Anyone using a sleeve on their RMB?

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  1. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I just got another Retina MB (base model in Space Gray). I carry it around a lot and it feels like I'm carrying around too much to carry it in my Timbuk2 bag so I started looking for sleeves. I still use the Timbuk2 bag when I need to carry accessories but going to meetings and when I know I won't need accessories I'm going to use a sleeve.

    I bought this one on Amazon to get me by until I could research a bit more. It's nice for the price and gets the job done. It's very unassuming and most people that have asked me about it thought it was just a paper notepad.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X9NBDVA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

    After doing quite a bit of research I ordered a Joli Sleeve. It is expensive but it sure looks nice. I ordered the Smooth Gray with Red liner. It was just over $100 US including shipping. I have no affiliation with Joli but I've read nothing but good things about them. They are based in Amsterdam and are a small company and even include a handwritten note to each customer. A nice little added personal touch. I'll be sure to post updates when it comes in. I can't wait!

    https://jolioriginals.com/products/smooth-macbook

    Is anyone else using a sleeve? If so, which one and how do you like it?
     
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    I've had the Joli sleeve for 6-8 months now. Very nice.
     
  5. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    Which colors/style did you end up getting? And do you remember how long it took to get it after ordering?
     
  6. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I have the dark blue leather with red interior. I don't recall the wait being very long - not enough that I noticed. It's held up beautifully and I'm sure will outlive how long I have this computer. I hope it fits the next generation MacBook as well!
     
  7. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    I will second this, absolutely bloody brilliant sleeve, expensive though.
     
  8. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    Probably $20 more than it should be but its the best sleeve available and its only $20.

    BJ
     
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  10. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    That doesn't make sense, that would mean it was free.

    Costs £59.99 here in the uk.
     
  11. vintagebob, Mar 20, 2016
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    +1

    Beautiful sleeve.

    Took like a week?
     
  12. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    Are you in the US or UK? I'm in the US. I ordered a week ago and am very excited to hopefully get it soon!
     
  13. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    I love the inCase Icon sleeve. Bought it off of Amazon after seeing it in the Apple store. Great design...impressive to see someone actually innovating the basic "sleeve" concept like this.
     
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    I also love this sleeve, it keeps the device very thin, there is nothing exposed on the sides, great protection in a small package.
     
  16. zamboni52 macrumors regular

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    I bought this one 3 months ago and it is perfect! http://www.radtech.com/products/sleevznotebooks. It is soft and durable enough to carry around without a case, but small enough to put inside whatever bag you need to and protect it from scratches or other things that may be in the bag.
     
  17. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    You were supposed to read that as "it's $20 more than it should be but in the end it's only $20 and so just deal with the $20 overpayment"

    People will try to find the best deal and the best quality, hit the maximum level of value, makes sense. But sometimes there is just a singular solution that is so high on the quality scale that the small premium doesn't matter. Thus is the case of the Incase Icon.

    BJ
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    ....and no zipper to deal with.

    My backpack (also by incase) has a nicely padded notebook compartment lined with a velour-like fleece so I only use the sleeve when I am at an airport or at a hotel. But the Icon is so thin and light and easy to take the RMB in/out of that I sometimes forget its in the backpack and use it anyway.

    BJ
     
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    Could the magnet in the sleeve be damaging to the macbook?
     
  20. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    I guess as damaging as the front magnet on the lid would be
     
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