Incase Sleeve MacBook - slightly shock absorbent?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Doju, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    #1
    Anyone have this sleeve for the Alu MB? I know it protects it from scratches, but for a very small drop, or sitting it down somewhat hard? It's also in a bookbag usually, if that's any consolation.

    Strongly considering it as a buy. Just wondering if in addition to scratch resistance, it's somewhat shock absorbent. (Nothing compared to a Speck hardcase, but for a neoprene case.)
     
  2. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    Shanghai, China
    #2
    it is pretty shock absorbent i guess, its about 1-2cm thick and pretty squishy so guess it would be.

    i use one for my white macbook and also have inside the laptop compartment of my jansport bag and it fits pretty snug
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    #3
    I have one of these for a 2006 MBP in pretty much the same situations you describe; in a bookbag for every day use. It provides pretty decent protection against being squished and would do well in drops of 6-12 inches, although obviously you'd want to avoid that. My only complaint is that sometimes when I'm putting the computer into the case you hear the metal-on-metal sound from the zipper itself brushing the side of the computer.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #4
    I use one for my MBP. It stays in a backpack or other carrier and so far no damage. I like it.
     
  5. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    #5
    it will protect it well from a 3 foot drop onto concrete, but it still wouldn't be advised. However, what it does provide is an oppurtunity for you to be a little bit more rough with it when putting it onto back backs, tossing it onto a bed or couch without worries.
     
  6. EB66 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    #6
    it is plenty of cushion to take the edge off the drop but i guess it depends how it falls and how it lands....i love those cases though ill recommend it
     
  7. petemwah macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    #7
    see this thread for photos of what can happen when you drop your macbook when it's in an incase sleeve...

    i'd go for something a bit sturdier myself! x
     

Share This Page