Be.ez (be easy), a French brand that designs stylish accessories for the mobile lifestyle, announced a new addition to their popular line of protection sleeves for netbooks – LA robe Netbook 11.6. This netbook sleeve is nicely made with a very thick shock absorbing material, and it’s available in 2 different colors — Black & White and Red Kiss.
So, how good is this sleeve in doing its job, protecting your precious netbook? Read on to find out!
- Low Resilience Polyurethane (LRPu) Technology
- Robe protection Thickness 5MM
- Trendy, Unique Design
- Inner Lip for maximum protection
- Stand alone or in your bag
- No more scratches for your Netbook
What’s in the Box
Instead of a box, be.ez ships the sleeve with a heavy-duty vinyl zip-lock style bag. The bag itself has all the information printed on it, and it’s semi-transparent so you can see the color through the bag. Included with it is a hang tag, as well as a sample of the sleeve material so you can feel it before you buy it.The sleeve that I got for review fits any netbook up to 11.6″, which is relatively big.
Style & Function
The LA robe features dual zipper with nice large pulls on them. The zippers feel heavy-duty and inside, there’s a cloth flap that covers them to protect your netbook or laptop. Both side of the sleeve has the Be.ez logo on the bottom corner.
The LA robe is a basic sleeve, with no pockets or rooms for your netbook accessories such as the power supply. The sleeve delivers a cushioned design using Low Resilience Polyurethane for the shell so it can travel with ease in a backpack, briefcase or just in the palm of your hand, with an extra layer for support. The construction is impressive; the sleeve came back into shape without signs of dents or damage whenever I remove my books off the top of the sleeve. The thick and durable material offers good protection for my netbook inside. My Lenovo S10-2 fits just fine inside the sleeve, with a little room left to wiggle around.
My impression on the sleeve itself is definitely a good one. The chances of sudden impact stressing and cracking my netbook screen are much lower with it inside this sleeve. Some of you might complain that the sleeve doesn’t come with pockets, but it is designed that way, and for me that’s not a big deal. It is meant to protect the netbook inside from sudden impact and I believe it does a good job of that.
Overall, I would have to say, I am very impressed with LA robe 11.6 Netbook Sleeve. The sturdy material of the sleeve helps protect my netbook with my day-to-day activities. I can even just throw the sleeve with my netbook in it into any bag and it will not be damaged! Best of all, it doesn’t cost you a fortune. You can get one for only $22.99. If you have a netbook, I recommend you getting one for your netbook! You won’t be disappointed.
Be.ez La robe 11.6″ Netbook Sleeve is available from be.ez’s Amazon store or other retailers.
I was given a review unit of this product in order to do this review.
What I Liked: Well made of thick protective material (LRPu); Dual, heavy-duty zippers; Basic and functional
What Needs Improvement: Pockets for business card or a pen