has followed up on its successful Titanium carry case with the first of its backpacks specifically designed for the Titanium. And they’re also offering a second Titanium carry case that’s “slimmed down” for those traveling lighter.
The first Titanium case, released in February, was so successful the company was “buried under” the number of orders they received, according to Nigel Peck of Willow. The first case was a US$123, 3.1 pound device compartmentalized to fit the Titanium in a convenient upper level compartment specially designed to minimize heat build up if you computed with the G4 inside the case. With outside dimensions of 15.5 x 13.5 x 6.0 inches, the case fits the Titanium, power supply, external mouse and other accessories. And it has extra room for paperwork or manuals and an outside organizer pocket.
“We have finally caught up (more or less) and, with a huge effort, have finally been able to develop the some of the other cases we wanted to,” Peck told MacCentral. “The challenge wasn’t to design the cases; it was to build up our production to handle the regular orders so we could steal time to do the design work. It’s been a very interesting and challenging three months.”
The new $152 Jacques pack (PK-10) was designed from scratch for the Titanium. It features extra padded internal dividers to isolate the Titanium on all sides within the computer compartment, a new accessory pouch to maximize space utilization in the paperwork compartment, and many new extra mesh zippered pockets for easier organization on the road, Peck said. The Jacque Pack also sports a cell phone pocket attached to the shoulder strap and reflective strips (which can be removed) for enhanced nighttime visibility and safety.
“Our new Titanium Brief carry case (NL-12) was a response to requests from those who wanted the heavy duty protection of our first Titanium case (NL-11) but wanted it to be a thinner and lighter case,” Peck said. “We set the Titanium in a double foam padded, corrugated plastic and hardboard reinforced central compartment which is just over the size of the Titanium but extremely protective.”
The Titanium Brief, which costs $116, features an organizer pocket on the outside to fit the power supply, cord, and Ethernet cable as well as business cards, pens, pencils and cell phone. The unpadded pocket on the back of the case lies flat, but expands to three inches for the extra gear when needed.