It’s great to see more companies taking notice of netbooks and realizing that a slip cover or a portable DVD case aren’t necessarily the best ways to carry these tiny laptops around. Higher Ground Gear is pushing a new laptop case called the mini-Shuttle that’s designed for 9 or 10 inch netbooks. One of the things that sets the mini-Shuttle apart from other cases is that it doubles as a portable desk. You can unzip the mini-Shuttle and use your netbook without ever taking it out of the case.

At first glance, this looks like a nice little case. it can handle computers up to 10.2″ x 7.2″ x 1.25″ and it has a separate pocket for batteries, power supplies, or other accessories. But I’m not entirely sold on this never take your laptop out of its case idea. Because really what you’re doing at that point is adding size and weight to your 3 pound, 10 inch netbook.

The mini-Shuttle will set you back $34.95, although it’s temporarily out of stock.

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,547 other subscribers

4 replies on “Mini-Shuttle case keeps netbooks safer, less portable”

  1. Not a bad idea … except for when my eeectl oc’d netbook burns a hole in it..

  2. Bad product name, IMO, as it implies that it is made by Shuttle, Inc. (maker of small form-factor desktops)

Comments are closed.