I recently had pointed out to me the BookBook case, specifically designed for MacBooks, which is a leather case that makes one’s MacBook look like a vintage piece of literature.
Well… A “distressed leather-covered book.”
Well… Perhaps it makes one look like an arrogant yuppie :-). And maybe the word “distressed” ought to get applied to other things than just the cover of the book :-).
In any case, I took a somewhat similar approach in building a Moleskine iPod case for my iPod Touch. (Not using a real Moleskine, but rather one of the Moleskine-like notebooks that Google has been giving out scads of at conferences like PG East and PGCon over the last few years.)
Ironically, one of the stated selling points of the BookBook is that
Being individual and different is what Macs are all about…
Of course, it a lot of people buy this, then they’re specifically not being “individual and different.” The more people that buy it, the less “individual and different” it gets.
I’d still like one, though not necessarily specifically for a MacBook. There is likely the rub…
On the one hand, it strikes me as something of a “commercial loss” for the vendor not to sell it in sizes suited for other sorts of laptops.
On the other hand, they are a little pricey ($80 USD), and I suppose that there may not be a huge market for overpriced “too cool for school” cases for other sorts of laptops. There’s some indication that MacFans are willing to buy up all sorts of ludicrously overpriced merchandise that others mayn’t be so willing to overpay for…