San Francisco, California – WaterField Designs, an innovative leader in locally-manufactured laptop sleeves and designer bags and cases for digital gear, announces the svelte CitySlicker, a protective case that complements the new MacBook Air’s thin, light body. The MacBook Air’s improved battery life and enhanced Wi-Fi performance now allows people to stay connected all day, all the time. As working in cafes, restaurants, and bookstores becomes the norm, protection-on-the-go is a necessity. To keep the slim MacBook Air safe and secure without adding weight or bulk, WaterField Designs’ MacBook Air Case is the perfect answer.

Measuring just an inch-and-a-half wide, the CitySlicker MacBook Air Case keeps the laptop snug in lightweight layers of padded lining, neoprene, and impact-resistant plastic. The black ballistic nylon exterior is graced with a supple leather flap that snaps into place, giving the case a clean, retro look. Customers can choose from bold or subtle leather colors. Small, stretchy pockets underneath the flap and a backside, semi-opaque pocket with self-locking zippers keep accessories organized. Options include adding a handle, a strap, or both.

WaterField offers MacBook Air sleeves and bags for Apple’s newly-announced and upgraded 11- and 13-inch models in addition to the CitySlicker. These include the classic SleeveCase, Outback Sleeve, Suede Jacket, Smart Case, Air Wallet and Travel Express. Thirteen-inch specialty laptop bags include the Racer-X, HardCase, Muzetto (Leather and Outback styles) and Medium VertiGo.

“The challenge of designing a case for the Air is figuring out how to keep it thin and lightweight, even with the chunky, square power supply,” shared founder Gary Waterfield. “We found a creative way to do this with the CitySlicker. The new Air may have a really long battery life, but people will still need their power supply when they’re out and about.”

Additional 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air Cases & Sleeves:
SleeveCase: A water-resistant, ballistic nylon shell envelops shock-absorbing neoprene for ultimate protection. Choice of trim color and horizontal or vertical orientation, optional D-rings and strap, and Piggyback accessory pouch. TSA-friendly.

Outback Sleeve: Same proven protection as the WaterField SleeveCase. A brown, waxed-canvas shell and grizzly or chocolate leather trim combine for a TSA-friendly, custom-fit.

Suede Jacket Sleeve: Custom-fitted, scratch-free, TSA-friendly Ultrasuede(R) sleeve for the MacBook Air. Small pull-tabs ease laptop in or out and a neoprene strip adds extra protection.

Smart Case: Multi-layered padding includes an Ultrasuede(R), scratch-free liner, an impact-resistant, protective insert, and a water-resistant, nylon exterior. Six color choices framed with thin, brown, leather sides. TSA-friendly.

Travel Express: This ultimate grab-and-go MacBook Air case fits the new laptop plus necessities. Features include scratch-free interior pockets, foam lining, an impact-resistant plastic insert, lightweight, optional D-rings and strap.

Air Wallet: Nylon and leather combine for a great option to carry the MacBook Air plus accessories. Features: scratch-free interior pockets; foam lining; impact-resistant plastic insert; stretchy outside back pocket; optional D-rings and strap. Six color options with distressed, brown leather sides.

13-inch MacBook Air Laptop Bags:
Racer-X: This laptop briefcase features two zippered compartments – one ruggedly-padded, form fitted for the MacBook Air 13-inch, and another for documents and an iPad. The bag includes internal accessory pockets and a front, quick-access pocket. A rear, bottom-zippered pocket allows the bag to slip over luggage handles. Choice of six accent colors.

HardCase: This executive style laptop bag features a triple-layered, protective laptop chamber, two narrow pockets under the flap and a secured, soft-lined back pocket for necessities. A dual-tone leather flap, an integrated leather handle, and an aluminum paragliding buckle create a refined look. Customers choose leather flap colors.

Muzetto: The gorgeous Muzetto vertical messenger bag is available in distressed leather or brown waxed-canvas, both with a choice of six nylon accent colors and five sizes including one for each the 11- and 13-inch Airs. Two main interior compartments include one with soft lining and one with gold interior and a zippered pocket. A back pocket holds magazines or files.

VertiGo: An ideal travel bag for the 13-inch MacBook Air, the medium VertiGo is constructed of durable, black, ballistic nylon with colorful choices of either Indium(TM) or leather trim.

Pricing & Availability:
CitySlicker: $129 USD & $139. (+ add-ons). Colors: black, chocolate, grizzly, nubock, Peruvian
SleeveCase: $49 (+ add-ons). Black with grey checkered nylon or brown leather trim (+$10). D-rings & Simple Shoulder Strap ($12) or Suspension Shoulder Strap ($22). Piggyback: ($25-$27)
Outback Sleeve: $49. Brown, waxed-canvas with choice of grizzly or chocolate leather trim
Suede Jacket: $25 & $29. Black Ultrasuede(R)
Smart Case: $99. Colors: black, copper, flame, green, pearl, pine
Travel Express: $79 & $89. Black plus bold stripe in: black, copper, flame, green, pearl, pine, or brown leather

Racer-X 13-inch: $179. Black plus piping colors: blue, black, brown, green, red, or silver
HardCase 13-inch: $229. Dual-leather flap in black plus underside flap accent color of purchaser’s choice
Muzetto 11-inch & 13-inch: Leather – $219 & $239. Brown waxed-Canvas – $169 & $179. Choice of six accent colors: black, copper, flame, green, pearl, pine
Medium VertiGo: $99. Black with choice of Indium(TM) or leather strip in multiple colors

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WaterField Designs manufactures custom-fitted, high-quality cases and bags for a full-range of laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, MP3s, gaming devices, electronic readers, and other digital gear. All products are manufactured to exacting standards in San Francisco. WaterField Designs, SleeveCase, Outback Sleeve, Suede Jacket, Smart Case, CitySlicker, Travel Express, Air Wallet, Racer-X, Muzetto, HardCase and VertiGo are trademarks of WaterField Designs. Copyright (C) 2013 WaterField Designs. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and MacBook are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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