17'' UMBP Hard-Sleeve Options

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  1. bigvb@hotmail.c macrumors member

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    Basically im a student at college, and take my current 13'' Macbook in my bag with books and notepads etc. I just have my Macbook in a neoprene sleeve and due to crushing my Macbook as signs of wear and a small crack around the case.

    Im getting a nee 17'' umbp this week and i also need to be taking it to college with me. But i dont want it to get crushed in my book bag. The best solution i thought was to get a hard-sleeve, such as this axio hard-sleeve

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    But Axio told me they havent yet made one to fit the new unibody 17".
    I would have thought this would do a perfect job of protecting my laptop from being crushed in my bag.

    Are there any other options, at this time?

    Btw i dont want a whole new bag, just a sleeve. Cheers c
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    umm here is the 17" sleeve you want

    http://www.axio-usa.com/hardsleeve17.html

    i use one for my 15" and there great.

    EDIT i see what you are saying

    well like i said i think they are the best so i would wait until they come out.

    EDIT: wait a minute they said that it is not compatible with the new 15" as well, but im using it and it fits fine!!!
     
  3. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

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    well axio told me the new UMBP doesnt fit in their 17" hardcase.

    What are the best options until axio make the new one.
     
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    to tell you the truth i've never run across another company that makes it as well as Axio does. i would say order it and see if it fits. like i said mine does and they say it shouldnt so who knows.
     
  5. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

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    anyone know if the booq Vyper XL2 fits the unibody 17"?
     
  6. apersianboyCOM macrumors 6502

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    I use this isisdei sleeve and its great, it's got memory foam which protects the laptop and it's got an inside lip which protects against scratches from the zip. Was only $22 and I highly recommend it, they come in lots of different designs but I got the plain black one :)
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  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    He wants a hard sleeve, and this isnt one. Hard sleeves are..... hard, and provide far superior protection, especially for your screen, over memory foam.
     
  8. foshizzle macrumors regular

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    You use this on your 15" unibody? and it fits perfectly? My case from booq broke (zipper) and I'm looking for a new one. This looks fantastically better.

    thanks for the info, i've never seen this before. Does it add much weight?
     
  9. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    the case weighs about 2lbs so it adds that much weight haha
     
  10. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

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    apparently the booq vyper XL2 does fit the new unibody 17'', i just called booq. ganna order it now
     
  11. SecondDealer macrumors regular

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    Personally I have a Spec 15" clear hard case for my computer which protects it constantly from most outside threats and for greater protection while transporting it I slide it inside a foam case by incase. The hard case i only recently purchased but the soft case has been great for the past nine months.
     
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  13. quackwack macrumors member

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    i have the booq vyper xl2 and personally i don't feel 100% comfortable in using it when taking my mbp out and about. i started a thread on here as i was torn between getting the moshi codex or the tom bihn brain cell. i ended up getting the moshi codex because an apple reseller had them in store nearby and haven't regretted it since. it does have a hard sleeve rigid component added with the memory foam so you have the best of both worlds. plus it has a handle too incase you wan't to carry it by itself. obviously this does mean it is a tad thicker than the booq but for the extra protection it is hardly a pay off.

    oh yeah also, you should be able to use any exisiting sleeve / case with the new macbook pro 17 inchers as the dimensions are practically the same - all manufacturers that i contacted have not changed their designs for the new 17" mbps.
     
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