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TheSacredSoul
Nov 29, 2010, 01:06 PM
http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/2/4/0/8/4/webimg/420948465_o.jpg

Found it on eBay. Looks good. Cant find an official product link or any more info for that matter on Google. Any idea guys?



Spiderrob
Nov 29, 2010, 02:54 PM
That's an iPad case. I've got one in front of me!
I've seen the same one advertised on eBay and did wonder as I am also looking for a decent case for my newly ordered MacBook air 13 ultimate. There doesn't seem to be any decent ones available in the uk.

TheSacredSoul
Nov 29, 2010, 08:31 PM
That's an iPad case. I've got one in front of me!
I've seen the same one advertised on eBay and did wonder as I am also looking for a decent case for my newly ordered MacBook air 13 ultimate. There doesn't seem to be any decent ones available in the uk.

Ah! Thanks for the reply. Is it any good? It's advertised as a Macbook Air 13.3" case. I've already sent the seller a question enquring about the item.

EDIT : I found the model number of the product. It's Belkin F8N070EA. And it's apparently for the MBA but I cant find any review or any other info other than that same pic. Strange.

Spiderrob
Nov 30, 2010, 06:53 AM
Be interested to hear the response from the seller.

It's a good case for the iPad but definately does not fit a 13.3 Air. I cannot see any info from Belkin that they have ever made one specifically for the Air but the seller seems to state that it is for the 13.3??

TheSacredSoul
Nov 30, 2010, 07:19 AM
Be interested to hear the response from the seller.

It's a good case for the iPad but definately does not fit a 13.3 Air. I cannot see any info from Belkin that they have ever made one specifically for the Air but the seller seems to state that it is for the 13.3??

According to the seller, the model number is F8N070X and a quick google search does prove it somewhat although I still dont see it on Belkin's site or any review for the matter. How is it for the iPad? Is it slim and form fitting? And what about the latch? It looks... different?

Spiderrob
Nov 30, 2010, 07:43 AM
I'm very pleased with it for the Ipad, good fit, durable outside and soft inside.

The latch is actually just a piece of leather lace that you wrap around the two 'things' (it's attached to one). Works remarkably well and looks fine. I was put off the 'Paul Smith' sleeve by the popper and the thought of pushing down onto air to close!

I would buy another for the air if it existed, but like yourself, I cannot find any further info other than the model number and same picture. It also does not appear for sale anywhere else other than the ebay seller we've come across. It would be nice to see buyer feedback somewhere!

It's going to be a 45 gamble!

TheSacredSoul
Nov 30, 2010, 07:51 AM
I'm very pleased with it for the Ipad, good fit, durable outside and soft inside.

The latch is actually just a piece of leather lace that you wrap around the two 'things' (it's attached to one). Works remarkably well and looks fine. I was put off the 'Paul Smith' sleeve by the popper and the thought of pushing down onto air to close!

I would buy another for the air if it existed, but like yourself, I cannot find any further info other than the model number and same picture. It also does not appear for sale anywhere else other than the ebay seller we've come across. It would be nice to see buyer feedback somewhere!

It's going to be a 45 gamble!

You mean the latch is similar to those manila envelopes? Where you tie the lace around the other end? Simple and effective. I think I'm gonna take a leap of faith and order it. The seller seems to be reputable enough.

And then again, it might all backfire and I would have better off ordering off WaterField. Grr. Tough decision. It'd be helpful if you snapped a few pics of the case with your ipad inside. It might push me to join the Dark side. Just saying :o

svkuj
Nov 30, 2010, 07:51 AM
The X in the model number seems like it might be a prototype/experimental. This is just a guess based on other products like cellphones.

TheSacredSoul
Nov 30, 2010, 07:56 AM
The X in the model number seems like it might be a prototype/experimental. This is just a guess based on other products like cellphones.

Like a Concept? Then it shouldn't be out on sale hmm. It does state on the eBay listing its sealed in a bag but its not in retail packaging.

ABG
Nov 30, 2010, 08:39 AM
Like a Concept? Then it shouldn't be out on sale hmm. It does state on the eBay listing its sealed in a bag but its not in retail packaging.

Belkin Press Release...

http://www.belkin.com/pressroom/releases/uploads/08_26_08_Laptop_MacBookAirSleeves.html

being sold here...

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/703/910/-/7738974/Belkin-F8N070EA-Macbook-Air-Leather-Envelope-Black/Product.html

TheSacredSoul
Nov 30, 2010, 09:04 AM
Belkin Press Release...

http://www.belkin.com/pressroom/releases/uploads/08_26_08_Laptop_MacBookAirSleeves.html

being sold here...

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/703/910/-/7738974/Belkin-F8N070EA-Macbook-Air-Leather-Envelope-Black/Product.html

Thanks! Guess I'll order it. :D

ABG
Nov 30, 2010, 09:22 AM
Thanks! Guess I'll order it. :D

You're welcome! Let us know what you think of it once you get it. :)

Belsunce
Nov 30, 2010, 10:21 AM
Spiderrob, could you post a few pics, although yours is for the iPad ?
Just to see how it looks like :D

elwood58
Nov 30, 2010, 11:26 AM
Belkin Press Release...

http://www.belkin.com/pressroom/releases/uploads/08_26_08_Laptop_MacBookAirSleeves.html

being sold here...

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/703/910/-/7738974/Belkin-F8N070EA-Macbook-Air-Leather-Envelope-Black/Product.html

Press Release is from 2008, and refers to the original MBA 13.3.

ABG
Nov 30, 2010, 01:02 PM
Press Release is from 2008, and refers to the original MBA 13.3.

Its the press release for the product code given: F8N070ea

EDIT : I found the model number of the product. It's Belkin F8N070EA. And it's apparently for the MBA but I cant find any review or any other info other than that same pic. Strange.

elwood58
Nov 30, 2010, 05:00 PM
Its the press release for the product code given: F8N070ea

Read the release. It is for the part number given.

TheSacredSoul
Nov 30, 2010, 05:12 PM
Read the release. It is for the part number given.

Well, the difference between the 2008 13" MBA and the current MBA is only the thickness by 2mm so I think it'd be fine. They have got the exact same footprint.

TheSacredSoul
Nov 30, 2010, 05:15 PM
You're welcome! Let us know what you think of it once you get it. :)

I might just do a review :cool:

ABG
Dec 1, 2010, 02:35 AM
Read the release. It is for the part number given.

I know - my post to you says that. ;)

Seriously - are you being charged by the word on your messages?

Reminds me of The Three Amigos...
"Three Amigos, Hollywood, California. You are very great. 100,000 pesos. Come to Santa Poco put on show, stop. The In-famous El Guapo."