prefferably looking for one that has an extra pocket. any good case recommendations will do doesn't have to be a neoprene sleeve thats just the kind i like since it goes in my backpack anyways. EDIT: i hate hard cases because: #1 if any speck of sand or dirt gets in-between the the case an computer its gonna scratch the the body. basically doing what the case is supposed to be protecting against. #2 it adds thickness to the laptop adding a little more weight and bulk. #3 it takes away from the laptops sleek-ass look #4unless specifically designed for macbook pro retina its gonna block the intake vent which are now located on the sides underneath. correct me if I'm wrong but wernt the old vents located behind the keyboard near the black strip? #5 are they really gonna protect your laptop if you drop it? i highly doubt it. So this is the case i settled on. its a terra case made by incase.picked it up at the apple store. Says its made from natural materials(whatever that means) weaved together. It has polyurethane and polyethylene foam on the inside and is very padded. While the laptop is inside it feels very secure. The zipper is thick which gives me reassurance that it won't fail. Also all the padding makes me feel comfortable that it is well protected. It may look a little thick(but i like that, it makes me feel my laptop is safe) but fits inside my back pack well. I still have 2 weeks to return it if i don't like the way feels so this is just a test run.