Case and Mouse for MBA 13 Inch

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by meyer0095, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. meyer0095 macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2008
    I just ordered the MBA with the education sale, so now I have a $100 gift card that I am going to use to buy a solid case and wireless mouse for my MBA. I am planning on using it heavily in college, mostly carrying it around in a backpack. Does anyone have any good recommendations?

    Case: I am looking for a solid sleeve case. I have been looking at these two:

    Mouse: It seems to be that a wireless receptor mouse is much more responsive than a bluetooth mouse, so it is probably worth the USB slot. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Looking for good battery life, fairly compact. The mouse doesn't have to be explicitly for the apple store, as the only one that isn't the apple mouse is this:

    Also: (If I go Bluetooth)

    Any recommendations for a wireless mouse and case is very much appreciated.
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida

    Either of those cases look very soft to me, not much protection even in your bag.

    And for a mouse, the Apple magic mouse wins hands down.
  3. Code.Red macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    I was on the lookout for a sleeve for my MBA as well. Something that would protect it from scratches while in my bag during travel. Not something huge and bulky that would better protect it from falls, but I'm more worried about scratches since I usually treat my stuff pretty well and don't drop them. I found these that I really liked:


    There are also some really nice handmade sleevs on etsy, but are a bit more expensive:


    As far as mice, I have had no problem using bluetooth mice and actually prefer them since you don't have to deal with the USB connector. I haven't noticed any kind of delay or problems using a Magic Mouse, so even if a Magic Mouse isn't the kind of mouse you want, definitely don't worry about bluetooth being a problem.
  4. MilleDav01 macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    The gift card is not good on hardware!! Only iTunes and app store!
  5. mattdo93 macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2010
    That $100 gift card is only for the App Store. You can't buy accessories and hardware with it.
  6. mattferg macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2013
    Just to check, you know the $100 gift card can only be spent on digital purchases right? If you mean the Back To School promo one.

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