With the brand new MacBook Air (mid 2011) release, it’s not only the Apple device that got us all excited. We have been selling MacBook cases for a long time now, but with every new model comes new cases with new styles and all-improved areas of protection – and we were the first to track some down. We have decided to round up 5 of our favourites, new and old, to help you to decide on your perfect MacBook Air case.
Gumdrop Surf Convertible:
This stylish MacBook Air 11 case and MacBook Air 13 case gives high-quality, form fitting protection against scratches and damage for your MacBook Air. Not only does it walk the walk, but it also talks the talk with its soft, micro-fibre exterior and vibrant blue colour. Available for £39.95 for both sizes, this is at the upper end of the market, which proves the true quality of the design and manufacturing of this case.
Booq Viper Hard case:
For those that prefer a case in its rawest form, this may be the option that suits you best. The Booq Viper MacBook Air case is made from ballistic nylon, one of the toughest materials around in cases at the moment, meaning that your MacBook Air is protected from all damage that could possibly be picked up during usual daily mishaps. The material is also waterproof, giving you excellent all-weather protection. The tough exterior is contrasted with soft internal lining that keeps your MacBook Air in place and keeps it looking newer for longer. The £34.95 price tag represents the true quality that this case has to offer. It is also available for both the Air 11 and Air 13.
Incipio Feather Case:
At less than 1mm thin, the Incipio feather MacBook Air cases are the ultimate in slimline protection. Infact, if the case was transparent, we’re confident that you wouldn’t even notice it. This case just so happens to be in purple, an extremely popular colour of case at the moment (although it is available in more colours for both sizes of the Air). Just because it is so thin and inconspicuous, don’t think that it doesn’t offer some of the very best protection around, because it does. Helping to prevent all scratches and damage that could be picked up, this £39.95 form fitting allows you to use all of the features on your MacBook Air whilst remaining inside the case at all times. Its soft touch matte finish is an even further added bonus.
SGP Mahogany Wood:
Some people may prefer a MacBook Air skin, rather than a case, and this SGP Mahogany Wood skin is one of the best. Giving excellent scratch resistance is one of the main benefits of this skin, and it also improves the amount of grip that you have whilst holding your MacBook Air. A cleaning cloth is actually included in with the set, and it is easy to apply and can be removed and reused whenever you wish. One of the best things about a skin is that it adds literally no bulk or weight to your MacBook Air whatsoever, harmonising and complimenting with the sleek body design of the MacBook Air. Other than that, the mahogany effect design is pretty darn cool. Unfortunately this skin is currently only available for the MacBook Air 13, but its £21.95 price tag is almost too good to be true.
Be.ez LArobe MacBook Air sleeve:
Finally, to round off our list of hottest cases for the new MacBook Air, we thought that we should definitely include a MacBook Air sleeve. This sleeve is available in different colours as a MacBook Air 11 sleeve and as a MacBook Air 13 sleeve, the example that we’ve shown in this list is the exciting ‘Black and Wasabi’ colour combination. This polyurethane, neoprene-esque sleeve has unique shock absorbing qualities, meaning that your MacBook Air remains safe even in the unlikely event of a drop from your hand to the floor. The soft, slow depression material moulds to the shape of your device giving increased protection over time. At just £22.95, this may be an option that a lot of you consider to protect your brand new 2011 MacBook Air.