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iNeedToDoHw
Jul 22, 2011, 01:12 PM
http://www.hardgraft.com/products/xiimacbooksleeve-heritage
I really like this style of sleeve, using wool, but this alone is $100.

Does anyone have similar style with a resonable price?

Thanks in advance



Mandork
Jul 22, 2011, 01:36 PM
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/genuine-itaste-studio-protective-leather-case-bag-for-13-3-macbook-air-black-91233

neo2021
Jul 22, 2011, 01:48 PM
Check amazon...plenty of them available

I personally bought rooCase because it also had a pocket to hold the charger..has amazing reviews as well

http://www.amazon.com/rooCASE-Neoprene-MacBook-11-6-inch-MC505LL/dp/B004BR3Z3M/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1311360371&sr=8-9

Duke15
Jul 22, 2011, 02:11 PM
Ya i really like the hardgraft one as well...but i agree its too expensive, i did some searching and here are the ones ive found. Note that most of them are customizable so if you want it to be vertical or horizantal or different color all you have to do is ask them. I did and they said no problem.

1 (http://www.ferutobags.com/osc/catalog/index.php?cPath=96)
2 (http://www.byrdandbelle.com/category/macbook-pro-air-sleeves)
3 (http://www.etsy.com/listing/67347234/11-inch-macbook-air-sleeve-stone-brown?ref=sr_gallery_25&ga_search_query=macbook+air+11&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_shopname=jositajosi&ga_facet=)
4 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Craft-Felt-sleeve-Case-Glove-Bag-MacBook-Air-11-/360330423614?pt=AU_Computers_Apple_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53e55ded3e#ht_4310wt_996&clk_rvr_id=248236961158)
If you decide on one let me know, im still debating which to get myself

iNeedToDoHw
Jul 23, 2011, 10:35 PM
Ya i really like the hardgraft one as well...but i agree its too expensive, i did some searching and here are the ones ive found. Note that most of them are customizable so if you want it to be vertical or horizantal or different color all you have to do is ask them. I did and they said no problem.

1 (http://www.ferutobags.com/osc/catalog/index.php?cPath=96)
2 (http://www.byrdandbelle.com/category/macbook-pro-air-sleeves)
3 (http://www.etsy.com/listing/67347234/11-inch-macbook-air-sleeve-stone-brown?ref=sr_gallery_25&ga_search_query=macbook+air+11&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_shopname=jositajosi&ga_facet=)
4 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Craft-Felt-sleeve-Case-Glove-Bag-MacBook-Air-11-/360330423614?pt=AU_Computers_Apple_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53e55ded3e#ht_4310wt_996&clk_rvr_id=248236961158)
If you decide on one let me know, im still debating which to get myself

This site is ridiculous because it charges close to 20% tax and I have to pay for the shipping... I live in US...
http://www.ferutobags.com/osc/catalog/index.php?cPath=96_98&sort=2a&page=3

This one looks the best, but still +shipping&tax = $63
I've never payed this much for a case haha
http://www.byrdandbelle.com/product/13-mackbook-air-sleeve-gray-wool-felt-and-brown-leather

Obscurelight
Jul 23, 2011, 10:45 PM
I know this is out of your price range but I think it's pretty cool like the gaft one

http://twelvesouth.com/products/BookBook_for_Air/

It's said to be hardcover with leather but it actually smells and feels like leather(cuz everything apparently is called leather these days even the $10 rubbery leather-like ones).

iNeedToDoHw
Jul 23, 2011, 11:40 PM
I know this is out of your price range but I think it's pretty cool like the gaft one

http://twelvesouth.com/products/BookBook_for_Air/

It's said to be hardcover with leather but it actually smells and feels like leather(cuz everything apparently is called leather these days even the $10 rubbery leather-like ones).

I personally am not a fan of that design.
I don't like the zipper that goes around the laptop when it's open, the elastic that attaches the cover to the screen, and i just feel like i'll get tired of the design quick.
Also, it takes away the trademark of air (the pointy edge) since it's covered by the cover...

I want a simple sleeve design that'll outlast time

onthecouchagain
Jul 23, 2011, 11:43 PM
Yo: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LWN3R0/ref=ox_ya_os_product

More pics here: http://www.speckproducts.com/pixelsleeve-macbook-air-sleeve-13-black.html

h00ligan
Jul 23, 2011, 11:48 PM
Yo: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LWN3R0/ref=ox_ya_os_product

More pics here: http://www.speckproducts.com/pixelsleeve-macbook-air-sleeve-13-black.html

You can buy the equivalent of that via eBay for <$10. Fwiw

kwajkat
Jul 24, 2011, 01:14 AM
Have you considered the Grid it sleeve by Cocoon?

http://www.cocooninnovations.com/product_info.php?cat_id=72&product_id=230

It is specifically designed for the 11 and also for the 13 inch Mac Airs. It is neoprene and has the grid it side on it it to hold charger, hd etc. Just a thought.

ghsNick
Jul 24, 2011, 01:23 AM
I can't fathom how so many people want a "nice" looking case and spend $100+ on them...I got this black G Form (http://g-form.com/product/extreme-sleeve-for-laptops/) case for my 11.

Supposedly it's indestructible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFG76535atY) material.

jsan1
Jul 24, 2011, 01:26 AM
Get a RadTech sleeve! You should google radtech coupons, you might be able to get free shipping or a percentage off. GL!

iNeedToDoHw
Jul 24, 2011, 11:49 AM
Have you considered the Grid it sleeve by Cocoon?

http://www.cocooninnovations.com/product_info.php?cat_id=72&product_id=230

It is specifically designed for the 11 and also for the 13 inch Mac Airs. It is neoprene and has the grid it side on it it to hold charger, hd etc. Just a thought.

that case looks very efficient and neat, but that's just not for me:)

clyde2801
Jul 24, 2011, 12:28 PM
Picked up a black 13" zippered sleeve just now from TJMaxx for $8.00.

clyde2801
Jul 24, 2011, 12:44 PM
Oh, and I think best buy has some sort of a 13" soft case on sale for $15.00 this week.

Duke15
Jul 24, 2011, 07:24 PM
This site is ridiculous because it charges close to 20% tax and I have to pay for the shipping... I live in US...
http://www.ferutobags.com/osc/catalog/index.php?cPath=96_98&sort=2a&page=3

This one looks the best, but still +shipping&tax = $63
I've never payed this much for a case haha
http://www.byrdandbelle.com/product/13-mackbook-air-sleeve-gray-wool-felt-and-brown-leather

Tax is already included in the price

optmi
Jul 25, 2011, 10:35 AM
Check out untype.com. I bought their sleeve for my 13 and it's perfect for my needs. Get the charcoal one with the leather strap. I think they have a cheaper version without the leather strap if that's what you're after.

www.untype.com (http://www.untype.com)

Duke15
Jul 25, 2011, 12:44 PM
Check out untype.com. I bought their sleeve for my 13 and it's perfect for my needs. Get the charcoal one with the leather strap. I think they have a cheaper version without the leather strap if that's what you're after.

www.untype.com (http://www.untype.com)

Can you post pictures?

Gemütlichkeit
Jul 25, 2011, 12:53 PM
I picked up a leather portfolio briefcase for mine. thin yet it can hold the power brick and some accessories/pens/paper. $50 on ebay (used)

optmi
Jul 25, 2011, 01:23 PM
Can you post pictures?

@ Duke,

Sorry, I keep meaning to do a review of the sleeve but things have been very busy. I'll try to sit down and do one tonight with pictures. I bought the black merino wool with leather strap 13 incher. I'm at work so I can't take a pic with my phone but here's the photos from their website. There are other colors but I prefer the black with the silver of the air.

http://dxkdul4cprxwx.cloudfront.net/e28261be3b4d4ed0bacdf614cb166c7b_820x820.jpg

http://dxkdul4cprxwx.cloudfront.net/74a02773e2464d638075c0ac56d4af54_820x820.jpg

http://dxkdul4cprxwx.cloudfront.net/31059e86baef41b8a2efcbed812e9f15_820x820.jpg

They have this one which is cheaper and seems to have a felt strap instead of the leather one:

http://dxkdul4cprxwx.cloudfront.net/1026255e5e5c41c0a53201534c4d6e74_820x820.jpg

iNeedToDoHw
Jul 26, 2011, 12:57 AM
@ Duke,

Sorry, I keep meaning to do a review of the sleeve but things have been very busy. I'll try to sit down and do one tonight with pictures. I bought the black merino wool with leather strap 13 incher. I'm at work so I can't take a pic with my phone but here's the photos from their website. There are other colors but I prefer the black with the silver of the air.


that looks awesome, but it's still on the pricier side... :(

leetoburrito
Jul 26, 2011, 01:05 AM
I've purchased Hard Graft products in the past, but I honestly can't say it's anywhere near worth the money. The wool tends to pill and gets really messy under normal use.

I would go with the Acme Made Skinny Sleeve. The thing adds very little bulk to the laptop and it's really easy to take the computer in and out.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/H4737VC/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

iNeedToDoHw
Jul 26, 2011, 01:12 AM
I've purchased Hard Graft products in the past, but I honestly can't say it's anywhere near worth the money. The wool tends to pill and gets really messy under normal use.

I would go with the Acme Made Skinny Sleeve. The thing adds very little bulk to the laptop and it's really easy to take the computer in and out.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/H4737VC/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

That's one thing i was worried about the wool sleeve... now you mention it, i should avoid them since they cost so much!!!

Acme looks nice

CLWelch
Jul 26, 2011, 01:30 AM
If you do decide to go with the wool, check Etsy.

blowabs
Jul 26, 2011, 01:28 PM
Here ya go boys:
http://www.radtech.us/Products/stm-jacket-ipad-bag.aspx
(...in black/green....mine is coming morra..:)

I also have this ....So Sano:
http://www.radtech.us/Products/NotebookScreenSavrz.aspx
(in silver/grey)

And this too:
http://www.radtech.us/Products/SleevzNotebooks.aspx
(.in black ...of course :-)

optmi
Jul 26, 2011, 02:23 PM
that looks awesome, but it's still on the pricier side... :(

Yeah, it was on the pricey side but definitely worth it for what I got. I'm also a sucker for packaging :)

They do have a 15% off coupon code which was not available when I got my one.

It's at this link: http://goodsie.com/store/untype/promo/summer11

iNeedToDoHw
Jul 26, 2011, 04:23 PM
Yeah, it was on the pricey side but definitely worth it for what I got. I'm also a sucker for packaging :)

They do have a 15% off coupon code which was not available when I got my one.

It's at this link: http://goodsie.com/store/untype/promo/summer11

omg thank you

Btw, do you think the wool texture will change in the future?
extra fluffs, etc

radiohead14
Jul 26, 2011, 11:23 PM
do you guys think there might be some issues down the road with the wool material on these sleeves? like parts of the wool fur getting into the vent or maybe even inside the ports?

TooBadSoSad
Jul 26, 2011, 11:58 PM
I ordered this one:
http://www.marware.com/macbook-and-netbook-cases/macbook-air-cases/macbook-air-vertical-sleeve

I had the 13in MBP model sleeve previously and it fit pretty well and did not add to much bulk.

ProwlingTiger
Jul 27, 2011, 12:00 AM
If you can get a Tucano sleeve, get one. They're great quality and the company has awesome customer service. One of the zipper pulls broke off mine (not the actual zipper) and I contacted them asking if I could get a replacement pull. They sent me a whole new sleeve and didn't make me return the first one. I highly recommend Tucano.

blowabs
Jul 27, 2011, 12:16 AM
I ordered this one:
http://www.marware.com/macbook-and-netbook-cases/macbook-air-cases/macbook-air-vertical-sleeve

I had the 13in MBP model sleeve previously and it fit pretty well and did not add to much bulk.

$10 to ship..............come on, Marware!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

TooBadSoSad
Jul 27, 2011, 11:05 PM
$10 to ship..............come on, Marware!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

Where are you getting that from? Mine was $3 shipping.

blowabs
Jul 27, 2011, 11:41 PM
Where are you getting that from? Mine was $3 shipping.

From Marware's site. To my zip it's $10. 11218.

iNeedToDoHw
Jul 27, 2011, 11:58 PM
Can't find a descent price/ good looking sleeve anywhere..

I guess i have to make a good investment

kappaknight
Jul 28, 2011, 12:38 AM
What's the point of a sleeve when a giant padded envelope will do?

On the flip side, you can probably just buy fabric and sew up your own sleeve for $4.

Peteyy
Jul 28, 2011, 08:53 AM
Can't find a descent price/ good looking sleeve anywhere..

I guess i have to make a good investment

Have alook at these:
http://www.be-ez.com/la-robe-air-bw.html
http://www.be-ez.com/la-robe-air-black-addict.html

blowabs
Jul 28, 2011, 11:01 AM
Can't find a descent price/ good looking sleeve anywhere..

I guess i have to make a good investment

Loo at my earlier post....good sleeve/price, too.