updated 12:15 pm EST, Fri December 8, 2006
While many cases offer soft surroundings for laptops, Tech 21's L.I.P.S. (Laptop Impact Protection System) bags actually suspend laptops in a cradle, guarding them with a steel frame and an additional layer of padding. Several different models are available; the standard is the Pro Carry Case, which holds computers up to 17 inches in size and has a luggage strap, a zip-down workstation, and separate sections for accessories and documents. The Ladies Carry Case is limited to 15-inch laptops, but has an interior lighting system to find small objects. Business travellers will appreciate the Trolley Case models, which add handles, wheels, and compartments for clothing. Prices for L.I.P.S. bags start at £55 ($108) for the Pro Carry Case and run closer to £95 ($186) for the Pro Mobile Trolley.