Twelve South Expands Journal Line With CaddySack, New Options for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

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    Twelve South today announced new additions to its Journal line of products, including Journal options for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro and a new Journal CaddySack for storing accessories.

    The MacBook Journal, priced at $149.99, is designed to work with 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models and the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Air.

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    We had a chance to check out the Journal for MacBook ahead of its launch. It features rich, soft leather in a cognac color that will take on a unique patina as it ages, and the exterior, as the name suggests, looks like a journal complete with spine.

    The leather exterior is accompanied by a soft black microsuede interior that keeps your MacBook from getting scratched and offers some light padding. When expanded, the bottom of the MacBook sits on top of the bottom of the Journal, while the top is held in place by two pieces of elastic.

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    Inside, at the bottom of the Journal case, there's a hidden interior pocket where you can keep documents safe. The entire Journal features a zipper closure with dual zippers so it won't come out during transport.

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    Twelve South is also introducing the Journal CaddySack, an alternative to the BookBook CaddySack it already offers. Priced at $90, the Journal CaddySack is designed to match the Journal for MacBook and the Journal for iPhone.

    It too is made from a supple cognac leather that will develop a one-of-a-kind look over time, with an attractive gray tweed interior.

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    Several elastic and velcro straps inside of the CaddySack can hold a MacBook power adapter, charging cables, dongles, an Apple Pencil, and other accessories. There's also a zippered pocket at the top for other small odds and ends.

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    All of the straps inside of the CaddySack are adjustable, which gives you flexibility when deciding what you need to carry inside for day to day use. Like other Journal products, the CaddySack zips closed to protect everything located inside.

    Twelve South's new Journal products can be purchased starting today from the Twelve South website.

    Article Link: Twelve South Expands Journal Line With CaddySack, New Options for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
     
  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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  3. Aston441 macrumors 65816

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    I can't stand little elastic strappy things holding my electronics. They're relatively insecure, wear out and stretch quickly, and ignore the fact that there are much better retention solutions that have been used by case makers for years.

    Edit: I am specifically referencing the straps holding the MacBook screen.
     
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  5. Tozovac macrumors 65816

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    Because Apple is guaranteed to maintain a form factor long enough for a patina to form...
     
  6. avanpelt macrumors 68030

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    'CaddySack'? Interesting name. I wonder if they'll make a special edition with small gopher in the corner?
     
  7. Sanme macrumors newbie

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  8. luvbug macrumors regular

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    Even a small gopher would take up a lot of space! No room left for gear. How about just a dash of gopher droppings instead, to give it that Caddy Shack ambiance? :D
     
  9. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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    Heck this looks so good I almost wish I would have gone with the laptop instead of the new 12.9 :). Note I e-mailed TwelveSouth. The do have something in the works for the new iPad's so iPad owners can join the party!. Sorry to go off-topic.
     
  10. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    Hint:
    The straps are holding the top part of the case, not the screen....;)
     
  11. HowEver macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the straps at the top corners of the open display make this an awful case. Never.
     
  12. Tozovac macrumors 65816

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    Maybe if the gopher was thinner than the prior year's gopher, it would help sell. Because a thinner-than-last-year gopher is what customers demand first and foremost.
     
  13. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    You owned this?
     
  14. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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    Hey I say, "Go-Fer-It":confused:
     
  15. Aston441 macrumors 65816

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    Still looking for a 9.7 2018 leather case that's snap on and covers all screen edges completely. Like the old leather iPhone 5s cases made by Apple, but bigger.


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  16. tridley68 macrumors 6502

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    Great now we need one for the new I pad Pro 12.9 since my previous Book Book case will not fit.
     
  17. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    It defeats the purpose of the light weight of MacBook Air.
     
  18. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

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    Now we need cases to manage #dongletown.
     
  19. PJL500 macrumors regular

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    Is Scott Forstall behind this product???
     
  20. Ragnar51 macrumors member

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    I'm still waiting for them to make the journal cases for the Xmax that I bought about 3 months ago!
     
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    I dunno but I would be terrified of the zipper scratching my MacBook Pro.
     
  22. tridley68 macrumors 6502

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    i to Emailed them about a Book Book for my new 12.9 i pad pro they emailed back saying sometime in January of 2019
     
  23. Doc C macrumors regular

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    But if it is thinner, will we have to charge the gopher halfway through the day?
     
  24. funkboy77 macrumors newbie

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    I've owned BookBook for literally 6 years and they've never worn out or stretched.

    The elastic in the BookBook or this new Journal (seemingly a replacement for the BookBook) doesn't have a lot of stress on it, because the laptop screen itself stands up under its own weight.

    I typically don't like elasticky things, too, but there is no problem with it on this product.

    Can you tell I'm a very happy TwelveSouth customer?

    Let me know if you have other concerns!
     
  25. buckwheet macrumors regular

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    I really, really, really, really... (really, really)... wish someone would build a compact laptop case with an integrated M.2 SSD adapter for the 2016+ MacBook Pro. It seems like a no-brainer, to me. A little elbow-joint USB-C connector, and the M.2 enclosure integrated into the top, near the hinge. Would make those machines seem (kinda) like they shipped with an adequate/upgradable SSD! Ha!
     

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