SAN FRANCISCO, February 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Water Field Designsa san francisco manufacturer of bags and cases for digital equipment, announces the CitySlicker case for the Valve Steam Deck, a sophisticated case for gamers looking for a more professional looking case that protects both the handheld and its basic accessories. Crafted from ballistic nylon or waxed canvas and top-grain leather, the premium CitySlicker stores the basic Steam Deck setup: console, power supply, cables, SD cards, and microSD cards. Working with over 1,500 customers, WaterField is developing a collection of Steam Deck Cases targeted for different uses, of which the CitySlicker is the first. Additional co-designed cases will be announced in the coming weeks.
“When we asked customers about the form and function of their ideal Suitcase Steam Deckoverwhelmingly requested a modified version of our popular CitySlicker, customized for the Steam Deck,” said the company owner, Gary Waterfield. “They outlined other types of cases they would like based on how they plan to use their Steam Deck in various scenarios, so we will be releasing a full collection of cases for the Steam Deckstarting today with our CitySlicker.”
Intentionally involving target users in the company’s community design projects, such as this one for Steam Deck Cases, enables WaterField’s design team to turn user feedback into information that informs evolving design developments and sheds light on details often missed by major manufacturers. Handcrafted in the USA with premium materials, the WaterField CitySlicker protects and organizes not only the Steam Deck console but also its basic accessories, setting it apart from the manufacturer’s case that simply stores the console.
Beneath a double-layered full-grain leather flap, a padded main compartment with side and rear impact-resistant plastic inserts and a padded neoprene bottom cradles the precious handheld. A thin Ultrasuede® padded cushion in front of the screen keeps the joysticks protected and in place and also serves as an integrated screen cleaner. This feature effortlessly cleans the screen each time the handheld is inserted or removed. Behind the console, a padded pocket provides storage for items like a USB-C cable and cleaning cloth. Five leather SD slots are ideal for those who want to carry microSD adaptors; clever open spaces at the bottom allow users to push cards up for easy retrieval. A rear mesh pocket closes with a self-locking zipper; Inside, users can store the power source, a short HDMI cable (for those who want to connect the console to a larger screen), and microSD cards in five built-in slots. The CitySlicker carries elegantly under an arm or in a larger bag, and optional accessories – a carabiner, wrist strap and/or matching strap – provide additional carrying flexibility.
Features at a glance:
- Double-layered premium full-grain leather flap
- Anti-scratch padded lining
- Interior Ultrasuede® padded pocket — protects and cleans the screen
- Ultrasuede® padded bumpers — protect joysticks
- Impact resistant plastic on the back and sides
- Neoprene bottom band
- Lower finger loop — makes console removal easy
- Auto-sensing magnetic snap closures
- Self-locking zippered mesh back pocket with five built-in microSD slots and space for accessories
- Five leather slots for SD or SD card adapter
- Optional carrying accessories: carabiner, wrist strap and/or shoulder strap
Since the company was founded in 1998, WaterField Designs has incorporated customer feedback into the design of its various bags and cases. By inviting target users to participate, WaterField creates cases that specifically meet user needs and include unique details, such as built-in microSD slots and multiple carrying options for the CitySlicker. Two upcoming co-designed Steam Deck cases will address additional use case scenarios described by the participants. The CitySlicker for the Steam Deck joins that of WaterField game case collection Nintendo Switch cases, Switch Lite cases and Analogue Pocket cases.
CitySlicker Availability and Pricing for the Steam Deck
Colors: Black Ballistic Nylon with Black, Blue, Chocolate, Crimson, Grizzly, or White Full Grain Leather; waxed canvas with chocolate or grizzly full grain leather.
Materials: Auto-sensing magnetic snaps; self-locking zippers; impact-resistant plastic inserts; neoprene padding; Ultrasuede®.
Dimensions and weight: 12 x 5 x 2 in, 12.2 oz.
Optional accessories: carabiner + $3; 3/8 inch leather wrist strap + $15; a matching adjustable shoulder strap with cam buckle +$19.
Orders received until midnight, monday february 21will receive a free matching strap.
Pre order now. The expedition begins March 11, 2022.
About WaterField Designs
WaterField Designs is an innovation San Francisco designer and manufacturer of bags and cases for tech-savvy consumers who want to carry their tech in a stylish and responsible way. WaterField manufactures high quality custom cases and bags for a full line of laptops, smartphones, tablets, gaming devices and other digital gear. All products are manufactured to exacting standards entirely in San Francisco. More information can be found on the company’s website under “Our history.”
Heidi MarzkeWaterfield Designs, 1 4152970088, [email protected]
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