1. Yellow Beard's Avatar
    Hi,

    My Daughter is receiving a MBA 13" i7 next week. We have been looking at different options to protect the device from scratches, scuffs, etc. I'm leaning towards a full body decal like the ones from Decal Girl and a sleeve to put it into for transport in her backpack. The sleeve that seems to afford reasonable protection is the Thule Gauntlet. Interested in some feedback on what people are using. This is her first laptop and will be using it for university courses.
    10-10-2014 04:06 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    Hi,

    My Daughter is receiving a MBA 13" i7 next week. We have been looking at different options to protect the device from scratches, scuffs, etc. I'm leaning towards a full body decal like the ones from Decal Girl and a sleeve to put it into for transport in her backpack. The sleeve that seems to afford reasonable protection is the Thule Gauntlet. Interested in some feedback on what people are using. This is her first laptop and will be using it for university courses.
    Speck cases.

    Best MacBook Air Case | MacBook Accessories | Speck Products
    audit likes this.
    10-10-2014 04:24 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Yes. If you don't want to give your daughter any more siblings.

    You could also look into backpacks with laptop compartments.
    10-10-2014 04:34 PM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore, as HankAz stated speck cases work very well.
    10-10-2014 04:36 PM
  5. Yellow Beard's Avatar
    Thanks HankAz for the feedback on Speck Cases. What is the feel out there for these? I have seen the reviews, but have also seen a lot of negative reviews that they are prone to cracking and clips break off. Are these people just a select few?

    Has anyone had experience with some of the vinyl kits? Curious on how they hold up.
    10-10-2014 05:48 PM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    Thanks HankAz for the feedback on Speck Cases. What is the feel out there for these? I have seen the reviews, but have also seen a lot of negative reviews that they are prone to cracking and clips break off. Are these people just a select few?

    Has anyone had experience with some of the vinyl kits? Curious on how they hold up.
    I’ve never used the vinyl kits. I have had the Speck cases on all of my MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers - a total of 4 different devices. I had one cover where one of the clips broke, and Speck replaced it free of charge. I can't speak for anyone else, but my experience has been positive in every respect. I purchased another brand when I got my 13" MBA, but it didn’t fit right, and kept coming off. I returned it and bought a Speck case. Again, it’s just my personal experience, but it is extremely positive.
    10-10-2014 06:56 PM
  7. mbar9607's Avatar
    I have an otterbox clearly protected on my MacBook Pro and I like it
    10-12-2014 05:30 PM
  8. mbar9607's Avatar
    I've been looking at the Thule sleeve @ bestbuy for our MacBook Pro when leave the house with it
    10-12-2014 05:38 PM
  9. Bazza1's Avatar
    I use a Speck cover - soft matte black in my instance. I like the additional grip it affords me and it adds very little in the way of bulk. That said, it travels in my satchel in a padded sleeve, which stays in the satchel.
    10-13-2014 10:07 PM
  10. ChamNG's Avatar
    I got this black matt case for my MBA 13" from Amazon. It fits nicely, and protects from scratches. Doesn't add bulk to the MBA. Cost me $12, shipping included. I like the smooth finish of it and the logo shines through the cover. Simple & classy!
    Can you recommend a protective covering for a new MacBook Air?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1413855401.927175.jpgCan you recommend a protective covering for a new MacBook Air?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1413855419.759214.jpgCan you recommend a protective covering for a new MacBook Air?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1413855435.462574.jpg
    10-20-2014 09:39 PM
  11. LockOnTech's Avatar
    I understand that this is a late post, but for those who are interested; I use this from tech 21 it fits late 2013 model macbook air it is stylish and well worth the price.

    https://www.tech21.com/impact-snap-c...-air-13-clear/
    ChamNG likes this.
    11-02-2014 12:39 PM

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