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WaterField Vero Leather Sleeve Now Available for MacBook Pro Laptops

WaterField Designs has announced full-grain, distressed Vero Leather Sleeve in custom-fitted sizes for Apple MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch models.



The company says the sleeves are handcrafted from the strongest part of the hide, and the leather laptop sleeve is built to last and develops a beautiful patina over time. An ultra-plush liner cushions the MacBook Pro inside. Slim and elegant, the Vero Leather Sleeve ups the style quotient for any professional.


Features at-a-glance:
* Custom-fitted to each specific laptop for a snug fit that keeps the device securely inside
* Made from one continuous piece of premium, full-grain leather taken from the butt and shoulder, the strongest part of a hide
* Ultra-plush, soft lining cushions the laptop
* Corner cut-outs permit laptop charging while the laptop is inside the case
* An extra leather strip along the bottom helps reinforce the base and acts as a hand grip to ease removal of the laptop
* TSA friendly


The Vero Leather Sleeve is available in grizzly or chocolate premium, distressed, full-grain leather. The new leather laptop sleeve is available in custom sizes for the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with TouchBar, as well as the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Microsoft Laptop 2. Additional WaterField Designs bags and sleeves available for MacBooks include the SleeveCase, the Dash Sleeve, the Maxwell, the Suede Sleeve and the Outback Solo.

Price: $119: 13-inch MacBook Pro with TouchBar, Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2. $129 ; 15-inch MacBook Pro with TouchBar.

Colors: Grizzly brown or chocolate distressed, full-grain leather.

Available for pre-order from the WaterField Designs online store.
Shipping begins October 19 for MacBook sizes; November 2 for Surface sizes.

Other compatible sleeves: SleeveCase ($69), Dash Sleeve ($89), Maxwell Sleeve ($99-$119), Suede Sleeve ($29), Outback Solo ($159). All products are available exclusively from the WaterField Designs online store.

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Vero Leather Sleeve

QuickerTek Announces New 60W USB/USB-C Dual Port Charging Adapter

QuickerTek introduces its newest product, an innovative, high-performance 60W USB/USB-C dual port charging adapter allowing for one of the fastest and most efficient charging experiences for the newest smart phones, all 12-inch MacBook’s with USB-C, 2016-2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro’s, and other USB laptops and notebooks alike.


QuickerTek Announces New 60W USB/USB-C Dual Port Charging Adapter


It includes both a USB-C port enabling up to 45W of power delivery and a USB-A QC 3.0 port enabling up to 18W of charging power. It is also compatible with QuickerTek’s Most Powerful Battery, giving our batteries the capability to work with both MagSafe 1 and 2 as well as any Mac charged through USB-C.


* Dimensions: 2″ x 2″ x .75″
* Input: 16 Vdc to 28 Vdc
* Output: 20 Vdc at 5A (USB-C) / 5.2 Vdc at 2A
* USB-C Port
* USB-A QC 3.0 port
* Built-in PD Chipset


The built-in PD Chipset dynamically detects devices to deliver optimum power level for maximum battery life and performance. It is equipped with the advanced circuit protections to prevent over charging. This product features an input of 16 Vdc to 28 Vdc and an output of 20 Vdc at 5A (USB-C) / 5.2 Vdc at 2A.
The USB-C Power Adapter is available at $49.95 (USD) from QuickerTek. Members of the press please contact Rick Estes.

USB-C Power Adapter

WaterField Holdall Debuts Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall Bag

WaterField Designs introduces the new Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall, a hybrid briefcase-fitness bag, designed to help professionals uphold Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolution: to get more exercise. One side of the Atlas Holdall features a padded MacBook and iPad compartment and organizational pockets for other work essentials; the other side boasts a spacious chamber for clothes and a collapsible, zippered space for shoes. The sophisticated carryall, packed daily for both work and workout, promotes healthy behaviors to improve work effectiveness and fitness in 2018.



Even though fewer than 40% of New Year’s resolutions survive the one-month mark, scientific research shows that it is possible to beat the discouraging odds. “Piggybacking” goals onto existing behaviors facilitates the creation of desirable new habits. The Atlas Holdall helps the fitness-minded professional create an enduring fitness habit by supporting two critical elements of successful habit building: the cue and reward.


Pre-packing work and exercise essentials in the Atlas Holdall each night facilitates the cue – professionals awaken with daily workout essentials ready-to-go. The convenience of carrying a single handsome, American-made bag that separates workout clothes from work gear provides the reward. Since regular exercise is linked to improved concentration, creativity, and mental stamina, the new exercise habits created by the Atlas Holdall will not only improve physical fitness, but will also enhance work performance.


“Now that I have everything I need for the office and for fitness training in my Atlas each day, I’ve created a no-excuse situation that makes it natural for me to exercise during or after work,” explained company owner Gary Waterfield. “I look forward to squeezing in a daily workout; afterwards, I get back to work feeling invigorated and ready to focus.”


The Atlas Holdall combines the best features of a professional briefcase and a fitness bag into one sleek design. In either classic, sturdy black ballistic nylon or rugged, tan, waxed canvas and premium full-grain leather accents, the Atlas Holdall looks as smart with a suit as it does with workout attire.

* A slim chamber, secured by dual waterproof zippers, serves as a briefcase. Inside, two built-in, padded sleeves protect an Apple laptop and an iPad, and additional pockets stow a power supply, cords, a pen or stylus, and other work necessities.
* Corner cut-outs on the laptop sleeve permit laptop charging while the device remains safely within.
*The TSA-friendly briefcase compartment opens flat so the MacBook remains protected inside while passing through TSA screening.
* A cavernous compartment, secured by dual waterproof zippers, stores clothing for exercise or for an overnight trip.
* A discrete, zippered, pouch separates shoes from apparel and work items in an interior pocket accessed from the outside. It recedes when not in use to maximize space.
* An exterior zippered front pocket holds quick-access items. Inside the exterior pocket, an Ultrasuede(R) iPhone pocket and a key fob make it easy to retrieve these items after a vigorous workout.
* An open-topped side pocket stores a water bottle.
* Gold rip-stop lining lights up the bag’s interior for improved visibility.
* Three carry options – dual leather-grip handles, a suspension shoulder strap, and a wheeled-suitcase handle pass-through – add to the Atlas Holdall’s versatility.


The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall joins a full line of WaterField bags and cases that support Apple-enthusiast professionals in their daily lives. The Atlas is available exclusively from the WaterField Designs online store.


Weight and Dimensions:
* Canvas 3.4 lbs. Ballistic 3.1 lbs
* 16 x 10 x 8.5 inches
* Meets most airline personal carry-on-item size requirements
The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall is priced at $429 (USD) and is available in Black ballistic nylon with black or chocolate full-grain leather details. Tan waxed canvas with full-grain, chocolate leather details. Available for order now. Pre-launch production run sold out. Next production run ships February 2, 2018.

Wild West Meets Modern with Waterfield Maverick Leather Laptop Messenger

WaterField Designs, a San Francisco designer-manufacturer of custom laptop sleeves, bags and cases, debuts the Maverick Leather Messenger, a premium laptop bag reminiscent of a Wild West postal satchel with functionality for modern-day professionals. Each Maverick is cut from a single full-grain leather hide with few seams and will develop a gorgeous patina over time. With padded laptop and tablet compartments and internal accessory pockets inside a raw-leather interior, the Maverick brings old-world artisanship into the digital age.

Wild West Meets Modern with Waterfield Maverick Leather Laptop Messenger

“In an increasingly disposable society, the American-Made Maverick Messenger Bag bucks the trend. It is built to last,” said owner Gary Waterfield. “This bag invites attention and will grow with you to bear the marks of your own unique story; it will look even more beautiful years from now than it does today.”


The Maverick’s uncluttered design keeps the bag compact, even when full. It features waxed-canvas, padded laptop and tablet compartments, and comes in a choice of two sizes: the Compact fits the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and other 13-inch Macs, and the Full fits the 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina and similarly-sized laptops. Each also includes a 12.9-inch padded tablet pocket. Opposite that are two waxed-canvas accessory pockets, the first with a self-locking zipper to secure valuables and a second, open-topped for easy access. An angled shoulder strap and matching leather shoulder pad enhance comfort. A leather grab handle, secured with strong rivets, offers a more formal carrying option. The laptop messenger bag’s double leather flap closes with a leather tab and a secure screw stud, adjustable to two lengths.


The Maverick’s minimalist design highlights the bag’s exquisite leather and classic look. Available in black, chocolate or grizzly full-grain leather, each bag is cut from a single hide, ensuring an even tone and feel throughout. Thick, supple leather gives the bag structure. Inside, a raw leather main compartment shows off the beauty of the leather and the bag’s careful construction.


Padded laptop and tablet compartments:
* Compact – 13-inch padded laptop compartment fits MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and all 13-inch Macs. Padded tablet compartment fits up to 12.9-inch iPad Pro or similar tablet.


* Full – 15-inch padded laptop compartment fits MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina and similarly-sized laptops. Padded tablet compartment fits up 12.9-inch iPad Pro or similar tablet.


* Compact – 10.5 x 13.5 x 3.5 inches; 2.3 lbs.
* Full – 11.5 x 18 x 4.25 inches. 2.5 lbs.


Maverick Leather Laptop Messenger – Price: Compact – $299 / Full – $329 (USD)
Colors: Full-grain leather in black, chocolate or grizzly. Each bag is cut from a single hide. Pre-order now: Shipping begins February 7, 2017.

COMMANDER-IN-TWEET iPhone Stand is the Ideal Gift for the Politico on Your Gift List

newMacgadgets has just introduced the new “COMMANDER-IN-TWEET” iPhone Stand as this years clever stocking-stuffer. The “COMMANDER-IN-TWEET” Smartphone Stand is designed to be the ideal gift for the political activist in the family or for friends that are still having a hard-time dealing with this years presidential race. As a smartphone stand, the 4 1/2″ clear acrylic disc is designed to hold all iPhone models upright and at an ideal viewing angle. The 5/8″ opening accommodates most iPhone cases as well.


The new “COMMANDER-IN-TWEET” iPhone Stand is similar in design to newMacgadgets promotional Smartphone Coasters. newMacgadgets can laser-engrave company logo’s on these acrylic iPhone holders for businesses to offer them as promotional items.


For business The stylish all-acrylic design makes Smartphone Coasters the perfect fit for conference rooms, office lobbies, lounges, meeting rooms, trade-shows, special events and much more. Smartphone Coasters complement any professional business setting to provide a Smartphone stand clients and customers will appreciate.


Smartphone Coasters are also designed for the Hospitality industry. Hotels, bars and restaurant patrons will appreciate the hands-free convenience these Smartphone stands provide. Smartphone Coasters are 4 1/2″ circular clear acrylic discs with non-skid bumpers. The center slot is large enough to hold all Smartphones and is designed to work with most cases.


The “COMMANDER-IN-TWEET” iPhone Stand is priced at $9.95 (USD) each or $29.95 for a four pack. All orders ship within 48 hours and generally arrive within 3 days. Visit newMacgadgets for additional details.

Tuneband Armband Is Now Available for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Grantwood Technology has added the TuneBand for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to its popular armband series. The TuneBand offers a lightweight and comfortable way to wear the iPhone while running, bicycling, working out, doing yardwork, or other activities. The TuneBand’s protective silicone skin allows access to all ports, buttons, and cameras, while the soft, adjustable elastic strap securely holds the iPhone in place.


Tuneband Armband Is Now Available for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

The simple design of the iPhone armband allows for easy installation by slipping the elastic strap through the silicone case and connecting the adjustable Velcro ends. The iPhone can then be inserted into the silicone case, which holds the smartphone snugly against the wearer’s arm. Due to the open-faced design, the TuneBand for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus provides easier access to the touchscreen than competing designs, allowing the wearer to change songs or make calls without having to remove the device. The TuneBand provides a secure and comfortable way to wear the iPhone while running, working out, working in the yard, or walking around the block.


The TuneBand comes complete with two elastic straps (a 12″ and a 19″) for use on either a bicep or forearm. Grantwood Technology will send a complimentary elastic strap of a different size in the event the straps provided do not fit the wearer’s arm. The package also contains 2 screen protectors for the iPhone.


Grantwood Technology continues to offer its TuneBand series, including the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus versions, on both Amazon and the Grantwood Store. For more information and upcoming product releases, visit Grantwood Technology.

Rain Design mStand and mStand360 now include Silver, Gold and Space Gray

Berkeley, California – Rain Design Inc. today announced that their award-winning mStand and mStand360 are now available in three Apple matching colors: Silver, Gold and Space Gray.


Designed to uplift. Created for Apple MacBooks/Macbook Air and Macbook Pro, and suitable for all laptops, mStand raises your laptop to a better ergonomic height, so that you can use your laptop comfortably and safely. Made of a single sturdy piece of aluminum, mStand transforms your laptop into a stylish workstation with its elegant curves and silver-anodized finish. The single piece design solidly holds a laptop while the aluminum panel acts a heat sink to keep the laptop cool.


A cable hole in the back of the stand routes wires to reduce clutter. Ergonomics Long-term use of a laptop as the main computing device can strain the body as the user hunches down to see the screen and type. mStand raises the screen 5.9 inches to meet the user’s eye level, thus promoting better posture, while its tilt design brings the screen closer for easier viewing. With an external keyboard and mouse, mStand creates an ideal ergonomic desktop setup for laptop users. Compatible with all sizes of Apple MacBook, Macbook Air MacBook Pro.


mStand360’s has the added feature of an aluminum rotating base that allow you to share the screen and access ports easily. The mStand360’s body is a single solid piece of aluminum with high quality sand-blasted and silver-anodized finish that matches Apple Macbooks. Its aluminum rotating base has a super slim profile of only 0.1″ inch (0.2mm) to maintain the same sleek lines as the original mStand. The mStand360 raises the Macbook screen to eye level for better posture and view .The stand is also ideal for use with an external display, raising the laptop screen to the same height for more comfortable viewing while also clearing up desk space. The single piece aluminum design provides solid stability and the aluminum panel cools laptop by serving as a heat sink. The mStand360 is compatible with all Apple Macbooks.


The mStand and mStand 360 in Silver, Gold and Space Gray are shipping now. For more information, please visit Rain Design online, or contact Alethea Tan for a media kit or product review.


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Rain Design was founded in San Francisco by friends from different backgrounds with the same vision of creating cool, original and user-friendly products. In Jan 2003, Rain dazzled the world with the award-winning iGo desk for the Apple iMac. Today, Rain continues to design and manufacture exciting products for the personal computer and digital media market. Ideas that will hopefully make you smile. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2003-2016 Rain Design Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, OS X, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macbook are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

WaterField Announces Maxwell MacBook Sleeve Ahead of October Apple Event

San Francisco, California – Ahead of Apple’s MacBook Pro refresh, WaterField Designs today is proud to announce the new Maxwell MacBook Pro sleeve, available for pre-order at an early bird price until the October 27 event. The custom-fitted Maxwell laptop sleeve sports four vibrantly-colored textiles with a water- and stain-repellant Nano-Tex(R) finish, waxed canvas or ballistic nylon; shock-absorbing neoprene padding; a contrasting full-grain leather accent for easy grasping; and a smooth magnetic closure.


The handsome and protective sleeve is available in vertical or horizontal orientation; an optional strap converts the sleeve into minimalist stand-alone carry. WaterField Designs has been designing and manufacturing custom laptop sleeves, bags, and cases for digital gear in its San Francisco studio since 1998 and has developed custom-fitted sleeves for every Apple laptop since the Titanium Powerbook in 2001.


“We wanted to offer our customers something completely new to pair with Apple’s long-awaited, refreshed MacBook Pros,” explained company owner, Gary Waterfield. “With the Maxwell, we’re offering bold new colors – something our customers have been requesting, a new secure and silent magnetic closure, and water-repellent materials. We’re also offering ‘early bird’ pricing on preorders to help us get the initial surge of sleeves out to our customers faster.”


The Maxwell laptop sleeve epitomizes WaterField’s modern approach to design with its clean lines and streamlined look. Locally-manufactured LUNA(R) textiles on the case’s exterior combine with an acrylic backing, a layer of ballistic nylon, and shock-absorbing neoprene internal padding. These boldly-colored textiles – in Kelly green, Crimson red, Cobalt blue or Slate black – are treated with patented Nano-Tex(R) coating for extreme water- and stain-resistance.


WaterField also offers a rugged black ballistic or tan waxed canvas exterior with similar internal padding. A side-to-side magnetic closure opens smoothly and silently for easy access, and a swath of premium, full-grain leather at the bottom of the Maxwell Sleeve serves as an easy-grip area for removing the laptop. An optional shoulder strap converts the Maxwell into a minimalist laptop shoulder bag. The Maxwell joins the WaterField SleeveCase, Dash Sleeve and Suede Jacket as part of WaterField’s Apple laptop sleeve lineup.


Dimensions and Weight:
* 16 x 12~12.5 x 5.25 inches
* 3.2 lbs.


Pricing and Availability
Early Bird Pricing through October 27: Ballistic nylon: $79. Waxed Canvas: $89. LUNA(R) colors: $99. Optional strap: $22. (MSRP: Prices go up $20 each on October 28.) WaterField Designs ships worldwide from its online store. The Maxwell Sleeve is available now for preorder at the early bird price and will ship mid-November.


Color options and materials:
LUNA(R) textile with Nano-Tex(R) water- and stain-resistant coating in Kelly, Cardinal, Cobalt, Slate. Black ballistic nylon. Tan waxed canvas.
Black, full-grain leather swath at the bottom for easy gripping and a side-to-side magnetic closure. (Tan waxed canvas Maxwell comes with grizzly brown leather instead of black.)


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WaterField Designs is an innovative San Francisco designer and manufacturer of bags and cases for tech-savvy consumers who want to stylishly and responsibly transport their technology. WaterField manufactures custom-fitted, high-quality cases and bags for a full-range of laptop computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming devices and other digital gear. All products are manufactured to exacting standards entirely in San Francisco. More information at “Our Story.” Copyright (C) 2016. All Rights Reserved. WaterField Designs and Maxwell Laptop Sleeve are trademarks of WaterField Designs. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.