Features USB port, charging, tactile keyboard
A new notebook case for the iPad 2 has been announced from a distributor in Japan, offering a tactile, MacBook Pro-like "chiclet" keyboard and styling to resemble a netbook. The unit allows both the keyboard and the iPad to be charged using an optional multi-headed connector and includes a standard USB port. The combination case, which is also offered via Amazon Japan, is made of silicone rather than metal for lighter weight.
MacBook Pro 17-inch cases
TOM BIHN, a designer, manufacturer, and retailer of notebook bags, has announced nine backpacks, messenger bags, and briefcases for Apple's 17-inch aluminium MacBook Pro. Three of these designs include the Checkpoint Flyer, the Size 1 Brain Cell, and the Super Ego. The Checkpoint Flyer is a bag designed to allow users to send their notebook through the x-ray machine at an airport checkpoint, without worrying about damage to the computer inside. The bag is made from 8mm-thick thermo-molded closed cell foam that surrounds a notebook and protects against bumps and scratches, though not water.
Orbino notebook cases
Orbino has unveiled its latest hand-crafted notebook cases, the Exclusive Collection, consisting of the Trevi, Arista, Aria and Postino. The Trevi is an Italian-leather backpack-style case for 13-inch MacBooks. The shoulder straps are also constructed of leather, with soft padding and adjustable buckles. The slim case can alternatively be carried by a handle located above the main compartment. A front zip pocket is provided for carrying a power adapter or other accessories.
Sena Cases has announced four new slim designer notebook cases made specifically for the MacBook Air. Styles include the patent-pending Pullino Designer Case for the MacBook Air and the LeatherSkin Case which offers an ultra-slim design, and allows the device to be fully functional without removing the notebook from the case. All the cases are designed from Italian Napa Leather. The Senna Pullino Designer Case for the MacBook Air features pull-out strap for easy release of the MacBook Air and includes velvet lining to protect the device from scratches and damage. It's priced at $240.
Brain Cell Size 6X
Tom Bihn on Wednesday introduced the first laptop case for Apple's MacBook Air. The popular laptop case manufacturer introduced the Brain Cell Size 6X, a new version of its Brain Cell laptop case designed specifically for Apple's newest notebook. The Tom Bihn Brain Cell laptop case offers advanced protection and is designed to clip securely inside a wide variety of Tom Bihn messenger bags, briefcases, and backpacks -- bags including the Empire Builder, Super Ego,
ID, Ego, and Zephyr (see full list). Among the protective materials that make the Brain Cell are 8mm thick soft foam padding, 4mm hard corrugated plastic, cross-linked closed-cell polyethylene foam, and 12mm thick premium memory foam. The Brain Cell Size 6X will be available for $60 and is expected to ship in late February.