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Jobsian
Jun 26, 2012, 02:31 PM
I mean, does it blend in well stylistically with your other Apple/non-Apple products?

This is a purely subjective thing, but despite loving the silver aluminium unibody, I always liked the idea of having it in black or white, a la other Apple hardware.

Imagine a keynote where Schiller unveils a 2013 jet-black MBA, it'd be a knockout!



noteple
Jun 26, 2012, 02:48 PM
Added icarbon black skin
http://www.icarbons.com/collections/macbook-air-13-2nd-gen
345260

So now it blends

RocketRed
Jun 26, 2012, 02:55 PM
Nope. Doesn't blend at all with my other devices.

Jobsian
Jun 27, 2012, 05:55 AM
Added icarbon black skin
http://www.icarbons.com/collections/macbook-air-13-2nd-gen
345260

So now it blends
Very nice looking, thank you! Also glad that they're using the solid version of carbon, no inhalation quandaries :)

ixodes
Jun 27, 2012, 06:04 AM
The MBA's I have in 11 & 13 both stand out amongst my same year MBP's as the stellar designs they are.

As far as comparing them to my other Apple gear, like my various peripherals & accessories, I'd call the Airs complimentary.

I'd also call them my all time favorite designs.

Jobsian
Jun 28, 2012, 05:32 AM
The MBA's I have in 11 & 13 both stand out amongst my same year MBP's as the stellar designs they are.

As far as comparing them to my other Apple gear, like my various peripherals & accessories, I'd call the Airs complimentary.

I'd also call them my all time favorite designs.
Likewise, I have not seen a better designed notebook in my entire life. I think it'd look even better in black though.

PBG4 Dude
Jun 28, 2012, 07:59 AM
Looks great on my ubatuba counter. :)

mattopotamus
Jun 28, 2012, 08:25 AM
Added icarbon black skin
http://www.icarbons.com/collections/macbook-air-13-2nd-gen
345260

So now it blends

damn, i usually do not like skins, but that is sexy

trondah
Jun 28, 2012, 09:11 AM
I think the MBA looks awesome and fits in nicely with everything I have. It usually sits by itself so it doesn't necessarily need matching colors with anything else.

Using a black skin sounds like a horrible idea, that would make the sides look ugly as hell.

ixodes
Jun 28, 2012, 02:03 PM
Likewise, I have not seen a better designed notebook in my entire life. I think it'd look even better in black though.
The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of Black as well.

One of the very few Mac laptops I _haven't_ owned (I'm such an addict) is a Black MacBook.

I will admit that normally styling and appearance is secondary to me, but that model was very compelling. No matter how it was configured it would have been fun.

Especially since I always have several MBP / MBA models, so it's not like it would have been my only laptop, just another Mac to choose from :)

trondah
Jun 29, 2012, 09:35 AM
The black just makes it look like a PC IMO.

Kyllle
Jun 29, 2012, 09:58 AM
I feel like my iPad bridges the color contrasts between the MBA and iPhone, since the iPhone is all black and MBA is all aluminum. iPad is black on the front and aluminum on the back.

polee
Jun 29, 2012, 10:06 AM
Ergonomically, the mba feels just right for typing. I think Apple spent a great deal of time to make this a stylish and light but, at the same time, a very functional workhorse.

johnbeene
Jun 29, 2012, 10:28 AM
They're expensive but ...

http://www.colorware.com/p-250-macbook-air.aspx

They do custom paintjobs. Does anyone have any feedback regarding their work?

3bs
Jun 29, 2012, 10:45 AM
Added icarbon black skin
http://www.icarbons.com/collections/macbook-air-13-2nd-gen
345260

So now it blends

Seriously considering getting one of those for my 11". How easy is it to put on? I've never tried anything like this and I generally get bubbles when I try to put a screen protector on my iPhone.

soundtracker
Jun 29, 2012, 11:13 AM
Seriously considering getting one of those for my 11". How easy is it to put on? I've never tried anything like this and I generally get bubbles when I try to put a screen protector on my iPhone.

Its actually pretty easy because this kind of vinyl is a bubble free application and there are install vids on the site. I have it on my MB Air 13 and I am usually bad at installations, but this one was great.

3bs
Jun 29, 2012, 05:32 PM
Its actually pretty easy because this kind of vinyl is a bubble free application and there are install vids on the site. I have it on my MB Air 13 and I am usually bad at installations, but this one was great.

I guess I'm gonna order it then! :D

A couple more questions though. Does it feel/look like it's going to peel around the edges? Do you put it in a sleeve? Does that affect this skin?

soundtracker
Jun 30, 2012, 07:27 AM
I guess I'm gonna order it then! :D

A couple more questions though. Does it feel/look like it's going to peel around the edges? Do you put it in a sleeve? Does that affect this skin?

No signs of peeling and its been on about 6 months. I don't use a sleeve but I slip it in/out of a backpack-type case every day for work and it hasn't effected it at all :)

Jobsian
Oct 1, 2012, 07:30 AM
So has anyone actually put one of these black fascias on and are they durable?

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Its actually pretty easy because this kind of vinyl is a bubble free application and there are install vids on the site. I have it on my MB Air 13 and I am usually bad at installations, but this one was great.
Has yours lasted well and is there any peeling etc?