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Old Jan 2, 2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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So I was lucky to get a new MBA for Christmas, and I got the Incipio Feather case to go with it. Normally I love Incipio products, but this one has me baffled, its very snug, to the point you can barely take it back off, and then the front clips dont seem to take hold well. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions of other cases? The only reason is that I got a nice scratch on my 2008 MBP and that bugged me every time I opened it.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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I recently got Water Field Smart Case for my 13" MBA. It does a great job of protecting the laptop, without bulk. I could not be more pleased.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:22 PM   #3
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So I always think about getting a case for my MBA, but I don't for 2 reasons. Heat retention and I don't want to cover up the beauty that I am trying to protect. I mean, yeah a scratch would bug me... But I'm covering up what I'm trying to protect so I can't see the beauty to begin with anyway. If that logic makes sense. Kinda like getting a beautiful iPhone and the first thing people do is cover it up.

Imagine if people got nice shiny cars and immediately covered it up with body masks like you see the spy photos. Lol.

So, $1000+ for an MBA (mine was $1499), I just can't cover it up with a cheap $50 case. And I just don't want the heat retention properties of a snug case. So I just go commando and carry it around in a sleeve instead. There are lots of beautiful sleeve options for your MBA. Just a thought...
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 12:15 AM   #4
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I used to have a speck case for my air, but decided to change it because it just didn't feel right and whenever I took off the case it felt like I was going to rip my MacBook apart. I'm now using a wrapsol and I love it. Wrapsol adds relatively no weight to the air and provides the same look as if it were naked while protecting it from scratches. I also put it in a sleeve when it's not being used.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:12 AM   #5
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So I was lucky to get a new MBA for Christmas, and I got the Incipio Feather case to go with it. Normally I love Incipio products, but this one has me baffled, its very snug, to the point you can barely take it back off, and then the front clips dont seem to take hold well. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions of other cases? The only reason is that I got a nice scratch on my 2008 MBP and that bugged me every time I opened it.
I also got a macbook air for christmas and I also (unfortunately) purchased the same case as you. I heard that the speck satin see through case is good, if you don't want that there is also a speck see through case.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:26 AM   #6
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 03:39 AM   #7
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I purchased this cover -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LArobe-Sleev...7205398&sr=8-1

back in July for my MBA and it keeps it in pristine condition. It is also fits into my (some slips are too big to fit into a 13" rucksack slot)

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/H0...sover-backpack

which I have been all over the world in the last 6 months [work] and it's a perfect combo

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:37 AM   #8
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I use this case on my 2012 MBA and am very happy with it... http://store.apple.com/ca/product/H9...or-macbook-air
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 08:00 AM   #9
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I use this case on my 2012 MBA and am very happy with it... http://store.apple.com/ca/product/H9...or-macbook-air
How do you like your moshi, is it easy to install/remove? No fears of breakage?
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I use this case on my 2012 MBA and am very happy with it... http://store.apple.com/ca/product/H9...or-macbook-air
Just ordered one of these for my 13" 2012 Air that I picked up today. I'll post my impressions when it arrives.
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