Have you seen this yet? It’s a manilla folder for the new MacBook Air. Basically Steve Jobs pulled the new ultra slim MacBook Air out of a manilla folder to prove how thin it was. So a team of artists made this manilla folder looking sleeve for the new laptop and called it AirMail. If you go to the “All you want to know” part of their new site it exlpains what it is made of.
“The AirMail laptop sleeve is handmade out of durable upholstery-grade vinyl, and lined with fuzzy, soft fleece.”
Did they just say fleece?�The last time I took off my fleece pull over I was cursing up a storm about how much static electricity it creates and I couldn’t get rid of it. I even zapped my wife and I still had it.�I am no electronics expert, but I am pretty sure static electricity and electronics� don’t play well together.� I guess laptops are protected from occasional zaps but generating static on the laptop each time you remove it from the sleeve just can’t be good?� Can it?
When I built my own PC years ago there were plenty of warnings to make sure you were grounded with a static wrist strap. And the video and audio cards would be wrapped in�anti-static bags. You’ll see the same packaging for PIC microcontrollers and other ICs.
Someone please tell me I am wrong because�I love the fact that these two people came up with an idea and put into practice and on sale in a matter of days. I really want them to succeed and continue making products. This is the kind of entrepeneural gadget making energy I want to support and foster here at Prodmod: Be small be quick and get new products out before big corporate has time to even know what they missed. But if the AirMail�starts to blow up everyone’s new MacBook Air with static bombs, well, that would be�unfortunate.�Speed and novelty is good, damaging goods is not.
But hey like I said I am no expert – maybe they found a way for it not to create static, or perhaps the MacBook Air is impervious to static electrical damage? **�I don’t damage my laptop when I am statically charged.
** UPDATE-It is protected from static damage! See comment below from Jona Bechtolt over at manilamac.com.**
But of all lining material why fleece?
Do you know more about this?
I have looked online for answers and get mixed results.
Can you provide any more technical info on this?
Would you buy the AirMail Mac folder?
Please comment below.