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Pelican ships hard case for iMacs

updated 09:20 am EST, Tue March 4, 2008

Pelican hard case for iMac

Case manufacturer Pelican is now selling a model dedicated to Apple's most recent iMacs, the iMCruzer. The case fits 20- and 24-inch aluminum iMacs, as well as their matching mice and keyboards; inside is custom-tailored foam, meant to absorb impact shocks and prevent a computer from jostling. The outside is meanwhile made of "crush-proof" resin, claimed to be tough enough that an iMac can safely be shipped via airline without worrying about it being tossed by baggage handlers.

The case is further said to be airtight and watertight, and equipped with wheels and a retractable handle for easier transportation. Weight is 38 pounds before an iMac is packed in, while outside measurements are approximately 27 inches in length and width, with a depth of 16 inches. A single case is priced at $495.

by MacNN Staff



  1. eddd

    Joined: Dec 1969


    an understatement

    Yeah, I don't think you'd have to worry about an iMac in one of these babies... they're amazingly tough (and heavy). More than a match for the most ruthless of baggage handlers. The military uses the same case design... I think they're made by Pelican (or at least their manufacturer). I have a couple and they're unbelievable (but pricey)

  1. Mr. Fartleberry

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It would be cheaper to buy the Mac and throw it away afterwards.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: $$$

    That's a bit of an exaggeration. If you have to ship your Mac, this is the way to do it. Photographers have been using Pelican cases for years - they're well worth the money.

  1. richardh99

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I hope there's a decimal point missing here - surely 3.8 pounds, not 38 pounds?!

  1. RiquiScott

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nope - it's 38 pounds.

    This isn't a laptop case - it's a ruggedized, waterproof, airtight shipping container for a 24-inch iMac (the big one). The interior volume of the case is almost 7 cubic feet full of molded foam, and it has wheels and a handle. Heck, just the foam *inside* the case probably weighs more than 3.8 pounds.

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