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foiden
Nov 30, 2010, 01:57 PM
I'm looking to get a good form-fitting padded sleeve for the New MacBook Air 13". I care little about space on the bag for other items, but more for something that doesn't add much size to the machine itself when carried. Some good suggestions for the 11" here, but anybody have opinions on 13" designs?



Platypusman99
Nov 30, 2010, 04:13 PM
I like my brown leather Incipio. It fits and smells like a fine glove.

Belsunce
Nov 30, 2010, 05:27 PM
where did you buy your incipio leather ?
Could you make a quick review ?

foiden
Nov 30, 2010, 07:11 PM
I think I'll check out the incipio. I've seen a few good mentions of that sleeve.

iNotion
Nov 30, 2010, 08:31 PM
http://www.myincipio.com/GetDynamicImage.aspx?dir=itemImages&path=Incipio-Technologies-IM-108-Premium-Leather-Sleeve-for-Macbook-Air-Black-yuut2wop-2gh.jpg&w=350&h=350

Is it this sleeve? It looks nice but it doesn't close on top.

hcho3
Nov 30, 2010, 08:55 PM
I use suede jacket sleeve from waterfield. It protects from scratches and keeps the MBA slim.

iTiki
Nov 30, 2010, 10:17 PM
I'm using the Waterfield SleeveCase. I like the additional padding for protection, but is still slim enough to compliment the form of the Air.

jbanger
Nov 30, 2010, 10:37 PM
I'm using the Waterfield SleeveCase. I like the additional padding for protection, but is still slim enough to compliment the form of the Air.

same here, very pleased :D

Platypusman99
Dec 1, 2010, 10:45 PM
The Incipio is soft and creamy with an aged look right out of the package. The MBA slipped in small end first and the fit was tight. At first I was concerned that it was the wrong size or for the previous version. It took me a little while to figure out but once I got the hang of it getting the MBA was a snap. The trick is to hold the case upside down and apply slight pressure to each side edge so that gravity gently removes the contents. Holding the case upside down alone won't do it and pulling on the MBA with fingers shoved into the case only locks it into the case tighter. Genius, really.

I love the fact that it has no flap, snaps, or zippers and yet protects my MBA in style. If Apple were to make a case for this jewel, it would be just like the Incipio.

Pipper99
Dec 2, 2010, 11:05 AM
I ordered the Waterfield Sleevecase yesterday. Thanks for the tip!

Yankee125xt
Dec 2, 2010, 11:49 AM
I ordered the Waterfield Sleevecase yesterday. Thanks for the tip!

Just ordered mine today! I hope it will serve well!

GraceinAction
Dec 3, 2010, 05:58 PM
I bought a suede jacket sleeve for my 13" MBA and it is exactly what I wanted to protect my mba. It is still thin and light but keeps it from scratches.

I ordered the day before Thanksgiving and it was at my door on Saturday.

Amazing considering I live on the other side of the US!

jenzjen
Dec 3, 2010, 07:33 PM
I think the Incase sleeve (not the zippered case) is the best for the Air if you're not looking to break the bank. It is snug with a faux fur inner liner, neoprene on the outside perfect for slipping in bags for traveling.

They seem to be out of stock all over the place, so I went to fleabay and picked one up from there.

jmoore5196
Dec 3, 2010, 08:56 PM
I've had a burnt orange Incipio sleeve for my two Air iterations; I think it does a superb job for what it is. It is not a full-fitting case, but the price and quality seem more inline with my expectations than a lot of the InCase pieces I've seen lately.

treynolds
Dec 3, 2010, 11:52 PM
Regarding the Waterford Sleeve:

same here, very pleased :D

Ditto for me. 13" Waterford sleeve with flap, leather trim and suspension shoulder strap. Protects my Air well and slips into the interior compartment of my notebook backpack. Great workmanship. I'm not super crazy about the shoulder strap, as it's heavy and bulky, but everything else about the Waterford is great. Highly recommended.

iNotion
Dec 4, 2010, 12:00 AM
I think the Incase sleeve (not the zippered case) is the best for the Air if you're not looking to break the bank. It is snug with a faux fur inner liner, neoprene on the outside perfect for slipping in bags for traveling.

They seem to be out of stock all over the place, so I went to fleabay and picked one up from there.

Can't agree more. That's why i bought one through ebay...

cili0
Dec 4, 2010, 08:44 AM
no advice for a sleeve with a good tradeoff point between price/quality (i don't want to dent my MBA while going here and there during the day) and that also european can buy?

thanks in advance!
ciao!

Artofilm
Dec 4, 2010, 09:03 AM
Can't agree more. That's why i bought one through ebay...

same here, the incase sleeve is the best. Buy it on eBay.

littledude8209
Dec 4, 2010, 09:44 AM
I'm looking to get a good form-fitting padded sleeve for the New MacBook Air 13". I care little about space on the bag for other items, but more for something that doesn't add much size to the machine itself when carried. Some good suggestions for the 11" here, but anybody have opinions on 13" designs?

I'm absolutely in love with this sleeve, and can't wait to get it :3

http://www.nedrelow.com/sleeveforipad.html

gwsat
Dec 4, 2010, 10:38 AM
http://www.myincipio.com/GetDynamicImage.aspx?dir=itemImages&path=Incipio-Technologies-IM-108-Premium-Leather-Sleeve-for-Macbook-Air-Black-yuut2wop-2gh.jpg&w=350&h=350

Is it this sleeve? It looks nice but it doesn't close on top.
This is my sleeve. I love it. It looks elegant and is so thin, it acts as a liner for the sleeve that is built in to a Marware bag I use when I travel. I got the Incipio from Amazon for $28.99, including shipping. I regard the Incipio sleeve's open top as a feature, not a bug.:) It is the perfect solution when I am running around locally and want to give my MBA reasonable protection but also have it available for use quickly and without any hassle.

foiden
Dec 4, 2010, 10:48 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm trying out the incipio sleeve, so far. Not the leather one, so it cost me $20, total. It's technically made to go in the bag, though I'm still wondering if that dip in the top leaves too much unprotected. Otherwise, it seems to be a nice sleeve. I'm tempted to try one of the other suggestions just for personal comparison, since the incipio one was cheap enough.

jenzjen
Dec 4, 2010, 12:50 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm trying out the incipio sleeve, so far. Not the leather one, so it cost me $20, total. It's technically made to go in the bag, though I'm still wondering if that dip in the top leaves too much unprotected.

Before I swore by the Incase sleeve, I had an open flap style sleeve for my rev C MBA, but there were scratches on the exposed part of the laptop after a year of traveling. Granted I would put the sleeve in the same compartment as folders, reading, magazines, etc but that's why I went with the Incase, as it is a total wrap.

On eBay, it should run you ~$25.

gloryunited
Dec 4, 2010, 01:18 PM
anyone tried Radtech sleeves?

http://www.radtech.us/products/SleevzNotebooks.aspx

Pipper99
Dec 4, 2010, 05:48 PM
I got my Waterford SleeveCase yesterday, and I'm very pleased.

http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/images/sleevecase_leather_macbookair_lg.jpg

Eclipse278
Dec 4, 2010, 07:53 PM
anyone tried Radtech sleeves?

http://www.radtech.us/products/SleevzNotebooks.aspx

I've used Radtech sleeves for 7 years with never a scratch or dent.
I have a thread on the 11.6" size here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1058494).

FastFranky
Feb 16, 2011, 10:23 PM
I too would highly recommend the Waterfield product - http://sfbags.com/products/macbookair-cases/macbookair-cases.php

No need for the shoulder strap, it protects the Macbook and snugly fits in my daughters bag for school. Well designed, affordable price and excellent customer service/delivery.:)

TheAverageJoe
Feb 19, 2011, 10:34 AM
Preferential to the Macvelope:

http://www.chipchick.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Macvelope11inLaptopSmall.jpg

Style and protection

torbjoern
Feb 19, 2011, 10:43 AM
An inexpensive solution, available at any post office near you.

Psilocybin
Feb 19, 2011, 11:38 AM
I love my macvelope

Mike84
Feb 19, 2011, 12:42 PM
People hate the incase sleeve but I love mine.

macbookman83
Feb 19, 2011, 12:44 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57825516@N02/5459245198/in/set-72157625963136981/

Starlights
Feb 19, 2011, 06:15 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eT0TpSB-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DGWRctXdL._AA300_.jpg


This is what i bought from Amazon for $11.xx and i love it!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036W1F26

CHSeifert
Feb 21, 2011, 11:22 PM
I have my heart set on getting 2 of these 3 Vaja Custom made leather cases, as I think they are the ultimate within MacBook Air cases :)

They make the other cases look really cheap and dull, but they do cost a little bit more, but we're still not talking Mulberry prices here :apple:

I will chose 2 of these 3 customized color options - love all 3, but will only get 2 :cool:

rkheyfets
Feb 22, 2011, 12:15 AM
I have my heart set on getting 2 of these 3 Vaja Custom made leather cases, as I think they are the ultimate within MacBook Air cases :)

They make the other cases look really cheap and dull, but they do cost a little bit more, but we're still not talking Mulberry prices here :apple:

I will chose 2 of these 3 customized color options - love all 3, but will only get 2 :cool:

The black with red is very nice how much are these cases?

CHSeifert
Feb 22, 2011, 04:07 AM
The black with red is very nice how much are these cases?

They cost $186 a piece - including customization - not cheap, but not Mulberry prices either :)

Link:
www.vajacases.com



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