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I am slightly ashamed to admit that I’m someone who gets as excited about picking out cases for my gadgets as I am about the gadgets themselves. Not only are they a great way to make a device your own, but they can also help you get the most out of your new tool.
This human-centered approach to design is the founding philosophy of SINEX, a design company that recently launched “the world’s first 3-in-1 multifunctional laptop stand case.” It features a waterproof leather sleeve, magnetic closure, elevation stand with two angles, and wrist rest to reduce fatigue.
My first impression of the case was how slim it is; the construction is sturdy and surprisingly lightweight, considering its wide magnetic closure. The best part is the stand feature. Not only is it ergonomic, but it also allows for effective heat dissipation for your laptop. For people who need a bit of screen elevation to avoid neck or back pain, the portability of the case makes it an excellent option for out-of-office days. The wrist rest is quite flat, but it’s a welcome feature nonetheless.
One notable downside is the synthetic smell upon opening the packaging, which lingers for a day or two. But all in all, it’s a good product, and I see it as being quite practical for those who frequently travel or work remotely.
The case can accommodate 13-, 15-, and 16-inch laptops, comes in gray, brown, green, and beige, and is available on the SINEX website. Customers who sign up to the mailing list can enjoy 30% off the US$39 retail price and a free laptop cord wrap. –MC
Photos courtesy of SINEX.