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The LaVolta turns your iMac into a portable (if you have strong shoulders)

It’s been a cold, snowy, winter here in Nashville, Tennessee — and we still have a couple of months to go!. There’s always a chance that, if my neck of the woods ices over, the power will go out. If that happens, I’ll pack my 27-inch iMac 5K in my LaVolta Carry Case, head to a place where there’s working electricity, and carry on with my chores for AppleWorld Today (you’re welcome).

As much as I like my 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I don’t want to be using it for hours (or days) at a time for my daily work. For that, I need — or at least want — lots of screen real estate.

The big ol’ iMac isn’t built for portability, however, so I need something to transport and protect it at the same time. Enter the leather Lavolta Carrying Case, which has been specially designed for the all-in-one. It’s made of leather and thick felt with soft yet protective velvet lining

Created by Aliaksei Malevich at an East London hackathon, it lets you pack your desktop into a carry-on sized bag and sling it over your shoulder. At least, if you’ve got strong shoulders, as the LaVolta weights 1.7 pounds atop the 27-inch iMac Pro’s 21 pounds.

The LaVolta has a large pocket for an Apple Keyboard, Apple Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse. There’s also a smaller pocket for cables, keys, or other items.

I can’t see myself taking the iMac on a business trip that involves air travel, but if that’s your cup of tea, the Lavolta — which I’ve heard described as the “unholy lovechild of an Apple Store and a Louis Vuitton handbag” — is carry-on size.

It sells on Amazon and Etsy for $79.99 and $69.99, respectively. There are other carrying cases for the iMac, including the $160 Pelican 1600 (14 pounds) and $199 Gator G—CPR-IM27 (nine pounds). They do offer more protection, but I prefer the LaVolta because it combines reasonable durability in a light design that’s easy to move — if don’t mind some tech backpacking.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.