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Twelve South Releases BookBook Case for 15" Retina MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

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    South Carolina-based accessory maker Twelve South has released a new version of its BookBook case, this time for the 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The case matches those available for the iPad and iPhone, as well as existing ones for the 11" and 13" MacBook Air models. The 13" MacBook Pro with Retina fits into the existing case designed for the 13" MacBook Air.

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    BookBook cases for the 11" and 13" MacBook Air models and the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display are available for $80 from Twelve South's website.

    Article Link: Twelve South Releases BookBook Case for 15" Retina MacBook Pro
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Rudy69

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    Since the 15" rMBP vents heavily in the hinge area won't this case restrict the airflow and make it overheat? :confused::eek:
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    This is dumb! It looks cocol, but totally asstetics over design! This will kill your MBP! Overheat alert, overheat alert!! :eek:
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    #4
    Agreed, what about air intake through the side vents being restricted? This looks like a bad idea running the Macbook whilst in the case.
     
  5. CJM
    macrumors 6502a

    CJM

    #5
    I have one for my iPad... Expensive feeling and well-made, however they are a bit weighty and I don't use mine nearly enough.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Skeumorphism!
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Hard to see the intended market frying their rmbp on facebook, flickr and pinetrest.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

    iPusch

    #8
    Finally something is made for my baby retina :)
    I feel like it is the least supported MacBook out there if you look on the accessories :-// sad but I run it nude of the time anyway
     
  9. macrumors 6502

    #9
    As a 13" rMBP owner who purchased this case when I still had a 13" MacBook Air I can tell you that the case does NOT fit perfectly. The 13" rMPB is smaller then the 13" MacBook Air. It's not bad, but it certainly does not keep the screen attached at certain angles with the rubber band.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Awesome rumor, guys.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    I'm still upset that they won't update the iPhone 4/4s case with a camera hole...
     
  12. macrumors regular

    #12
    Every MBP vents heavily in the hinge area. The rMBP also vents on both sides.
     
  13. macrumors 68000

    alksion

    #13
    Adding this case would probably make the rMBP overheat like a normal HP laptop would without this case. Conclusion, not a good idea.
     
  14. macrumors 68000

    #14
    Macrumors what are they paying you to advertise ?

    Ill double it so I can free my fellow forum members from these posts
     
  15. macrumors 65816

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  16. macrumors newbie

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    rMBP draws air in from the sides. All the exhaust goes out the back.
     
  17. macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    #17
    Slow news day today then :)
     
  18. macrumors 65816

    #18
    I happen to like 12South case designs, and appreciate MR posting new products.

    Sure, we don't want MR cluttered with product announcements - but if there's a handful of manufacturers which make unusually popular/interesting products, let's hear about them.

    And yes, I'd consider getting a 12South MBA case, if only to use it as a sleeve. Have one for my iPhone 5 and like it (despite some quirky problems).
     
  19. macrumors 68000

    Ddyracer

    #19
    Looks ugly.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

    #20
    ...Which makes sense, if you think about it. ;)
     
  21. macrumors 6502

    #21
    No...it does not make sense, because twelvesouth claims that the case fits both. In fact this has also been stated here in the article. I posted here because I think that it is false advertisement.
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    I like it. :)
     
  23. macrumors 6502

    #23
    What BookBook means in my country is "tooth cavity".
     
  24. macrumors 68040

    #24
    Meh looks like a product for someone who wants to sit in Starbucks all day with their fake glasses, pretending to work on the next big novel or screenplay. Not for a real pro user. ;)

    Plus it just looks bloody tacky.
     
  25. macrumors 65816

    numbersyx

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    Strange - the cool look of the MBP is the aluminium design. Why not buy an accessory that completely obscures it from view...:confused:
     

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