Eco-Friendly Mac Bags from Targus

targus-spruceTargus has released a line of eco-friendly bags for the 15-inch MacBook Pro that they are calling Spruce EcoSmart. 

These new bags are made from 100 percent recycled nylon, recyclable plastics and are PVC and nickel-free. They offer two versions, a backpack and a messenger. They come in at $89.99 and $79.99 respectively and are covered by a limited lifetime warranty. Whatever that means.

It seems like most cases and bags that are designed for Apple products just scream “there is an MacBook in here!” But Targus has never been one for flashy styling. So toting your MacBook around in this bag might just help you blend in and feel safer on that 3 AM subway ride through the Bronx.

Here is the full release:

Targus® Showcases New Eco-Friendly Mac Bags

Targus Announces Its Newest Member of the EcoSmart™ Product Line for Mac Users 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 5, 2009 – 2009 MacWorld (Booth #512) – Targus® Inc., maker of the world’s top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories, announced today its Spruce EcoSmart line of MacBook Pro® carrying cases. Specially designed for Mac users, Targus’ newest bags are sleek and stylish as well as eco-friendly and economical.

The new cases are made of 100% recycled nylon and are PVC-free, making the production of these bags less harmful to the environment. Additionally the metal used in the Spruce EcoSmart case is nickel-free and all plastic components are recyclable.

“Targus continues its commitment to developing environmentally conscious laptop bags,” said Al Giazzon, vice president of marketing at Targus. “With the growing popularity of MacBooks around the globe, Targus’ new line of Spruce bags provides a stylish and eco-friendly alternative for carrying and protecting the MacBook Pro.”

A perfect fit for the 15” MacBook Pro, these bags not only make a green statement but are fashionable with a sleek black design and green accent stitching. No matter what your preference, there’s a Spruce EcoSmart for everyone.  The Spruce topload (TBT049US) measures 15.63” x 4.25” x 13.25” and weighs 1.80 lbs. with an estimated street price of $79.99.  The Spruce messenger (TBM015US) measures 16.63″ x 4.50″ x 13.75″ and weighs 2.06 lbs. with an estimated street price of $79.99.  The Spruce backpack (TBB013US) measures 13″ x 8.25″ x 18.75″ and weighs 2 lbs. and has an estimated street price of $89.99. All three bags are designed to offer ample room for all your belongings, including custom designed pockets for your Apple products and accessories.

Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, the Targus Spruce EcoSmart carrying cases will be available this spring through Targus Commercial Distribution, Resellers, Retailers, DMRs and at 

About Targus
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th anniversary, Targus invented the laptop case and continues to advance the mobile accessories category with innovative and relevant solutions for today’s mobile lifestyle.  Targus products enhance productivity, connectivity, and security, liberating users to work in any and all environments with the utmost convenience and comfort.  Founded in 1983, Targus headquarters are located in Anaheim, Calif., with offices worldwide and distribution agreements in more than 100 countries.  For more information on Targus visit