling a lot.

The eBags Professional Slim has two carrying handles. One on the top and it also has one on the side so you can carry it like a messenger bag if you want to.

On the bottom of the bag, there is a zippered compartment, there is a hard container, which can hold your charging cables, your sunglasses or any fragile luggage you want to keep safe. It is really sturdy, it will keep your gear secure 100%. This way you can make your charging cables stay out of the way, and not make the bag look pole or weird.

This laptop backpack for women has a ton of pockets.

On the Professional Slim, there is a zippered sleeve, where you can easily store documents for your travels, your phone, or whatever you would like.

Still, at the same spot, it has a larger pocket which zips on three sides, so you can simply open it up nice and wide. In it, there is the holy grail of organization. It’s got a bunch of zippered pockets, some of them meshed, some of them are not.

There are dedicated places for your credit cards, pens, and literally anything you can think of.

On the side, there is a zippered place for your water bottle. It can hold a pretty big water bottle.

The bag itself is pretty thick and big, despite the name “Slim”.

The first main compartment has a little shelf on it, and it has a magazine pocket so you could put your papers, magazines or documents in there. You can also fit any average sized tablets in it. If you don’t like the “shelf” in there, you can easily remove it by taking out the hard container.

On the top of the rucksack, there is a dedicated and padded tablet pocket.

The laptop pocket can hold any laptop up to fifteen inches, and it has padding on the bottom, protecting your laptop from bumps. You can take that padding out, and maybe fit in a 17-inch laptop as well.

The bag of the backpack is great, it has lots of padding and changes for airflow.

The shoulder straps are padded , adjustable and detachable, but one thing i disliked about them, is that the hardware is made out of plastic.

Vera Bradley Tech Backpack – Great Design

Vera? Vera. I would bet a million dollars, that you have heard this name before.

This backpack is bold and bright, with its awesome quilted cotton design. It comes in some fun colors, so I’m sure you will find one that you absolutely love.

There is a padded handle at the top of the bag, as for most of the bags. The shoulder straps of the Vera Bradley Tech are comfortable and adjustable, and they are also cushioned.

Now, that we have cleared that it is very comfortable to carry around, let’s get to how much luggage you can carry in this backpack.

There’s tons of storage with this backpack. There are two pockets on the side, which can hold any averaged sized water bottle.

There are two zippered sleeves, these can come in handy if you need something fast, but it can easily carry your keys, documents, glasses, or anything you want to keep hidden. These can also fit diapers, wipes.

The first compartment out of the two opens up with two zipper pulls, and it is fully lined, beautifully made with stunning Vera Bradley print. On the back wall, there is a zippered compartment for your documents, cards.

This can hold anything, books, beauty products, clothes.

The second pocket of the back is a hidden laptop space, on the back. This women’s laptop backpack can comfortably hold any laptop up to 15″ inches. the laptop area is also cushioned/padded securely to protect your laptop. This opens up to the side, which makes it pretty easy to grab it.

Although it looks awesome, the fabric material might not last as long as a nylon backpack would.

The North Face Women’s Surge – Cute Laptop Backpack for Travel

Looking for a cute laptop backpack with a laptop case? Good, look no further! The Women’s Surge is great for normal communting and for traveling as well.

This backpack is made with a durable exterior and can pack a ton of luggage, as it can extend to very big.

The Surge got two carrying handles, which are comfortable and padded. There is one on the top, and there is one on the front of the bag. Both of these are very handy and can give you a lot of comforts when you need to carry your bag through security, or just because your shoulders got tired.

The shoulder straps of the backpack are women-specific and have flexible attachment points. These straps are very comfortable, with a padded interior. They were contoured to perfectly fit the women’s torso.

Almost all of the North Face bags come with a little whistle on the middle strap, which is a nice addition to the bag for travel.

Let’s look at the pockets of this bag.

The Women’s Surge can hold a 15″ inch laptop. It has a padded laptop case, and it zips all the way out so you can lay it flat if you are going through like airport security.

The second pocket is a fully open pocket, which is good for keeping your folders, books, clothes or any type of gear in while staying organized. It’s wide and can fit a lot.

The next space is the organizational pocket, which is pretty popular for these backpacks. In this, there is a padded sleeve for your average sized tablet. Below that there is a zippered pocket, with a key hook in it, this can easily hold cards, your keys obviously, or docs.

Below that, there are two pockets, for your pens,electronics, USB sticks or beauty items. There are two mesh pockets on the same side as well.

On the other side, there is a bigger mesh zip pocket.

On the front of the bag, there is a zippered pocket, for your sunglasses, and two additional on each side.

On the side of the bag, there are two water bottle pockets.

The back of the backpack has extra padding, with a spine channel.

It’s a great bag, but it’s not water repellent, which is a bummer.

Under Armour Hustle II – Awesome Backpack

Under Armour is a pretty famous brand when it comes to sports. They sell various products from rashguards to every kind of clothing you can imagine.

The experience of creating these products can be felt when it comes to their women’s laptop backpack as well.

This awesome backpack is made of a water-resistant, element battling UA storm fabric, that will keep your gear safe, even in heavy rain.

There are two mesh pockets on each side, that are great to keep your drinks in. These can hold an average sized water bottle, but nothing too big.

With the two water bottle pockets on the side, there are 5 in total on the outside. There is a bigger space , what opens up with a zip. This is an organization pocket, it gives you even more! There are two additional holes in it, for your beauty items.

There are two additional pockets as well, one for your glasses, and one for your keys, and cards or cables.

The main part of the Hustle II is very roomy, and it is very easy to clean. The laptop pocket is padded and can hold any laptop up to fifteen inches.

There is a carrying handle on the top, and the shoulder straps of the bag are completely adjustable!

Overall, this backpack is great for school, or travel , although it could have been a little bigger.

Kipling Seoul Solid – Cute and Pretty Laptop Bag

Our first contender, the Kipling Seoul Solid is true to its name. It’s really solid and compact, making it a really nice bag for travel, taking your everyday stuff to school, or bring papers and your laptop to work.

The Seoul Solid comes in a lot of colors. More than you can count. There are currently 36 colors you can choose out of on Amazon, and there will be probably more.

The fabric of this laptop backpack is nylon without lining, like for most of the rucksacks. This makes the Seoul Solid very durable, and mostly waterproof. I wouldn’t recommend going diving with it, while seventeen sharks are trying to take a bite out of you, but you won’t have any problem if you get caught in the rain.

Despite it being small and compact, the Kipling Seoul Solid has a ton of room for your stuff! It has a dedicated laptop compartment, which can easily hold your 15″ inch laptop or notebook. The laptop sleeve is cushioned on the bottom and the sides as well, to make sure your precious does not get hurt.

It has three pockets on the inside and three on the outside, and a water bottle holder sleeve on the left side. The shoulder straps of the bag are cushioned but don’t expect too much, it’s a very lightweight bag, so there wasn’t a lot of space to add a ton of padding on the bag.

If you are looking for a laptop backpack that can carry your laptop and some books for college maybe, this is the right one.

Although it’s a pretty compact and nice bag, and can fit a lot of stuff, I don’t recommend fully packing it, because the zip can unzip itself when it’s fully packed and there no worse thing than losing or picking up your stuff because they have fallen out.

If you are into gaming, you should check out my list of the top 10 mmo mouse in 2018 as well!

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How to find the right 17″ laptop backpack to buy

If you are someone that travels a lot for work or pleasure, you are likely going to find the need to bring your laptop with you at some point. Bringing a laptop can be a hassle considering the effort it takes to get the laptop out of your bag and back in it while going through security. Choosing the best backpack to carry your 17 inch laptop in is not an easy task. Because of this, a lot of laptop bag manufacturers have made laptop bags and backpacks. Thus, you might be interested in purchasing one to make your trip easier. Below, we will be going over some of the key tips for finding the top laptop backpack to purchase.

1. Size

The main thing that you are likely going to be considering when you are looking to make a purchase of a laptop backpack would be the size of the bag. This is going to be very important for multiple reasons. Not only are you likely going to have specific requirements based on how big your laptop is, to begin with, but it is likely going to be determined by how big you want the bag to be based on portability as well. Once you have determined the right size of the bag, you can move onto other factors.

2. Price

Another major thing that is likely going to dictate what bag you end up purchasing is the price of the bag that you are considering getting. Ideally, you want to find a bag that fits well within your budget and price range. That way, you will be able to find a bag that is going to be something that you can afford and something that is not going to break the bank. Along with this, you want to find the bag that is going to provide the most ‘bang for your buck.’

3. Reviews

When you are searching for your options, you should look closely at the reviews that each backpack is getting from previous customers. By doing this, you should be able to see what bags are worth purchasing and what bags might not live up to the hype. You want to really look at individual reviews whenever making a purchase like this because you can generally get great information that you can use to make better purchasing decisions such as information on usability, functionality, durability, and more. Because people generally talk about their individual experiences, you should be able to use the information that you are able to gather to make a better purchasing decision.

4. Materials

Another thing that you will want to at least consider when you are trying to pick and choose the right backpack to purchase would be the material make up of the bag that you are looking at. By considering the material make up of the bag, you will be able to get a good read on whether or not the bag is going to be worth purchasing or if it is not going to be able to handle the trips you typically go on.

5. Warranty

Whenever buying a backpack or a laptop bag for travel, you always want to factor in the warranty because you never know when the bag is going to have problems with it. Some bags are simply not built to last. Thus, you want to be sure that you are going to be fully covered with a good warranty if the bag you end up purchasing is one that is not built for the long haul. While a warranty is certainly not as good as getting a high quality and indestructible bag, to begin with, it is going to be a great way to protect your purchase.

By following the tips above and narrowing down your options based on the criteria above, you should be able to figure out what bag is going to be best to purchase for your specific needs. You want to really look at the different bags and determine which bags offer you the best value for your money in order to make the right purchasing decisions. You should be able to find the right bag to purchase using this criterion.

Now that you got the perfect laptop backpack, its time to choose a laptop that goes with it. After all, what is a laptop backpack without a laptop? Maybe you have an older machine that you want to replace, or just want to simply buy one? Check out Tibco’s 17 inch laptop list.

What makes an MMO Good?

MMOs are supposed to be massive as the name implies. Not only do they bring in extraordinary revenue numbers every single year, but the games themselves feature millions and millions of unique players each month. Below, we will be going over some of the things that make for the best MMOs.

The Theme.

One of the main things that an MMO need is a theme. A central theme that engulfs the user into the world is key to getting people really into the MMO. You need to have an overarching theme that is going to set the user in a world that they will be able to explore on their own. This is one of the best ways to lock someone into a game because it gets them more interested in finding more about the environment and the world they are interacting with. Getting someone into the game requires getting them closely involved with the inner workings of the entire world. This is what World of Warcraft has done so well. They have a central theme that allows the user to really feel like they are apart of something bigger. It has a charming world that got so many people interested in the world and unique environment that it has had expansion after expansion and was even developed into a commercially successful movie franchise.

Free to Play or Subscription Model.

A successful MMO needs to either have a free to play or subscription based model that allows people to get into the game at a lower entry cost than a traditional game. That way, it will enable them to get immersed in the game without having to pay a full $60 for the game in the first place. The reason why this is such a good model for developers is that they can continue to make money off of the same assets year after year. Instead of redeveloping a different game from scratch which has tremendous development costs associated with it, they are tasked with adding to the world they initially created. And instead of buying a brand new game yearly or bi-annually, customers and users are simply tasked with buying expansions of the game that add to the original gameplay. Also, this enables them to use the characters they may have spent countless hours and dollars upgrading and customizing. Without a subscription-based model, the developers would likely need to release brand new games yearly in order to make up the development costs which can really put a dent in an MMO’s successful strategy of getting the player completely immersed in the world and into the character they have been building for years.

Complexity and Character Progression.

Along with a model that allows for players to get involved with the game for a low cost, a successful MMO needs to have a good amount of complexity and character progression. Without character progression, no one is going to want to continue to ‘grind’ or work on the character of the set game. After all, why would they continue exploring a world and doing things in a world where they are not getting properly rewarded for it. The game itself needs to have a good amount of character progression which keeps players coming back in order to further enhance their characters and add to their characters in a way that is going to satisfy their needs. This is the type of ‘carrot on a stick’ approach that will keep players coming back to the game.

PVP in the game.

Successful MMOs will also have feature-rich PVP modes which allow players to use their leveled up characters to play against other users in the same world. This is crucial because it gives people a reason to continue to come back to level up their own characters. To be able to good in PvP, you will need a very good MMO mouse. Without this type of reward, someone might get bored out of leveling up their character and working on their character. Having a competitive mode will satisfy those that are very competitive and those that want to strive to be the best. This is something that a majority of the successful MMOs on the market have done in order to keep people interested in the game for long periods of time.

Overall, an MMO is a massive game that needs to get users immersed in the environment and the world they set. By doing this, the person that plays the game is going to be much more willing to go back to the game continues to explore and learn more about the world and its characters. Along with this, it needs to have a free to play or subscription based model instead of a yearly or bi-annual release of a new game. Lastly, it needs to feature some type of competitive mode which allows users to pin their leveled up characters against other users to fulfill their competitive needs.

The Best Laptop Screen Sizes For Various Tasks

The screen size is one of the most important considerations when people are shopping for new laptop. It makes sense considering the fact that people spend a lot of time staring at the screen of the laptop, which is why it is so important to pick the right one. What makes a laptop screen too small or too big and what are the best laptop screen sizes for various tasks?

Here is a brief look at the benefits and strengths of different laptop screen sizes:

11-Inch and Smaller Laptop Screens

11-inch and smaller laptops are ideal for portability. The devices are quite easy to carry with you wherever you go, but the size of the screen can significantly limit productivity especially when it comes to detailed tasks that require checking many different things on the screen at the same time. They are also usually slower devices since the manufacturers of the hardware focus on packing in compact but slower hardware into them.

13-Inch Laptop Screens

The 13-inch screens are just slightly smaller than the 15-inch screens but are still as powerful as the rest. However, they usually come with a slightly smaller package that’s more portable. The 13-inch screen laptops are ideal for those looking for portable yet powerful devices.

15-Inch Laptop Screens

The 15-inch laptop screen is the middle of the road when it comes to laptop screen sizes. It is a good size for those that need some portability as well as sufficient room to see exactly what they are doing. The 15-inch screen is in many ways the standard size today and this has been the case for a while now. If you require a more balanced approach to the laptop, the 15-inch screen is your best bet.

17-Inch Screens

While you can still find a few laptops out there with screens larger than 17-inches, the largest screens you will find are the 17-inch screens, for the most part. The screens are ideal for users that need to see a lot on the display at once and are even better for those thinking of buying gaming laptops. However, the laptops are often bulky and heavy, which makes their portability considerably less than is desirable for a laptop.

If you are in the process of buying a 17-inch laptop, check out my article of the top 10 17 inch laptops of 2018

How Do You Choose the Right One?

Picking the right size of the laptop screen is often the hardest part. The best advice would be to consider how you intend to use it. Do you prefer having a lot of room for doing your work or is a smaller device that’s easier to carry more preferable? Depending on your needs, you can easily select the most suitable screen size for your needs. Also, don’t forget to take into consideration how much your laptop could be worth, a few years after you buy it.

The Bottom Line

Laptops come in all shapes and sizes today, but it can be hard to choose the right one. The important thing is to evaluate your needs carefully and weigh this against the different laptop screen sizes. Now that you have a basic understanding of which options work best in a different scenario, you are in a better position to make the right decision.

What Does The DPI Button On a Mouse Do?

Dots per inch (DPI) is a measurement that defines the overall sensitivity of the mouse you are using. The higher you set the DPI of the mouse, the faster your cursor will move. A mouse with more DPI settings identifies and acts to smaller movements.

However, higher DPI doesn’t always mean that it will always better. You certainly don’t want the cursor of the mouse to move across all the way to the screen when you move the mouse slightly. A higher DPI, on the other hand, helps the mouse identify and act to small movements so that you can point at a particular thing more accurately.

DPI and the simple mouse sensitivity are two different things. DPI denotes a mouse’s hardware capabilities, the sensitivity, on the other hand, is just a set of the software. If you want to point on a small target, the cursor will jump across as you move the mouse. The hardware of the mouse is not that sensitive, this is why it doesn’t identify the smaller movements. The operating system of your device compensates that by sliding the cursor further when it identifies the movement, but the movement isn’t just smooth.

Does the DPI of a mouse matter in Gaming?

Today every mouse comes with a minimum of 1600 DPI which is great for a normal screen. If you have higher DPI than this then it will be hard for you to control the mouse. However, if you have got a high pixel-density screen like Mac Retina screen along with 300 pixels per inch, then you might want a mouse with higher DPI. First-person-shooter gamers generally need low DPI mouse probably as low as 800 DPI. This allows precise movement control of the mouse.

Gamers of Low-DPI generally use a big mouse pad. The width of the mousepad is generally similar to the keyboard. So, they move their arm to use the mouse with low DPI.

For example, if you are playing with a mouse for MMO games, you normally don’t need that high of a DPI, then you would need when playing an FPS game.

How To Change the DPI of a mouse?

Changing DPI means you can directly change the speed of the pointer to efficiently do your particular tasks like photo editing or gaming. Higher the DPI number faster will be the speed of the pointer. Some mouse models come with separate buttons that will help you instantly change the DPI of the mouse. If you want to change the sensitivity of a mouse, then you should look for an option in the software or the game you are using.

Steps to change the DPI settings of the mouse

  1. If the mouse has a dedicated DPI button, press one of the buttons to get a new setting. Some mouse will change colors, some will just simply make the change.
  2. For a mouse that doesn’t have dedicated DPI button on it, you should be able to set the