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DRO preps carbon fiber notebook case

updated 04:50 pm EST, Mon December 14, 2009

Size fits most 13-inch systems

DRO has begun taking pre-orders on its first carbon fiber notebook case. Modeled after an equivalent iPhone product, the notebook case relies on six layers of twill-weave fiber, and an inner lining comprised of neoprene foam. The use of carbon fiber extends to the zipper tabs.

The body of the case is covered in a scratch-resistant gloss. The design fits all 13-inch Apple notebooks, including MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs; also supported are "several" unidentified Sony, Dell and IBM computers. The case costs $400, and should ship in early February of next year.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Rolando_jose

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Will this thing...

    Stop a bullet?

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969



    If it doesn't, it'll slow it down enough that you'll stop it.

  1. DanielSw

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Carbon fiber alone is too crude-looking

    These look kinda rough.

    I've never handled carbon fiber products. Is it like fiberglass with the inner glass fiber web and an acrylic bonder? Wouldn't this thing chip with use? If so, can it be repaired so that it doesn't start looking like an old surfboard?

  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The frakkin' thing better stop an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Carbon fiber is not meant to be a bullet proof product. Its main features are light-weight and durability. But not great at shock resistance, I don't believe.

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