Amid the sea of black, white, and gray high-tech neoprene at the MacWorld Expo I was relieved to see a splash of color and fabric at the Rebe booth. Designer Debra Weiss was showing off her tempting lines of bags for carrying your iPod and laptop in style. You can put your iPod in the outside pocket of the small Maude bag, stick your phone, cards, and other essentials inside the zippered section, and sling it over your shoulder. The Maude is available for $66 at the Rebe site. I also liked the padded, fabric laptop sleeves in a sea of color combinations for $78. The sleeves come in 12", 14", 15", and 17" widths. All the bags are hand-sewn and very tasty.