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sarends
Apr 24, 2011, 10:30 AM
I want a protective skin (I think) that also looks classy for my MBA 13. Any recommendations?

I was thinking of something like the Cretouch (http://cretouch.com/macbook-2010-product-laptop-skin-deep-black-leather-p-923.html).

I can't figure out if this skin covers just the front or the back too? Anybody have it?

Sena leather case (http://www.senacases.com/apple/macbook-air-08-09-cases/leather-skin/) - it is quite pricey at $150 but it could be worth it if it is VERY nice. Anybody have it?

Other ideas? I need a skin that stays on 100% of the time. It needs to go with me and be used in my pickup so it cannot be fragile.

Thanks!



zepharus
Apr 24, 2011, 10:40 AM
Got to be honest here. I love the feel of the "bare" Air so much Im not gonna cover or skin it. I think just get a nice sleeve for travel and youll be happier

Over Achiever
Apr 24, 2011, 11:06 AM
I'm a little concerned with the skin you linked when it says
Q) Are the skin exactly fitted to the device?
A) No, we usually tailor our skins slightly smaller (about inch short all around), for easier application and better compatibility
Not sure how that would look.

IngerMan
Apr 24, 2011, 11:10 AM
I want a protective skin (I think) that also looks classy for my MBA 13. Any recommendations?

I was thinking of something like the Cretouch (http://cretouch.com/macbook-2010-product-laptop-skin-deep-black-leather-p-923.html).

I can't figure out if this skin covers just the front or the back too? Anybody have it?

Sena leather case (http://www.senacases.com/apple/macbook-air-08-09-cases/leather-skin/) - it is quite pricey at $150 but it could be worth it if it is VERY nice. Anybody have it?

Other ideas? I need a skin that stays on 100% of the time. It needs to go with me and be used in my pickup so it cannot be fragile.

Thanks!

If your looking just to toss it around in your truck then I would go with the leather. If your looking for a skin, IMO that is just protecting from scratches by the user. Any other protection will need to be a sleeve or stronger cover, thicker then a film strip.

I have the icarbon skin, and a few sleeves. Pack & Smooch felt sleeve and Waterfield at sfbags.com.

FX4568
Apr 24, 2011, 11:41 AM
+1 for the iCarbons.
I would totally get one if I had money :P

Twe Foju
Apr 24, 2011, 11:55 AM
You are definitely Looking for this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBHxVH0VcPU

it's by ZAGG

look at how he tested it :D

IngerMan
Apr 24, 2011, 12:11 PM
+1 for the iCarbons.
I would totally get one if I had money :P

lol, Don't tell me your paying rent for mom's basement:D

Back to the post, I did order one of those clear skins first. The one were you need to spray and squeegee . I could not do it, I gave up after the 4th pull off and just tossed it in the can. I have read that there are places that install them for you, ie Malls

The iCarbon is vinyl and a little easier to install your self per the video. IMO:D

sarends
Apr 24, 2011, 02:27 PM
I need protection for when I use my MBA because I am using it on the job:

In my pickup
Out on the job site
etc.

When I travel I use an old Dell leather case that will hold my power cord etc.

Got to be honest here. I love the feel of the "bare" Air so much Im not gonna cover or skin it. I think just get a nice sleeve for travel and youll be happier

FX4568
Apr 24, 2011, 05:24 PM
lol, Don't tell me your paying rent for mom's basement:D

Back to the post, I did order one of those clear skins first. The one were you need to spray and squeegee . I could not do it, I gave up after the 4th pull off and just tossed it in the can. I have read that there are places that install them for you, ie Malls

The iCarbon is vinyl and a little easier to install your self per the video. IMO:D


Hahahaha, nah. I dont even live with my mom :P I am a foreign xchange student, but I feel bad buying things with my parents money. I have enough with my ultimate MBA and sleeve :) Nice one though.
Yup icarbons just look awesome. I will probably buy that with my birthday money. Im between a mouse or a iCarbon.. hm...

sarends
Apr 24, 2011, 05:43 PM
Which icarbons is the best one to get?

IngerMan
Apr 24, 2011, 05:51 PM
Which icarbons is the best one to get?

One that is made for your machine:confused: I believe the only choice is Black or White. I got the black one. I would think if I had the white one, I would be constantly cleaning the smears from my finger prints.

sarends
Apr 24, 2011, 06:10 PM
I just ordered the iCarbons black front and back for MBA 13 and the icarbons black back only for my ipad 2.

I will report back how I like them.

Thx all!

IngerMan
Apr 24, 2011, 07:20 PM
I just ordered the iCarbons black front and back for MBA 13 and the icarbons black back only for my ipad 2.

I will report back how I like them.

Thx all!

Sweet:D Make sure you watch the video on how to install them.

ZipZap
Apr 25, 2011, 04:53 AM
I'm a little concerned with the skin you linked when it says

Not sure how that would look.

Every skin, cover etc is tailored this way. I have yet to find any cover that edge to edge in either direction.

The SGP does not cover the bottom. I dont think you will like the leather on the keyboard area.

I have had numerous SGP leather skins on my iphone/ipad and like them. But for the MBA, I just used Zagg invisashield.

DocGo
Apr 25, 2011, 01:14 PM
I had the Nezuko wood skin (full skin) on my MBA 11. They also sell these for the 13". I love their skins for the iPhone 4 too.

http://theluckylabs.com/index.php/macbook-air-teksure-skin-full-body.html

philxor
Apr 25, 2011, 08:50 PM
I'm a big fan of the Wrapsol skin.

unclet
Apr 25, 2011, 09:06 PM
I'm a big fan of the Wrapsol skin.

Me too. I've got a Wrapsol skin on my 13" MBA. It was relatively easy to apply, and protects without taking away from the look of the computer or adding much weight.

Over Achiever
Apr 25, 2011, 09:23 PM
Every skin, cover etc is tailored this way. I have yet to find any cover that edge to edge in either direction.

The SGP does not cover the bottom. I dont think you will like the leather on the keyboard area.

I have had numerous SGP leather skins on my iphone/ipad and like them. But for the MBA, I just used Zagg invisashield.
I'm not sure, but my skin from decalgirl is pretty much edge to edge on the top cover, a 1 inch would be quite the gap IMHO.

retrorichie
Apr 25, 2011, 09:37 PM
Wow, those iCarbons are pretty nice-looking.