BOOQ bags with MBP, IP4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Allan in T.Dot, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Allan in T.Dot macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010
    I'm in the market for a new MBP and was considering Booq bags. I have a previous 15" MBP with a Crumpler Considerable Embarrassment bag and suffice it to say, I'm not that impressed. I've placed the bag down on the floor hard a couple times and I'm not exceptionally confident it can take a larger bump. No problems as of yet mainly because I'm careful with my gear.

    Regardless, here is what I'm looking at:

    Vyper M3: I read in another thread ( that the Vyper M3 was not compatible with the unibody MBP's. Anyone encounter the same problems?

    --> anyone have any other recommendations for similar "hard cases". I hate Speck cases because I don't want a case on the laptop while it's working. I want the MBP to vent out heat as much as possible rather than trying to melt plastic. I'm just looking for a nice, simple, fairly lightweight "hard case" similar to this one.

    Mamba Shift: The backpack doesn't look too bad. Has anyone every used the Vyper M3 AND the Mamba Shift for dual protection? FYI,youtube has a pretty good video of what goes in (

    Venom Pulse: Does this fit the IPhone 4? There is no info on the website and it looks a bit on the small side and minimal info on the web. Also, how does this clip onto your belt? I don't see a belt clip anywhere.

    Thanks all.
  2. rdrr macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    I have the mamba shift and its a great bag. I got the denim one, I wasn't too fond of the red interior of the online version. You can only get them at the listed apple stores. Looks like they are flagship stores.

    Its a great compact laptop backpack. With the larger bags I always tended to fill it too much and carry around unnecessary pounds. Lots of pockets and places to put your apple gear. The laptop compartment is padded very well, but I don't know how much room you would have with the shell on it.

    Currently I carry around my 15 inch macbook pro, and extra cord, bluetooth keyboard and mouse, iPad, iPhone, and automatic knife for safety. ;)
  3. Allan in T.Dot thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010

    Okay, so after a lot of searching, I found out that the Booq Vyper M3 isn't as sturdy as I thought it would be. Someone mentioned that it was like heavy duty cardboard which really doesn't do much to protect a 5+ lb MBP. However, here are some other options that I'd like feedback on.

    Axio Hardsleeve. Anyone ever have any experience with this?

  4. imnofanboy macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2010
    I just purchased the Booq Vyper M3 yesterday for my new 15" MBP. There's many positive reviews of this case from users on here, in numerous threads. I haven't read anything negative about it.

    "Vyper M3 was not compatible with the unibody MBP"
    "Someone mentioned that it was like heavy duty cardboard which really doesn't do much to protect a 5+ lb MBP."

    Are you freakin serious? Does not fit? Cardboard quality?
    Owners of the Booq Vyper M3 - can we get some real impressions and feedback?

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