updated 04:35 pm EDT, Wed September 20, 2006
Difusi cases unveiled
Difusi has unveiled the Medius and Maxim, its new MacBook and MacBook Pro leather carrying cases featuring exteriors made from top-grain leather with Jacquard-nylon or full body top-grain leather. Both cases support optional add-ons such as an interior illumination device ($33), and include zone-based organization with exterior adjustable padding to offer a five-foot drop test rating, according to Difusi. Additional features include padded leather handles, carrying straps, and padded leather pulls attached to zippers. The cases boast Jacquard nylon interiors, and are built using nine panel construction with six main compartments. Medius cases are priced from $90, while Maxim cases are priced from $100. Each of the new cases comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The company also announced a redesign to its nanoValet iPod nano leather case ($25), and that it will include ClearGuard film as a free add-on in all nanoValet packages. [images]
Difusi's internal illumination device, codenamed "Bright," incorporates a power-maximizing cirtuit design as well as tough material components. "Bright" is made from highly polished milled aircraft aluminum, and is fitted with eight white LEDs on a PCB design that utilizes LP output. The copyrighted circuitry prevents drainage of battery power, enabling light to draw from a 21/23 12-volt battery only when switched on. The battery boasts a shelf life of roughly 36 months, and replacement batteries are available any location that sells door opening batteries for under $2, according to Difusi.