Case and screen/palm protectors to get for the new MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by runtohell121, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Any recommendations on what kind of sleeve, screen protector, or palm protector to get for thew new MacBook Air 11? I plan on using it in class most of the time and don't want to get it too dirty.
     
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    I'm not digging that case >.<.. Prefer a slip in/sleeve case.
     
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    knomo looks nice.. but $80 price tag is high >.<
     
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    Any other recommendations? My budget is mostly $10-$50, prefer eBay if possible since I have $14 in eBay bucks to waste.
     
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    I read a few reviews complaining about the quality of the zipper. Specifically that they tend to break where the rubber meets the metal on the zipper handle itself. How would you rate the quality of the zipper? Is it a ykk zipper?
     
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    I don't know why.. but I don't really like the Hardcandy outer design "bubble" look.
     
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    That's the one I got. It's worth every penny... :cool:
     
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    Moshi palm protectors are excellent. You would never know you had one on and they don't detract from the MBA aesthetic.
     
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    how is the track guard from moshi? i think it should come with the palm guard(?) and i'm considering to get it
     
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    Yep the two come together.

    I prefer not to use the trackpad guard myself, but it's of the same high quality as the palm guard :)
     
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    hmm.. $20 for the guard(s).. I think I'll buy it.. but I still need a sleeve and/or screen protector.. But would anti glare screen protector be good? Like the ones from eBay where you can get 2 for $14...? Or should I go with the ones from Power Support?
     
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    I need a sleeve that can potentially hold a small camera as well.. think gf1 /x100/etc
     
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    i just got the incase neoprene sleeve. i think in some places it's referred to as a 'plus'. there is an incase sleeve that has a zipper, but this one doesn't. i like it, but it is a pain to get it in and out. not sure i feel like returning it. i'm hoping it will get easier to take in and out the more i use it. it also feels kind of thing. this will be used inside an stm bag so i really don't need my sleeve to protect necessarily.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004J13VW0
     
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    I thought so too- thats why I picked one up along with my 11" - Classy and stylish
     
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    I'm sorry, should've typed "ordered" instead, I'll let you know about the zipper when it arrives. Most of the reviews I read were outstanding.
    I didn't want a fancy sleeve, I need something that's rugged and can withstand impacts and protect the MBA. It will be in my college backpack most of the time. The bubble design is great at creating an extra surface area for cushioning.
     
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    These are the ones im looking at right now, some are for the ipad but i contacted the company and they said they could make it for the MBA
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would probably be carrying it in my hands most likely... So I don't think I need any real protection
     
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  23. macrumors 6502

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    Do some research on your own. There are multiple threads on this forum on this exact topic.
     
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  25. macrumors 6502

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    Got this CaseLogic hard case.

    Looks really nice and much smaller than the pictures make it seem. Still waiting on my Air but it should fit pretty well with the elastic strap. About .25 inches thicker than a skin I would say.
     

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