Classy Protection Needed for MBA 13

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sarends, Apr 24, 2011.

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    I want a protective skin (I think) that also looks classy for my MBA 13. Any recommendations?

    I was thinking of something like the Cretouch.

    I can't figure out if this skin covers just the front or the back too? Anybody have it?

    Sena leather case - it is quite pricey at $150 but it could be worth it if it is VERY nice. Anybody have it?

    Other ideas? I need a skin that stays on 100% of the time. It needs to go with me and be used in my pickup so it cannot be fragile.

    Thanks!
     
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    zepharus

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    Got to be honest here. I love the feel of the "bare" Air so much Im not gonna cover or skin it. I think just get a nice sleeve for travel and youll be happier
     
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    I'm a little concerned with the skin you linked when it says
    Not sure how that would look.
     
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    If your looking just to toss it around in your truck then I would go with the leather. If your looking for a skin, IMO that is just protecting from scratches by the user. Any other protection will need to be a sleeve or stronger cover, thicker then a film strip.

    I have the icarbon skin, and a few sleeves. Pack & Smooch felt sleeve and Waterfield at sfbags.com.
     
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    +1 for the iCarbons.
    I would totally get one if I had money :p
     
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    IngerMan

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    lol, Don't tell me your paying rent for mom's basement:D

    Back to the post, I did order one of those clear skins first. The one were you need to spray and squeegee . I could not do it, I gave up after the 4th pull off and just tossed it in the can. I have read that there are places that install them for you, ie Malls

    The iCarbon is vinyl and a little easier to install your self per the video. IMO:D
     
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    I need protection for when I use my MBA because I am using it on the job:

    In my pickup
    Out on the job site
    etc.

    When I travel I use an old Dell leather case that will hold my power cord etc.

     
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    Hahahaha, nah. I dont even live with my mom :p I am a foreign xchange student, but I feel bad buying things with my parents money. I have enough with my ultimate MBA and sleeve :) Nice one though.
    Yup icarbons just look awesome. I will probably buy that with my birthday money. Im between a mouse or a iCarbon.. hm...
     
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    Which icarbons is the best one to get?
     
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    IngerMan

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    One that is made for your machine:confused: I believe the only choice is Black or White. I got the black one. I would think if I had the white one, I would be constantly cleaning the smears from my finger prints.
     
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    I just ordered the iCarbons black front and back for MBA 13 and the icarbons black back only for my ipad 2.

    I will report back how I like them.

    Thx all!
     
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    IngerMan

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    Sweet:D Make sure you watch the video on how to install them.
     
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    Every skin, cover etc is tailored this way. I have yet to find any cover that edge to edge in either direction.

    The SGP does not cover the bottom. I dont think you will like the leather on the keyboard area.

    I have had numerous SGP leather skins on my iphone/ipad and like them. But for the MBA, I just used Zagg invisashield.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Wrapsol skin.
     
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    Me too. I've got a Wrapsol skin on my 13" MBA. It was relatively easy to apply, and protects without taking away from the look of the computer or adding much weight.
     
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    I'm not sure, but my skin from decalgirl is pretty much edge to edge on the top cover, a 1 inch would be quite the gap IMHO.
     
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    Wow, those iCarbons are pretty nice-looking.
     

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