Not all laptop cases are equal. Some are designed for everyday city use, so they prioritize sleek looks, slim lines, and easy portability. Others are designed for taking on the road, so they put a premium on ruggedness, cushioning, and a whole load of other stuff. The iWorkCase V3 16 belongs to that latter group.
Designed for field work, the laptop case is both rugged and waterproof, making it ideal to bring in the field, whether you’re flying, driving, or jumping on a boat to get to your work location. Need to bring a laptop for the wildlife photography shoot you’re doing for a magazine? This will work. How about that time you might want to get some work done while you take the kids fishing on the boat? Yep, this should work for that, too.
The iWorkCase V3 16 is a hard-walled briefcase designed to carry a 16-inch MacBook Pro or any similarly-sized laptop. Since a laptop likely isn’t enough to let you do your work in the field, there’s also built-in compartments for an external SSD (sized to fit a Samsung T5), up to two external HDDs (also fits a MacBook Pro power adapter or a larger USB hub), a large power bank (sized for the HyperJuice 1.5 222), up to four small power banks (sized for the HyperJuice USB-C PD 100), a USB 3.0 card reader, four CF cards, four SD cards, and extra accessories such as cables. The compartments, by the way, are made using a custom foam inlay, which you can easily remove if you want to use it as a bare suitcase for carrying other gear.
The laptop is designed to store above the accessory foam inlay, where it’s securely held in place, so it won’t be moving around during transport. Dimensions, by the way, are 18.9 x 13.7 x 5.1 inches (width x height x depth), so it’s small enough to not be burdensome to bring along anywhere you’re going.
The iWorkCase V3 16 comes with a foldable sun hood – a three-walled implement that can secure on the inside of the lid and wrap around your laptop. Designed to shield the laptop from the harsh glare of the sun, it gives you a way to comfortably use your MacBook outdoors without having the bright lights of the sun affect the appearance of whatever’s onscreen. This makes it especially useful for photographers and videographers, who may want to review what their captures look like before packing up and calling it a day. They even threw in a dark cloth attachment that you can use to eliminate any ambient light, so you can see the images onscreen inside a darkened space.
It fits all 16-inch MacBook Pros from November 2019 onwards, so it should be compatible with all newer Apple machines that come out, which are likely to be even slimmer than the current generation. Want to mount your laptop on a tripod, since you don’t have a desk with you? Not a problem, as the case is compatible with an Arca mount, essentially turning the case-plus-tripod-combo into a standing desk.
The iWorkCase V3 16 is available now, priced at €500.