Need some advice on the best MacBook cases around? Our definitive top 10 has a fantastic range of ideas, from flashy labels to über protective. Each case on the list centers around a different design aesthetic and desired outcome so there is a pouch to suit the needs of MacBooks everywhere. Compiled by our tech-savy computer buff, Sam Bryan-Merrett.
Adrenalin junkies rejoice! This bomber streamlined sleeve is perfect for those intrepid adventurers out there. Water resistant from its shell to its zipper, there is also an elasticated strap to keep your laptop securely in place. The clamshell design has even been adapted to allow use of your computer while it’s still in the case. Bungee-jumping with your laptop, optional.
This whimsical printed technology case is perfect for the label lover. Its bold colour and brash use of the Marc Jacobs logo will please any flashy fashion aficionado. Its secure zip function will keep your laptop safe and stylish. What’s more, this range also offers iPhone, tablet and e-Book cases so you can buy the whole set!
This quirky and original concept takes a welcome diversion away from typical tech case styles. The zipped accessory features a hardback leather case which has been designed exclusively for MacBook and MacBook Pro. Boasting an almost James bond level of secret security, the hardback cover and spine do not only physically protect your top secret files but the vintage book design also provides a deceptive disguise for your MacBook.
4.) Philips- £14.99
The Philips SLE 3100 FN case sounds very technical and that’s because it is! An innovative HeatProtect system keeps both your laptop and your lap cool ( so prolonged commuting where laps are makeshift tables no longer poses uncomfortable heat and danger to your computer). A flat top surface allows ventilation and keeps your MacBook stable too whilst your lap is treated to a soft underside. Finally, a suede-like inner protects your notebook and keeps it scratch-free. What more could you ask for?
5.) Crumpler- £39
This soft sleeve from Crumpler has a “Memory Grid” padding feature, which ensures the case will always maintain the perfect shape. Its soft and spongey qualities mean your laptop’s security will not be a question and its composition will fit fuss-free into a backpack or satchel. Lightweight and flexible: great for commuting.
By far the most minimalist style on the list, the beauty of this case lies in its simplicity. This classy envelope style with a magnetic button fastening keeps your computer and documents in order. The outer shell is made from a wipe-clean, leatherette material and the inside is a soft velour, which will protect your MacBook from scratches.
7. Pakuma- £20
With the ever-increasing demand for environmentally friendly products, Pakuma is on to a winner. The iEco-friendly sleeve is composed entirely of recycled goods. The tough outer casing, inner foam padding and lining are all made from recycled plastic bottles. The retail sleeve is made from 100% recycled paper and printed using soya based inks, a wonderful present for the carbon footprint challenged!
Sandqvist’s slick vegetable tanned leather laptop case is smart and sophisticated. Its professional look is ideal for the business man and can store those all important documents, too, thanks to its A4 paper-friendly size. No stuffy, puffy laptop bags with thick straps for this Tom Ford suit wearer.
You can rely on Superdry to bring that classic mix of smart casual to the laptop case market. The padded leather computer pouch is a more relaxed version of the Sandqvist one above but every inch as practical and stylish. The holder has enough room for your laptop and its accessories and features an embossed logo, popper fastening and cotton lining.
Helly Hansen’s simple, soft-shell laptop sleeve is a fuss-free case that provides sufficient protection and fits snugly into a bag. Featuring a masculine, sporty colour scheme and the classic HH logo, this clean and classic sleeve will make a lovely gift for a University student.
Compiled by Sam Bryan-Merrett.