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bella92108
Apr 27, 2011, 04:17 PM
I'm looking for a nice classy looking leather slip-in sleeve that it slides into. Doesn't have to be true leather, pleather would be fine. I put it into a padded pocket in my laptop backpack, so padding\protection isn't as important.

Anyone find anything reasonable? I've looked around, and I'm kinda tired of my neoprene zipper sleeve, and I don't like the fabric\nylon sleeves I've seen. Sena used to make them, but they've gone kinda downhill and have lost focus and seem to be going out of business (several of their phone numbers have been disconnected)...

any advice much appreciated. :-)



DaveOZ
Apr 27, 2011, 04:26 PM
Vaja do one but it's not cheap!!

http://www.vajacases.com/

bella92108
Apr 27, 2011, 04:28 PM
Vaja do one but it's not cheap!!

http://www.vajacases.com/

Holy moly! $200 for a 11" leather sleeve? Yikes. I think something under $70 or so would be "reasonable" ... but maybe my expectations are off? I used to buy sleeves on eBay for macbook pros for about $20 for fake leather, and about $50-75 for real leather.

ann713
Apr 27, 2011, 04:28 PM
How about the TrimSleeve case? It's faux-leather and its probably one of the best I've seen.

http://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-air-case-13-trimsleeve.html

bella92108
Apr 27, 2011, 04:30 PM
How about the TrimSleeve case? It's faux-leather and its probably one of the best I've seen.

http://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-air-case-13-trimsleeve.html

Nice! I love everything about it (including the price) EXCEPT the fact that the laptop slides in long-way. Thats better for protection, but since I'm putting into a padded protected pouch inside my laptop, I really want one that slides in from the side so it's easier to slip in and out.

But good find, I like it, just not perfect for me.

rgs3
Apr 27, 2011, 04:55 PM
How about the TrimSleeve case? It's faux-leather and its probably one of the best I've seen.

http://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-air-case-13-trimsleeve.html

I bought this about a week ago and returned my 2 other cases. I absolutely love it. Its the slickest, most form fitting, and attractive case that I have seen. The button snap and pull out strap are simply awesome.
+1 for the trimsleeve.

bella92108
Apr 27, 2011, 04:56 PM
I bought this about a week ago and returned my 2 other cases. I absolutely love it. Its the slickest, most form fitting, and attractive case that I have seen. The button snap and pull out strap are simply awesome.
+1 for the trimsleeve.

HEHE, okay now you're starting to turn me on to the case. Do you have any photos showing how slim it is compared to something else? No big deal if not, I'm just trying to see how much bulk is added.

bristleworm
Apr 27, 2011, 05:01 PM
How about the TrimSleeve case? It's faux-leather and its probably one of the best I've seen.

http://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-air-case-13-trimsleeve.html

Thanks for that. I think I'll go with this when I finally get my 11" MBA

secksthoi
Apr 27, 2011, 05:25 PM
I'm looking for a nice classy looking leather slip-in sleeve that it slides into. Doesn't have to be true leather, pleather would be fine. I put it into a padded pocket in my laptop backpack, so padding\protection isn't as important.

Anyone find anything reasonable? I've looked around, and I'm kinda tired of my neoprene zipper sleeve, and I don't like the fabric\nylon sleeves I've seen. Sena used to make them, but they've gone kinda downhill and have lost focus and seem to be going out of business (several of their phone numbers have been disconnected)...

any advice much appreciated. :-)

Hey I hear you on that. I hate those big branded ugly cases you find all over the place. Most are expensive and not exactly what I wanted, so I went over to Etsy.com. Check it out! They have many different handmade cases and even leather pocket cases you can find that suits your taste. Some merchants can even custom make a case if it's not too drastic of a change. Hope that helps buddy!

Just an example:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68292848/personalized-11-mac-book-air-case

This is the one I purchased for my MBA 11.6:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62694522/11-inch-macbook-air-sleeve-grey-wool

Enjoy!

Beanoir
Apr 28, 2011, 03:09 AM
I've got a Joli sleeve. They're hand made leather and wool and are nice and simple and smart looking. Have a look on Etsy...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JoliOriginals

CHSeifert
Apr 28, 2011, 05:30 AM
I'm getting two:

Vaja Custom case leather and a very stylish basic elegant leather sleeve from the Spanish company www.Pielframa.com

I have Pielframa and Vaja for both my iPad and iPhone and they are both top notch.

The MBA case sleeve from Pielframa is in my view better overall than the simple sleeve from Vaja. But the Vaja with magnetic closure is top notch but not a sleeve, more like a small case.

So thin sleeve wise MBA - nothing beats Pielframa.

Oppressed
Apr 28, 2011, 05:45 AM
http://www.myincipio.com/MacBook-Air-11in-Cases-Accessories/Incipio-MacBook-Air-11in-Slim-Sleeve-Case.asp

Very happy with this and can't beat the price.

Beanoir
Apr 28, 2011, 06:18 AM
So thin sleeve wise MBA - nothing beats Pielframa.

Sorry to have to disagree with your statement, but I have to add my thoughts.

I've had a couple of Peilframa cases in the past for various products and I'd warn anybody against using them now as they don't provide adequate protection in the lining of the case. I've got a ipod that has been scratched to heck by a Pielframa and a macbook that has also been nicely "matted" in it's appearance.

Pielframa stuff uses nice leather, and looks well made, but the deisgn is seriously flawed.

Doc750
Apr 28, 2011, 06:36 AM
http://www.myincipio.com/MacBook-Air-11in-Cases-Accessories/Incipio-MacBook-Air-11in-Slim-Sleeve-Case.asp

Very happy with this and can't beat the price.

order placed .. thanks!

The Samurai
Apr 28, 2011, 06:48 AM
OP - I have the PDair case (lightweight) and has business card pockets to. Worthwhile checking out here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEMX96UrCPI) (video review)

bmat
Apr 28, 2011, 08:47 AM
I got this one for my wife, and she likes it a lot. The person makes different colors.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66559177/11-inch-macbook-air-sleeve-brown-leather

Beanoir
Apr 28, 2011, 09:13 AM
I got this one for my wife, and she likes it a lot. The person makes different colors.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66559177/11-inch-macbook-air-sleeve-brown-leather

Thats a Joli Original, mentioned in post #10. Good sleeves them.

thatisme
Apr 28, 2011, 09:16 AM
for 13"

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/categories/115-MacBook-Sleeve/products/3171-Leather-Laptop-Sleeve-MAC-Chestnut

TheMacBookPro
Apr 28, 2011, 10:33 AM
I have this: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/manila-folder-style-sleeve-for-apple-macbook-air11-6-yellow-56978

There's a black one too: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/manila-folder-style-sleeve-for-apple-macbook-air11-6-black-56977

Looks like the famous manila envelope, costs just $20 incl free shipping, soft inside and no velcro so no loud noises.

Only downside is that there's practically no padding so it won't protect against drops- just scratches and scuffs (but since you're putting it inside a backpack it should be okay).

Slow shipping but it's free lol.

frankoten
Apr 30, 2011, 03:42 PM
Dear Bella92108,

I am the VP of Sena and I am concerned about your comments related to Sena. Sena has been growing every year and is focused more than ever. Because of this growth we have moved our offices and warehouses couple of times to a larger headquarters and our phone numbers have changed. But we are listing our active phone number at our website. I will appreciate if you let us (support@senacases) know if you experience a problem about our phone system.

Currently, we have expanded our production development team and working on various design lines not only for MB Air but also other Macbooks as well. The growth, the structuring, and working on a greater product line with a new product roadmap might have caused a delay in the new macbook sleeves but I can assure you that there is a greater focus now.

There will be more designs coming to this link:
http://www.senacases.com/apple/macbook-air-10-11-cases/

Sorry that you have experienced a difficulty but we are doing our best to give our customers a great experience with our products and our service.

Thanks

F. Oten



I'm looking for a nice classy looking leather slip-in sleeve that it slides into. Doesn't have to be true leather, pleather would be fine. I put it into a padded pocket in my laptop backpack, so padding\protection isn't as important.

Anyone find anything reasonable? I've looked around, and I'm kinda tired of my neoprene zipper sleeve, and I don't like the fabric\nylon sleeves I've seen. Sena used to make them, but they've gone kinda downhill and have lost focus and seem to be going out of business (several of their phone numbers have been disconnected)...

any advice much appreciated. :-)

bella92108
Apr 30, 2011, 06:37 PM
Dear Bella92108,

I am the VP of Sena and I am concerned about your comments related to Sena. Sena has been growing every year and is focused more than ever. Because of this growth we have moved our offices and warehouses couple of times to a larger headquarters and our phone numbers have changed. But we are listing our active phone number at our website. I will appreciate if you let us (support@senacases) know if you experience a problem about our phone system.

Currently, we have expanded our production development team and working on various design lines not only for MB Air but also other Macbooks as well. The growth, the structuring, and working on a greater product line with a new product roadmap might have caused a delay in the new macbook sleeves but I can assure you that there is a greater focus now.

There will be more designs coming to this link:
http://www.senacases.com/apple/macbook-air-10-11-cases/

Sorry that you have experienced a difficulty but we are doing our best to give our customers a great experience with our products and our service.

Thanks

F. Oten

Right, you say that, but the laptop has been out for 8 months and you still don't have a product for it, and you don't even differentiate between MB Air's on your site.

Not sure why you chose to respond in here, rather then PM, but I suppose it's you want the conversation public.

I used to be a huge fan of Sena... but regardless of what you say, it's very very evident something is not going right. Your latest Kindle case is for Kindle 2, which was replaced a YEAR ago. Your latest MB Air cases haven't been updated. You don't have cases for most of the top phones the cellular carriers are offering today (look at Amazon's top 10 list), and your website seems to work as predictably as the weather (click on $4.99 shipping and watch as it adds $5.99 to your order)...

Either way, I'm very disappointed in the obvious downfall of Sena as a company. I used to order a different color Ultraslim case every other month for my iPhone 3G\3GS\4, but lately I've basically boycotted Sena as it's like someone made the site 5 years ago and forgot about it. Even your phone numbers on the site are disconnected... I understand you moved offices, but it's in the same county... what kind of business moves across town and doesn't at least leave a message on letting customers know to contact the new number.

I've been in technology sales and service for years, and it saddens me to see you respond in this forum... it's like a cry for help to defend yourself rather than send it to me in a private message... but some people aren't 100% up on the best PR tactics out there.

I really hope Sena is in turn-around mode. At one time you made an amazing product, and I sincerely hope it turns out well for you. I'd love to return as a supporting customer, but last week I tried to order an ultraslim pouch for my white iPhone... I had a promo code, and the site kept giving database errors (your server wasn't happy, it was a valid promo code). Then I finally said screw it, I'll just pay full price (see, I WANT to support you), but then when I got to the shipping page it said "USPS $4.99" (which honestly is a bit shady when it costs $0.79 for you to send, but I was willing), and I selected it and it added $5.99 to the cart.... HUH? What happened to the $4.99? Then I tried to pay, and it wouldn't let me. It said "Items prices have changed, click SUBMIT to accept" ... nothing had changed, but I hit SUBMIT anyhow. It said it again and was stuck in an endless loop. Sad.

I know this is not really the forum to discuss this type of issue, but since you opened the door and posted in response to my comments and introduced yourself, I feel it appropriate to give candid feedback of issues I see going on that seem to have gotten progressively worse over the years.

Thanks for listening.

frankoten
Apr 30, 2011, 09:33 PM
Bella92108

Thanks for your feedback. Honestly, if you look at all over the internet you would not see more than couple posts from Sena. I tried to send you a PM but the system does not let me.

My intention was really to understand what made you think these about Sena and your second post made it clear. Honestly, this is a great help and I will personally look into all these topics. Thank you for this feedback. We do care and your feedback is really valuable to us.

Just to let you know, we have a page that differentiates the MB Air models:
http://www.senacases.com/laptop-notebook/
But I understand your concerns.

Also, I am surprised about the phone issues you are having that's why I really wanted to understand what might have happened.

If you can, please, PM me to rectify these issues.

Thanks.



Right, you say that, but the laptop has been out for 8 months and you still don't have a product for it, and you don't even differentiate between MB Air's on your site.

Not sure why you chose to respond in here, rather then PM, but I suppose it's you want the conversation public.

I used to be a huge fan of Sena... but regardless of what you say, it's very very evident something is not going right. Your latest Kindle case is for Kindle 2, which was replaced a YEAR ago. Your latest MB Air cases haven't been updated. You don't have cases for most of the top phones the cellular carriers are offering today (look at Amazon's top 10 list), and your website seems to work as predictably as the weather (click on $4.99 shipping and watch as it adds $5.99 to your order)...

Either way, I'm very disappointed in the obvious downfall of Sena as a company. I used to order a different color Ultraslim case every other month for my iPhone 3G\3GS\4, but lately I've basically boycotted Sena as it's like someone made the site 5 years ago and forgot about it. Even your phone numbers on the site are disconnected... I understand you moved offices, but it's in the same county... what kind of business moves across town and doesn't at least leave a message on letting customers know to contact the new number.

I've been in technology sales and service for years, and it saddens me to see you respond in this forum... it's like a cry for help to defend yourself rather than send it to me in a private message... but some people aren't 100% up on the best PR tactics out there.

I really hope Sena is in turn-around mode. At one time you made an amazing product, and I sincerely hope it turns out well for you. I'd love to return as a supporting customer, but last week I tried to order an ultraslim pouch for my white iPhone... I had a promo code, and the site kept giving database errors (your server wasn't happy, it was a valid promo code). Then I finally said screw it, I'll just pay full price (see, I WANT to support you), but then when I got to the shipping page it said "USPS $4.99" (which honestly is a bit shady when it costs $0.79 for you to send, but I was willing), and I selected it and it added $5.99 to the cart.... HUH? What happened to the $4.99? Then I tried to pay, and it wouldn't let me. It said "Items prices have changed, click SUBMIT to accept" ... nothing had changed, but I hit SUBMIT anyhow. It said it again and was stuck in an endless loop. Sad.

I know this is not really the forum to discuss this type of issue, but since you opened the door and posted in response to my comments and introduced yourself, I feel it appropriate to give candid feedback of issues I see going on that seem to have gotten progressively worse over the years.

Thanks for listening.