Late '08 Macbook Pro Cases

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KilljoyPBN, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. KilljoyPBN macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    Im pretty sure Incase isn't doing a redesign for their soft cases and they are working on their hard cases.

    Does anyone know of a company that is making cases for the new ones? The dimensions are different so I wanted a purpose built one.

    I might just go with incase soft case if no one mentions anything. From some reviews I have heard they aren't very good width wise and they have spare room depth wise.
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    I carry mine in an Incase Nylon Sleeve plus, and it fits fine. It's not 100% snug, but it fits more than well enough. It's easy to get in and out, and it's snug enough it won't rock around too much or be damaged if hit on the back or sides (well, to a point of course. You get the idea)
  3. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2006
    Booq are releasing the Taipan Skin M which is a neoprene soft case like the incase sleeve and the Vyper M3 which is a nylon harder case for more protection. Both specially designed for the new MBP and slated for a 25th november release, I am waiting...

    Edit: You will find that pretty much any case not specifically designed for the new MBP will be too short width wise, most important when dealing with hard cases but still annoying for soft cases. They will also be deeper which means room to move and bump around so I would definitily wait for the booq or anything else you may find specifically designed for the new model.
  4. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    I have a Brenthaven. The black Prolite 2. Love it. A little big, but I won't run out of space for anything.
  5. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    I have mine in a Zeroshock III sleeve. It's a bit loose because the MBP is too thin for the case, but it's easy to get out and secure enough for me.
  6. KilljoyPBN thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    Wow thanks for all the suggestions. I guess I have to do some research and shopping now.
  7. thepseudophone macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    Are there any soft cases out made specifically for the new MBP, or are most of the companies expecting their models for the old MBP to fit correctly?
  8. KSpider macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    i highly doubt anything is out for the new models yet, R&D and distribution takes a while...

    I am picking up an incase neoprene sleeve tonight for my mbp, to protect it until I can get a hard case... though, i dont think my mbp will be leaving the house much until then.
  9. nitewolfgtr macrumors regular


    Jul 20, 2008
    Does Brenthaven ProLite II case fit the new late '08 MBP?
  10. twynne macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2006
    London, UK
    Just wanted to add a vote for the Incase Nylon Sleeve Plus. I received one as a freebie today from Apple as they completely screwed up my recent MBP order. I was worried when I first received it that it would be too small, but it's an excellent fit. In fact I had to pull the case from the bottom whilst holding the MBP to remove it - it's that snug.

    Of course this case isn't going to protect your MBP if you plan to throw it around :D but it's more than adequate for daily trips to/from the office, etc. I think it's ideal if you plan to travel light and just carry your MBP, charger, mouse, etc. given the extra pockets on one side and 'pouch' on the other.
  11. charlieg macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2006
    I just picked up a Brenthaven Eclipse II sleeve for my son's new MBP and the fit is quite good. I checked with Brenthaven before placing my order and they confirmed it would fit. He only needed something to make carrying it in his backpack a bit safer and this should work perfectly for that. Got it from Abt for $29 delivered.
  12. MacPil0T macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2008
    Sleeves to Hard Briefcases..

    For soft sleeves I prefer AppleSac

    I actually emailed them and they said the new macbook and macbook pro dimensions actually feel better in their sleeves now than before. I guess before they were slightly tight.

    For hard case/travel case I prefer booq, I also prefer them for hard sleeves. They have a nice tool for finding bags, etc that will fit the notebook you are using.

    Hope that helps!
  13. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Anyone aware of a skin-tight model? I was using a Mountainsmith ginormous fannypack-like-thing and a waterfield sleeve for my "old" MBP and it was a cram to get it in. I'd like to not have to work quite so hard and still keep the Mountainsmith bag.
  14. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    Those Applesacs are awesome. I'm a big fan of hemp's sustainability. Polyester isn't renewable, but at least it's recyclable (though I doubt that ever happens).
  15. MowingDevil macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2008
    Vancouver, BC & Sydney, NSW
    Sorry to burst your bubble here but that product was designed for the Oldbook Pro not the unibody. Trust me, I love Booq (I own the Folee bag) and contacted them about this. They make these things for the MBP and PCs so its a bit more generic than you might think. The reply I got said it *will* fit the new MBP but its a "snug" fit. There's no way they're going to overhaul this bag again since there's tones of old models still out there and they want it to fit PCs as well. They're mentioning the "new MacBook Pro" because its marketing and it fits, no where do they say it was designed for it.

    Here's the image w/ the old MBP in it.

    Why do Booq products always make me think of Halloween? =)

    I decided to give the Incase neoprene bag a shot and have already ordered it.
    I'm not too worried about a little bit of movement inside, there's nothing thats going to scratch it and its not like its going to be flopping around. I've heard its snug on the sides which is the most important when carrying it....the extra room is only at the top. I'm just going to use it for quick trips when I don't need cables & other extras....then I don't have to haul the big Booq bag around. :)
  16. EngenZerO macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2008
    Denver, CO
    i ordered a applesac a few days ago... just waiting for it too arrive. will take pictures once it gets here!
  17. MacPil0T macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2008
    That booq sleeve is indeed some what generic but booq is offering the hard case Vyper M3 he refers to in an updated version specifically for the new MacBook Pro, as I'm ordering one next week. You can look at the internal dimensions, they are exact same as the new MacBook Pros.
  18. firesong macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    I got a case from Fabrix. It's a Singaporean company that was very quick to market the revised cases. I've actually been using a case by them for almost 2 weeks now.
  19. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    i got the incase neoprene plus sleeve for me new mbp, it fits just fine.. i know incase and speck will have the hardshell cases for the new macbooks out on december.
  20. tcphoto macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    Madison, GA
    Be careful with the Timbuk2 cases with the unibody MBP. I bought one of their briefcases for my older PB and find it is a very tight fit for the new model 15".

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