Macbook case you actually have now...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Acehigh, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    There been a bunch of Macbook case posts, but can people post pictures of cases they actually use now not pictures from the website. Most of them are not out yet.


    Also whats the brand that drops a ball on the case with glass in it.
     
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  3. gloss macrumors 601

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    I'm using an STM bag that was built for a 15 inch laptop, but the MacBook is very near that width anyway, so it fits nicely. I'll post pics later.
     
  4. malandra macrumors regular

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    I'm using a Tekstyl Omni, size large...it doesn't fit absolutely perfectly--maybe an inch or so off on the vertical-- but it's a cool retro-looking work-in case that both allows heat to escape and lets me use my macbook as it should be used: on my *lap*

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    http://www.radtech.us/Products/Omni.aspx
     
  5. Acehigh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you I think I might get the Shinza or the Mactruck.... Does anybody have the mactruck?
     

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  6. Sox macrumors regular

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    My Waterfield (http://sfbags.com) sleevecase arrives tomorrow, and I'm excited. Which is troubling, since it's just a laptop case. I need to find a hobby. I'll post pictures when it gets here.
     
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    ! You promised and I'm gonna hold you for that! :D I want to hear if it's worth the outrageous price. Did you order yours fully specced up?
     
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    Would you mind posting pictures of the case and what you feel the protection afforded by the case is if you don't mind? Are the sides hard or just floppy?
     
  10. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    Please don't get the Mactruck. That thing is hideous.

    Does anyone have an opinion about the heat generated by a MacBook/MacBook Pro while in a work-in case? I'm thinking that they already get pretty warm when they're just sitting on a flat desk, and I'd imagine that using a work-in case like that wouldn't help things at all.

    Also, I'd look into Booq's Vyper XS2 case. It fits perfectly, looks great, and protects well. I just placed an order for mine yesterday. I bet you could use it as a work-in case as well, if you're into that sort of thing.
     
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    I'm interested in the tekstyl omni case shown on radtechs site because it has a flap that opens in the back to allow port access(not applicable to us macbookers) and lets heat out and it puts the macbook on top of two clips elevating the bottom of the macbook off of the bottom to let some heat dissipate that way too. I imagine if you tried to use a case such as the radtech neo which is a snug fit neoprene case with straps to let it stay on all the time it would probably make the macbook overheat.

    The vyper looks nice but I've read a few things that say its really too thin to offer any protection other than scratch protection.
     
  14. dcl macrumors regular

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    Just purchased the Sumdex impactGuard Insert Case at Fry's Electronics $18 and the Radtech Sleevz. (15% discount available RTPROMO1)
     
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    Not affliated, but I personally like the foofbag.

    100% hand made, looks cute too! Not very great protection so make sure you got a padded bag.
     
  16. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    it's a really great case; you're going to love it!
     
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  18. drake macrumors 6502a

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    As I pointed out in a post yesterday, I bought this 14" Booq last week:

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    i dont have a macbook, but i use the incase neoprene sleeve ( which is ok, only there is some slack for my PB, but man that shinza one is tempting ) and i have it inside of an old leather satchel i got my hands on. it has pockets for everything, and looks rather stylish.

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    i'm happy with it since i sort of created it, but i am going to be buying a good bag/case solution that will hold a good amount of stuff, because i am going back to college soon.
     
  21. drake macrumors 6502a

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    Nice!
     
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    While I did say bubble wrap as sort of a joke, it actually does work. :p Seriously. I've used it before, and my friend uses it for something else he stuffs in his backpack.

    I'm waiting for a case with the correct fit for my laptop. If it isn't correct, I'm not buying it yet.

    And about that Shinza Zeroshock case (http://shinza.com/product_info.php?products_id=46), STM makes a case that fits that description. I don't know if they ever did tests like drop a 1 kg ball on the case, but I'm sure it's around the same. It's solid until you really press down on it. I've tried the STM one and it's too wide for my MB, since the case fits a 14" iBook. :(

    I'll wait.
     
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    i ordered a sleeve from fabrixcases.com a couple of weeks ago, still not come yet...

    has anyone else brought one? what do you think of it?
     
  25. Lorelai macrumors member

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    I don't have a bag because I don't have a laptop yet! ;) I'm going to be getting the Macbook, though and I really like the look of the STM Small Alley bag. Is it a snug fit? Is the Apple Store the only place to buy the STM bags? Thanks :)
     

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