Buyers must reserve online, will get customized bags with purchase
As reported earlier today, US Apple retail stores have now joined with Australian and UK stores to allow in-store pickup of reserved Apple Watch models. The US website now offers the option of reserving a pickup time alongside normal mail delivery when buyers choose an Apple Watch model from the site, giving customers the option of picking a specific time and nearby store if desired. In-store buyers also receive a custom bag with their purchase.
Radiohead's PolyFauna game deemed 'experimental collaboration'
Prolific UK band Radiohead has announced the release of app they have created in collaboration with Universal Everything, entitled PolyFauna. An experimental game, frontman Thom Yorke says the app was "â€¦born out of The King of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song 'Bloom.'" PolyFauna aims to envision "an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious," with players being able to create worm-like constructs with a finger swipe. Available for Android devices on Google Play and iOS devices through iTunes, PolyFauna is free.
Booq's newest Python shoulder bag has capacity to pack mirrorless camera with large lens
Today, accessory creator Booq announced its latest addition to its Python Collection for photographers, the Python Mirrorless. The top-loading shoulder bag has the space to hold either a mirrorless camera with a large lens, or a compact DLSR with a small lens. Comprised of a durable, water-repellent nylon exterior and densely-padded interior, the Python Mirrorless can house an iPad mini or other small tablet with its chargers in the main interior, and has room for business cards, an extra battery and wallet in its exterior side pockets and slip-in back pocket.
booq's Python slimpack stores up to two DSLRs and four mid-size lenses
Today, accessory maker Booq has announced its latest photographer's carrying pack, the Python slimpack. Tailored to keep all gear safely secured and easily-accessible, the Python slimpack possesses multiple padded pockets and a main camera compartment that is plush and red, highlighting and protecting black camera gear.
SwitchEasy CANVAS case can prop tablet at any angle
SwitchEasy has announced the immediate availability of its updated iPad case, Canvas for iPad Air. Encasing the Air's front and back, its outer layer is soft to hold while its inner shell is composed of a protective polycarbonate. The patterned, microfiber inner lining of the case does not damage the screen and also provides a slide-proof canvas for propping the tablet at any angle. Strong magnets lock the screen cover in place, engaging the iPad Air's sleep function. The Canvas unit is accompanied with a screen guard, microfiber cloth, screen squeegee, two headphone jack protectors, and to lightning connector protectors. Available in four colors, the SwitchEasy Canvas for iPad Air is available for $50.
Variety of styles, colors for 11" and 13" models
MacBook and iPad bag maker STM are quick on the uptake, following rapidly on the heels of Apple's revamping of the MacBook Air with new jackets, bags and backpacks which will hold the 11- and 13-inch models -- or other machines of a similar size -- that include extras like iPhone pockets and iPad slip compartments.
Integrated pocket for iPhone
Booq has announced a new product for its line of Boa iPad and laptop bags, the Boa push for iPad. The new compact carrying case allows users to protect their iPad during travel, as well as store a variety of accessories and other electronic devices ranging from pens to credit cards, as well as an iPhone. Features include a built-in iPad compartment lined with non-scratch fabrics, an exterior pocket made to fit the iPhone, and an integrated nylon shoulder strap.
Five bags launch in the initial lineup
Danish design company Threads has launched its first line of designer notebook bags, with designs focused on simplicity and a maintaining a positive economic impact. The bags are produced in small-scale factories located in South Korea, with hand-stitching completed in Vietnam. The new products include the Journalcase, Shouldercase, Grannybag and Natural.
Speck: cases, packs, more
Speck has released several new products, including hardshell, iPhone cases, two new lines of iPod nano and iPod touch cases, AftPack lightweight backpacks, CorePak Notebook Messenger bags, PortPak Notebook shoulder Bags and the basic TuckPack Notebook Sleeve.
Rouge Roller released
STM has released a new bag that lets travelers store their laptop and other travel necessities conveniently in one bag. The Rouge Roller features an extendable handle and two in-line skate wheels; it has been made large enough to fit a laptop, documents, accessories and a few changes of clothes, but small enough to fit in the overhead compartment of most planes. The laptop compartment of the bag is large enough to fit a 17-inch MacBook Pro, and has been throughly padded to ensure a laptop will stay safe while kept inside.
Booq laptop bag
Koyono has announced the its new Booq Mamba Compact Back Pack, a laptop backpack capable of carrying up to a 17-inch MacBook Pro. It offers 420D Polyester with a water-resistant coating and protects the laptop with a half-inch of high-density foam padding, and scratch-resistant linings. The new bag offers easy-access side pockets, a number of mesh pockets and zippered compartments for large and small items,with a zippered accessory pouch for cables.
STM bags, container, more
STM this week unveiled three new case products for Apple portables and accessories – the Slip, Sort, and Raincoat. The slip is a briefcase-style bag with optional shoulder attachments, and allows the user to compute with the laptop in the unzipped bag, as it holds the device in place. The Slip is available for 13-, 15-, and 17-inch laptops, with various color combinations. STM did not release pricing for the product, but has a list of resellers on its website.
Small rogue backpack
STM has unveiled a new backpack dubbed the small rogue designed to protect and carry most laptops with screens up to 13-inches, including Apple's MacBook and new MacBook Air. STM's small rogue backpack conceals the laptop compartment from view, hiding the device with an internal wall of the bag. The pack features high density padding as well as a foam suspension cradle to protect the notebook within, and includes numerous compartments to stow various accessories or other items. The STM small rogue is slated for shipment this month (pricing was unavailable).
Targus unveils at CES 2008
Targus today unveiled a set of new laptop-centric products – the Velos Messenger bag, the Stow-N-Go mouse, the HeatDefense pad, Travel Power Outlets, and DEFCON privacy filters – as well as LCD mounting arms, and a mobile speaker system for MP3 players. The Velos Messenger bag comes in three color styles: chocolate with a chocolate-aqua strap, charcoal with black-lime green strap, and wheat with mushroom-orange strap. Laptops are fully cushioned from both sides, and are protected by a neoprene sleeve. Up to a 15.4-inch laptop can be used with the bag, and the extra removable strap can be exchanged with other Velos owners to make new color combinations. Targus will sell the Velos Messenger bag for $70, and it will be available in May.
Booq Folee 2
Booq today announced the availability of the Folee 2, a new version of itse full-fetured travel bag, and is currently offering an introductory promotion on the bag. Users who buy a Folee 2 from now unti December 31st can save 15-percent, by entering the promotional code "F2X" when making their purchase. The bag is constructed from ballistic nylon and features all-metal hardware – zippers, clasps, and hinges. Booq advertises the Folee 2 as offering the practicallity of a messenger bag with the architectural advantages of a traditional briefcase. A 13- to 15-inch model is selling for $215, with the model for 17" MacBook Pros goes for $225.