sleeve vs case

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shyam09, Dec 20, 2010.


Hardcover Case of Nice Soft Sleeve

  1. Hardcover Case

    7 vote(s)
  2. Nice Soft Sleeve

    17 vote(s)
  3. Screw It. Only the beauty nad toughness of my aluminum

    4 vote(s)
  1. shyam09 macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2010
    *** sry for typo in the poll nad = AND
    so got MBP, now about the sleeve or case.

    i was thinking about this case:

    or this sleeve:

    (these are examples)
    but which would be better for school etc. a hard cover case or a sleeve...
    im trying to stay on the low end and not purchase something too expensive (as i spent a lot on the MBP :( ) so any tips, suggestions, MRoogles?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    IMO cases are ugly. Sleeve will protect it when needed, i.e. when carrying it.
  3. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Definitely a sleeve. It's not like you're constantly moving the laptop around like you would with a phone.
  4. josh8711 macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2010
    Sleeve. My dad has the most beautiful sleeve for his MBP. Neoprene outside and this soft as heaven wooly fabric inside. It is going on 1 year old now and has not a scratch on it! He works on building sites even!
  5. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2010
    can someone give me a some sleeves that are on the cheap end. i put up another thread where a poster said that we should just get sleeves/cases for macbook pros (if we have a MBP) because it will be the best fit, etc.
    so anyone?
    (im looking towards amazon, newegg.. etc)
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Not cheap, but the booq Vyper is the best protection I've ever seen in a notebook sleeve. In my opinion, it offers far better protection than any neoprene case, the zippers never come into contact with your MBP, and it looks great!
  7. velocityg4, Dec 21, 2010
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    velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    I just put my Macbook in my trusty old saddlebag and it holds up just fine. This bag predates when all bags include laptop padding and separation so just a thin wall of canvas protects my laptop which I carry around everyday. Personally I never want one of those bags it just adds unneeded bulk and weight.
  8. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2010
  9. josh8711, Dec 21, 2010
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  10. Luba, Dec 21, 2010
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    Luba macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Seriously considered the Booq sleeve below, but didn't have a handle so I got the Level 8 sleeve with handle. Handle comes in handy, especially with a 15"

  11. velocityg4, Dec 22, 2010
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    velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
  12. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    I had the be.ez sleeve and it fit like a glove and provided very good protection. BUT, I used it on a MB and the size of the 13" MBP is slightly different and so is the fit. I did have a 13" MBP and used the Incase Canvas sleeve which is now hard to find but I loved that as well - tight at first but after a few days it fit to perfection.
  13. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2010
  14. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
  15. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2010
  16. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
  17. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    I'm guessing he copied the link from another forum post and got the truncated version.

    Try this one:

    I figure sleeves are good if you need to carry your MBP inside another bag not intended for a laptop. Personally I use a Timbuk2 messenger bag with a built in laptop compartment that provides all the protection I've needed.
  18. articcine macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2010
    Lillehammer, Norway
  19. iEric macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    It's not that bad -- seems like it's pretty thick though, but offers lots of protection with those pockets of air and foam. I tend to go for the neoprene though. Everyone is different but if you like it, go for it...I dont think a lot of people judge other people's sleeves.
  20. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    ah, it's alright.

    I just got this for Christmas - LOVE IT
  21. Plater macrumors newbie


    Dec 30, 2010
    Really? everyone here are advising a sleeve? (im in no way saying that any of u are wrong)

    But im using a Frost Incase Hardshell Case for the Macbook Pro 15". I am VERY happy with it. It fits wonderfully and all the ports are aligned the right way. And just feels really good as a shell case. Not too much thinker than before IMO.

    Tell me what u think :D

    heres the link for the incase. Link
  22. PinkyMacGodess, Jan 8, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 9, 2011

    PinkyMacGodess macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2007
    Midwest America.
    For my 15" I use an 'Init' shoulder bag because it holds stuff like the Magic Mouse and an AP Express and cables. No sleeve or skin. For my 13" I use an InCase sleeve and when traveling I throw it in a Gregory backpack which holds all my necessities for travel including my iPad.

    A friend uses the Speck plastic skin and still throws it in a roller bag. She has an older 15" like mine that was an iron that burnt her legs which is what started the Speck hard skin fetish. Now everything has one.

    For my iPad I use the Otterbox Defender and love it but for the iPhone 4 I have their iPhone 4 defender and am not feeling the love. The rubber they use for it should be firmer IMO. The port flaps are always opening and the bottom one is hard to keep closed. Someone suggested cutting it off but then the slot wouldn't be protected. I do love holster cases though...

    I can't find the Gregory pack that I have. Init is a private label for Best Try.

    Otterbox iPad case
    Otterbox iPhone cases

    Those Booq things don't look too bad price wise. I've always wanted a Tom Bihn bag. There was also another bag that the Apple Store carried that was pricey too.

    Brenthaven. That's the expensive bag. They used to tout their bags and sleeves as being the best protection in the world or something but have toned that down a lot (probably due to claims against their warranty?).
  23. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    I have an Incase Hardshell too; feels good. Look (a bit) different to standard MBPs. I also use a sleeve... Gotta go double skins, right?!
  24. shyam09, Jan 9, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011

    shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2010
    sleeve business the Booq or the be.ez?!?!

    hi guys back at the sleeve business... i have two new choices that i am presenting... please give me your opinions :)
    what about this one.. this is another option.. im looking for something cheap, not tooo expensive


    [for the booq, please look at the ones at the bottom for 24.95... im thinking about one of those.

    im a guy, age 17 so please pick what you guys would say is the best color...

    *im leaning towards the khaki one myself...
  25. SuperCachetes, Jan 9, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 9, 2011

    SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    Away from you
    They are both ugly, but I guess the beez is the lesser of the two evils.

    Personally, I like my no-nonsense incase.

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