Going Old School with your MacBook Air


I love army bags, and I love things that are recycled from old goods. This particular goody falls right into both of those categories.

It’s called the iSockit, and here’s the deets:

The iSockitâ„¢ 11-inch MacBook Air case features eccentric sling-flap closure and oversized front pocket (measures about 6.5″x7″, 16.5×17.8cm).

I designed the iSockitâ„¢ padded laptop cover to fit the new 11″ MacBook Air. Handmade from an old government issue wool field blanket and vintage button.

Fits up to the following measurements: 12″x8″x.7″, 30.5cmx20.3cmx1.8cm.

Aside from the padding, no new materials are used in the making of my products.

I designed these to protect portable electronics from getting scratched and scuffed. I sew each one myself, using a variety of vintage fabrics that I have collected over the years.

iSockitsâ„¢ also work great as comfortable lap rests that absorb some of the heat from the bottom of your computer.

So is it cheap? Nope, it’s $95, plus $6 shipping in the US. But then again, it is made of vintage materials, and that can’t be cheap to find. I guarantee it’ll stand out in a sea of messenger bags, though.


Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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