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.