11" Macbook Air accessory recommendations

Appurushido

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Not sure if this is the correct thread to post this, but I recently purchased a new 2015, 11" MBA. Looking to buy a laptop bag/sleeve for it. Any recommendations?

Also, I was looking to buy a clear keyboard cover for it. The only brand I noticed was a clear guard from Moshi. They have one for the 11" version, but after reading some reviews, most of them say it doesn't fit 2014 and newer models. Does anyone have one that fits the '14/'15s? Thanks!
 

Shanghaichica

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I bought a clear speck snap on case and a birdhouse laptop case.

I've also bought a 1TB G-Drive external hard drive

The SuperDrive And an SD card reader.
 

Appurushido

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Yes, I will be picking that up. It's awesome. I already purchased the incase neoprene sleeve, same deal the one you linked minus it being a bag. Now the only dilemma is getting the 11" or 13" one. If I get the 13", I can have some breathing room for my 11" and add a small folder with some files. Decisions, decisions.
 

canuckRus

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Too snug for inclusion of a sleeve (and unnecessary) in the 11". Be it 13" or 11" interior will be too snug and narrow for anything extra but back side has full length open pocket (12 1/2"x6").
(I have purchased an Incase Neoprene iPad Sleeve in the past but find it somewhat slippery.)

If handles aren't that important to you a better choice with room for files could be the Booq Viper 11" bag. Check out the pics.
(SORRY, THIS SIZE DISCONTINUED BY COMPANY. HUGELY OVERPRICED ELSEWHERE!)

< http://www.booq.ca/ca/sleeves/viper-hardcase >
 
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ecschwarz

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The Moshi ClearGuard will fit fine on all of the 11" models - nothing changed. I think most mentioned some good choices otherwise for cases and such. A cheap USB 3 SD card reader is always handy, as is an ethernet adapter (I went with the no-drivers-needed Anker one over Apple's since it uses a USB port instead of the Thunderbolt port - occupied by a display on mine): http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Unibody-Aluminum-Ethernet-Supporting/dp/B00PC0H9IE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1434692850&sr=8-3&keywords=anker+usb+ethernet

I also like the Moshi PalmGuard and picked up an Incase Hardshell case via Groupon for about $10 - they're back for $12. Even though yours is newer, the only difference is the microphone cutout on the side, so it's your call if saving quite a bit over shells for newer models is worth muffling the microphone a bit: https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-incase-hard-shell-case-for-macbook-air-11-or-13-4

Basically those are how I have both my personal (2012) and work (2013) 11" MacBook Airs equipped.
 

Appurushido

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Sorry if i didn't mention it. The sleeve is for hauling it in other bags other than the incase bags you mentioned. I'm on a plane quite often and the incase bag size (11 and 13) just wont cut it. The incase bag would be used for the commute from work to home. Whereas the sleeve, i can chuck it on my carry on, or other larger bag.

I love how booth the sleeve and the case have that nice fur-ish type padding on the inside. I haven't seen any others come close.
 

canuckRus

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(1)Incase Neoprene Sleeve for 11" MacBook Air Laptop (CL57801)Dimensions: 14.25 " L x 9.4 " W x 0.95 "
(2)Incase Sling Sleeve Deluxe for MacBook Air 11" (CL57828) Dimensions: 13" L x 9"
Dimensions of (2)bag actually smaller than(1) sleeve. Can hide handles in bag as well. If pockets not filled no need for sleeve? Either way will need to take charger.

 

Melrose

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This was the first thing I bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PC07T02

Most of the time I have Enet access, plus the additional of USB3 ports is fine as well. Next up is a monitor. I have an old 13" bag lying around I can use - it's thick but it is a nice sturdy bag; My laptops have never been in actual protective cases, so no worries on that front.