Are there any hard cases for carrying 12" Macbook

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  1. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking for a hard case for carrying my 12 rMB, cant seem to find any.

    I am looking for one specifically designed for the rMB, not looking for a snap on cover, but something solid for carrying the MB in. Something that will protect it if it gets dropped or squashed.
     
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    http://www.tucano.com/en/hard-shell-case-for-macbook-12-nido.html

    I have the version for MBP 13", same brand.
    Very good.
     
  3. Z3man thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks but as mentioned i am looking for a case for carrying it in rather than a shell.
     
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    I have no idea what a "case for carrying it" is :confused:
     
  5. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    it's like a briefcase. is that so hard to figure out?
     
  6. roniphon macrumors member

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    Perhaps you saw related cases with other models and just can show us what did you meant?
     
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  8. Z3man thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All I can find is sleeves, want something similar but hard/solid. Will post a link to something similar when I get home tonight.
     
  9. coevolve macrumors newbie

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    I opted for two forms of protection simultaneously whilst travelling. I use a G-Form impact resistant sleeve and a Moshi hard shell. Then I can place the protected MacBook in regular leather briefcase when I go to work. Sometimes I use a backpack or ruck sack instead of the leather briefcase. In that more informal situation I still place the Moshi hardshell MacBook in the G-Form impact resistant sleeve. It makes me feel a bit better about my investment.

    Unfortunately I am paranoid about a drink spilling on the unprotected keyboard. I think I will go research how to avoid that risk beyond never having the laptop on a table with a drink. There is still risk though, for example if drinking children or adults are near your MacBook.
     
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    Im using an hard shell in a soft sleeve. Perfect solution.
     
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    To prevent it being damaged, some people`s work places are more dynamic than others. My own rMB has pretty much been round the world from Houston to Borneo. A pelican type case makes perfect sense to prevent damage while in transit irrespective of the Notebooks size, that`s more what I believe the OP is enquiring about.

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  14. cdf macrumors member

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    Most of the time it's not in the case. I enjoy the lightness too much for that. But in situations I feel are susceptible to drops (traveling, being around kids, etc.), it goes in the case. It's all about minimizing the likelihood of accidents.
     
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  17. Z3man thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes something like that but a bit sleeker, i don't need the extra inside storage so hoping to find something a bit slimmer, that ones 43mm thick which is pretty thick.
     
  18. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Incase icon with tensaerlite.

    I've had these for 13" rMBP and 15" rMBP.

    Both are spectacular, and they make one for the 12",,atleast I saw one in the Apple Store.
     
  19. Z3man thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Saw that one on Apples website, looks a nice case, i was a bit concerned about reports of the magnet interfering with the macbook in sleep mode. Also the price is a bit steep at £60.00.

    It certainly is sleek enough, but it's still not a hard case though, so doesn't offer anymore protection than all the other soft sleeves out there, as far as i can tell from the pictures.
     
  20. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    The ridge around it is somewhat hard.

    Regarding the magnet - if you're using the laptop while on the case a certain way, the screen may shut off. All you do is move it half an inch in any direction and it comes back on. It's truly a nonissue.
     
  21. Z3man thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info David, so am i right in thinking the issue people are going on about is only if you are using the case to rest on, if thats the case then it would be a non issue for me anyway as i won't be using it to rest on, even if i was all you have to do is move i half an inch anyway.

    Do you think this case is worth £60, is it high quality. I won't be paying for it anyway as it is being bought for me for xmas, but i still think it seems expensive and don't want to go spending other peoples money if it's not worth it.
     
  22. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I have the iCON and its a great case. I agree its too expensive. Get on their mailing list and wait for a sale.
     

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