I consider the MacBook Air the best laptop I've ever owned and it's really beautiful, but if you use it on the go, it grabs too much attention from others and you can't get unnoticed. The aluminum matte finish and the illuminated Apple logo on the back certainly force to stare at it... and I don't like this when I'm at work. Even though the aluminum Unibody frame is strong, it's easy to get it scratched or if you hit it on the side you can get a dent. I experienced this with the 2010 model I've recently upgraded, and I'll try to avoid this to the new 2011 unit. I was using a Tucano Second Skin. Nice and simple, but when I need the laptop I have to unzip it and get it out of the bag and it offers zero protection when using the MBA, so I started the research for a new case. After reading some reviews and played some youtube videos, I discovered that Incipio makes a similar model than the one I use for my iPhone: the Incipio Feather, so I went for it. It's lightweight, extremely thin and I like a lot it's texture, it isn't plastic and it's a soft rubber that is pleasant to touch. It can get some fingerprints on it, but I can live with them even though I consider myself very demanding on this kind of things. You can get all the specs in http://www.myincipio.com/MacBook-Air-13in-Cases-Accessories/Incipio-MacBook-Air-13in-feather-Ultralight-Hard-Shell-Case.asp. It's available in 5 different colors and I decided to go for the black one. Here in Spain you can get it at Macnificos for 42,90 € + 4,90 € shipping. A total amount of 47,80 € (USD $65) Luckily, Amazon UK lists it for as low as £22.99, a total amount of 37 € (USD $50), shipped by Royal Mail, not the fastest courier but I wasn't in a hurry. Here it is side by side with the one I've chosen for the iPad 2: the Proporta Leather Protective Case with Stand. My wife uses it a lot and we can't get used to the Smart Cover so I took advantage of a recent 20% discount offered on all Apple accesories and ordered it for 38 € (USD $52). It's a nice folio case made with real leather. The Feather case offers total protection and it only leaves access to the external ports: on the left side the Magsafe power port, one USB 2.0 - it could have been USB 3.0! - and the audio in/out port. On the right side the Thunderbolt port, second USB and the SD card reader. Build quality is excelent, with perfect fitting. When opened you can see that there's nothing disturbing. You open your MacBook Air and what I like most is that you get exactly the same front view as if you weren't wearing the case. If you look at it from the top when running, the illuminated Apple logo has gone away, exactly what I was looking for. The velvet-like rubberized surface is really pleasant to touch, and on the bottom it has a perforated ventilation area. I also like that there are no exagerated logos. It has one at the top and one at the bottom, but they are barely noticed. Here it's with the same protection for the iPhone, and you can guess some fingerprints on both of them. The laptop case is recently bought, but the iPhone is heavily used in a daily basis and I can live with this level of fingerprints. IMHO it's a great solution for protecting the MacBook Air.