Tom Bihn bags for iPad – Made to fit?

Cache on the left, Ristretto on the right

Like vultures circling the half-dead carcass of hapless desert hunter, accessory makers will be swooping in to take advantage of the iPad’s hype. Some already have and if Tom Bihn’s accessory bags are any indication, the iPad hasn’t really met accessory makers yet. Both the Cache and the Ristretto appear to be made for another product and at the last minute, got an ‘iPad’ pasted over the top, but come on Tom, you could do better. If the above designs catch your fancy, the marketing report below may just put you over the top.

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TOM BIHN today introduced the Cache sleeve and Ristretto vertical messenger bag for the Apple iPad. The Cache is available in Size iPad, and designed specifically for the Apple iPad. The Cache fits the iPad on its own or encased in its Apple iPad Case. The Ristretto for Apple iPad is a vertical messenger bag with a built-in interior padded compartment that protects the iPad inside of the bag. The Ristretto for Apple iPad fits the iPad on its own or encased in its Apple iPad Case.

Seattle, WA – TOM BIHN, a designer, manufacturer, and retailer of laptop bags and travel bags today introduced the Cache sleeve and Ristretto vertical messenger bag for the Apple iPad.

The Cache is available in Size iPad – designed specifically for the Apple iPad. The Cache is designed to protect the Apple iPad against scrapes and scratches from all sides. Its 1/4″ (6mm) thick foam padding laminated with an exterior of four-ply Taslan and an interior of brushed tricot cradles your iPad. The Cache for Apple iPad fits the iPad on its own or encased in its Apple iPad Case. Available in Charcoal grey. Made in Seattle. Lifetime Guarantee.

Available for pre-order:
* Ships within 10 days of the release of the Apple iPad. $30 (USD).

The Ristretto for Apple iPad is a vertical messenger bag with a built-in interior padded compartment that protects the iPad inside of the bag. The padded compartment is made with .25″ (6mm) open-cell foam laminated with durable 4 Ply Taslan(R) on the outside, and features an interior of super-soft brushed nylon. The back side of the Ristretto is padded with 1/4″ closed cell foam.

The Ristretto for Apple iPad fits the iPad on its own or encased in its Apple iPad Case. Available in colors Black/Steel, Black/Wasabi, Cocoa/Olive, Olive/Cayenne, and Plum/Wasabi. Made in Seattle of U.S. 1000 and 500 denier Cordura. YKK zippers. Lifetime Guarantee.

Check out Tom Bihn for more details:

Ristretto 110$

Cache 30$

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