Case for an Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Martin29, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Martin29 macrumors 6502

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    Atvchristmas I bought my wife an 11" Air.. Now we're coming to St Valentines and I've been looking at how she uses the machine. (almost always at home but in different rooms, sometimes at he desk other times on her knees)

    I'm thinking of getting a protective cover or case of some kind. One where she can use the machine without taking it out of the cover. Obviously a cover of this type is only going to give protection against scotches or finger marks on the machine, and that is fine. I'd like it to look good, be of reasonable quality, but not cost more than the machine :)

    What experience or recommendations do you guys have?
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I recommend the Zagg Invisibleshield.
    they are around -$50 CAD and are essentially a clear sticker that wraps around the whole unit.
    They have a website here

    This sounds perfect for your wife.

    Hope I helped, Wrinkster22
     
  3. Martin29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's a possibility. Pity they don't do the leather ones for an Air..
     
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  5. YosemiteSam81 macrumors member

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    I use the invisible shield and love it. It does add a slight shine but no scratch worries!

    I really also love the look of the iCarbons. Check em out!
     
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    Power Support Air jacket

    I'm using the Air Jacket. Only using the bottom plate so it doesn't get scratched.



    Power Support Air jacket
     
  10. Martin29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the ideas folks.

    I've gone the Bookbook route.. and ordered one for my 13" Air at the same time ;)

    A little expensive maybe, but they look as though they are good quality and are certainly original.
     
  11. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    Using it naked :D

    Just keep it in a cover when in transport...
     
  12. shootingstar64 macrumors regular

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    Great choice!

    I have my iPad, iPhone and MBA all covered up in BookBook's,... looks like i am having a "library" now,... :D
     
  13. badman89 macrumors regular

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    I think this is what you want to do.

    The greatest thing about the MBA is its light weight. Cases, like bookbook etc. increase the weight of your machine by about 35%. Why would you want to do that?
     
  14. iCarbons.com macrumors newbie

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    We offer protective skins that won't add any weight to your device! You won't have to take it in and out of a sleeve or case ( it can still be used with one if needed) and will give you the protection your looking for. You can also choose from multiple textures or stick with our brushed aluminum if you want to keep the out of the box look :D
     
  15. Martin29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The first Bookbook arrived this morning, for my wife's machine. She's delighted with it, and I'm looking forward to getting mine in the next couple of days.

    The quality is great, it looks fabulous and it's practical. What's more, if and when she upgrades her machine, the cover can be adapted for filing family documents.

    I'm pleased with the decision, and thanks for your opinions folks.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you're looking for an alternatively case, I have the Thule Gauntlet sleeve. It works reasonably well.
     
  17. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    Hammerhead FTW! true leather and not chinao synthetic leather
    got mine @ amazon for $29 plus $7 shipping
     
  18. ixodes macrumors 601

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    I chose a sleeve for protection, light weight & easy removal. While a bit expensive, you get a product that is extremely well made. Top quality materials & very good looking.

    www.sfbags.com
     
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  20. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    doesn't that block the vent when using it?
     
  21. tonyshaker, Feb 8, 2012
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    I would suggest a Knomo

    Hey Buddy i bought this case for my air 13 inch the other month and its great try knomo google it because i don't know the proper address ;)
     
  22. Ohlias macrumors member

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    Check out Incipio

    I bought the Incipio Feather for my 13" MBA. It is slightly rubberized hard plastic shell. One pice for the bottom and another for the top. Fits nice and snug (on the downside, very difficult to remove). The company has excellent customer service, similar to apple. The item was $50, but when I cracked it trying to remove it, they replaced at no extra charge.

    Have a look.

    Only cons are that it can be difficult to remove and it adds just a little weight to the screen so that if you lift the laptop up while the screen is open, it may swing open a little more...

    https://dpwebcp136.doteasy.com:2096/?login_theme=cpanel

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