APRIL 29, 2020

Today in Gear: A Durable and Lightweight Laptop Cover, the Best Charcoal Grills & More


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While many of us are working from home lately, now may be the best time to protect your tech gear from daily wear and tear. When it comes to laptop cases, you need something that’s tough, lightweight and stylish to protect your device. Incase’s lastest collection is exactly that and more. After perfecting its craft for over 11 years, the brand has recently released its latest Hardshell Collection that features a 16-Inch Hardshell Dots and a 16-Inch Textured Hardshell. Unlike other hardshell cases that are typically made with ABS plastic, Incase has incorporated Bayer Makrolon polycarbonate — a durable material that is remarkably lightweight, responsibly designed and fully recyclable. A Woolnex material is then wrapped around its exterior to give it a slim professional look and prevent it from fraying. The Hardshell collection keeps your device cool and makes it easy to access ports, lights and buttons with its precision cutouts. So save yourself from all the bumps, scratches and dings and protect your MacBook with the new hardshell collection from the creators of the original MacBook hardcase.

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