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One Dozen MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Cases & Bags Unveiled by WaterField
October 25, 2012 in Cases and Bags
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - WaterField Designs, a leading San Francisco manufacturer of custom-fitted laptop sleeves, bags and cases for digital gear, announces twelve different MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina cases, each with unique styling and functionality.
For laptop protection, size matters. WaterField designed custom-fitted cases specially for the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina Display: the SleeveCase, Outback Sleeve, Suede Jacket, Smart Case, CitySlicker, Wallet and Travel Express. It also offers specialty laptop bags to sized to hold the new MacBook: the Leather Muzetto, Outback Muzetto, Racer-X, HardCase Slim and the medium VertiGo.
"This may be the first time we've introduced so many unique cases for one product simultaneously," explained owner, Gary Waterfield. "We know the new 13-inch Retina will be indispensable to owners and that they'll need different cases for the varied ways they'll use it. For us, it's always the quality first, not the quantity. But, in this case you get both."
Custom-fitted 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina Cases & Sleeves
SleeveCase: A water-resistant, ballistic nylon shell envelops shock-absorbing neoprene for ultimate protection. Choice of trim color, horizontal or vertical case orientation, optional d-rings and strap, and Piggyback accessory pouch. TSA-friendly.
Outback Sleeve: Same proven protection as the WaterField SleeveCase. A brown, waxed-canvas shell and grizzly or chocolate leather trim combine for a TSA-friendly vintage look.
Suede Jacket Sleeve: Custom-fitted, TSA-friendly Ultrasuede(R) sleeve for the MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina. Small pull-tabs ease laptop in/out and a neoprene strip adds extra protection.
Smart Case: Multi-layered padding includes an Ultrasuede(R) scratch-free liner, an impact-resistant protective insert, and a water-resistant nylon exterior. Six color choices framed with thin, brown, leather sides. TSA-friendly.
CitySlicker: Ultra-modern case with an old-world twist. Features: three protective layers - impact-resistant plastic, high-grade neoprene, and padded lining; ballistic nylon exterior with a distressed leather flap that snaps closed; small stretchy pockets under the flap; a rear semi-opaque, self-locking zippered pocket. Options: handle, strap, or both; three flap color choices.
The Wallet: Nylon and leather combine for a great option to carry the MacBook Pro Retina plus accessories. Features: scratch-free interior pockets; foam lining; impact-resistant plastic inserts; stretchy outside back pocket; optional D-rings and strap. Six color options: black, copper, flame, green, pearl, or pine. Distressed, brown leather sides.
Travel Express: This ultimate grab-and-go MacBook Pro Retina case fits the new laptop plus necessities and features: scratch-free interior pockets, foam lining, impact-resistant plastic insert, OKoptional D-rings and strap. Black with bold stripe in choice of six colors.
Specialty laptop bags for the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina
Muzetto: The gorgeous Muzetto vertical messenger bag is available in distressed leather or brown waxed-canvas, each with a choice of six accent colors and five sizes - including an ideal fit for the 13-inch Retina. Two main interior compartments include one with soft lining and another with a gold interior and a zippered pocket. A back pocket holds magazines or files.
Racer-X: This laptop briefcase features: two zippered compartments - one ruggedly-padded, form-fitting for the MacBook Pro Retina, and another for documents and an iPad; internal accessory pockets; a front quick-access pocket; a rear, bottom-zippered pocket to allow the bag to slip over luggage handles. Choice of six trim colors.
HardCase Slim: Designed to hold a laptop and a little more. Features a triple-layered, protective laptop "bunker," two narrow pockets under the flap and a zippered, soft-lined, back pocket. A dual-tone leather flap, an integrated leather handle, and an aluminum paragliding buckle create a sleek, modern look. Options include six leather interior flap colors.
VertiGo: An ideal travel bag for the 13-inch Retina, the medium VertiGo is constructed of durable, black ballistic nylon with a bold, colorful stripe in nine color options.
Pricing & Availability
All pricing below for 13-inch Retina sizes.
SleeveCase: $49 ( add-ons). Black with trim in grey checkered Indium(TM) or brown leather. D-rings & Simple Shoulder Strap ($12) or Suspension Shoulder Strap ($22). Ships 11/9/12.
Outback Sleeve: $49. Brown waxed-canvas with choice of grizzly or chocolate leather trim. Ships 11/9/12
Suede Jacket: $29. Black Ultrasuede(R). Ships 11/9/12
Smart Case: $99. Nylon colors: black, copper, flame, green, pearl, pine; distressed brown leather sides. Ships 11/30/12
CitySlicker: $139 ( add-ons). Leather colors: black, chocolate, grizzly. Ships 11/23/12
Wallet: $99 ( add-ons). Nylon colors: black, copper, flame, green, pearl, pine; distressed brown leather sides. Ships 11/30/12
Travel Express: $89. Black ballistic nylon plus a bold stripe in: black, copper, flame, green, pearl, pine, or brown leather. Ships 11/16/12
Racer-X 13-inch: $179. Black plus piping colors: blue, black, brown, green, red, or silver.
HardCase Slim 13-inch: $229. Dual-leather flap in black with six interior flap color choices. Muzetto 13-inch: Leather - $239. Brown waxed canvas - $179. Choice of six accent colors.
Medium VertiGo: $99. Black ballistic nylon with choice of nine stripe colors.
WaterField Designs, SleeveCase, Outback Sleeve, Suede Jacket, Smart Case, CitySlicker, Travel Express, Racer-X, Muzetto, HardCase Slim and VertiGo are trademarks of WaterField Designs. Other company/product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and MacBook are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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