I mentioned during our CES 2009 coverage that the ThinkFree folks loaned me an Asus Eee PC 1000H. They wanted me to take a closer look at their ThinkFree Office productivity suite, which I’m doing over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for that.
Meanwhile, I have to mention the case that holds the loaner Eee PC. It’s from CaseLogic and it’s well worth a look if you’re seeking a simple and inexpensive way to carry or protect a netbook.
There’s not much to the case, which is actually called a 7- to 10-inch laptop sleeve by CaseLogic. It’s a made of protective neoprene and has handles if you want to carry it around like a mini-briefcase. Actually, it’s a more like a “man-purse”… not that there’s anything wrong with that. There’s one main compartment that zips open to hold your device and there’s one storage area on the side. The side section also has a zipper and can easily fit an AC adapter, flash drives, a mouse, or anything else you might want to tote. You could easily put an optical drive in there if you wanted to.
Since the case is neoprene, it’s lightweight at only eight ounces. The internal dimensions for the main section are 11″ x 9.1″ x 2.4” so any standard netbook I can think of ought to fit. My MSI Wind has a 6-cell, extended battery and that’s no problem for this case. CaseLogic offers a 25-year warranty on this, so even if you swap out netbooks faster than I do, you’ll have an easy way to carry and protect them.
The best part? The case lists for $22.99, although there’s a winter special going on right now, bringing the price down to $18.39. These must be hot items because CaseLogic doesn’t have any to ship for around four weeks at the moment. After taking a closer look at one, I can see why.