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GBM Shortcut: Mobile Edge CuteBug Sheba



(Hint: Mother’s Day is coming…)

I love bags. All shapes, all sizes, but especially the funky bags and especially anything retro and girly. When I was at CES, I came across the new line of women’s bags from Mobile Edge designed by Maddie Powers. These bags are definitely not your average black computer bags!

Mobile Edge has a complete line of Maddie Powers bags, including messenger bags and more traditional briefcases (with a twist). I was sent a CuteBug Sheba by Mobile Edge to review, and let me first say, what a adorable bag! Granted, I really like pink and not all people do, but… wow! Totally eye-catching and distinctive. This is not a bag that will blend in. And that’s just what I was looking for.

Sheba Sheba Inside

With this bag so focused on being stylish, my immediate concern was that it wouldn’t be functional. Luckily, the Sheba is as functional as it is attractive. This is a small bag, so don’t expect to carry everything you own in it, but it can hold more than you may think. Check out my video to see more about the carrying capacity of this fun bag. It’s also possible to overstuff the bag given the way the Velcro is used. You can close the Velcro in a wide range of positions to accommodate large loads. Given that the neoprene computer sleeve is removable, this bag actually can fill a variety of needs, not just lugging around the computer. It seemed to be relatively durable and has no visible marks after daily use for over a month.

This bag would be a great gift for a woman of any age who likes to stand out a bit in the crowd. (Hint: Mother’s Day is this Sunday) If you need a larger bag, check out the Sheba’s big sister, the CuteBug Laptop Messenger bag. It has similar styling, but it accommodates up to a 15.4″ screen system. With a large green graphic and purple velvet trim, this is also a very distinctive bag.

CuteBug Messenger

Bottom line: I’m not generally a messenger bag person; I don’t do shoulder straps that much. But this bag converted me. I wanted to carry it so much that I got used to the shoulder strap. It fit my functional needs very well while still filling my cutesy, girly needs as well. Loved it!

CuteBug Sheba Specs:

  • Laptop Compartment Dimensions:   12.8″ L x 10.3″ H x 3″ W (up to 14.1″ screen)
  • Exterior Dimensions:   15.5” x 11.5” x 5.5”
  • Available at (affiliate link) for $61.50

CuteBug Laptop Messenger Bag

  • Laptop Compartment Dimensions:   15.5″ L x 12″ H x 3.8″ W (up to 15.4″ screen)
  • Exterior Dimensions:   16.75” x 13.5” x 5.5”
  • Available at (affiliate link) for $39.99 (currently on special)
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