New Macbook Case Thread

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  1. pnewelljr macrumors member

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    I am having trouble finding any cases for the new Macbook. Does anyone know of any that have been announced yet?
     
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  3. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    These are the ones I've seen.

    http://www.sfbags.com/collections/macbook-cases

    http://www.cocones.com/products/macbook-12-air-11-13-pro-13-15-retina-sleeve-case-grey-black

    http://www.tombihn.com/laptop-bags/TB0350.html

    Out of those, I like the Tom Bihn one and might pick it up. I'm sure there are more companies who already have 12" rMB cases up for pre-order.
     
  4. newellj macrumors 601

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    I have been using one of the SFBags / Waterfield Designs sleeves (with flap) for my rMBP for about a year. I absolutely love it. My wife has one for her Sony Vaio Pro and feels the same. I have one of these in the mail to me for the rMB - will probably be here before the computer is available. :)
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 601

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    huh, had not seen these.

    the cocones looks nice; the sfbags...aren't those for previous macbooks? (and airs, and pros?).

    anyway, we'll see a lot more choices over the next few weeks...
     
  6. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    No, they have cases specific to the size of the new MacBook up for pre-order.
     
  7. rajivhifi macrumors member

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    sfbags

    I second the sfbags. I have one for my work rMBP and will be getting one for the rMB as well. They are absolutely gorgeous and sturdy solid leather/canvas designs.

    They have already added the new rMB options to the size options.
     
  8. newellj macrumors 601

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    SFBags has (and is shipping starting today) a version for the new rMB.

    I have pretty much confined my computer gear purchases to Tom Bihn and Waterfield Design (SFBags). Bihn has a broader product line and some superior bags, but for dedicated carry options I like Waterfield better (unless you're planning to drop your computer out of a plane at 12k feet, in which case the Braincell has no equal).

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    By the way, for the record, the OP and I are no relation whatsoever (as far as I know). :D
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Do you know of any other places that make bags for Macs? I haven't had anything Tom Bihn before, but I like the looks of their Cache sleeve more. But I agree that SFBags has always had more carrying options.
     
  10. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    So you ordered already? Nice. I want to order a case and stuff soon.
     
  11. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I still use an old brenthaven bag I bought for my mac almost 7 years ago. They still make pretty nice cases and are a bit cheaper than SFBags. I looked on their website, and they don't yet have one for the rMB, but I'm sure they'll have a few soon.
     
  12. ruhollah glare macrumors newbie

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    Tom Bihn won't be available till late Apr. Sure wish they put more into it, by tapering the case to conform with the MB. Oh well.
     
  13. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Late April isn't a big deal. Also, are there any other cases that taper it? I've never seen that even with the Air.
     
  14. ruhollah glare macrumors newbie

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    Haven't seen tapered cases for the Air either, but I think the MB is worth it.

    If the MB doesn't come off too flimsy-like, I can see carrying it naked in my Chrome Bravo backpack, that has one of the better notebook pouches I've seen. I'd be surprised if the Apple Store wouldn't have something by Incase at release time. The Apple Store nearby pretty much only carries Incase these days.
     
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    Id be looking for something like the plastic shell protectors they make for the air...

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  17. artivideo.nl macrumors 6502

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    I want a Super THIN soft good protecting sleeve with lid. What is else the point of making a super thin rMB if you put it in a thick sleeve. Any suggestions ?
     
  18. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, have a smooth one for my MacBook Air and will go for a smooth one again, just emailed them if they can make the limited for the rMB.
     
  19. bibyfok, Apr 1, 2015
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    The rMB as superthin might be super bendable, especially in my cabin luguage. So i'm looking for a hardshell sleeve. Found the Hard Candy for MBA11 but I would prefere a side open so I can get it easiely.


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    Could you please show us some picture on how they are aging? As I had a similar case (from a noname) and it became super loose and would not fit securely the computer anymore...
     
  20. bibyfok macrumors 6502

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    It might not look like but plastic hard cover are EXTREMELY HEAVY, like they can double the weight of your laptop.
     
  21. newellj, Apr 1, 2015
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    Yup!

    Those are the only two places I've purchased from in the last ten years or so.

    I think I recall people posting that they had dust/grit/etc. getting trapped between the plastic and the aluminum, which resulted in a lot of small scratches.
     
  22. OzyOly macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like a booq viper case for the 12" macbook. It's magnetic so no zippers to scratch the case plus it's great for leaving in a bag and extracting the macbook.
     
  23. bibyfok macrumors 6502

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    This is EXACTLY what i'm looking for:
    Semi rigid, snugg fit, top open, not expensive!
    Let's hope they are making one for it as the 11' version is too narrow for the 12' rMB.
     
  24. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    No worries there at all! After a couple of years of use it's still a good fit. I remember that it was quite tight in the beginning, but it stretched so that my MBA doesn't fall out when I hold it upside down. I'll try to make a picture tonight.
     
  25. hulkki macrumors member

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    Really interested about this Viper case too. Hope they make version for 12" Macbook soon. Size difference to 11" Air isn't big, but I guess enough with this kind of case.
     

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