Axio has announced its official launch with the introduction of a series of hardshell backpacks aimed at users who want a better way to protect their PowerBook, PDA, iPod or other digital devices. The Axio Hardpacks “break the mold of traditional soft bags by incorporating a rugged, yet incredibly stylish hardshell outer construction. The result is an extremely unique, lightweight and eye-catching design that not only carries, but also protects from normal wear and tear whatever is part of your daily existence.” The Hardpack line features four models with different interior and exterior features and colors: Chicane (pictured at right – US$159.95), Tekno ($149.95), Urban ($149.95) and Fuse ($139.95).