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Lederhosen laptop sleeve -- the perfect yodeling accessory

September 15, 2011 |  3:37 pm

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If Maria von Trapp were around, this would be covering her laptop.

Dutch laptop accessory maker CoverBee is selling a laptop sleeve shaped like lederhosen, leather breeches that were the traditional garb of the German workman.

The sleeve consists of a child-size pair of lederhosen "made of the finest real leather!" and a matching gingham shirt in pink (the Heidi) or blue (the Peter), according to the website.

The cover also has "cute little knots," adjustable suspender straps and a lining of fake "sheep fur."

"As if that wasn't already good enough," the website brags, "the sleeve has real pockets to insert your laptop accessories and the trouser buttons can actually really be opened as a kind of 'ventilation' for your...hmm, laptop :)"

CoverBee said that idea for the sleeve came after pondering the lederhosen, which is "normally used for protecting a man's best body parts."

"The goal of the German state of Bavaria is on the one hand keeping their traditions and on the other hand becoming a 'laptop society,'" the company said. "So what is better than having these two goals combined in the 'traditional & new' Lederhosen laptop sleeve?"

Unfortunately, dressing your laptop in leather pants is not cheap. Each sleeve costs $199.99, with free shipping.

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Photo: Model toting the lederhosen laptop sleeve. Credit: CoverBee

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