OtterBox released its Rugged Laptop Carrying Case, which aims to protect laptops from water, dust, and drops. Priced at $169.95, the case is waterproof up to three feet and has been drop tested at heights up to three feet onto concrete.
The Rugged Laptop Carrying Case will come in three sizes. The 7030 model, designed for laptops with 14- to 15-inch screens, is shipping now; Otterbox plans to releases models for smaller and larger laptops before the end of the year.
The cases provide access to drives and ports, as well as automatic pressure equalization. No-slide rubber grips on the bottom are designed to help the case maintain a scratch-free hold on any surface. Internal configuration includes customizable shock-absorbing bumpers and a quick release strap for laptop removal. Users can also access their laptop while it’s in the case. Otterbox notes that the interior of the case can be modified to fit virtually any laptop.