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The Best Gift for Gadget Geeks Who Love to Travel

Updated on July 10, 2014

A Special Gift for the Traveling Gadget Geek

Are you worried about the family gadget geek or tech fan traveling away from home with their laptops and ipads shouting 'come and get me'!?

You know just how much they love their gadgets, but isn't is a worry that thieves will target them as they travel? I have the solution -- an undercover sleeve-- and I'll explain why this lens will help you to:

1) Find the ideal gift -- for Christmas, birthdays, graduation...whatever!

2) Ease your worries about your geek being robbed on their travels

3) Know it will be something well received!

4) As a bonus these ideas are not expensive so won't break the bank!

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undercover sleeve
undercover sleeve

Why an Undercover Sleeve?

The tech fan will be well aware that flashing expensive gadgets only makes them exposed to the unsavoury elements of society but they just can't bear to leave behind their high-tech laptop, their iPad, iPod and more.

An undercover sleeve appears as an old tatty envelope but its interior is padded, soft and designed for ultimate protection of its contents. So effective is the disguise that one reviewer was asked if their laptop had just arrived in the mail! And that's why it's also called a laptop parcel disguise!


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No more socks
No more socks

Gift Giving for Men

There's something better than socks...

I don't know about you but I always find men particularly hard to buy for.

We all know that men don't want socks and often aftershave does not always get a thumbs up either. I discovered a drawer full of past gifts when searching for something one guessed it -- unopened aftershave! Now a good aftershave is not cheap so I certainly learned a lesson there!

I think the undercover laptop sleeve is a great solution! And they don't cost the earth either! They're great budget gifts!

Photo Credit with adaptations

For smaller gadgets...

luc Undercover Mini Sleeve - Phone or iPod Cover
luc Undercover Mini Sleeve - Phone or iPod Cover

A gadget that is a little different to the usual manilla undercover sleeve. It is for smaller items such as your external hard drive or smartphone and MP3 players. It really is smart!


do check on the size before committing to a purchase - it's 7.9 X 7.9 inches.


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How the Undercover Sleeve Works - Note the reference to a laptop parcel disguise.

Distressed looking on the outside, deluxe silky red quilted lining inside. It's made to protect your precious tablet. The outer cover can be written on making it more authentic, yet it is strong and waterproof. It's perfect for travel and is sure to deter those would be thieves!

Clicking the picture for more details will take you to Amazon.

laptop sleeve
laptop sleeve

This disguised laptop sleeve comes with the same criteria of waterproof, tear resistant outer cover and plush inner. The sleeve fits most laptops as it is adjustable. Velcro strips can be tightened to give a tighter fit. It is not recommended for an iPad (which is perhaps a little too small) but it well suited to laptops of 15 inches and thereabouts.

Clicking the left picture takes you to Amazon for further details

How to Make Adjustment to the Laptop Sleeve

laptop sleeve resizing
laptop sleeve resizing

Photo credit: Amazon

Envelope Leather Vintage -Post Air Mail Protective Sleeve / Pouch / Bag for iPad, Kindle, Samsung-Brown

BoxWave Manila iPad 2 Leather Envelope

High Quality Synthetic Leather Carrying Sleeve, Unique Envelope Pouch / Bag Design

iPad 2 Cases and Covers

Leather Vintage Envelope -Post Air Mail Protective Sleeve / Pouch / Bag for Tablet Computers-iPad, Kindle, Samsung and more-Light Blue

This deceptively sturdy mini sleeve fits most smartphones, mp3 players and portable devices and comes disguised as a jiffy bag.

Undercover Secret Tablet Sleeve for iPad, Xoom, Sony S1, Galaxy Tab

Undercover Laptop Sleeve

Undercover Mini Sleeve

Phone or iPod Cover

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saying goodbye
saying goodbye

Don't let your geek have their travel spoilt!

Now that you know what you can do to help stave off those thieves out there you can feel comfortable when you wave your tech fanatic 'goodbye' at the airport.

Please let me know you dropped by and leave your comments

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      6 years ago

      I always worry about my son's laptop when he's traveling so this is a great idea - thanks.

    • BelleBanks profile image


      6 years ago

      Great idea!

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      6 years ago

      What a great idea. They look like the real deal. It should definitely help.

    • Johanna Eisler profile image

      Johanna Eisler 

      6 years ago

      This idea is really clever. I'd never seen laptop sleeves like this before! Good lens!


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