Friday, April 26, 2024

Targus 15"-17.3" CityGear Overnight Travel Roller Review

When it comes to traveling, we need a place to pack our gear and to keep it protected. Even if it’s just a weekend, I always have to take my laptop. But my change of clothes, toiletries, etc. won’t fit in my laptop bag, so I always bring two bags. But what if it could? Up for review is the Targus 15”-17.3” CityGear Overnight Travel Roller, with $145 MSRP.


Features and specs:

Multi-fit laptop pocket fits laptops 15” to 17.3" screens

Dedicated pocket for tablet

Patented DOME protection system protects devices from impact

Zipped mesh pockets and compartments for smart organization

Distinct compartments for your personal belongings and IT equipment

Heavy-duty carry handle

Telescoping handle

Color:  Black

Style:  Roller

Protection Level:  Good

Capacity:  25 Liters

Dimensions:  17.55" x 16.50" x 8.60" (L x W x H)

Weight:  7.18 lbs

Laptop Compartment (W x H):  41.02 cm x 4.19 cm x 28.78 cm

Tablet Compartment:  26.16 cm x 18.161 cm

Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty


The Targus CityGear Overnight Travel Roller came in a basic brown box. But that wasn’t surprising, it is just a bag. Opening the box was a nice-looking black bag covered in a clear plastic bag. Materials used in the construction was mostly fabric, like you find in a lot of bags, with some plastic and metal. The quality materials used, along with the fit and finish, was very good.


I really like the design of the Targus CityGear Overnight Travel Roller. It has a plastic skeleton at the back for structural support and solid wheels with metal axels. It seems built well to live up to its lifetime warranty. It also has the features needed for an all-in-one bag. It’s designed with all the features needed for a short weekend.


The Targus CityGear Overnight Travel Roller has all the features needed for a short weekend trip. The larger back compartment is big enough to hold at least one change of clothes, with padding for personal gear. The zippers are also lockable, for security of your gear. In front of the garment compartment is a padded compartment for up to a 17-inch laptop. On the front is a small padded pocket for a smartphone or small tablet. The large front pocket is your portable office. There’s a large padded pocket for a large tablet, pen/pencil holders, and a zippered pocket for smaller items like sticky notes and paper clips. It really provides everything you need.


I also happened to have a quick weekend trip that I wanted to travel light for. And the bag was small enough to be a carry-on. While snug, it actually fit under the seat in front of me, to stow as my personal item. The garment compartment had enough room for my change of clothes, and padded sections for my electronic items.


The Targus CityGear Overnight Travel Roller is the type of bag that everyone should have for quick trips. And this one should be on their short list. Not only is it well made to provide years of use, it’s supported by Targus’ Lifetime Warranty. Based on its design, features, quality and performance, the Targus CityGear Overnight Travel Roller has earned our Highly Recommended Award. For more info, check out their website at

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Friday, April 19, 2024

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

iFi Announces Partnering with Erikson Consumer/ JAM Industries for Wide Canadian Distribution


Southport, England— April 3, 2024—iFi audio, a leading provider of audio solutions, proudly announces a significant milestone in its distribution journey. Having secured the hearts and minds of well-informed, tech savvy, Canadian hi-fi enthusiasts, iFi is expanding their scope into wider commercial channels. “We are excited to announce a new partnership in Canada with Erikson Consumer, a division of Exertis | JAM,” explains Miles Roberts, Global Head of Sales at iFi audio. “With a strong presence in the Hi-Fi, pro audio, and consumer tech markets, Erikson Consumer is the ideal partner to support us as we expand into new channels and amplify our presence in existing markets.”


Previously iFi partnered with Motet Distribution, but the evolution of the market demanded adjustments that would benefit both customer needs and the company’s expansion. “We are immensely grateful to Motet for their invaluable partnership over the years. They have been instrumental in our growth and success," says Roberts. "With Erikson Consumer, we see an exciting opportunity to take our business to new heights. Their expertise and extensive reach in the audio and consumer tech sectors align perfectly with our goals."


iFi audio believes this strategic move will sharpen the focus of sales and marketing channels, to enhance their ability to service their customers and partners more effectively. “iFi has successfully tackled ‘widening the hi-fi tent’ to meet the needs of budding enthusiasts, as well as satisfying the most demanding, performance-seeking audiophiles,” says Enzo Morelli V.P. Lux/Ci at Erikson Consumer. ​ “This is iFi. Accomplishing this across a growing number of categories, in a no-nonsense approach to delivering tech with a first-rate consumer experience, is what makes iFi special, and what makes it an exciting new partnership for me,” adds Morelli. ​ ​


The transition to Erikson Consumer represents a promising step forward as iFi advances their mission to provide cutting-edge audio solutions that enrich the lives of their customers. "With Erikson Consumer we look forward to bringing the world of audio to new audiences and delivering exceptional products and services,” Miles concludes.


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​About Erikson Consumer

Erikson Consumer, an Exertis | JAM business, is one of Canada’s largest independent distributors of audio & electronic solutions with a portfolio fortified by the industry’s most renowned brands of multimedia, luxury audio, home comfort and mobile audio products.


Its product selection includes award-winning brands that can be found in all key national and regional chains, furniture/appliance and specialized independents. Erikson Consumer takes pride in offering clients product training from introductory to technical levels, supported by dedicated sales and marketing teams prepared to assist before and after sales, with stock readily available from a state-of-the-art 250,000 square foot warehouse facility.


With over fifty years of experience, Erikson Consumer has grown and diversified, providing the Canadian marketplace with a resourceful, reliable, and innovative distribution network.




About iFi


iFi audio is a subsidiary of the AMR group (Abbingdon Music Research Group)—an audio equipment manufacturer based in Southport, UK. iFi audio produces several award-winning DACs and amplifiers, as well as other accessories for computer and home audio. For more information, please visit—



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