Longtime Premium Apple product carry and protective case maker WaterField Designs of San Francisco has added four new SleeveCase and shoulder bag products for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 cases to its product lineup: two protective sleeves — the SleeveCase, and Outback Sleeve, plus two tablet and accessory cases that can be converted into minimalist shoulder bags the Travel Express and the Outback Solo.
“We are happy to support Surface Pro users with four carrying options so that they can choose the one that best fits their lifestyle,” says company owner, Gary Waterfield. “Our Surface Pro cases have done well in the past. The new Pro 3 model is even more impressive, and over the last few months customers have emailed specifics about what cases they’d like.”
The Surface Pro 3 SleeveCase is a water-resistant, black ballistic nylon shell that envelops the device with shock-absorbing neoprene for ultimate protection. Two custom sizes are offered, one to fit just the Surface Pro 3 and the other sized to accommodate the tablet PC with its optional Type Cover attached. Choices include three trim colors, horizontal or vertical orientation, and add-on options including a lightly padded flap closure, d-rings and a strap, and a Piggyback accessory pouch. The SleeveCases are TSA-friendly.
Waterfield’s Surface Pro 3 Outback Sleeves offer the same level of excellent protection as their SleeveCases, but with a stylishly retro brown, waxed-canvas shell and grizzly or chocolate leather trim enclosing the TSA-friendly sleeve. Two sizes are again offered: one fits just the Surface Pro 3 and the other fits the tablet with the Type Cover attached. Other choices include horizontal or vertical orientation, as well as add-on options including a lightly padded flap closure, d-rings and a strap, and a Piggyback accessory pouch.
The TSA-friendly Surface Pro 3 Travel Express grab-and-go case includes a custom-sized pocket for the Surface Pro 3 plus space for additional necessities. Features include scratch-free interior pockets, foam lining, an impact-resistant plastic insert, and an optional strap. The Travel Express is made from water-resistant black ballistic nylon with a bold stripe in a choice of seven colors.
Waterfield’s Surface Pro 3 Outback Solo case provides two layers of protection — high-grade neoprene enveloped in highly water-resistant, tan waxed canvas. An offset, distressed leather flap secures contents with a firm magnetic closure and lends the bag a vintage look. Two front pockets fit a smartphone and necessities like a charger, wallet and keys. An optional strap transforms the Surface Pro 3 case into a svelte, minimalist over-the-shoulder bag.
Pricing & Availability
Price: $49. Size: 16 fits Surface Pro 3 “naked” and size 17 fits Surface Pro 3 with Type Cover. Color: Black with trim in lead checkered Indium, or brown or black leather (+$10). OptionsÅ\Flap: $15. D-rings only: $5. Simple Strap: $12. Suspension Shoulder Strap: $22. Piggyback accessory pouch: $25-$27. Pre-order now. Ships July 7, 2014.
Price: $59. Sizes: 16 fits Surface Pro 3 ÅenakedÅf and size 17 fits Surface Pro 3 with Type Cover. Color: Tan waxed canvas with trim in grizzly or chocolate full-grain leather. OptionsÅ\Flap: $20. D-rings only: $8. Simple Strap: $14. Suspension Shoulder Strap: $24. Piggyback accessory pouch: $30. Pre-order now. Ships July 7, 2014.
Price: $79. One size. Color: black ballistic nylon with stripe in black, copper, flame, green, pearl, pine, or brown leather (+$10). OptionsÅ\Simple Strap: $14. Suspension Shoulder Strap: $24. Pre-order now. Ships July 7, 2014.
Price: $109. One size. Color: Tan waxed canvas with chocolate leather flap.
Options: Shoulder strap: $19. Pre-order now. Ships July 14, 2014.