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El Burro
Jan 30, 2011, 09:44 AM
& the cheaper ones look like crap too. The amount of money some of you will pay for a sleeve is ridiculous. $80 or $100?

In any case, if anyone can recommend some cheap/good looking sleeves let me know.

Edit: I like this one
www.airvelope.co

price is excessive with shipping to America, but everything else seems to be way too expensive. Guess I'll have to wrap my macbook air in plastic wrap until then!

http://nightcounter.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/donkey1.jpg



Seawolf8080
Jan 30, 2011, 09:46 AM
welcome to the world of Apple.

Psilocybin
Jan 30, 2011, 09:54 AM
I payed 20 bucks for my macvelope and I love it. I don't call that expensive

Hellhammer
Jan 30, 2011, 09:56 AM
I paid 29€ for my InCase sleeve for 13". I don't know what platinum covered sleeves you're looking at

Psilocybin
Jan 30, 2011, 09:59 AM
Maybe it's signed by 50 cent like that degraded laptop that was selling for that insane price

MarximusMG
Jan 30, 2011, 11:27 AM
My take on it is that if you were willing to pay the price for the MBA in the first place, spending slightly more for a sleeve shouldn't be a huge problem. I agree that some are priced a little too high, but you can get some really nice ones for around $30. I got my Moshi Muse for $35 with free shipping.

Boston007
Jan 30, 2011, 11:28 AM
maybe it's signed by 50 cent like that degraded laptop that was selling for that insane price

lol

thejadedmonkey
Jan 30, 2011, 11:36 AM
Also, check eBay. I got a sleeve for my 13" laptop for $15, and it's a beauty... just not a name brand.

Bakari45
Jan 30, 2011, 02:09 PM
Many people who buy expensive Apple products also have very expendable incomes, so it's nothing for them to buy a couple of MBAs. And because they have they have the mullah, they will pay another 100 bucks for an expensive sleeve, simply because they have the money to waste, and they want something that will set them apart. On the other hand, if they are members of this site, well, they're just Mac addicts like me, and they simply love their machines and they want something they preceive is stylish. But not me. I paid $30 for a Targus sleeve, and though I like it, and I bet it cost like $2 to manufacture it. In a montery system that's what is called waste and capitalist profit. Same goes for Apple products, especially.

El Burro
Jan 30, 2011, 03:33 PM
Many people who buy expensive Apple products also have very expendable incomes, so it's nothing for them to buy a couple of MBAs. And because they have they have the mullah, they will pay another 100 bucks for an expensive sleeve, simply because they have the money to waste, and they want something that will set them apart. On the other hand, if they are members of this site, well, they're just Mac addicts like me, and they simply love their machines and they want something they preceive is stylish. But not me. I paid $30 for a Targus sleeve, and though I like it, and I bet it cost like $2 to manufacture it. In a montery system that's what is called waste and capitalist profit. Same goes for Apple products, especially.

They should spend their money on better things --- like humanitarian causes i.e. feeding the poor!

Eh they probably won't, yay for human greed!

I still like my 11" macbook air tho --- really useful for my classes & far superior to winDoze.

Psilocybin
Jan 30, 2011, 03:51 PM
They should spend their money on better things --- like humanitarian causes i.e. feeding the poor!

Eh they probably won't, yay for human greed!

I still like my 11" macbook air tho --- really useful for my classes & far superior to winDoze.

Spending money on feeding the poor? What a stupid comment. We would either spend money on protecting our expensive investment before handing money out when a chunk of them use it to feed their drug habbit and or alcohol

Narkotiq
Jan 30, 2011, 04:06 PM
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What a ridiculous thread:

1. If u want a sleeve/case for your MacBook air, then shell out whatever money you feel necessary to get one, don't b!tch about it on the Internet, and when u spill your coffee on it or drop it, the value of your case will be apparent.

2. It's true many people who buy apple products have expendable incomes, but most of us dont, i bought my mbp because of appreciation for the product as a whole and it took me months to save up for it.

3. Who is anybody to judge how you spend your money? Be it on the poor or apple products? I break my balls and earn ***** money, yet I bought my own apple laptop AND I give to charity...

Get off your high horses.

El Burro
Jan 30, 2011, 05:19 PM
Spending money on feeding the poor? What a stupid comment. We would either spend money on protecting our expensive investment before handing money out when a chunk of them use it to feed their drug habbit and or alcohol

You're so infinitely wise.

Psilocybin
Jan 30, 2011, 05:41 PM
You're so infinitely wise.

somebody has to say it, your the one who made that stupid a** comment, telling us what to do with out money oh wise man

how we "should" spend our money, people like you piss me off.."oh feed the poor, oh donate your 20 bucks instead of protecting your investment"

Bakari45
Jan 30, 2011, 05:41 PM
They should spend their money on better things --- like humanitarian causes i.e. feeding the poor!

Eh they probably won't, yay for human greed!



Yeah, I understand what you’re saying, but donating money to the poor doesn’t really solve the problem. We need a different system that alleviates poverty and erases it off the planet. It can be done.

As for people wasting money on expensive products, that’s just the nature of the capitalist society. Everyone is producing products to make money—pure and simple. It’s not about how good the product is necessarily but how much people are willing to pay.

Many of the high price cases are probably not selling like hotcakes, but if you can make a case for say $10 overhead and then sell it for a hundred dollars, well then you can what the deal is.

As for me, I really like the Waterfied case and the Tom Bihn Ristretto bag for the Air, but both are just a little out of my price range. While I could save and get them, I think about other things I could be doing with the money. And also think about do I really need them. It’s not like I‘d be showing them off or anything. They’re no more practical than the cheaper bags.

El Burro
Jan 30, 2011, 08:21 PM
somebody has to say it, your the one who made that stupid a** comment, telling us what to do with out money oh wise man

how we "should" spend our money, people like you piss me off.."oh feed the poor, oh donate your 20 bucks instead of protecting your investment"

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS_xkJk9JT9vJu5IJXb2Zi9VoVgoaGJ3-4u-mm1qr9Lc0_W0oBS&t=1

iRun26.2
Jan 30, 2011, 08:34 PM
Spending money on feeding the poor? What a stupid comment. We would either spend money on protecting our expensive investment before handing money out when a chunk of them use it to feed their drug habbit and or alcohol

But not all of them do...

So, let them all starve since a few use it for drugs???

Psilocybin
Jan 30, 2011, 08:38 PM
But not all of them do...

So, let them all starve since a few use it for drugs???

Lol that dog picture made my day haha
I have a different view on those that are poor. I live in an area full of them so my view on them is probably different but I'm not going to get into it right now

This topic is not meant as a political debate on the needy

DarwinOSX
Jan 30, 2011, 11:33 PM
welcome to the world of Apple.

Its really obvious this has nothing to do with Apple. Apple doesn't make sleeves. Sleeves for PC laptops cost the same.

deedas
Jan 31, 2011, 12:25 AM
I spent $2 on my neoprene sleeve. Dealmac.com showed a sale for them on a site called Meritline. Took almost a month to get it since it shipped snail mail from Singapore but it was worth the wait.

weckart
Jan 31, 2011, 02:15 AM
I spent $2 on my neoprene sleeve. Dealmac.com showed a sale for them on a site called Meritline. Took almost a month to get it since it shipped snail mail from Singapore but it was worth the wait.

Hmm. Meritline specialises in toner, ink and blank media it appears. So why is the current top deal "Meritline After Dark leg avenue burlesque the eva corset 81265 sml red panty gloves hosiery not included"? Can you post a picture of your "sleeve"? I dare say it gets comments when you take out your MBA at Starbucks.

torbjoern
Feb 1, 2011, 09:33 AM
How about a bubble-lined envelope? Protects well from impact and liquids.

Price: 50 ¢

Psilocybin
Feb 1, 2011, 09:51 AM
How about a bubble-lined envelope? Protects well from impact and liquids.

Price: 50 ¢

creative and cheap..i like it...i bought a macvelope for 20

Mechinyun
Feb 1, 2011, 10:28 AM
BOOM

10 BUCKS

http://cgi.ebay.com/MacBook-Air-11-11-6-2-side-foam-sleeve-bag-pouch-case-/150550539948?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230d82eeac#ht_2839wt_856

(dont worry there are tons available from this guy)

I got this one myself, it works good.

BeyondtheTech
Feb 1, 2011, 10:56 AM
I'm not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, but I bought Apple products because of its sheer simplicity and conformity, from the engineering and design of the hardware to the stability and consistency of its software.

However, you have to realize that many accessory products are rebranded from manufacturers in Asia, and once it gets rebranded a couple of times, the prices tend to jump significantly.

Moshi's ClearGuard for the MacBook Air costs $25. Similar products can be purchased for as little as $4. I would gather that these fabric sleeves can be picked up for 1/3-1/4 of the retail price that US shops are selling it for.

n1tut
Feb 1, 2011, 11:03 AM
Bought my 11.6 one from eBay for £8. OK it is pink, but it is well padded but light and no zip, and as I am retired it is not taken out of the house that often.

tut

BluePotato
Feb 1, 2011, 11:07 AM
BOOM

10 BUCKS

http://cgi.ebay.com/MacBook-Air-11-11-6-2-side-foam-sleeve-bag-pouch-case-/150550539948?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230d82eeac#ht_2839wt_856

(dont worry there are tons available from this guy)

I got this one myself, it works good.

It's been mentioned before that these black/red neoprene sleeves dye your notebook red. I had a white MSI Wind 10" netbook and the corners turned pink after a month or two in this exact sleeve. I don't know if the same would happen if you turned it black-side-in, but then the problem would be you'd suffer with a fire-engine red case!

rwlcpa
Feb 1, 2011, 11:17 AM
They should spend their money on better things --- like humanitarian causes i.e. feeding the poor!

Eh they probably won't, yay for human greed!

I still like my 11" macbook air tho --- really useful for my classes & far superior to winDoze.

Listen to the pot calling the kettle black. You're the one who spent $1,000+ on a laptop that you prbobably don't really need when you could have bought something cheaper. Arrogant a$$!!!

imac9556
Feb 1, 2011, 11:26 AM
It's been mentioned before that these black/red neoprene sleeves dye your notebook red. I had a white MSI Wind 10" netbook and the corners turned pink after a month or two in this exact sleeve. I don't know if the same would happen if you turned it black-side-in, but then the problem would be you'd suffer with a fire-engine red case!

I agree with you! I guess that is the price of being cheap, they use cheaper dyes and materials.
It stained white Dell Netbook Hackintosh too...

arc918
Feb 1, 2011, 03:27 PM
It's been mentioned before that these black/red neoprene sleeves dye your notebook red. I had a white MSI Wind 10" netbook and the corners turned pink after a month or two in this exact sleeve. I don't know if the same would happen if you turned it black-side-in, but then the problem would be you'd suffer with a fire-engine red case!

interesting - I have that case too

luckily my MBA doesn't spend enough time inside the case for me to worry about it

El Burro
Feb 2, 2011, 12:20 PM
Listen to the pot calling the kettle black. You're the one who spent $1,000+ on a laptop that you prbobably don't really need when you could have bought something cheaper. Arrogant a$$!!!


Actually, I bought the laptop fully logically for a couple of reasons.

1) Better OS/more secure/less viruses
2) Less problems/"it just works"
3) better customer support


and the most important reason why I bought the MacBook Air in the first place?

4) Easy to resell and it has a low depreciation value.

If I were to buy one of the cheaper ones such as the Asus laptops, they would go down in value, & I have to worry about flimsy customer support (this is a very important issue as many of these companies have terrible support).


I may be an ass, but it is incorrect to be called arrogant, for I'm a stubborn ass.

hfg
Feb 2, 2011, 02:00 PM
BOOM

10 BUCKS

http://cgi.ebay.com/MacBook-Air-11-11-6-2-side-foam-sleeve-bag-pouch-case-/150550539948?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230d82eeac#ht_2839wt_856

(dont worry there are tons available from this guy)

I got this one myself, it works good.

Thanks ... I had some eBay bucks which were expiring today, so I ordered one of these for FREE ... I had just enough credits to pay for it! It even shipped already, so I should have it in a few days if it doesn't snow again.:eek:

I wonder if you can wash them once to bleed off the excess dye?