You have lashed out heavy bucks on your new MacBook. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve had a laptop damaged in airplane overhead storage as everyone crams their overweight bags in without any consideration at all. You need to protect it from normal wear and tear (especially if you travel) and general damage caused by the inconsiderate actions of others.
Here are a few Macbook Pro protective cases to have a look at. Bear in mind that the prices shown are indicative only, and will vary according to current exchange rate and applicable taxes in your location.
Table of Contents
- 1 Speck Products SeeThru Satin Soft Touch, Hard Shell Case for MacBook Pro 13-Inch, Peacock Blue (SPK-A1176)
- 2 Twelve South BookBook for MacBook – Vintage leather book case for 13-inch MacBook Air/Pro
- 3 Thule 2014/15 Vectros 13in MacBook Pro Retina Bumper
- 4 Decoded MacBook Pro 13 Retina Leather Slim Cover
- 5 HDE Matte Hard Shell Clip Snap-on Case + Matching Keyboard Skin for MacBook Pro 13
Speck Products SeeThru Satin Soft Touch, Hard Shell Case for MacBook Pro 13-Inch, Peacock Blue (SPK-A1176)
Speck are a great compromise between protection and utility. They are hardshell cases designed to fit the larger Pro and smaller Pro with Retina display. Easy to put on and take off, you can leave them on permanently as we recommend, or just when out and about. A bonus, the case leaves the Pro’s ports accessible while fitted.
Price depends on the style and color you select
Twelve South BookBook for MacBook – Vintage leather book case for 13-inch MacBook Air/Pro
If you travel, collecting your notebook case from the many similar in the overhead locker can be a bit of a hit and miss affair. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve seen or heard of passengers walking off with the wrong one. This case is one that is a bit different to reduce that chance or just express your personality.
When zipped up, the TwelveSouth’s BookBook case makes the Air or Pro look like an antique book. The BookBook cases are crafted from genuine leather and distressed by hand for that ageing effect. Each is unique.
Thule 2014/15 Vectros 13in MacBook Pro Retina Bumper
Better known from the winter sports environment, Thule are now branching into cases for the iPhone and MacBook Pro. This case is very rugged in construction and highly shock-absorbent.
Decoded MacBook Pro 13 Retina Leather Slim Cover
A snazzy leather case for the Pro. Whilst not the most rugged on the market, it does protect your unit from dents and scratches. Again one to stand out in the overhead locker.
HDE Matte Hard Shell Clip Snap-on Case + Matching Keyboard Skin for MacBook Pro 13
Want something a wee bit different?Want to stand out from the crowd?These snap on covers are really awesome with a difference and lots of options. For example, UK and US flags, various colors, and matching keyboard skins all add to the fun.
I tried the camouflage option and couldn’t find my Pro for a while.