I Googled this to no avail so I thought I'd ask on the forum. I have a rMBP(2.6/8/512) and want to purchase a very rugged case for it to protect against scratches and dents. I was originally looking at the Thule work in case but the zipper issues dissuaded me from purchasing it. I then purchased a Booq Cobra Hardcase M, another work in case, but it did not fit the computer properly so I returned it. Now I am thinking of buying the Tom Binh Brain Cell. I don't know whether I'm going to use a backpack or messenger bag yet (I'm matriculating into college this fall) so I'm not sure which Brain Cell to purchase. My question to you folks is whether the Vertical Brain Cell will still be fairly protective while horizontally oriented (say, in a messenger bag) and vice versa. My main reason for buying this case is to protect against scratches and dents, so diminished shock absorption from drops is not a real concern for me. Does anyone have any experience that can speak to this question? Thank you so much!