MacDirectory Magazine

Fall-Winter 2008 (#39)

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126 MacDirectory CLOSER LOOK FABRIX > OFFERING STYLE AND PROTECTION Do you want to keep an electronic gizmo in pristine condition? Fabrix of Singapore has the answer for you: use a hand-made, custom case to protect your investment. Originally designed for iPods, Macbooks and Macbook Pros, Fabrix cases recently expanded into the PC market. "Each Fabrix design is available only in limited quantities and we do not stock up on the old designs," the company Web site states. "Exclusiveness is what we focus on. Each Fabrix case is purely handmade and sewn to precision such that it is a snug fit for your gadget. "Right here in the heart of Fabrix, we believe strongly in customer service and product quality. We try our best to cater to each individual customer's requests and we practise stringent quality control checks. At the same time, we strive hard to offer the best to our customers at the most affordable rates." Since Fabrix cases are custom made, they can fit almost any small electronic device with a snug hold. So, the device will stay in its case during normal daily movement. The cases are well-padded and designed to stand up to wear and tear. Cases come in a variety of colors and fabrics, including corduroy and denim. Stylish polka dot, floral and even suit material are available in the basic and deluxe model. The deluxe model offers a Velcro strap and an outside pocket to hold small items. Each case is made only after an order is placed so that there are limited quantities in different designs and patterns. All of the Fabrix products are washable and water resistant for added protection. Pricing for an iPod cover begins at $21.90 and goes up to about $45 for a laptop case. Custom-designed cases are slightly more expensive and take longer to produce. Camera cases are also available and cost around $25. For more informa- tion on Fabrix, visit . WORDS BY MARY ROSENTHOL WHAT'S THAT ON YOUR SKIN? > MYTEGO Tired of boring cellphones and iPods? MyTego has the answer for the picky connoisseur. Tego Skins stick to the outside of any hand-held electronic device with a light adhesive. "A Tego Skin is a thin, tough, flexible vinyl covering that you can customize in any way imaginable, with ANY kind of image that you like: friends, family, pop-culture, trips, artists, NHL images," according to the Tego Web site. "A Tego Skin will go over top of your boring cell phone faceplate, and is applied over top of your other stuff as well. It is easy to apply and easy to remove, with no residue. Design it any way that you want, and everything is made specifically for you, just the way that you designed it." The skins are custom cut to the specifications of the device so that each one fits perfectly. They can be removed at any time without damaging the outside of the electronics. Each Tego Skin comes with an installation kit and an instruction card and is good for one use. Tegos are good for anywhere from six months to a couple years depending on how often the gadget is used. Tego skins come in a variety of patterns and colors, from stripes for a Guitar Hero to flowers for an iPhone. There are designs to match any taste. And if you are not satisfied with your purchase, MyTego will redesign the skin or refund the cost of the item. MyTego has gift cards available for anyone who wants to personally design a card and pass it on. Gift cards can be given as either a standard model or a virtual card. Skins range in price from about $10 for a small phone sized skin to $20 for a laptop model. Learn more at . WORDS BY MARY ROSENTHOL

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