Brenthaven, manufacturers of laptop carry cases, have a new carrying case for the Titanium PowerBook G4 that’s on sale now. A second case, for the new iBook, will go on sale after Macworld New York. Both are being manufactured exclusively for Apple by Brenthaven and will be available only from the
The US$149 Titanium 1 case measures 6.75 by 12.5 by 17.25 inches and weigh 3.9 pounds. It has a removable, dual-action TiPB sleeve; “quick access” pockets; media pockets; an organizer panel; an accordion file; and pockets for an AC adapter, battery and more.
Covered with non-slip material, the handles “wick away” moisture and prevent slipping while acetal rods provide a firm grip, Brenthaven spokesperson Armand Vezina, told MacCentral. A swivel hook and offset D-ring shift the weight of the bag away from your shoulder and to the hip, he added. Crafted with military grade Ballistic nylon, the bag is “practically indestructible” and has one of the highest tear strengths of any fabric available today, Vezina said.
The upcoming Mobility 1 is designed around the new iBook, and weighs 1.6 pounds. Constructed of a combination of blue and black high performance Cordura nylon fabric, the Mobility 1 is a front flap-over design that measures 13 x 10 x 4 inches.
The case features a compact organizer section to help keep stationary items organized, a zippered organizer pocket, a PDA pocket and side quick-access pockets to provide storage for things like cell phones and sunglasses. It also sports a key holder and a bungee cord carry-strap for universal carrying needs for all your lifestyle accessories, Vezina said.
The interior of the main case compartment houses the custom-fit iBook protection sleeve and two hardware accessory pockets sized to fit the iBook power cord, disk shaped AC adaptor, as well as a spare iBook battery and more. The case is topped off with Brenthaven’s “easy-grip” that’s designed to offer a cushion and distribute weight across the entire hand. Plus, there’s an adjustable padded shoulder strap. It’s available in a blue/black color combination.