MacBook Case Reviews

You just got a shiny new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, lucky you.  I know it seems counterintuitive but we Speck MacBook Case

buy Apple products for their beauty and simplicity of design and the first thing we do is look for some case or cover to put them in or put on them

If you think about it how much of your life is stored on your laptop? So, if you leave it on the roof of your car and drive away you don’t want it to be damaged when it inevitably falls to the ground. Hopefully something like this  doesn’t happen to you.  One of the best things you can do to protect your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro is invest in a case or a sleeve for your new Mac. In this post I will be reviewing several MacBook Cases of all types and in all price ranges so there will be something for everyone and anyone.

Three Types Of Cases For Your MacBook

  • Hardshell Case
  • Sleeve
  • Backpack or Bag Type Case
  • Living Dangerously

If you look at this list the last item on the list is living dangerously and to me that is not really an option. Put simply you are walking around with a new MacBook that cost upwards of two thousand dollars in some cases not to mention the value of all the data that’s stored inside. If you think of what is on your laptop to me it’s pictures, it’s Topcase Rubberized Hard Casebusiness files, music everything. One of the first things you should buy as a new MacBook owner in my opinion is a Hardshell case. There are so many choices out there in the marketplace how do you really choose? There are lower end hardshell cases for people who just really want to carry their MacBook from their desk to the table in the kitchen at their house. So if you are that person you really don’t need that much protection so just getting one of the cheaper hardshell cases is fine for you. You are just trying to protect your MacBook from the occasional drop or bump but then there are people who are going to be taking their MacBook everywhere from work to every coffee shop in town.

MacBook Sleeves

MacBook Sleeves are a really great option for people who carry their MacBook around a lot. So if you are walking to and from your car or into different work sites or client sites then I would recommend getting a MacBook Sleeve. For a greater level of protection I would carry my MacBook in a Hardshell case in a Sleeve. This way your Mac is protected from harder drops from just carrying it around. Then when you do take it out of the sleeve you have the protection of the hardshell.

MacBook Sleeves I Recommend


Runetz Soft Sleeve Variation 11 13 15








Runetz Soft Sleeve Variation 11 13 15
Snugg Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch Leather Sleeve Case in 'Distressed' Brown

Snugg Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch Leather Sleeve Case in ‘Distressed’ Brown


Case Logic SSMA-313 Welded Sleeve for...


Case Logic SSMA-313 Welded Sleeve for MacBook

Backpacks or Bags For Your Macbook

If you are a student or someone who is always on the go with their MacBook you will definitely need a backpack or some type of padded bag for your MacBook as well as all of the other stuff you need to carry for work or school or just your life. One thing nice about Laptop bags and Mac bags in particular is in the old days of laptops they all came in one color black. So if you liked black that was great but if you had any sense of style or wanted something different too bad. That’s not the case anymore there are many styles and colors to choose from.

The Best Protection For Your MacBook

Truly the best protection for your MacBook is a hardcase put in a MacBook sleeve then when you are going place to place you put the sleeve in a backpack or padded bag that is actually made for a laptop. Which means it is made especially for your MacBook.

The Best Backpacks or bags For Your MacBook

Belkin Slim 15" Notebook Polyester Backpack, Black/Light Gray







Belkin Slim 15″ Notebook Polyester Backpack, Black/Light Gray

Brenthaven Collins Ultra-Padded Messenger Bag for 15.4-Inch Macbooks, Laptops and Ultrabooks, Grey (1906101)







Brenthaven Collins Ultra-Padded Messenger Bag for 15.4-Inch Macbooks, Laptops and Ultrabooks, Grey (1906101)

Thule Crossover TCBP-117 Backpack for 17-Inch Macbook/Pro/Air







Thule Crossover TCBP-117 Backpack for 17-Inch Macbook/Pro/Air

This is my list of the best choices for Cases Covers and Bags for your new Macbook. Any of the items on this list will serve you well. As for my personal setup that I use day to day.

I have a Speck hardcase in a Snugg Leather Sleeve and for carrying everything around I like the Belkin Slim 15″ Notebook Backpack. This setup works great on my bike around town or going to different worksites. Good luck to you with whatever you choose. Whatever you do Don’t live dangerously.


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Comments (2)

  1. Sue Lipton

    Thank you for this informative post. A Proper case is very important for the safety of the macbook. It completely protects the outer body of your macbook and keeps it as it is for a long period of time.

    • mkjgry

      I agree a some type of protective case for your new MacBook is the first thing you should probably buy for it. If not for the computer itself then for all the data you have stored inside.

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