Recommendations for a good macbook pro 13 inch case?

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  1. ipad3g macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    I had got the new 2010 13 inch MBP this first day it was released. Along with the laptop i got a naked shell case to go around the body and i love it! Also had purchased a nice slim case/bag similar to this

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/TW207ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDA2Ng&mco=MTA4MjU1OTE&s=topSellers

    At the time it was sweet, but now that ive been buying more stuff for the MBP, im running out of space and have to stuff the bag, its getting all these lumps lolz.

    So i want a case that has handles/strap, not to big and can fit the charger, hdmi cable, mini dvi cable, charger extended cable, few cd's, and usb stick comfortably.

    Here are some i found,

    http://www.booqbags.com/laptop-backpacks-laptop-bags/13-inch-macbook-bags/Boa-slimcase-S90

    http://www.booqbags.com/laptop-backpacks-laptop-bags/13-inch-macbook-bags/Taipan-shadow-S-black-laptop-messenger-bag


    http://www.booqbags.com/laptop-backpacks-laptop-bags/13-inch-macbook-bags/Taipan-lift-S-black

    these are a bit expensive, before i make a decision i was wondering if my fellow mac users have any suggestions, thanks!
     
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  3. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Incase & Booq make about the best cases for MacBooks out there IMO.
    Plus, you have to remember, that a case lasts you years if you take care of it. Plus, if you buy a computer of the same size four years from now, you can re-use it. You can also throw must of them in the washer on cold cycles, and they will come out looking brand new.
    Plus, isn't an $60 case worth it to protect your at least 1k MacBook Pro if it prevents a cracked screen ECT?
     
  4. Benny P macrumors newbie

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    Incase is solid as hell and it works fantastically for me!
     
  5. C64 macrumors 65816

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    +1 for Incase.

    Have a sleeve for my 3+ year old MacBook and it still looks brand new. Very solid stuff.
     
  6. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    I guess you have never own a waterfield sleevecase then.
     
  7. vnle macrumors 6502

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    I had the same exact incase bag for my first mac (13") and it was awesome but, like you, I found it to be small so when I needed the space, I just brought a sleeve and stuck that into my backpack.

    I recently upgraded to a 17" and realized that I would need a huge bag to keep my mbp in it and everything else I might need so I went with the Booq Vyper XL case - it's a very nice bag. Booq is also an awesome company (great customer service, etc.). I highly recommend Booq products :cool:

    I also use waterfield products and they make very high quality stuff. You could try this bag as it seems like it could hold all your stuff in a stylish and compact way http://www.sfbags.com/products/muzetto/muzetto.htm :D << very good reviews here on MR.

    Good luck! :p
     
  8. Finox831 macrumors member

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    I was wondering, I like gaming on my mac book pro so if i were to get an incase would it over heat the mac at all?
     
  9. vnle macrumors 6502

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    Considering that it'll be off/sleeping when you put it in the case, no. But if you game with your mb on top of the case - it would probably get hot but not overheat.

    Also, try not to hijack someone else's thread:rolleyes:
     
  10. iBaloney macrumors 6502

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    http://www.ipearl-inc.com/mcover-aluminum.html

    i bought one of these for my girlfriend's 13'' MBP and one for my 15'' MBP. its pretty freakin sweet especially since its half the price of those speck cases. plus they have more colors and comes with a keyboard cover. we've had this on our MBPs for about 2 weeks and its working fine.

    the only complaints that ive read is that the top cover is kinda arched so the center of it isnt touching your MBP, and that the two upper corners of the bottom cover doesnt stick to the corners. Both aren't really issues because the bottom cover latches on to the hinge area which is very secure. i havent had any problems with it. hope this helps man.
     
  11. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    I think he meant a hardshell case. I know it doesn't overheat on normal use, but gaming, I'm not sure.
     
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I'm lost are you lucking for a sleeve or a bag?
     
  13. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

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  14. chrisvee macrumors regular

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    I've also been looking for a case/bag for my MBP 13". Right now I'm using my girlfriend's Incase Neoprene Sleeve in combination with my Dakine Campus LG backpack.

    The sleeve is awesome! No scratches on my MacBook or anything, really soft inside, and there's no zipper contact or anything like that. The Dakine is also nice, it has a pocket/divider thing for laptops or whatever, and the 13" Incase sleeve fits in there (and I'm pretty sure a 15" would fit too). Plus, Dakine also has a lifetime warranty on their bags, which is nice. :p
     

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