Macbook sleeve recommendations?

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  1. cossie macrumors member

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    Evening all,

    Can anyone recommend a good sleeve for a macbook?

    I haven't bought anything yet but my budget is £25 (max.)

    I don't really want one that says "There's a laptop in this sleeve, please steal it!", but i'd like one that will take the rough ' n ' tumble of being in a college student's bag filled with books and notes

    How good are the cheapest ones from the Apple store?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Search on this, and you will find - I'm not kidding - about a million threads. The ones from Apple, Incase (that's the brand, btw), are good.
     
  3. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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  4. fatties macrumors regular

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    i have a foof bag. its not the MOST protective of bags (i.e. don't hold your breath if you drop your computer) but its not like a computer bag because it is made of tons of different fabric you can choose from (i have blue tweed). I have been to gigs where my friends were completly shocked that the funny blue bag in my book bag was a computer, so I'd say it doesn't scream 'i am a nice new expensive computer' at people. So, good enough for carting around at college, but ok for the afters bit too!

    anyways i think as long you don't have a computer brief case or anything that looks like it obviously contains a computer you'll be fine
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I also have an Incase (for my MBP) and like it a lot. I'm sure there is minimal difference for the Macbook-size case.
     
  6. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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  7. gloss macrumors 601

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    I personally own an STM Medium Cargo, and it's quite good. Followed me around Japan for a couple of weeks. The included case on the Medium is intended for a 15" notebook, but it fits the Macbook fine with more than enough padding. There's a bit of horizontal drift, but not enough to worry about. There's also the Small Cargo for 13" notebooks, which they didn't have when I bought mine. Might be worth a look.
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Just ordered myself one of these Tucano Second Skin Guaina for my MacBook. I would have preferred the brown one, but I couldn't find it at AppleStore Norway when I ordered... :(

    I have had a Tucano Second Skin on my 12" iBook "forever" (and my grlfriend has even inherited that skin) and that kept my iBook safe through some potentially damaging incidents... :)
     
  9. tehdee macrumors member

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    i've had great experiences with both Tom Binh out of Seattle, and SF Bags or Waterfield out of... SF

    www.tombinh.com
     
  10. Fisheke macrumors member

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    I've also got a foofbag, and am most pleased with it.

    It's a flasy red color ("firetruck red"), and i've yet to encounter the first person who knew it was a computer (when seeing me with it for the first time). I jam it in my backpack with my coursebooks all the time, and it's protection enough for that (scratching and skewing from books, keys, other sharp material,..). But just don't drop you 'book with it.

    (it's also a great buffer for between your legs and the laptop to keep away the heat a bit :p)
     
  11. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    CRUMPLER make some pretty awsome kit, id give them a go.
     
  12. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking about getting a sleeve too. I'm looking at the Incase Neoprene Sleeve from the Apple store, or the STM Glove.
     
  13. Dr. Technology macrumors newbie

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    My STM Glove should arrive this week in the mail. I'll post a review when it does.
     
  14. dreamsINdigital macrumors 6502

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    Cool, please let us know. :)
     
  15. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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  16. bklam macrumors regular

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    The incase sleeves are not shipping 7-10 business days. It's more like next day.

    i ordered mine on friday, shipped out on saturday.

    just FYI
     
  17. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I received my incase sleeve on Friday, my MBP is here on Monday :D I get to stare at a sleeve that will eventually hold my MBP.. oh the agony :)

    It looks protective, ill be putting my MBP in the sleeve then putting the sleeve in to my backpack, hopefully that will help to keep it out of harms way :)

    Ed
     
  18. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

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    So far i really want the shinza shock protection one, but since they dont make macbook sized ones, i have been thinking about getting the 'fake' shock protective one off ebay.. anyone have any luck with them?

    They are just black, and have that foam inside, its pretty much a thin sleeve but it claims to be protective in very bad english :D
     
  19. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    I already bought a laptop backpack and I would also like to have a sleeve to put my macbook in for extra protection. Any good ones for about 30 bucks?
     
  20. HecubusPro macrumors 6502a

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  21. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    RADTECH sleevz for MBP are awesome.

    in fact..so awesome i'm selling a new unused radtech sleevz...for 25$ can, includes shipping.
     
  22. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a Tucano Microfibre second skin for my MB, I got it from here...

    http://www.mp3essentials.co.uk/mp3store/product_info.php?cPath=22_88&products_id=438

    The keyboard/screen protector is very useful
     
  23. saga macrumors regular

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    When I got my MacBook, I was looking for the same thing in the same price range. I went with a bitolithic sleeve. Bitolithic is an Austrailian company, and for about 35 bucks you get the neoprene sleve (which fits perfectly), a screen protector for when the book is closed, and a neoprene bag which I use for wires and stuff. Check them out.
     
  24. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I bought this one recently for my Macbook (which I still haven't ordered :rolleyes: ) it looks pretty good on the outside. Though obviously as I'm waiting for the fresh new salad rather than the seemingly limp old salad from April, I haven't tested it out...
     

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