Macbook Air 11" Sleeve

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  1. LucasW95 macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    New to this thing so don't hate if I make some mistakes. ;)

    I got my Macbook Air 11" about 2 months ago for my birthday. So far i love every aspect of it! How thin it actually is is remarkable and the Incase Neoprene case is perfect to show how thin it is and protect it. But honestly, it is poorly built and the flap which you have to raise is a pain.

    I am looking for something like this
    http://wac.211a.edgecastcdn.net/80211A/ecwid/image/6807329?ownerid=236688
    but with a strap on the top to stop it from falling out. I would like it to be a vertical sleeve, which looks nice and has some sort of strap on the top which is velcro or magnetic etc. to stop it from falling out.
    I know SFBags has this but they don't look the best and shipping to Europe is double the price!

    Hints for vertical sleeves without the strap are also appreciated!

    Budget >65$

    Thanks!
     
  2. glen e, Jun 4, 2011
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    glen e macrumors 68030

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    rethink the Waterfield - I have one and love it - it is extremely high quality:
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  3. Phil96 macrumors newbie

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    I was looking for something similar and I found the Acme Made Skinny Sleeve for 11" MacBook Air. I know it is not vertical but it looks very thin and has an elastic band. I haven't ordered one myself as I am waiting for the new macbook air.

    Here's the link

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/H4736VC/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY
     
  4. LucasW95 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick response guys!
    The waterfield does seem perfect, but it doesn't look sleek enough and shipping still doubles the price.

    I think I'm going to go with this:
    http://www.apple-weblog.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Freiwild-Sleeve-11-6-12.jpg

    I don't mind felt and it seems to give a little padding. It has the vertical opening and the strap, and all for a reasonable price, 30euro (43$). And best of all is it's in Germany so shipping is minimal! I will post a short review once i get it!

    I found another amazing case which would be even better had it a strap of some sort. The look itself had me drooling.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67297593/11-inch-macbook-air-sleeve-black-leather

    Thanks guys
     
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  7. Abstract, Jun 6, 2011
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    I'm in the same/similar situation as you. I really, really like sleeves. They're great because they're thin. Why purchase a thin laptop like the MBA, and carry it around in a 1" thick case?

    Here are a few:

    http://www.foofbag.com/

    http://www.fabrixcases.com/product/satchel

    http://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-cases/macbook-air-cases-11/macbook-air-case-11-trimsleeve.html

    http://padandquill.com/the-cartella-for-macbook-air.html (the product I'm most interested in!!)


    The only thing about them is that most sleeves only really protect your laptop from really superficial damage. From what I've seen, they don't offer much in terms of impact protection. In my eyes, Neoprene cases are the worst! They don't seem to do anything but protect from scratches.

    Hard cases are better for protection, but they're generally around 1" thick, regardless of whether your laptop is an MBA or MBP. This is one of the better, and thinner, hardcases I've seen.

    http://www.hardcandycases.com/bubble-sleeve-macbook-air-case.html (hard case, but still thin. I've seen it in person)



    The Pad & Quill case may be durable enough. I hope it is, because that's what I plan on getting!
     
  8. glen e macrumors 68030

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    the cartella P&Q be close to an inch thick, counting the layers of wood in comparison with my P&Q Ipad2 case, it will come in about .9" thick, maybe thicker...

    I will probably buy one too....
     
  9. LucasW95 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    I've seen a lot of felt sleeves which seem to be perfect,

    http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?search_submit=&ref=auto&q=11+inch+macbook+air+sleeve

    Browsing through there i easily found 3 or 4 which I really like.

    The Speck sleeve is perfect, thanks 'Abstract'!

    I think im going to buy both, the 'Freiwild' felt one:
    http://www.freiwildshop.de/category/sleeveair11/

    and the Speck one:
    http://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-cases/macbook-air-cases-11/macbook-air-case-11-trimsleeve.html

    Thanks :):)
     
  10. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    There's a youtube video out there for the Joli sleeve where someone tries to shake it out upside down. It can't happen - it's a very snug fit.

    Same deal with my Pack and Smooch sleeve. It has a flap, but if the flap was undone there's no way it would come out. Requires a decent amount of effort to insert/remove.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Bah! The felt one has velcro. :eek: I'm a non-velcro man. I hate how it sounds in my office, library, cafe, or anywhere else. It wouldn't drive me crazy, but I just find that the noise is annoying for others. Besides, there are many non-velcro felt sleeves. Why not choose one of those?
     
  12. hsl macrumors regular

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    :)

    http://vimeo.com/16902226
     
  13. Acronyc macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using the Moshi Muse sleeve for the past few months and it's been working great overall. Very nice sleek design which retains the thinness of the MBA. The only thing about it is that it's kind of a tight fit when you close and open the flap, and if I bought one again, I'd probably get one without a flap.
     
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    Those are all beautiful, but the fact that one side is exposed is a dealbreaker. There's no way I'm putting that in my backpack with the ports exposed like that. I just wish those manufacturers made a full lip to fully enclose the MBA.
    For now, the only choice seems to be Incase's offerings. I have the same issue with iPad sleeves, which are designed very similarly to MBAs.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. optmi, Jun 21, 2011
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    I bought this sleeve

    Still waiting for this to arrive but I bought this merino wool felt sleeve in charcoal.

    http://untype.com/

    It looks great but I'm going to put it through it's paces and will post a review after I've carried it around for a few days. I'm also waiting on a messenger bag which I bought to carry around both the sleeve and the macbook when I travel.

    Here are some pics:

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  18. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I use the Tucano Second Skin sleeve for my 11" MacBook Air. It does not leave any side exposed, and also has an inner lining to prevent the zipper from causing damage.
     
  19. Nem macrumors member

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    I went for the black leather and blue felt one from JoliOriginals, was dispatched the same day and arrived with me in the UK within 3 days I think.

    Quality is very, very good indeed. Fantastic quality leather. Really does look the part and will certainly last well.

    I'm going to be ordering one to match for the iPhone4 soon :D
     
  20. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Did you end up getting this case?

    If you did, I'd be interested in a short review or some pics.
     

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