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Mayo7
Sep 25, 2011, 01:45 AM
I made a thread about the waterfield case earlier but I found a few other cases that interest me so I'll just put them all in here.

looking for some opinions on these sleeves from anyone who uses them.. it's for my 13" MBA.

Waterfield Smart Case http://sfbags.com/products/macbookair-smartcase/smartcase-macbookair.php

Boxwave Elite http://www.amazon.com/BoxWave-Elite-Leather-Macbook-Messenger/dp/B000H180KE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1316932880&sr=1-1

Thule Molded EVA Sleeve http://store.apple.com/us/product/H6405ZM/A?cid=AOS-US-SHOPIP-Google

Level 8 World Sleeve http://store.apple.com/us/product/H4861LL/A/level8-13-world-sleeve-for-macbook-air?cid=AOS-US-SHOPIP-Google

Brenthaven Prostyle http://store.apple.com/us/product/H4793ZM/A/Brenthaven-13-ProStyle-Sleeve-for-MacBook-Pro



Sniv
Sep 25, 2011, 03:21 AM
I made a thread about the waterfield case earlier but I found a few other cases that interest me so I'll just put them all in here.

looking for some opinions on these sleeves from anyone who uses them.. it's for my 13" MBA.

Waterfield Smart Case http://sfbags.com/products/macbookair-smartcase/smartcase-macbookair.php

Boxwave Elite http://www.amazon.com/BoxWave-Elite-Leather-Macbook-Messenger/dp/B000H180KE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1316932880&sr=1-1

Thule Molded EVA Sleeve http://store.apple.com/us/product/H6405ZM/A?cid=AOS-US-SHOPIP-Google

Level 8 World Sleeve http://store.apple.com/us/product/H4861LL/A/level8-13-world-sleeve-for-macbook-air?cid=AOS-US-SHOPIP-Google

Brenthaven Prostyle http://store.apple.com/us/product/H4793ZM/A/Brenthaven-13-ProStyle-Sleeve-for-MacBook-Pro

I bought a sleeve that looked like the last one. Mine is from North Face and I'm very satisfied. It's very simple but I like it because it has a protective zipper plus the sleeve is water-resistant (and it's snug and good).

Macman45
Sep 25, 2011, 03:51 AM
My Apple guru has one on her pro and says they are the best, but some of the handmade stuff ou there is unreal.....Just importing my iTunes library to the new air.....Must change sig. file....No, i didn't get an extra gb of space:D

Poindexter333
Sep 25, 2011, 04:28 AM
I bought a Waterfield sleeve for my Titanium PowerBook 667 DVI. It still looks almost brand new, and protected the laptop inside perfectly. It did its job daily (in a harsh contracting/construction environment) from November of 2001 until I retired her in November of 2008. Traveling, and in and out of cases and bags constantly. I would still be using this same one if I had 15" laptops. I would still be using one for my MBA if the 13" version fit into my favorite traveling bag, but instead I use an incase- which I have no issues with- but there really is no comparison.

The only thing I would do differently is get one with a flap versus the open side with just a strap across the opening- just to keep a bit more of the random dust out of it. They make a fantastic product.
http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/images/sleevecase_leather_lg.jpg

I have no experience with the other products from the companies you mentioned.

Since most of them appear to be sold by Apple, you might want to head over to a store if they have them- for some hands-on time.
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Currently operational: G4 Cube, IIsi, TiBook 667DVI, MBA Rev A(semi-retired) & E/2011(13"/i5 1.7Ghz/4GB/128SSD Samsung/10.7.1), G5 tower 10.5.8, iPhone 3GS/JB/4.0.1

sukanas
Sep 25, 2011, 04:28 AM
does the thule lack zipper? im looking at this too:

http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/neoprene-sleeve-cl57760

edit:
nvm, for some reason the initial link didnt show the extra pictures. looks like it uses magnets :)