PD Air Cover for the MacBook Air 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Scuba-EMT, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Scuba-EMT, Apr 6, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011

    Scuba-EMT macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2010
    Solomons Island, MD
    After reading so many quality reviews here that have helped me make several buy decisions, I thought that I should return the favor.

    After having scratching up more the one palm rest, I was looking for a cover/case that would protect the palm rest area and give me a nice looking cover/case for a business environment.

    The arch nemesis of computer palm rest, the Omega watch band…

    The PD Air cover provides excellent protection to both the left and right side of the MBA while still allowing full access to the ports. There is just enough leather overhanging to protect in case of a drop without being excessive.

    The rear is protected by a strip of leather that holds the two halves together and the cover is held shut by a magnetic snap in the front.

    When using the MBA, I fold the cover under which creates just enough of a tilt to make typing on the MBA even more comfortable then it already is.

    The leather covering the palm rest does so without interfering with the keyboard area or track pad areas.

    As you can see from the photos, they cover/case is quite well built, with a lot of attention to the details such as the stitching.

    The case took about 3-weeks to be made and delivered, with the company sending status e-mail each week informing me as to the progress of my order. The cover arrived in a fabric slipcover packed in a presentation box.

    I did have a clear Speck hard cover on the MBA prior to obtaining the PD Air cover. I have removed the Speck case since I started using the PD Air, the Speck top cover will fit with the PD Air on, the bottom may fit as well, but the PD Air was custom fit to the MBA and I did not want to force the bottom on. Having said that, since using the PD Air for the past week, I do not believe the any other case is required as the PD Air offers plenty of protection.

    If you interested in the PD Air, you can go to their website at www.pdair.com.

    And I have additional pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/61473383@N04/

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  2. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    Thanks for the review!

    That's a nice case, I'm thinking of ordering one myself.
  3. selva macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2011
    I've been using the PDAIR bookcase myself past two months and I love it. However, when commuting I tend to sometimes throw the MBA enveloped with the PDair case into a Targus notebook bag which is big enough to also carry the electrical cord and some journals, paperwork, etc. at the same time.
  4. benjayman2 macrumors 6502


    Sep 1, 2010
    Not my style glad you like it though, which is what counts. Thanks for the pics.
  5. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2009
    Does that thing come with faux wood inlays and a pipe holder as well? :p

    Not a fan of the 'old man' tan leather look myself but my first thought on reading your problem was why don't you get a nice Omega rubber strap for your SM instead? Would look much better that that oh so 90's multi-link bracelet. And leave your MBA 'unmolested'.

    Just my two cents....
  6. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    I would like a case like this with the following changes:

    One piece of leather across the top and bottom..not a bisected ones.
    No white stiching....match the thread to the leather color
  7. IngerMan macrumors 65816


    Feb 21, 2011
    Nice review. I just received the icarbon for my 13" MBA. It also has nice scratch protection on all faces.

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