WaterField's CitySlicker MacBook Air case is slick, but the handle costs extra

The CitySlicker is a stylishly slim laptop case that leaves off certain elements -- unless you want to pay for them.

The CitySlicker starts at $129 and its flap comes in four different color options. WaterField Designs

WaterField Designs makes some swanky cases for laptops, tablets, e-readers, and even the PS Vita . The company's latest edition to its catalog is the CitySlicker, a compact carrying case for the MacBook Air and presumably smaller Windows ultrabooks.

The interior pockets of the CitySlicker, which starts at $129. Waterfield Designs

Although I haven't gotten my hands on one, the nice thing about it seems to be that while it's slim, it does offer more storage than a laptop sleeve, with a few pockets on the inside and one on the outside for storing the Air's AC adapter and charging cable.

The downside is the price. The base price for a CitySlicker that stores the 11-inch MacBook Air is $129; the 13-inch model goes for $139 (it is made in San Francisco). On top of that, you then you have to pay extra for a handle and a shoulder strap if you want them. But hey, a bunch of folks over at Facebook will be able to afford three or four of these along with matching MacBook Airs once the company goes public.

 

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