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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Twelve South Releases BookBook Case for 15" Retina MacBook Pro




South Carolina-based accessory maker Twelve South has released a new version of its BookBook case, this time for the 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The case matches those available for the iPad and iPhone, 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.

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Designed 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.

Article Link: Twelve South Releases BookBook Case for 15" Retina MacBook Pro
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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Since the 15" rMBP vents heavily in the hinge area won't this case restrict the airflow and make it overheat?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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This is dumb! It looks cocol, but totally asstetics over design! This will kill your MBP! Overheat alert, overheat alert!!
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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Since the 15" rMBP vents heavily in the hinge area won't this case restrict the airflow and make it overheat?
Agreed, what about air intake through the side vents being restricted? This looks like a bad idea running the Macbook whilst in the case.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:44 AM   #5
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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.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:54 AM   #6
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:55 AM   #7
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Since the 15" rMBP vents heavily in the hinge area won't this case restrict the airflow and make it overheat?

Hard to see the intended market frying their rmbp on facebook, flickr and pinetrest.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:00 PM   #8
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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
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:03 PM   #9
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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.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:07 PM   #10
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Awesome rumor, guys.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:15 PM   #11
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I'm still upset that they won't update the iPhone 4/4s case with a camera hole...
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:36 PM   #12
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Since the 15" rMBP vents heavily in the hinge area won't this case restrict the airflow and make it overheat?
Every MBP vents heavily in the hinge area. The rMBP also vents on both sides.
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Adding this case would probably make the rMBP overheat like a normal HP laptop would without this case. Conclusion, not a good idea.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:06 PM   #14
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Macrumors what are they paying you to advertise ?

Ill double it so I can free my fellow forum members from these posts
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:23 PM   #15
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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/collecti...ro-case-bamboo

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

http://karvt.com/products/macbook-skins
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:27 PM   #16
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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.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:39 PM   #17
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:51 PM   #18
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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).
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Looks ugly.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 02:19 PM   #20
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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.
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...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.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:02 PM   #22
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I like it.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:18 PM   #23
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What BookBook means in my country is "tooth cavity".
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:43 PM   #24
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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.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:46 PM   #25
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Strange - the cool look of the MBP is the aluminium design. Why not buy an accessory that completely obscures it from view...
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