It’s always a bad idea to compute without protection, but methods vary according to personal preferences. I’m a padded gear bag kind of guy myself, but you’re just carrying a netbook, that can be overkill. So how does one protect a naked netbook? These Hard Candy cases might be the answer, but don’t get fooled by the name — they’re not edible. ;)
The polycarbonate Hard Candy Bubble Shell protects a netbook from bumps and scratches while also providing a little color bling. Netbooks snap into the case, which is custom fitted for specific models, and can easily be removed. For now Hard Candy only offers a shell for the Acer Aspire One, HP Mini (s hpq) and ASUS Eee PC 1005 — each of which are $34.95. White, black, blue, red and pink are the colors to choose from, although a clear case option is there for netbook nudists.
Cases are now available for pre-order with shipping dates in the next few weeks. Hard Candy also protects the 13″ MacBook (s aapl) and MacBook Pro laptops, but with a larger size comes a larger price — $49.95.