Waterfield Designs just announced of their new Vero Leather Sleeve for the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 devices. The company says that its cases are “handcrafted from the strongest part of the hide,” which they promise will protect the device and only gets better overtime as its “beautiful patina” gradually appears over the usage of the sleeve. The company’s founder Gary Waterfield describes the case, saying,
“The first step to protecting your laptop is to have a perfectly-sized laptop case to cushion it while in transit. The custom-fitted, Vero Leather Sleeve cradles the Surface with an interior that is so soft, you’ll probably wish you could crawl in there yourself to take a nap. The leather ages well and gets better and better looking the more you use it.”
Perhaps one of the most interesting features of the sleeve as seen in the video below is that it doesn’t have any zippers. Instead, the company uses a leather grip at the bottom which makes removing the laptop from the case quick and simple. The company also says this added grip will provide enhance protection of the device.
The company’s announcement comes just a few days after HP’s introduction of their Spectre Folio leather 2-in-1 tablet PC, which comes with a leather case of its own which can hold the tablet in “media mode,” which is essentially another term for tent mode. With HP’s option, you’ll have to shell out at least $1,299 to get the device and the cover, whereas Surface Pro buyers can likely spend slightly less to get the tablet and sleeve as separate purchases.
The Waterfield sleeve comes in the “grizzly brown” and “dark chocolate” colors, and is available to be ordered now for $119 which will begin shipping starting on November 2nd, a little over two weeks after the October 16th release of the new Surface devices.
Would you rather an HP Spectre Folio 2-in-1 or a Surface Pro with Waterfield’s new leather sleeve? Your thoughts and opinions are welcome below.