Unlike some other sleeves where you have to remove the computer before being able to use it, the Easy Fit Eee PC Sleeve is meant to be used with the subnotebook still inside. There are straps in each of the four corners to hold your Eee PC in place, and the one in the lower left corner has a convenient hole cut into it so that you can still access the headphone jack.
Aside from the protective properties of the Easy Fit Eee PC Sleeve, Choiix has also included places on the inside to stow small documents and SD memory cards. Obviously, you’d have to take your Eee PC out of the case before being able to access these compartments. This makes for a rather strange design in this way. The Easy Fit Eee PC Sleeve will likely ship in a variety of colors and materials. Choiix is entertaining the possibility for everything from leather to nylon, pop art to tribal art.
Air-Through Thin Notebook Cooling Pad with Hub
Taking a design inspiration from the MacBook Air, the Choiix Air-Through Thin Notebook Cooling Pad with Hub serves several purposes. First, there are two fans embedded in the back that draw air through to the base of your notebook. The large gaping hole in the center of the Air-Through ensures that no vents are being blocked and it also helps to provide “superior ventilation and cooling performance.” The fan speed does not appear to be adjustable, but there is a simple power button along the right side for turning the fans on and off.
Further to its cooling performance, the Choiix Air-Through is also constructed with an aluminum panel and frame. Secondly, because the MacBook Air only comes with a single USB port, Choiix has outfitted the Air-Through with a 4-port USB hub. This way, you’ll have plenty of space to plug in a mouse, USB flash drive, or any other USB peripheral. Naturally, the Air-Through can also be used with other smaller laptops as well.
Third, the Choiix Air-Through has been “ergonomically designed for maximum comfort.” The slight angle makes typing a little more comfortable and it raises the laptop display a little closer to eye level. That’s probably a good thing for both your eyes and your back.
When, Where, and How?
Choiix is still ironing out all the details for all three of these items, so we can’t tell you for sure when they plan on launching the Ergonomic Metal Sleeve, the Easy Fit Eee PC Sleeve, and the Air-Through Thin Notebook Cooling Pad. According to the survey that they were handing out, the Ergonomic Metal Sleeve could retail for anywhere between $20 and $40, the Easy Fit Eee PC Sleeve could sell for between $10 and $25, and the Air-Through could sell for between $20 and $40. Expect the Choiix product line to show up through the usual distribution channels.
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