The TiCase and TiCase Plus from
Dr. Bott, a manufacturer and distributor of Mac peripherals, have been updated for the latest revision of the PowerBook G4. The new interior design supports either the new square power adapter or the original round model and even includes space for an iPod.
The US$399 and $539 cases have a brushed aluminum shell, two-inches of closed cell styrofoam, and a combination lock. It weights under 11.5 pounds — and that’s with the Titanium PowerBook inside — and measures 42cm x 34cm x 11cm. Cut-outs cover the power supply, power cable and accessories to protect the TiBook from accidental scratches.
A detachable cover lets you use the TiBook while it’s in the case using a special “Lift-o-Matic” rear pads. Lift off the lid, press gently on the rear corners of the PowerBook, and your laptop lifts into working position. The “Lift-o-Matic” telescopic feet raise the rear of the TiBook so that the natural decline of your knees is properly balanced and the TiBook comes to a level rest in desk height. As a side effect Lift-o-Matic makes room for ample air circulation under the TiBook, according to Eric Prentice, CEO of Dr. Bott. Plus, you can flip down the portable’s lid covering the ports and all are directly accessible, even while the Titanium PowerBook is in the TiCase.