[Giveaway] FLD Products – The perfect Smuggler of Shameful Items

[This is kind of a sponsored post.  In that I wasn’t paid to write this, but accepted a free product that I really, really like and decided to give them some exposure and tell you guys about it]

When I first started at the new job I got a new laptop.  It took me ages to get used to because it was newer, shinier, bigger and way faster than my last one.  But it also meant that I had to replace my beloved laptop bag that had served me well for four years.  The problem was, I didn’t want just any laptop bag – I wanted one that would fit my iPad, my note books and abundance of pens and more importantly, I wanted one that looked slim and pretty but also managed to smuggle my (shameful) box of smokes and lighter.

Because I am one of the dying breed of smokers in the 20th section.  And walking into a meeting with a box of smokes next to your iPad looks shit.  And leaving the box behind and just carrying one smoke around smells awful and looks even worse.  And because I’m a girl, I like dresses and blouses which don’t have pockets.  So this laptop bag needed to do all of those things and still look good.  Did I mention it also had to be pink?  Not an easy task.  And so the hunt began.  I tasked Jon to look for me too.  And he did.

I got links to all sorts of laptop bags, iPad covers and suitcases and none of them ticked all the boxes.  Hell, I very nearly even caved by buying the leather one that was on OneDayOnly a few weeks back.  And that one cost about TWO THOUSAND RAND.  Luckily I lay down until the urge went away.

FLD products made contact with me last week, purely coincidentally to see what we could do together.  I was so excited when I saw pictures of their products that I requested to see them in person.  And so this morning we met, and they brought along these beauties with them:



I’ve selected a 15″ laptop bag, pink (obviously!) and couldn’t wait to get back to my office to fit in ALL THE THINGS and give this little baby a proper testing.  Imagine my surprise when my laptop fits snug like a bug, there’s space for my iPad, all my pens, my A4 book of brainfarts AND I can fit in my cancer-sticks and lighter.  With room for a strap, electronic cords and battery.  And possibly a small unicorn.

Bonus points so far:

  • Water resistant exterior (which can be personalised, by the way – so it’s ideal for corporate gifting too)
  • Scratch proof interior
  • Comes with a handle to carry around, or the usual add on straps – your choice
  • Beautiful, funky colours to choose from – pink, blue, yellow, red
  • Comes in various sizes for various nerd toys

Here’s a pic of the inside of the carrier I chose:


The carriers come in the following sizes at these prices:

  • 10″bag – R499
  • 11″ bag – R599
  • 13″ bag – R699
  • 15″ bag – R899

You can find out more by visiting FLD’s website here, liking their Facebook page here, following them on Twitter here.


Now, I know you guys are nerds like I am so if you also want an FLD bag, you can stand a chance of winning 1 of 3.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Comment on this post and tell me which one of the range sizes & colour you’d like to win
  2. Like FLD’s Facebook page, follow them on Twitter
  3. Visit FLD’s website and subscribe to their newsletter 
  4. Share this post onto your social pages

Terms & Conditions:

  1. This competition is open from Friday 19 April – Tuesday 30 April 2013, 5pm
  2. Entries need to be for South Africans living in South Africa
  3. Winners must comply with the 4 entry mechanism steps above
  4. Prize delivery will be handled by FLD Products, please allow for 30 days for delivery
  5. Winners will be announced in this blog post, on Twitter and contacted via email
  6. Winners need to respond to announcement within 24 hours or forfeit their prize so another winner can be chosen
  7. Always be kind to your mother
  8. Judge’s decision (i.e. mine) will be final and no arguments will be tolerated
  9. Winners will be selected randomly using random.org




As you can see, Random.org picked 23 as the random number.  According to my view, the 23rd comment on this post is Mariska.  So congrats to you, you win the 15″!

Then Random.org picked two other numbers but the bloody blog won’t let me upload those pics so you’re just going to have to trust me that the selection was totally randomised.


The 13″ winner is … Angel!


The 11″ winner is … Tammy Perry!


Winners, please pop me an email to sheenagates@gmail.com with your contact and delivery details so the team at FLD Products can get your prize right on over to you.


Thanks to everyone else for entering!




  1. Tami says:

    liked, followed and subscribed… 🙂 15″ pink one like yours *drools* it’s just so pretty…. 🙂

  2. Shana says:

    I would love to win the blue 15″ bag. So tired of lugging my laptop around in a back pack and would love something more funky.

  3. Angel says:

    Liked, shared, followed and subscribed.
    And obviously, this is my comment.
    I’d like the 13″ bag with a red interior, please.

  4. tracy jacobs says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! 10 inch in pink will be fine tks:) subscribed, followed, shared, liked.

  5. MeeA says:

    Oh.My.WORD. I have *got* to have one of these babies!!
    I recently had to return “my” beloved bodyglove backpack to it’s rightful owner and am in need of a new bag. These look awesome and sound perfect!

  6. Yarki says:

    I would love to give a 13 inch one(or even 15 inch for extra brainfarts space;)in red a try. They look fantastic and very solid. Subscribed and like the page. (don’t have a twitter as yet 😉

  7. Ann says:

    I’ve followed on twitter & like FB page, subscribed to newsletter and shared your post on twitter & FB.
    I’d love the 15inch with blue please 🙂

  8. Haren says:

    Hey Sheena, awesome bags I would love one for my notebook.

    The FLD Laptop bag 15″ in BLUE and BLACK would be amazing !

  9. Roy Godfrey says:

    Done all the necessary. Liking the 15” Blue bag, would definitely be an upgrade to my current ‘bag’

  10. Amoré Sameera Jooste says:

    This is a awesome prize to give away. Help me please my gadgets crying to be in this stunning bag

  11. Gabriella Jardine says:

    I’d really love one of the tablet bags for my Wacom Intuos 4. I recently landed the awesome job of animating educational highshool/primary school explainer videos, and I work from home. I can do my job anywhere as long as I have my laptop and my tablet. I’d love to go to a local coffee shop every now and then to work, because home does get a bit quiet sometimes, but I always fear damaging my precious, I mean my tablet 😛 A blue tablet bag will make my life complete!

  12. Anne-Marie Green says:

    The pink 13″ please! My puppy chewed my current laptop bag and now I can’t close the zip!

  13. Tammy Perry says:

    Brainfarts and cancer sticks!! Haha! I love it!! Wowzer but these bags are GAGA GORGEOUS! My naked laptop could use one of these pretty little bags to be utterly fashionable! So refreshing to see such pretty “SMUGGLERS” for a change!

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE an 11inch one with a PRETTY PINK inner! (Cos all girls are pink on the inside! :o)

    I have completed all 4 steps and drooled the whole way through the process! I definitely need some FLD in my life! Totes!! ;o)

    @Tamsw9 – (twitteratti)
    Tammy Wade Perry (The book with a face)

  14. Mariska van Wyk says:

    PLEASE GIVE ME THE 15″! G-dammit I love this bag.
    I am on the hunt for a bag. I have a problem.
    I am a gadget freak and am stationery UHBSESSED! I literally have 3 notebooks as well as a pencil case (like the ones we used in school) and various stationery-typo things that I carry around.
    I’m like a stationery-superhero: ready to whip up a handcrafted card in any emergency.
    So you can see now. I need this thing.
    Please give it to me.
    All requirements done.



  15. Donald says:

    ALL DONE! The FLD Laptop bag 15″ in BLUE and BLACK please 🙂 my new MacBook needs some cover love!

  16. Tammy Perry says:

    Yay yay yay!! I am getting a Smuggler, a fashionable beautiful smuggler!! Shebeen babe, you ROCK!! Mwah x 100!

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