Pelican Products Inc. has introduced the 1075 HardBack case for tablets and netbook computers, the company has announced.PEL_1075_3qtr_Netbook_PnP_StrapLORES copy 3

Designed as watertight/crush-resistant armor for tablet style computers and netbooks, the case was developed in a unique partnership between Pelican and BMW Designworks (a division BMW).

"We are pleased to introduce the Pelican 1075 as a unique lifestyle product that combines a compelling industrial/consumer design with Pelican engineering and material innovation," said Dinis Jablonski, Pelican's director of product management.

The Pelican 1075 fits into most bags and will protect just about any electronic device as wide as 10 inches (including brands such as Apple, Dell and Sony) from the rigors of travel. The case achieves this with a high-impact, heat and chemically resistant composite shell. The Pelican 1075 also features a sturdy, removable nylon shoulder strap so travelers can keep a firm hold on their gear.

The case also features a shock-absorbing, plush foam liner (with impact-protection cell cushions) and a polymer latch to ensure that the computer stays secure and scratch free. The case's tongue-and-groove lid construction and polymer o-ring creates a watertight seal, and its built-in, automatic pressure equalization valve keeps moisture out and makes it easier to open the case at any altitude.

The Pelican 1075 HardBack with computer case liner retails for $69.95, andcan be purchased with Pick-N-Pluck foam for the same price. The Pelican i1075 Hardback (coming soon) featured a foam insert to protect, secure and display the iPad or iPad 2—accessories will also be available—for a retail price of $84.95.

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