Protecting your MBP.

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  1. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

    MacGurl111

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    What case do you use? Did you purchase a hard case? Sleeve?


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  2. Sythen macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a padded sleeve, it's easy to slide the laptop in, and you can put it in any bag after that. I'm thinking of buying a laptop bag, one made to protect my Macbook Pro.
     
  3. carlyinoz macrumors member

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    I started with a Foof sleeve but it was slipping sideways out of it so ended up sending it back (they were really good to deal with, I must say).

    I'm now using a Kailo Chic tote...

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    ... which I LOVE. It's got s dedicated padded pocket for my MBP but also plenty of room for chargers, mice, pens, books etc etc etc and it's really stylish which was kinda important to me too ;) Best of all it just looks like a tote or oversize handbag and doesn't scream I HAVE A REALLY REALLY REALLY EXPENSIVE LAPTOP IN ME which is great on dodgy train lines late at night ;) It's well constructed and really comfortable to carry too which is a bonus because I find my 15" is fairly heavy.

    I haven't got protection for home but at the moment I'm just comfortable with keeping it in a place where it won't get scratched. I might get another sleeve for flexibility but not unless I see something I really like.
     
  4. Mrs HBF macrumors regular

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    Look at incase products. They have cases customized for each size of the MBP.
     
  5. sbw80 macrumors newbie

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    Incase

    I bought the incase backpack. I like the fact that it is secured to two shoulders vs. a messenger bag. And the inside is very nice and protective. I have a Wenger messenger bag that I used for my ThinkPad. If I was going to get a messenger bag the Thule is nice at the Apple store. And of course the Cole Haan leather messenger job, but that will set you back a couple of Benjamins.
     
  6. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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    I got this bad boy, and then i just throw it in my backpack's laptop slot.

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  7. Built macrumors 68020

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  9. Leddy macrumors regular

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    For physical protection I use an STM neoprene slip case which fits inside my satchel ... I've also purchased Undercover from Orbicule and installed it to guard against theft.

    That Kailo Chic tote is very cool.

    Best Wishes.
     
  10. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    I use an Incase sleeve, Wrapsol shield and a keyboard cover.
     
  11. himesh macrumors regular

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    Zeroshock IV for me. Offers very good protection for my MacBook Pro. Got some cool memory foam stuff in it and a little pocket on the inside, big enough to hold a portable hard drive and a Moshi Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adaptor.
     
  12. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    For my 13" MBP, I currently have a Marware sleeve, and I'm getting an incase hardshell for Christmas.
     
  13. T34418leONE macrumors member

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    I just got my Speck crystal hard case today and put it on my MBP and it looks and fits great.

    I have a bag with a sleeve that fits snug since it's a 15" so I feel like it's protected fairly well!
     
  14. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    I put a Best Skins Ever skin on my wife's 13" MBP and it looks great! I'd like to get another for mine, but want to find a coupon code first.
     
  15. dime21 macrumors 6502

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    "Protecting your MBP"

    Protecting it from what? :confused:
     
  16. Senel09 macrumors newbie

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  17. planetwave2000 macrumors member

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    I am thinking about protecting my MBP 13in with invisible shield. Go to www.zagg.com. It will cost me $55 for the whole kit. Rather than shell case. In my opinion shell cases will look cheap after used for a while, how i know? cause have it on my MBP 15in. Plus, shell case gives an extra weight. I also have the incase neoprene sleeve to put in my backpack. I already have the STM messenger bag if I want to go lightweight.

    The invisible shield is suppose to have an extra grip on your MBP since is made out of high quality plastic adhesive material.
     
  18. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    looks super thin man I wouldnt do it I like my speck hard case because i know if something kinda heavy falls onto it like a shoe or book the computer will be safe.
     
  19. MacGurl111 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It is thin. I have it on my iPhone but that's different. If you have it on your MBP and drop it, it may not be as safe due to the heaviness of it.
     
  20. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    +1

    I have one of these and these do it fine. I used to have a plastic case around it but it started cracking and made my MBP look cheap. Then again, I put stickers all over mine so that makes my a hypocrite.

    Anyways, the sleeve is best if wanna carry it with you by your arm or in your backpack. It does its job and its made from really good materials. Solid buy for sure, had mine for almost 5 years and its still going strong.
     
  21. EVO9Nate macrumors member

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    I pay an armed 24/7 Security Guard…

    Honestly I use a Speck Black "Silky Soft" Hard Case…


    -Nate
     
  22. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I don't have any 'protection" on my computer beside the Moshi keyboard cover to "protect" stuff from falling in between the keys.
     
  23. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    i use the 17" speck case when ever i leave my house with my laptop (which is rarely) but most of the time its naked...:rolleyes:
     
  24. jim9112 macrumors newbie

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    Ditto, then when I travel I use a timbuktu sleeve and toss it in a backpack
     

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