Poll: Do you skin or case your Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kb3uru, Jan 10, 2017.

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Do you Skin or Case your MacBook?

  1. Skin/Wrap - If so, please comment your recommend brand

    20.6%
  2. Case

    17.5%
  3. No I Don't

    61.9%
  1. kb3uru macrumors newbie

    kb3uru

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    #1
    Looking to see everyones opinions on cases and or wraps/skins.
     
  2. myscrnnm macrumors 6502a

    myscrnnm

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    #2
    I don't currently use either, just a sleeve for transporting (Incase Slim Sleeve). I don't care for cases because of the bulk they add, and the possible damage from debris getting stuck between the computer and case. But if a good skin comes along, I would certainly be interested.
     
  3. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I've got the black carbon fiber skin from Slickwraps on my 2016 Space Grey 15" MBP. I especially like the grippy, yet slick feeling on the wrist rest and trackpad area. Pics can be found on the stickied case thread (post #3879 )
     
  4. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

    IngerMan

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    #4
    I have had a long line of Apple laptops going back to 2009. I had a white MB, 2011 MBA 11" & 13", 2011 15" MBP, and now 2016 13" MBP.

    My personal opinion a sleeve is added protection when traveling in a bag. A cheap insurance.

    I used many hard cases but never really satisfied. I usually remove the top portion after a short period because of the added weight on the top and it takes away from the beauty of the laptop. but I do like the added protection on the bottom covering the rubber feet. I wish they only sold bottom portions.

    I used a iCarbon skin on a MBA and it looked nice but not much protection. Again I like the feet covered so when I am out in the field putting the laptop on a unclean surface I feel better it is contacting the plastic hard case instead of the actual laptop

    As I type this now I have a few sleeves from the past I use when putting it in a bag. I bought a iBlason

    https://www.amazon.com/Macbook-i-Blason-Rubberized-13-inch-Release/dp/B01MPYI8SA/ref=sr_1_6?
    ie=UTF8&qid=1484108127&sr=8-6&keywords=macbook+pro+2016+13+inch+case

    hard cover but I just took off the top and am only using the bottom. I recently pitched a few speck cases I had on previous laptops and I was only using the bottom of those as well.

    So my personal belief is everyone should have a sleeve, it can be cheap investment. Hard Covers take away the simplicity but bottom protection is nice. Skins are just Artistic expression.
     
  5. wittyphrase macrumors member

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    #5
    I want to skin the new 15" I bought, but I'm looking to find a skin that's really hard to notice. Most of the ones I see really seem to have some kind of design, which isn't in and of itself bad looking, but I just want something that fights tightly to protect from dust and scratches without altering the look of the device itself much.
     
  6. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #7
    Never did, and I don't see a desire to do it now.
     
  8. elf69 macrumors 65816

    elf69

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    #8
    I dont have a pro i use regularly.

    but my macbook has a clip on case and keyboard silicone cover.

    [​IMG]
    I have a clear case, but black shows up better for illustration.
     
  9. honeybadger1022 macrumors member

    honeybadger1022

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  10. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

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  11. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

    New_Mac_Smell

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    #11
    I refuse to buy a 'luxury' design of a product and then stick a $10 piece of plastic on it. So no, I do not skin it. I don't have a case on my iPhone or iPad either for the same reason.
     
  12. honeybadger1022 macrumors member

    honeybadger1022

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    #12
    You can get different materials beside cheap plastic.
     
  13. AlliFlowers Contributor

    AlliFlowers

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    #13
    No case, no skin. When I take my MBA out, it goes in my purse.
     
  14. LxHunter macrumors 6502

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    #14
    Best Skins Ever
    Matte - nearly invisible
    http://www.bestskinsever.com/

    And I use an Acme Made sleeve
    https://www.acmemade.com/
     
  15. Apple 26.2 Contributor

    Apple 26.2

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    #15
    I've had a red Speck case on my early 2011 MBP since the day I bought it. Coincidentally, I noticed there weren't too many (any?) cases for the 15" late 2016s... that may or may not have influenced my decision to buy one.
     
  16. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

    New_Mac_Smell

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    #16
    Muppet grade fur?
     
  17. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    #17
    I use a lightweight semi-clear case. It has a rubbery feel and makes the unit less slippery. It also has gotten several gouges, so I am glad the case took the beating, instead of the aluminum.
     
  18. Maccotto macrumors regular

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    #18
    I boughr sleeve and a plastic economic case for my 15".
    I think will return the sleev because is the best for protect macbook touch but too big and heavy.
    Plastic cover is good and same size (it is as iphone cover)
     
  19. Iceteamm macrumors newbie

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    #19
    Using matte BSE skin on my space grey 15' MBP. Super happy and hardly notice it!
     
  20. Patrick-Photo macrumors regular

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    #20
    Got a Dbrand skin for my SG 15"... Though I'd try that. Looks amazing and protects the bottom from scratches :).
     
  21. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

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  22. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    Interesting poll. I never would've guessed the case/skin was so high. I personally don't use either, nor on my iphone. I guess I never noticed them in the wild.
     
  23. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    #23
    No, it's too pretty to cover with a skin or case. :D Mine is primarily used at home, but if taking it out I would carry it in a protective sleeve or briefcase.
     
  24. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

    New_Mac_Smell

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    #24
    Mine does get protected by a layer of dust and grease, and if I need to put it in a bag to transport it where it might come into contact with something that could scratch it I put it in a sleeve.
     
  25. duervo macrumors 68000

    duervo

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    #25
    It puts the lotion on its iCarbons, or else it gets the hosing again.
     

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