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The Duane Hybrid is a briefcase! It’s a backpack! It’s both!

I get to test a lot of laptop backpacks, and, while most are well made, it’s hard to find one that’s a bit different. However, the $54.99 Duane Hybrid Briefcase Backpack is different because it’s a briefcase that can easily and quickly transform into a backpack.

It can hold a 12-inch, 13-inch, or 15-inch laptop in its 15.6-inch, padded laptop compartment, so it’s suitable for al MacBooks, MacBook Airs, and MacBook Pros. The Duane Hybride also has an internal pocket for storing an iPad or other tablet. /And there’s a large front pocket with an organizer section and two front “quick access” pockets. 

The Duane boasts padded — and comfortable — carry handles with magnetic snaps. The shoulder strap is also comfortable and can be removed or adjusted. Plus, there are hideaway padded backpack straps for added comfort. I wish it also included a strap that could be wrapped around wheeler luggage, but it doesn’t.

The Duane is available in any color you want — as long as you want black and grey. It’s made of polyester so you can clean it with a wet cloth to maintain its spiffy look. Plus, it has a five-year warranty.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.