Quick Take Review: Solo New York Re:Focus Sleeve…Protection for Laptops and the Environment

Quick Take Review: Solo New York Re:Focus Sleeve…Protection for Laptops and the Environment

Solo New York Re:Focus Laptop Sleeve, Grey

Design
Features
Value

Summary

For those looking to protect their laptop and make a contribution to the reduction of plastic waste overwhelming the earth, the Re:Focus Sleeve offers an affordable, well-designed choice, and eco-friendly choice.

4.3

Solo New York RE:Focus Sleeve. Solo continues to ship nice looking bags and sleeves friendly to the environment. The $24.99 RE:Focus Sleeve fits in among those products. It offers basic features and a feel-good contribution by transforming recycled PET bottles into something useful.

The heather grey material sports a full-length front zippered pocket. The back hides a zippered slip pocket that extends the entire length of the sleeve.

Solo New York Re:Focus Sleeve hero

The fully padded sleeve holds up to a 15.6-inch laptop in a snuggly black camo lining. It also comes in a 13-inch version.

Overall the thin, minimalist modern sleeve does its job well. It offers a subtle tactile feel that brings good grip to the experience.

There may be moments when a sleeve must dangle on the tips of one’s fingers when awkwardly opening a door. That requires some sort of handle, which, unfortunately, the Re:focus Sleeve does not offer. This sleeve plays for either an underarm tuck, a firm handhold, or as extra protection in a backpack or other bag. I have used it in all three configurations. I do have to be careful. There are times I need to awkwardly open a door, and I pine for a loop to dangle my laptop by.

For those looking to protect their laptop and contribute to reducing plastic waste, the Re:Focus Sleeve offers an affordable, eco-friendly, and well-designed choice.


Solo New York provided the Re:Focus Sleeve for review. Images courtesy Solo New York.

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Daniel W. Rasmus

Daniel W. Rasmus, Founder and Principal Analyst of Serious Insights, is an internationally recognized speaker on the future of work and education. He is the author of several books, including Listening to the Future and Management by Design.

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