What case/sleeve are you using for your rMBP in the UK?

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  1. 156457 macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to find a decent case which can be easily obtained in the UK. The shipping charges for incase are too high for me, and on the Apple Store Online all of the incase ones are apparently 'too loose' and not the retina version of the case... Amazon is full of junk as usual when looking for cases etc.

    So what case/sleeve/bag are you using?
     
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  3. nett macrumors newbie

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    i'm using a sleeve case from Acme Made bought from the store

    it's actually made for cMBP so it wont tightly fit to the rMBP

    i'm looking for a new sleeve as well

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  4. Hioctane macrumors newbie

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    I first saw this in PC World...
    Tucano Microfibre Script Second Skin Macbook 15.4" - Grey
    Looked nice, came with the additional keyboard cover, but was £30 and I'd still have to find something to put other bit like the power supply in.
    Note: Just found it on Amazon for £23.99... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tucano-Micr...1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1346140470&sr=1-4

    So I bought this to start with...
    Staples 16 Pocket Laptop Sleeve
    http://www.staples.co.uk/office-supplies/new-office-supplies/16-pocket-laptop-sleeve?r=bf
    Super cheap, just to protect my rMBP while I found something better.

    I then spotted this in Comet...
    Port Designs Marbella Series 15.6 inch Notebook Briefcase - Dark Grey
    Not too big, space for the essentials (power lead, USB Hard Drive, HDMI Cable, TB > VGA Adapter, etc... but it was at some silly price, around £50, so didn't bother.

    Quick search online when I got home and found it on Amazon...
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004SO8SE4/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00

    Works a treat! :)
    However, the pocket for the rMBP within the main compartment is a little spaceous as it's not designed for such a slim unit. But the foam insert that was inside the cheap sleeve I bought fits perfectly to pad it out and provide extra protection :)
     
  5. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    I am using the Thule case for 15"MacBook Pro available at the Apple store. Works a treat.
     
  6. boto macrumors 6502

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    Two sleeves that fit perfectly for my rMBP, Incase Neoprene Slim Sleeve followed by Incipio Selvage Denim Sleeve. I also use a Wrapsol skin protector and Kuzy case for extra protection.
     

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  7. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Still waiting on a thule gauntlet that is made for the retina. I want a rigid sleeve, not a neoprene one, any suggestions people?

    Also
     
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    I have an iCarbons skin on mine, I think it looks beautiful with the skin on. I actually prefer the look of the computer with the skin on.
     
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  12. ScholarsInk macrumors regular

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    I'm using a ColcaSac. If you order two sleeves (bringing the order to $80), UK shipping is free so it might be something to consider doing along with a friend.
     
  13. 156457 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's a nice idea but I don't have a friend to do it with.
     
  14. ScholarsInk macrumors regular

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    Or UK forum member? I already got mine but I'm sure there's interest.
     
  15. playsontheleft macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to decide between this and this. Both a very similar price and the latter is made for the rMBP so I imagine will fit it better, but I prefer the material and look on the first. Anyone had experience with either, especially the first one? Does it matter that it'll be a bit big for the rMBP or is it still snug?
     
  16. jffluis macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have the second one, the RainSuit since I will carry my MBPr on a Eastpak bag and on Winter this sleeve can protect my MBPr from the rain.
     
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  18. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Using the exact same case. Perfect, and I highly recommend it.
     
  19. peskaa macrumors 68020

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  21. nataliamck macrumors 6502

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    Im using a Colcasac and I love it.

    Fits really well and looks good too.

    Even with shipping from the States still not too expensive.
     
  22. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the market for the same sleeve. Mind sharing your thoughts and/or pictures when you receive yours? Thanks in advance.
     
  23. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    When i saying waiting, i mean waiting on it being released ;)

    there isn't that is retina fit one yet.

    Charlie
     

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