So it begins; bag designer Tom Bihn announced today the release of two new iPad specific products, a messenger bag and a dedicated sleeve style case.
Apple’s third party products attract companies like a moth to a flame. The first company to make their appearance is Tom Bihn. Based out of Seattle, the bag maker has announced to products specificly for the iPad; a messenger bag style and a sleeve style. Both bags are shipping 10 days after the release of the iPad (expected in March), and are available for pre-order now.
From the press release:
Seattle, WA – TOM BIHN, a designer, manufacturer, and retailer of laptop bags and travel bags today introduced the Cache sleeve and Ristretto vertical messenger bag for the Apple iPad.
The Cache is available in Size iPad – designed specifically for the Apple iPad. The Cache is designed to protect the Apple iPad against scrapes and scratches from all sides. Its 1/4″ (6mm) thick foam padding laminated with an exterior of four-ply Taslan and an interior of brushed tricot cradles your iPad. The Cache for Apple iPad fits the iPad on its own or encased in its Apple iPad Case. Available in Charcoal grey. Made in Seattle. Lifetime Guarantee.
Available for pre-order:
* Ships within 10 days of the release of the Apple iPad. $30 (USD).
The Ristretto for Apple iPad is a vertical messenger bag with a built-in interior padded compartment that protects the iPad inside of the bag. The padded compartment is made with .25″ (6mm) open-cell foam laminated with durable 4 Ply Taslan(R) on the outside, and features an interior of super-soft brushed nylon. The back side of the Ristretto is padded with 1/4″ closed cell foam.
The Ristretto for Apple iPad fits the iPad on its own or encased in its Apple iPad Case. Available in colors Black/Steel, Black/Wasabi, Cocoa/Olive, Olive/Cayenne, and Plum/Wasabi. Made in Seattle of U.S. 1000 and 500 denier Cordura. YKK zippers. Lifetime Guarantee.
Available for order:
* Ships within one business day. $110 (USD).
The Cache and the Ristretto are available exclusively through the TOM BIHN website or Seattle Factory Showroom.