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MAXCases - Max Explorer Bag 14 Version 2.0 Review by Pam Havens

Max Interactive, Inc.
130 McCormick Ave., Suite 104
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

As a home educator one of the main character traits I work on continuously is taking care of what is given to our family, including electronics.  And when the opportunity of reviewing Max Explorer Bag 14 Version 2.0 by Max Cases was a possibility, I was quite delighted to have the chance as my laptop needed a safe and durable storage case to protect it from four active children.  This Max Case is originally $59.95, yet there is an option for requesting a price quote if you are an educator.  This case is complete in itself with the only extra component being a shoulder strap that is adjustable and removable.  With fitting most fourteen-inch laptops, this case is perfect for traveling, on the go adventures, or keeping it protected in the home.  The inside of the case is designed with a shock absorbing airflow max ventilating honeycomb lining that is smooth to the touch.  There are two non-scratch tech grip hooks and stay-put elastic straps that keep the notebook firmly in place when the case has been zipped.  Preventative measures from accidental drops or bumps have been ensured with the case having a molded EVA ballistic nylon protective shell, as well as non-slip rubber pads which keeps the notebook from sliding off work surfaces.  It is effortless to work directly from the case when the laptop is fitted properly.  This lightweight, slim case makes for easy carrying by almost anyone.

Since this is our main laptop for my student’s home education we are able to use this case when traveling to and from coop once a week.  I have also used this case on a daily basis keeping the laptop protected when not in use.  This product is great for traveling or for anyone needing a case to protect their electronic device.  I do wish the design of the case would have included a storage pocket on the outside of the case, as to eliminate having to carry an extra bag for papers or books.

There are a few aspects to this case that I feel should have been designed differently, such as the case itself is sleek in design, which makes for very little room to fit a bulky cord.  There are no extra pockets on the inside or outside for storing papers of any kind.  The elastic straps fitted for the main screen, if not removed, will pull the screen backwards making it difficult to work when the laptop is in the case.  Although these issues are minor compared to what the case will prevent if the laptop is dropped. This is, of course, more important. 

We have enjoyed using this well-designed product and would recommend this case to anyone looking to purchase one in the near future.  I feel my laptop will last that much longer knowing it is protected on a daily basis.  Accidental bumps, drops or bangs are no longer problematic when our laptop is secure in a Max Case.   

-Product review by Pam Havens, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, March, 2018