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Protect your gear

Alex Miller
The hard polypropylene laptop case from the Colorado company Otter Box sells for $189.95 at

One Colorado company has occupied a niche as the makers of the ultimate in laptop protection. Otter Box, based in Fort Collins, makes hard polypropylene laptop cases that are just about indestructible. They’re also waterproof and customizable to provide shock-proof protection for all sizes of laptops.

This level of protection may not be for everyone. While there appears to be no doubting the Otter Box’s toughness, it’s probably best suited for folks who bring their laptops into the outdoors or those who travel a great deal.

Tough is one thing, but most people like to have room for other things in a laptop bag, and the Otter Box isn’t built for extra stuff. It’s also heavier than a typical cloth bag.

But if you don’t need a lot of extra stuff and require that extra protection for your laptop, the Otter Box is the way to go ” especially if you don’t mind looking like you’re packing top secret files or something else of high importance.

Otter Box also makes similarly protective cases for iPods, cell phones and other gizmos. Check it out at, for a cost of $189.95.

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