Willow Design has expanded on its line of G4 carry cases by offering “light” and “heavy” products.
The Titanium Light is the company’s lightweight, economical carrying solution for the Titanium PowerBook while the G4 Tower case makes transporting a Power Mac G4 tower “manageable,” according to Willow Design President Nigel Peck.
The US$80 Titanium Light offers protection via half-inch foam reinforced by corrugated plastic on the back, high density polyethylene reinforcement on the handle side, and an eighth-inch of hardboard on the bottom. It has a Mountain Bike grip and wide, contoured, padded shoulder strap. The briefcase handle is double rivet reinforced through the wrap handle to insure the safety of your laptop, Peck said.
DVD, CD-ROM, and cable pockets are located in the laptop section. Plus there’s extra room for manuals or other letter sized paperwork on the lower accessory level. An outer front organizer panel has pockets for business cards, pens, and an elasticized pocket for the Apple power supply, plus room for the power cord and an Ethernet cable. There’s also an outside flat, outer pocket for airline tickets, thin paperwork, etc., and a flat external rear pocket for maps, magazines or newspapers.
The Titanium Light has a Velcro elastic strap to lock down a TiPB and a half-inch of paperwork for further protection. There’s a mesh pocket in the lid for storing cables or other thin items. Luggage feet riveted through the hardboard bottom of the case keep the Titanium Light up and off the ground when you want to set the case down, Peck said.
The $233 Apple G4 Tower Carry Case features three layers of protection (two separate foam layers plus a corrugated plastic layer) for extra shock cushioning, comfortable wrap padded handles, and reinforced end handles for easier lifting. There’s a keyboard and accessory compartment situated above the tower level, a mesh accessory pocket sewn into the lid, and an outer clear shipping label sheath. As with the Titanium Light, luggage feet are riveted through the hardboard bottom of the case to keep it up and off the ground.
“We started Willow fourteen years ago on a Mac SE and have gone through nine different Macs since then to our present four Macs that we run Willow on,” Peck said. “We can’t imagine ourselves using any other computer so it follows naturally that we’d focus crafting quality cases for the Macintosh line.”