Does anyone actually put shells or cases on their MBAs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Retina MacBook, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Retina MacBook macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of having an ultra thin notebook?
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    Some are really thin. I just used an STM Jacket, I can take out when I use it. Not going to get it all dented up carrying it around with me.
  3. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    Just a sleeve I slip it in when traveling, otherwise it's naked as can be. Got my MBA 11" in December of 2010. Nary a scratch on the thing. I find shells and cases completely unnecessary. The rubber feet protect the bottom from rubbing up against any surfaces. And if you just take care of the thing, the rest of it will be fine as well.
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    I took mine off and left it naked. I leave the house with it everyday. No dents.
  5. mjcharlton71 macrumors member


    Nov 11, 2011
    Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    I've put a Speck SeeThru Satin on my MBA. Gets thrown around as a work and play machine, so needs some level of protection for me really. Spotless beneath the shell, which takes an hammer the Air might get if it wasn't wrapped.

    The shell itself doesn't really add much weight or bulk at all, and the anti-roll feet on the back stop it from getting pushed over.... great piece of kit and worth wrapping round your Air if you're at all worried.

    AS ever, it's YMMV and all that and very much personal taste.
  6. Glockron macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Mine is 100% naked, apart from a slim sleeve that I keep it in during my commutes. I always keep my products naked. I don't see the point in covering something up to prevent scratching if you're never going to enjoy the nice surface anyway. If it comes to it - enjoy it as it is naked, and then maybe cover up the scratches (if you're unfortunate enough to get them) afterwards.
  7. snow blind macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    Quoted for truth. Even more so with beautifully designed Apple products. Plus... a good patina on modern electronics can look as good as some worn in leather boots.
  8. xfs macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2011
    I have seen some Airs with Speck Satin. They look very hot.
  9. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I had a clear coat shield (like zagg but better) on my 11-inch 2011 Air. I'm debating for my 2012 13 when it arrives. leavening to iCarbons. Liked how that came out on iPad
  10. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    I'm not a "case" guy, as I want to retain the thin profile. I do, however, like to avoid scratches. My favorite skin right now is the brushed aluminum from icarbons. It does a great job of protecting from scratches, and retains the look of the base product, while adding a bit of "grip".
  11. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2008
    Oxford, England
    I prefer my Macbook Air in all its NAKED glory ;)

    I do carry it in a Joli sleeve, though. when not in use
  12. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I also have a Joli sleeve too. Such a lovely sleeve.
  13. tomaseriksson macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2010
    Stockholm, Sweden
    No shell/case for me, I love my macbook air nude
  14. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011

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