Good "Slim" TiBook Cases

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Schiffi, Jul 21, 2003.

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    Schiffi

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    I want a good "slim" case for my TiBook. I've seen that marware.com has somewhat what I need, however, I wished for more of a metal exterior and a foam padding interior. More like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2743106129&category=14909
    However, 6.25" is quite big for just a 1" thick laptop. Is there a product made like the eBay item, but thinner? Or has anyone used the marware Sportfolio and would recomend it?
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    i have a marware sportfolio 2 and a spire boot bag for my ibook12. The spire is much beter quality and they give the external size too so i would check them out www.spireusa.com
     
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    Schiffi

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    Interesting...

    Are the Spires hard cases? i.e. plastic or metal enforced?
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    no they are just really well padded. The Sportfolios have a plastic casing kind of but if you were to get hit with enough force it would ruin your laptop the same amount as the boot from spire.


    If you need a standalone bag/case and you want a hard case get one i guess. For using my laptop in my backapck and throwing it into my car the spire feels more sturdy than the sportfolio.
     
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    Abstract

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    You know how people say, "The iBook is made for student life. You can just throw it in your backpack and go." Do people actually put their laptops in a regular backpack? Isn't the bottom of a backpack a tad too soft for something like a laptop? Are these people just crazy?
     
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    ZildjianKX

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    I saw a dude at school yesterday throw his iBook into his backpack... was kind of surprised... but I guess some people do do it.
     
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    Abstract

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    Compared to the cost of a laptop, the carrying backpack is a minimal cost to protect their iBook.......my precious!!! They don't deserve it. I do. Abstract does to hold the precious!!!, not them.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Nope, the iBook is just an incredbily sturdy machine. I keep mine in an incase slip case (which I place inside my larger bag), but that's mainly to prevent scratching and the like (which hasn't really helped too much -- I use my iBook every day, and it SHOWS). It's nice to have a little slipcase - especially if you have the 12" PowerBook, which has always seemed more fragile to me.

    Arigato,
    Brook
     

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