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patricia b
Dec 10, 2010, 08:37 AM
I hope you'll bear with me. If you have/want/are interested in MacBook Airs...

Okay, it's my attempt at showing my uber-cool case (http://planetpooks.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/the-envelope-please/)!

YMMV, as usual!

ETA: http://planetpooks.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/envelope-please.jpg



arc918
Dec 10, 2010, 11:54 AM
Nice - how's the fit? The reviews on Amazon say it was designed for the older Air.

patricia b
Dec 10, 2010, 12:07 PM
Nice - how's the fit? The reviews on Amazon say it was designed for the older Air.

It's very stiff leather so I like the fit. The length is right but it's wider than my MBA. That doesn't bother me, though, since if it were very snug, with the stiff leather, it might be more awkward to get out. It's a very inexpensive case that looks really cool and also acts as a disguise. I don't think anybody would see that in my shoulderbag and thing, "There's a laptop to steal," much less an MBA.

I will probably get something else later but for now I'm really liking it.

GoCubsGo
Dec 10, 2010, 12:08 PM
Nice way to get hits on your website. :cool:

patricia b
Dec 10, 2010, 12:17 PM
Nice way to get hits on your website. :cool:

Yeah, if they made a difference. I don't have advertising or anything like that. Mainly I just had fun setting up the sequence of shots and thought it looked cool!

One other thing I forgot to mention--I'm not sure how well the long red leather "string" will hold up. I'm being careful with it. If it breaks I'll probably cut it off and replace it with some sort of real string or twine.

Okay, and I just went back and added a picture to my first post.

iJC-1976
Dec 10, 2010, 12:18 PM
Nice. Who makes it and how much did it set you back? I have a AirMail one similar to that. http://www.manilamac.com/ It was nice at first but it has worn out a little since it's not leather. I was thinking about upgrading to a leather one or maybe a BookBook case from Twelve South http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/

patricia b
Dec 10, 2010, 12:25 PM
Nice. Who makes it and how much did it set you back? I have a AirMail one similar to that. http://www.manilamac.com/ It was nice at first but it has worn out a little since it's not leather. I was thinking about upgrading to a leather one or maybe a BookBook case from Twelve South http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/

I got it on amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Envelope-Sleeve-Macbook-Air/dp/B001BRFG64/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1292005450&sr=8-1). For the price ($15.99) I'm more than pleased. As I said I might get something nicer later but I really do think this is cool.

Beanoir
Dec 10, 2010, 12:27 PM
Nice. Who makes it and how much did it set you back? I have a AirMail one similar to that. http://www.manilamac.com/ It was nice at first but it has worn out a little since it's not leather. I was thinking about upgrading to a leather one or maybe a BookBook case from Twelve South http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/

I quite like this one, very clever indeed.

patricia b
Dec 10, 2010, 12:50 PM
Nice. Who makes it and how much did it set you back? I have a AirMail one similar to that. http://www.manilamac.com/ It was nice at first but it has worn out a little since it's not leather. I was thinking about upgrading to a leather one or maybe a BookBook case from Twelve South http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/

That BookBook case is fabulous. It defeats my purpose for my Air, though, because it just makes it take up more room than my MB did. (Since my MBA goes with me everywhere.)