Just reporting back on the Kensington Contour Xbrace Pro I received from Amazon.com.
First, the quality looks very nice. I particularly fell in love with the Xbrace and the Contour features (for ergonomics and extra protection.)
Upon closer inspection, I noticed that threads were falling apart from the velcro's. The inside sleeve that houses the Xbrace also looked scratched up, indicating that it may have been a return, although I don't see why Amazon would sell a return. Most people probably wouldn't be stupid enough to take the sleeve out of the sleeve out of the bag (yes, the Xbrace is housed inside a sleeve that's inside another sleeve.)
In any case, it has LOTS of pockets and features! I absolutely LOVED IT! It housed EVERY accessory that I carry with me: MS Sidewinder, MS IntelliMouse Optical, power adapter, laptop, GPS unit, batteries, USB NIC, Cross-over and Straight-through Cat5 cables, Phone cable, S-Video cable, RCA cable, 7 CDs (recovery, Linux, and most-often-used software), USB-to-Serial cable, LG VX6000 cell phone cable (for going online with Verizon's 1X service), packs of gum, Iomega USB Floppy Drive, 2 floppies, Post-It notes.
Crazy, huh? Well, it all fit in there.
Downside: it looks like a freaking luggage!
Conclusion: I'm returning it to get a backpack instead after re-reviewing what backpacks the rest of you bought. I figured, if I'm going to carry all this junk, then backpack is the way to go in terms of ergonomics. If I have to take the laptop to a business meeting... well, when that time comes, I'll have to buy another bag that will house JUST the necessities.
Again, the Dicota Twenty-Four Pack still is my best choice, if only it were 1" wider to accommodate the i8600