Kensington Technology Group, makers of such products as the popular Saddlebag laptop carrying case, has a new computer case: the Kensington Liberator.
According to Janet Dulsky, the company’s director of Cases and Security Products, The Liberator incorporates “high-tech materials, fresh design and truly innovative features.” For one thing, it sports a (patent-pending) Junk-It drawer, which keeps AC adapters, cables, cords and other accessories out of the way. The drawer can be pulled out through a small “side door” at the bottom of the bag, providing more than 75 cubic inches of storage space, while helping to keep the main compartments and multiple organizer pockets clutter free.
The Liberator’s SnugFit laptop compartment uses elastic stretch materials to create a form-fitting space that “embraces” the computer, keeping it safe and secure during transport, said Dulsky. The SnugFit compartment is designed to hold larger laptops with 15-inch screens (a la Titanium PowerBooks), as well as sub-notebook computers (think the 12-inch iBook and smaller — though Apple insists that the 12-incher isn’t a subnotebook).
Constructed with high-quality ballistic nylon, the Liberator offers a four-way portability system, so it can be carried by an “easy grip” handle, padded shoulder strap, hideaway backpack straps, or a luggage strap that fits over the handle of a wheeled suitcase. An expandable section adds more than 420 cubic inches of storage space to an already roomy 1,020 cubic inches of standard storage area. That’s a full 40 percent increase in internal volume, Dulsky said.
The Kensington Liberator has a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$119.95. It’s available immediately from the Kensington Web site.