Well, that was quick. WaterField Designs (http://www.sfbags.com/) has already announced two new laptop SleeveCases and Suede Jacket Sleeves made specifically for Apple’s just-announced MacBook Air 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch notebooks. Manufactured locally in San Francisco, these stylish, custom-fitted and protective Macbook Air cases will begin shipping by Oct. 29.
The form-fitted SleeveCase combines a ballistic nylon shell with a neoprene interior to absorb shock and cushion the MacBook Air against bumps and bruises. Users can customize the SleeveCase to suit their individual needs — choosing either a horizontal or vertical orientation with an optional padded front flap, shoulder strap, and/or Piggyback accessories pouch. Trim options include a new distressed brown leather option or the grey-checkered Indium. You can toss the SleeveCase into another bag or sling it over your shoulder to travel light. It costs US$37 for the 11-inch model and $39 for the 13-inch model.
Those interested in an ultra-lightweight yet protective case can opt for a Suede Jacket Sleeve, now available in custom-fitted sizes for each of the new MacBook Air models. The Suede Jacket Sleeve, made from 100% “scratch-free” Ultrasuede, can double as a screen cleaner for this and other electronic devices. Two loops on either side plus a loop at the bottom aid in the insertion and removal of the MacBook Air. Neoprene padding lines the bottom of the Sleeve thus protecting the most exposed area of the device. It cost $25 for the 11-inch model and $29 for the 13-inch model.