Volume Number: 23 (2007)
Issue Number: 08
Column Tag: KoolTools
By MacTech Review Staff
You may have heard of MacCase. They are the ones that created the first Apple-specific case in 1998 with the introduction of a briefcase for the original clamshell iBook. Once again, MacCase takes things a step further with the recent launch of the premium leather collection - its newest and more up-market line of portable protection solutions. The collection includes leather sleeves and shoulder bags specifically designed for the Apple MacBook, MacBook Pros, and PowerBooks.
Handcrafted to accentuate the quality of the leather, this collection puts a high-end spin on the MacCase design. The detail can be seen in each bag, from the brushed interior fabric, and padding to the metal hardware and the contrasting white stitching on each curved panel, inspired by the interiors of upscale cars like Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Lamborghini. "I wanted a product to juxtapose the cool, clinical feel of the computers with something warm, sensual and handcrafted. As a material, leather was the answer," states Michael Santoro, Chief Creative Officer and President of MacCase.
Other features include an adjustable shoulder strap that has a comfortable padded shoulder cushion, a front panel organizer, front and rear zippered pockets, and an integrated pocket for iPod and phone.
Each bag comes with matching sleeves, cases for the 30g/60g iPods, and other accessories. The sleeves are available in 3 sizes of 1 3", 15", and, 17", come well padded to protect your laptop, features a side-loading design with non-zipper closure to ensure no laptop scratching, a matching colored cooling vent in the back of the sleeve, and the nifty MacCase signature window that shows the Apple logo of the laptop inside.
Red laptop case with matching accessory pouch
The bag retails for $199.95 and the sleeves for $89.95, $104.95, and $109.95 depending on the size you pick. The iPod cases are available for $29.95. The accessory pouches handy for transporting computer accessories or personal items measure 6x6x1 inch and costs $34.95.
the tan leather
Each product is available in black, chocolate brown, camel, red, and pink and are sold individually or as matching sets. A complete matching set for 13 or 15 inch notebooks would be $249.95. MacCase is available at <www.mac-case.com>, as well as through a number of resellers that include MacMall and Small Dog Electronics. There are a million cases out there, but if you are looking for a case that will really stand out as the classiest, this new line of products from MacCase will do it.