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Tom Bihn launches 2 cases for new MacBook Pro

updated 01:15 pm EDT, Wed October 29, 2008

BIHN cases for MacBook Pro

Accessory maker TOM BIHN has introduced two new cases sized for the updated MacBook Pro. The Checkpoint Flyer briefcase carries notebooks in a custom-sized insert, which is now available for the new Pro, and the Brain Cell case has been resized. The Checkpoint Flyer is an airport security-friendly design, which opens butterfly-style with the computer separated from other items for quick x-ray access. Inserts for different notebooks can be interchanged, and feature nylon construction with molded foam and splash-proof zippers.

The Brain Cell case is designed to primarily to fit into messenger bags, briefcases and backpacks, giving Pros extra protection. It can also function on its own, and contains foam padding surrounding corrugated plastic. It is available in a horizontal configuration for bags and briefcases and a vertical design for backpacks.

The updated Brain Cell, size 4Z, is available for pre-order in cayenne, steel or black colors at a cost of $60. The Checkpoint Flyer with the new insert will be $220, and should arrive in red/black, steel/black or black/black combinations. Both the Flyer and Brain Cell are expected to ship in late November.

by MacNN Staff



  1. simdude

    Joined: Dec 1969


    great cases

    These cases are fantastic. You don't have to take the laptop out and put it in that dirty plastic bin. They aren't the cheapest, but if you read the tombihn site, he treats his employees well. For people that think you can't buy stuff like this that isn't made with practically slave labor, here's an option. Give up a few pizzas and you'll have a case that will last forever.

  1. trenchcoat77

    Joined: Dec 1969


    yes, but...

    I agree these cases are good and sturdy. I own the Empire Builder I purchased for my MacBook Pro 15 incher. But damn, that thing is heavy. I will only use it for car trips, because it is a pain carrying it between two distant plane terminals.

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