Booq Vyper M3 too big?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Neil1138, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Neil1138 macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2008
    I recently bought a booq vyper m3 for my unibody 15" mbp. It is advertised to work with this macbook, I mean I assume it was designed around it (the advertised interior dimensions of the case = unibody mbp exterior dimensions). However, the case seems too big, almost like it was designed for the previous generation mbp. It's just too thick, too big height wise inside.

    I can tilt the case over and hear my mbp plop onto the other side of the case. I push down on the case and it presses down to fill the void that this unibody mbp doesn't fill. There are a couple of reviews on amazon that share this same experience. Are all Vyper M3's like this? I don't want to call Booq just to get another poorly designed case in return.

    I've done my share of searching but nothing substantial has turned up on this subject. Any insight would be appreciated :)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, they should fit quite well. Are you sure they shipped the right one? I would call them and have them replace it. It should fit snug, with no movement inside.
  3. Neil1138 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2008

    I guess I'll contact them
  4. Muscle macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2010
    Actually, mine fit a tad loose than I would like. I think it's just how they were designed. Great case none-the-less.
  5. amarcus macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    London, UK
    Mines a little loose as well but I'm still extremely impressed with it.
  6. Neil1138 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2008
    I really do love the case, but the looseness throws me off. I called booq earlier and wow, top notch customer service. They are sending a new case no questions asked. I don't know if it'll change things (based on what you guys have said) but I really appreciate their effort in rectifying the situation.

    Even if the second case is still loose, I will keep it nonetheless.
  7. Shohan macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    Old post I know, but I was wondering if the replacement was any better? Looking for a case/sleeve and am curious.
  8. iWurzel macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
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    My MBP 15" is currently shipping, should have it in a few days.

    I have purchased the Vyper M3 in advance so will let you know how it fits when it arrives.

  9. Shohan macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    Thanks. I actually received my MBP yesterday and ordered a Vyper M3 for it already. They both arrived yesterday as a matter of fact. Anyways, it is a very snug fit. So much that one side doesn't sit all the way down, but I think it all works out when it zips up.
  10. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    would any of you know if a 15" macbook pro 2011 with a speck seethrusatin hard case fit inside the Vyper m3?
  11. pingfan59 macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2011
    I was also thinking of using a speck hard case along with the Vyper M3 or M3 GTR. Anyone done this and does it fit/work?
  12. Neil1138 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2008
    To update this thread:

    The new one I received was still loose. Didn't really bother returning it. I quite like the case design, it just doesn't fit 100% (at least on the 15" unibody)
  13. Forsh macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2011
    Hi there,

    Just wondering if anyone had anymore info on the MBP fitting the Vyper M3 with a Speck case on? Looks like a pretty great combination if i'm honest. Plus, with you guys mentioning the case being not as snug as you like, might this solve the problem?

  14. snazzyiphoneguy macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2011
    incase makes better fitted sleeves

    have the incase canvas sleeve for my 13incher
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No incase sleeve offers the protection that the booq Vyper does.
  16. happle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    my booq vyper fits very snug. in fact, so snug to the point where it won't fit over a hard case on the mbp
  17. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    A big +1 to GGJ's statement. I bike commute to work with my MBP in a Vyper slung across my back in a Chrome messenger bag. I have no doubts I could take a fall and my MBP would survive due to the Vyper case.
  18. Forsh macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2011
    My Vyper M3 arrived in the post today. Just put my 15 uMBP in it, zipped it up- snug as you like.
    Quality of the case is great. Very impressed.
    I don't have the problem of hearing the MacBook "plop onto the other side of the case".
    £30 from Amazon UK. Best purchase I've made for my MBP. I'll feel much safer commuting to college and back knowing my baby wil get there and back in tact! :D

  19. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008

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