Think of some of Colombia’s most successful imports. One will get you banged up for life with only a hole in the floor and a family of cockroaches for company, while a mug of the other will just about fill one millionth of your daily caffeine intake.
Well, believe it or not, you could soon be adding iPod, laptop and Solio accessories to that list. Better Energy Systems, creator of the innovative Solio charger, has launched TREAD, a new range of cases made from re-engineered Colombian truck tyres.
Each case is handmade in South America and because they’re made from heavy-duty rubber and use waterproof nylon, they’re quite possibly the ultimate bodyguards for your kit - they offer exceptional grip in hot weather too.
Having managed to get our hands on a couple of samples, we can divulge that they’re surprisingly attractive and, after repeated attempts to chew through the surface, we can confirm that they’re as tough and resilient as dry-cured army boots.
If you fancy getting your hands on some slick rubber, the TREAD range is available to buy now. Prices start at £10 and there are more designs to come in the future. Track down your nearest retailer at www.solio.com.