Bookbook + Hard case?

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  1. r.kirkerrr macrumors member

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    I'm on the verge on receiving my first new Apple laptop. buzzing. I have a Bookbook all ready and waiting for it's arrival, but wanted to know if the purchase of a hard case is a smart move?

    i probably won't be using the laptop within the bookbook too much and could really do with the extra protection from scratches etc given that i will be using it on a fairly cluttered desk in my university studio.

    Would the Bookbook comfortably accomodate a MBA with a speck see thru?
     
  2. jeffg819 macrumors regular

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    Might be a tight fit.

    I use a BookBook most of the time with my MBA but also have Ghost Armor film on the computer as well.

    Not sure there's enough room for a Speck case.
     
  3. r.kirkerrr thread starter macrumors member

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    Would you rate the ghost armour? It's an invisible shield of sorts so I presume it does well to prevent any nicks on the aluminium. Thanks for the help!
     
  4. minnus macrumors 6502

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    Surely overkill.By adding a BookBook and a hardcase, you're literally doubling the weight of the macbook air.

    I use mine without protection, and carry it around in a sleeve. No scratches, dings, or dents - and I travel quite a bit.
     
  5. glen e, Jan 29, 2012
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    glen e macrumors 68030

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    I agree, you're overthinking it...the book book will work fine and plenty strong...last summer I did about 5000 miles with it all over the country driving, repacking it every day with no problems...put a skin on the top and bottom if you're gonna use it outside the BB....I use icarbons.com
     
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    Much appreciated help. just a highly anticipated purchase so i'm a bit nervy on keeping it neat.

    I'm going to brave al fresco with the bookbook. The laptop is so overdue, that I've had the book book for 7 months nearly now. Aouch :/
     
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    Much appreciated help. just a highly anticipated purchase so i'm a bit nervy on keeping it neat.

    I'm going to brave al fresco with the bookbook. The laptop is so overdue, that I've had the book book for 7 months nearly now. Aouch :/
     
  8. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    I agree with the previous posters^^^

    I would use just the cookbook case...there's not really a point to using both that and a hard case.
     
  9. jeffg819 macrumors regular

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    I really like the Ghost Armor thus far (about a month of use). They have a matte version that allows the beauty of the aluminum to shine through and it covers the front, back, and keyboard area (I took it off the trackpad. I like the feel of the glass surface better).

    So regardless of whether I want to use the BookBook (out and about in coffee shops) or use the machine "naked" (around the house), I'm covered!
     
  10. Fastball32 macrumors member

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    Whoah, after reading all of the posts, I have to say I'm in the OCD minority.

    My 11" MacBook Air currently has a Zagg shield that I installed right when I opened it. I had a Speck See-Thru black Satin cover that was from my 2010 model which I ended up snapping on top of the Zagg.
    With those two things, I agree I'm protected. The only reason why I added the Speck, is that it covers potential dents much better than a Zagg. Also the Zagg does not cover the black feet on the bottom, so the Speck will help with dirt and wear of the black feet.
    I also have the BookBook for when I travel with the Air. The BookBook protects most of the ports from dust in my book bag, and cushions it from further bumps and dings. Also, when I don't use the MBA at home, I place it in the BookBook and it looks like furniture/art in my home. Although it's a tight fit, it does fit. The speck is not a perfect fit with the Zagg installed and if I had to get rid of one, it would probably be the Speck due to it not fitting perfectly.
     

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