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Eyeu
May 13, 2011, 09:06 AM
Hi,
Looking for recommendations for a case for my 11" MBA. Looking for a lightweight but sturdy cover for MBA? Does a sleeve really protect vs the harder jacket type covers? thanks...
Rick



octatonic
May 13, 2011, 10:57 AM
Just been through this myself- had a look at all the available options and I got the clear Speck hard case.

http://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-cases/macbook-air-cases-11/seethru-macbook-air-case-11-clear.html

It is pretty transparent, doesn't add much weight to the MBA and doesn't change the look of it.
They do colours if that is your thing too.

jsgreen
May 13, 2011, 11:04 AM
I'm very happy with my Brenthaven sleeve for my 11" MBA. I think it would protect the MBA well if it got dropped. It protects the MBA on all sides with a thin layer of foam, sleeve is lined with a soft fabric (like a short fake fur), outside has a small fur-lined phone pocket. Sleeve also has a strap you put your hand through to carry it securely.

I use it in combination with a Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag. The MBA in the sleeve slides right into the laptop compartment in the messenger. I travel a lot and work with clients who need to screen my bags before I go into their facilities, I can just keep the MBA in the sleeve, reduced the risk of scratches and slightly reduces the potential for theft (isn't initially obvious that its a MBA if it is in the sleeve).

steadysignal
May 13, 2011, 01:11 PM
I use it in combination with a Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag. The MBA in the sleeve slides right into the laptop compartment in the messenger. I travel a lot and work with clients who need to screen my bags before I go into their facilities, I can just keep the MBA in the sleeve, reduced the risk of scratches and slightly reduces the potential for theft (isn't initially obvious that its a MBA if it is in the sleeve).

I have a timbuk2 bag as well... been just putting the MBA in the bag.

Was using the CaseLogic case but did not like the fit:

http://amzn.to/mEKbQZ

think i am going to switch to this one:

http://amzn.to/mDgQyv

the hard candy model really looks sturdy...

ritmomundo
May 13, 2011, 02:51 PM
I have the Booq Vyper hardcase, and I really like it. Very sturdy...

http://www.booqbags.com/All-Products/Vyper-hard-laptop-cases/Viper-11-macbook-air-case

calvol
May 13, 2011, 04:46 PM
Using a Speck charcoal case for my 13 UMBA, fit's nicely and doesn't add much weight. Like it for carrying in my backpack to avoid added stress on the MBA frame. Also use the Radtech sleeve to keep out dust.

GD0X
May 13, 2011, 04:52 PM
Incipio... went through 2 speck cases...both had manufacturer defects.

maclaptop
May 13, 2011, 04:54 PM
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marshallbedsaul
May 13, 2011, 05:42 PM
I just bought a nice spec clear hard case on ebay for 18.00 with free shipping. I would suggest looking there if you want a great deal.

TheXFactor
May 14, 2011, 10:54 AM
I just bought this one:
http://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-cases/pixelsleeve-macbook-air-sleeve-11-black.html

And this one:

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

I like both. Both are stylish, both offer different levels of protection. The pixlesleeve is neoprene. It's airport safe. The trimsleeve is formfitting. It's got a neat tab that pulls the MB out of the sleeve and a snap to keep it in place.