Join 3,501 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


macbook pro sleeve
February 18, 2010 12:19 PM   Subscribe

Just got a new MacBook Pro, 17''. Can anyone recommend a good sleeve/padded case? Some that seem billed for 17'' turn out to not fit, or are said to be snug for 15''.
posted by dearleader to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Tom Bihn Brain Cell. Also in vertical. Great case!
posted by Silvertree at 12:25 PM on February 18, 2010


I have the booq vyper and it fits great. I like it.
posted by bricoleur at 12:49 PM on February 18, 2010


I have the Brain Cell as part of a Brain Bag, and I love it.
posted by GJSchaller at 1:17 PM on February 18, 2010


I'll second the Booq Vyper. After asking this question some months back I got one and find it a huge upgrade over the typical neoprene sleeves.
posted by 6550 at 1:17 PM on February 18, 2010


Waterfield bags + cases. Don't own one personally but everyone I know who has one raves about the build quality.
posted by sharkfu at 1:28 PM on February 18, 2010


I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The Booq Vyper series fit the Macbook Pros perfectly and give an added boost of protection, as they're kind of a hybrid between a hardshell and a sleeve. I use a 17" for my 15", but that's because I sometimes use a neoprene sleeve as well (purely out of my own particular brand of crazy) so I like the extra room.

They're excellent, highly recommended.
posted by dnesan at 1:47 PM on February 18, 2010


Nthing the Booq Vyper, I love mine. A cheaper option that I've used for other models that always fits well (specifically made for Mac models) is any inCase sleeve. Apple shows them off at their stores, so they approve.
posted by rokusan at 1:52 PM on February 18, 2010


I've had one of the cases sharkfu mentioned for years now. It's still in top shape.

I just recently purchased a hard shell from Speck after seeing one in person. I have not personally used it yet. I plan to keep using the Waterfield sleeve when transporting the laptop. I'm looking to use the permanent hard shell for daily scratch risks while using the laptop.
posted by odinsdream at 1:54 PM on February 18, 2010


I can also vouch for the quality of Tom Bihn sleeves and bags. I've had my backpack with sleeve for 6 years and it still looks new.
posted by Fleebnork at 2:06 PM on February 18, 2010


I've got one of the Speck shells mentioned above. It was great for the two years I dragged my computer all over campus during grad school, and it's still great now that it's less mobile :P

I have a padded backpack, but I really appreciated the "get it out and go" aspect (not having to unzip the neoprene case and put it somewhere). It's great when you might be short on space, too, and I've never had to take it off on an airplane (because my red shell makes it basically just a red computer, not a black sleeve over a silver computer).
posted by Madamina at 2:46 PM on February 18, 2010


« Older What are the best cross-platfo...   |  Why does my 7-year-old daughte... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.