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MacRumors
Feb 27, 2013, 11:22 AM
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South Carolina-based accessory maker Twelve South has released a new version of its BookBook case (http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook_macbook/), this time for the 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The case matches those available for the iPad (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/19/twelve-south-revamps-bookbook-for-ipad-case/) and iPhone (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/15/twelve-souths-bookbook-for-iphone-5-ships-monday/), as well as existing ones for the 11" and 13" MacBook Air models. The 13" MacBook Pro with Retina fits into the existing case designed for the 13" MacBook Air.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/02/twelvesouth_bookbook_15retina_openhero_hires.jpgDesigned exclusively for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display, BookBook is a totally unique case for the thinnest of MacBooks. Weighing as little as 13.5 ounces with an ultra-thin profile, this handmade, genuine leather case offers heavy duty protection. Two hardback covers, reinforced corners and a cushioned spine offer solid impact protection. The inside of the case is lined with a velvety soft, chocolate brown, padded interior for added protection.BookBook cases for the 11" and 13" MacBook Air models and the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display are available for $80 from Twelve South's website (http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook_macbook/).

Article Link: Twelve South Releases BookBook Case for 15" Retina MacBook Pro (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/27/twelve-south-releases-bookbook-case-for-retina-macbook-pro/)



Rudy69
Feb 27, 2013, 11:32 AM
Since the 15" rMBP vents heavily in the hinge area won't this case restrict the airflow and make it overheat? :confused::eek:

theelysium
Feb 27, 2013, 11:38 AM
This is dumb! It looks cocol, but totally asstetics over design! This will kill your MBP! Overheat alert, overheat alert!! :eek:

All Taken
Feb 27, 2013, 11:39 AM
Since the 15" rMBP vents heavily in the hinge area won't this case restrict the airflow and make it overheat? :confused::eek:

Agreed, what about air intake through the side vents being restricted? This looks like a bad idea running the Macbook whilst in the case.

CJM
Feb 27, 2013, 11:44 AM
I have one for my iPad... Expensive feeling and well-made, however they are a bit weighty and I don't use mine nearly enough.

Semester
Feb 27, 2013, 11:54 AM
Skeumorphism!

utekineir
Feb 27, 2013, 11:55 AM
Since the 15" rMBP vents heavily in the hinge area won't this case restrict the airflow and make it overheat? :confused::eek:


Hard to see the intended market frying their rmbp on facebook, flickr and pinetrest.

iPusch
Feb 27, 2013, 12:00 PM
Finally something is made for my baby retina :)
I feel like it is the least supported MacBook out there if you look on the accessories :-// sad but I run it nude of the time anyway

Galatian
Feb 27, 2013, 12:03 PM
As a 13" rMBP owner who purchased this case when I still had a 13" MacBook Air I can tell you that the case does NOT fit perfectly. The 13" rMPB is smaller then the 13" MacBook Air. It's not bad, but it certainly does not keep the screen attached at certain angles with the rubber band.

macaddict06
Feb 27, 2013, 12:07 PM
Awesome rumor, guys.

Tapdawg
Feb 27, 2013, 12:15 PM
I'm still upset that they won't update the iPhone 4/4s case with a camera hole...

D-a-a-n
Feb 27, 2013, 12:36 PM
Since the 15" rMBP vents heavily in the hinge area won't this case restrict the airflow and make it overheat? :confused::eek:

Every MBP vents heavily in the hinge area. The rMBP also vents on both sides.

alksion
Feb 27, 2013, 12:48 PM
Adding this case would probably make the rMBP overheat like a normal HP laptop would without this case. Conclusion, not a good idea.

Radio
Feb 27, 2013, 01:06 PM
Macrumors what are they paying you to advertise ?

Ill double it so I can free my fellow forum members from these posts

Ryth
Feb 27, 2013, 01:23 PM
These types of cases for a laptop are not smart. You only want a 'sleeve' for transportation. You do not want a case around the laptop because it's going to greatly reduce airflow/cooling...bad bad idea.

If you want a sleeve, I'd get one of these...

http://www.blackboxcase.com/collections/all/products/15-macbook-pro-case-bamboo

If you want a skin, I'd get one of these...

http://karvt.com/products/macbook-skins

boomer0001
Feb 27, 2013, 01:27 PM
Every MBP vents heavily in the hinge area. The rMBP also vents on both sides.

rMBP draws air in from the sides. All the exhaust goes out the back.

James Craner
Feb 27, 2013, 01:39 PM
Slow news day today then :)

ctdonath
Feb 27, 2013, 01:51 PM
I happen to like 12South case designs, and appreciate MR posting new products.

Sure, we don't want MR cluttered with product announcements - but if there's a handful of manufacturers which make unusually popular/interesting products, let's hear about them.

And yes, I'd consider getting a 12South MBA case, if only to use it as a sleeve. Have one for my iPhone 5 and like it (despite some quirky problems).

Ddyracer
Feb 27, 2013, 02:04 PM
Looks ugly.

GregAndonian
Feb 27, 2013, 02:19 PM
As a 13" rMBP owner who purchased this case when I still had a 13" MacBook Air I can tell you that the case does NOT fit perfectly.

...Which makes sense, if you think about it. ;)

Galatian
Feb 27, 2013, 02:50 PM
...Which makes sense, if you think about it. ;)

No...it does not make sense, because twelvesouth claims that the case fits both. In fact this has also been stated here in the article. I posted here because I think that it is false advertisement.

MrDc2
Feb 27, 2013, 04:02 PM
I like it. :)

PinoyAko
Feb 27, 2013, 04:18 PM
What BookBook means in my country is "tooth cavity".

rmwebs
Feb 27, 2013, 04:43 PM
Meh looks like a product for someone who wants to sit in Starbucks all day with their fake glasses, pretending to work on the next big novel or screenplay. Not for a real pro user. ;)

Plus it just looks bloody tacky.

numbersyx
Feb 27, 2013, 04:46 PM
Strange - the cool look of the MBP is the aluminium design. Why not buy an accessory that completely obscures it from view...:confused:

macduke
Feb 27, 2013, 04:51 PM
My R-Type spews out a ton of heat from the back. This might work for people who only check their email or surf the web—but those people are best served by using an iPad anyway. If you try to fire up some creative software or anything else that kicks up that quad-core i7, you risk ruining your shiny new Mac. It's my opinion that these types of cases work best with iPads which don't utilize such advanced cooling systems.

As a side note, can you imagine a day when laptops won't require fans? That would be quite the breakthrough. Perhaps a future, low-power, super fast 16-core Arm solution? DO WANT.

rmwebs
Feb 27, 2013, 05:47 PM
My R-Type spews out a ton of heat from the back. This might work for people who only check their email or surf the web—but those people are best served by using an iPad anyway. If you try to fire up some creative software or anything else that kicks up that quad-core i7, you risk ruining your shiny new Mac. It's my opinion that these types of cases work best with iPads which don't utilize such advanced cooling systems.

As a side note, can you imagine a day when laptops won't require fans? That would be quite the breakthrough. Perhaps a future, low-power, super fast 16-core Arm solution? DO WANT.

If were happy to go back to core solos or other early core branded chips, the aluminium case as a heat sink may be enough for some of the low powered ones. It would be great tho to not have to have fans at all...then you'd have no moving parts at all. This is where we all need to be issued with a small tank of liquid nitrogen to cool the CPU with :p

PinoyAko
Feb 27, 2013, 06:59 PM
Meh looks like a product for someone who wants to sit in Starbucks all day with their fake glasses, pretending to work on the next big novel or screenplay. Not for a real pro user. ;)

Plus it just looks bloody tacky.

Lol! This is so freaking true. Don't they have a house or room that they can work on quietly?

Navdakilla
Feb 27, 2013, 07:46 PM
I want one, but 80$? no thanks

buysp
Feb 27, 2013, 11:53 PM
Skeumorphism!

Scotty Forestall will love this :p

weckart
Feb 28, 2013, 02:09 AM
Jony Ive would never have allowed this

D-a-a-n
Feb 28, 2013, 03:52 AM
rMBP draws air in from the sides. All the exhaust goes out the back.
And your point is? My macbook pro (2010 model) exhaust as well goes out the back.

charlieegan3
Feb 28, 2013, 04:21 AM
Every MBP vents heavily in the hinge area. The rMBP also vents on both sides.

It only vents from the hinge area.

i personally thought this was nicer:
http://store.apple.com/uk/product/H9091ZM/A/incase-15-pathway-folio-case?fnode=50&fs=m.tsFormFactor%3Dsleeve%26m.macCompatibility%3D15inchmacbookproretinadisplay

anthonylambert
Feb 28, 2013, 07:29 AM
If you want a skin, I'd get one of these...

http://karvt.com/products/macbook-skins

But that isn't for the MacBook Pro Retina.... So why will that help?

PinoyAko
Feb 28, 2013, 07:58 AM
Twelve South should read this thread. It's for their own good.:D

Rajani Isa
Feb 28, 2013, 03:38 PM
Skeumorphism!

Strange - the cool look of the MBP is the aluminium design. Why not buy an accessory that completely obscures it from view...:confused:

It's not skeumorphism, or not completely anyway.

I recall one person here on Macrumors, when the iPhone 5 BookBook came out, mentioned that his and his S.O.'s macbooks were the only high tech items NOT stolen when their place was broken into. they were also the only high tech items in bookbook cases. So when the thief/thieves looked on the coffee table, they saw books, not laptops.

DJLC
Feb 28, 2013, 03:47 PM
Restricts airflow? Sure. But it's not like it's that difficult to take the MacBook out of the BookBook if you're doing something intensive. I use my 13" MBA in a BookBook all day at work. Visitors in the office always look twice, and I enjoy the feel of the leather vs. the aluminum. I'll agree that a naked MacBook LOOKS better, but if you want a protective case that feels nice and isn't just a ****** plastic shell, this is a great option.