RoadWired Advanced Protection System (R.A.P.S) Review
I recently received a 20″ square RoadWired R.A.P.S! wrap. When it comes down to it, you could say I paid for a 20″x 20″ square of padded felt-like fabric that has Velcro in each corner. But this is no ordinary fabric, it’s especially designed to preserve metals such as electronics components from corroding.
The secret to the advanced protection is on the inside — lining the interior is a special copper colored new-age composite material called Corrosion Intercept . Developed by Lucent Technologies Bell labs this corrosion resistant polymer helps to protect the metal parts of what could be inside, namely electronic components.
Inside of R.A.P.S (view large image)
Outside of R.A.P.S, available in 4 colors, seen here is the yellow option (view large image)
I have also seen this technology employed by guitar string company D’Addario and I have to say that it does keep my guitar strings crisper over longer periods of time. This is because over time the harmful gases in the air we breathe everyday, or even just plain old humidity, can be harmful to your electronic components and certain materials. Thus the purpose of this wrap is three fold: protection against corrosion from harmful gases, natural elements and impact. So that’s it, you can make the R.A.P.S fit any shape to hold anything you might put in it. It can hold a camera, lenses, top secret, highly sensitive, corrosive prone electronic devices, or even a laptop. I personally purchased it in hopes of holding books and stuff in my huge messenger bag because the corners get frayed.
wrap electronics devices (view large image)
or wrap books to keep the corners from getting dog-eared (view large image)
If you have a laptop you’d like to use this sleeve like device for, I was able to fit a 13.3″ Macbook into the sleeve as seen in the pictures.
MacBook getting wrapped in R.A.P.S! (view large image)
MacBook fully wrapped (view large image)
The RoadWired R.A.P.S are available in 4 colors and in 3 sizes (12″, 16″, 20″) to suit your moods and needs. Best of all, they are fairly inexpensive at $8.29, $9.57, and $11.49 for the respective sizes.