AirMail - "Manila Envelope" Macbook Air Sleeve...

Showing the super-slim Macbook Air laptop fitting into a standard manila envelope has been a great marketing trick, albeit one that we all might already be a bit sick of. Still, now available is a carrying sleeve for the Air designed to look exactly like one of those envelopes - the AirMail, from clever musician-and-journalist couple Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans. So, does it get the job done? It's "padded with thick fleece," which should protect the laptop sufficiently, so yeah. Is it usable? Well, it's hard to imagine a more tedious and annoying way to open and close a laptop sleeve than the spinning-string dealie that this borrows from standard manila envelopes. Ah, but the real question - does it give its owners that hipper-than-thou, check-out-my-hot-new-thing feeling of superiority when they whip it out at Starbucks? You betcha. And all for the low, low price of $29.95.
[via Engadget]

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