Is there a plastic hard cover sleeve for MacBooks?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vmflapem, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    Just wondering if there's a plastic cover sleeve for MacBook Pro retina 13", rather than those soft sleeves.

    I carry my MacBook in my backpack everyday to campus and I don't want all my textbooks squeezing my Mac and eventually breaking it.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. ecschwarz macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2010
    The snap-on shells? The usual suspects make them (Speck, Incase), although you need to make sure you remove these on a regular basis to clean. If dirt particles get underneath, you could scratch the finish on your computer. I actually switch between a Speck and an Uncommon one on my non-retina MacBook Pro and haven't had any issues with the cases causing damage.

    As far as hard-sided sleeves, I haven't seen any that are completely hard, but this might do the trick:
  3. vmflapem thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    Perfect. Just what I was looking for.

    Thank you very much!
  4. ecschwarz macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2010
    Since that's what you're looking for, might I suggest the Brain Cells from Tom Bihn - they're a little more expensive, but it's what I used throughout college and grad school - very durable, well-made, and offers a lot of protection from textbooks and other things:

    You'd just need to get the size for your machine and choose vertical or horizontal - both are on backorder for a bit, unfortunately.
  5. tmoerel macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    The aluminium housing of your rMBP is part of it's thermal solution. This means that it needs to radiate warmth away from inside to outside via the aluminium.

    Covering your macbook compromises this and you mac will run hotter.....nothing you will notice in everyday use but it will reduce the lifespan of your mac.

    So decide for yourself!

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