Looking for a slim hard case (not a shell, not a Pelican case) for MacBook Pro 15" Retina
November 11, 2012 2:30 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a slim hard case (not a shell, not a Pelican case) for MacBook Pro 15" Retina

I'm putting together an emergency kit and want to find a hard case for a MacBook Pro 15" Retina. The specific purpose is to be able to put my laptop in a soft backpack that has no internal reinforcement or padding; for that reason, the case needs to be hard in order to help resist bending forces. I don't mean something like the Incase Hardshell or similar; these are just shells and don't provide structural strength. I mean something closer to the Crumpler School Hymm, except that the School Hymm is not very hard. The case needs to be as small as possible, so things like the Pelican cases are out because they're too big. It would also be useful for the case to be water resistant, but it doesn't have to be waterproof like a Pelican case.

As a default, I might still get a School Hymm and add an internal hard plastic panel, but I wanted to ask first if anyone knows of a better hard case all together.
posted by StrawberryPie to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Halliburton Zero
posted by clearly at 3:19 PM on November 11, 2012

Best answer: Tom Bihn Brain Cell.
posted by twblalock at 4:16 PM on November 11, 2012

Seconding the Brain Cell which, when used with Chrome's Citizen, is in my mind the best combination on the planet for protecting a laptop in day-to-day (read: not underwater) use.

Also comes in vertical, depending on the shape of your pack. There's even a specific size for the 15" Retina MBP!
posted by fifthrider at 4:58 PM on November 11, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks, everyone. The Halliburton Zero is much too large, but the Tom Bihn Vertical Brain Cell looks like just the kind of thing I'm looking for!
posted by StrawberryPie at 8:36 AM on November 13, 2012

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