Apple's diminutive little Macbook, the smallest in its range of laptops, is a godsend when it comes to truly portable productivity. It's so small that you can fit it into even small bags - but, that said, you will risk scratching or denting it if you're not careful.
Getting a case for your notebook is a sensible choice, in that light, and there are a plethora to choose from on the market. Here's a selection of the best MacBook cases around.
Apple makes a "Leather Sleeve" for MacBook in "Saddle Brown" or "Midnight Blue". It features an etched Apple logo and costs comes at a pretty steep price. It's pretty basic, with no bells and whistles, such as hidden flaps or areas to store earphones. But it looks sleek, and will do the job.
If you don't fancy spending quite as much as that, Apple also stocks a hardshell case from Incase that costs far less and should get the job done, too. It's translucent and classy, with a small range of colours to choose from, and won't compromise your laptop's portability.
If you're looking for a waterproof, durable, yet lightweight case, consider the Snugg MacBook 12 sleeve. It has PU leather outer panels, a nubuck interior, is also splash-proof, and comes with a magnetic element that keeps your MacBook tucked safely inside. There's also a slot under the flap to hold business cards, and you can get the sleeve in eleven different colours, ranging from black to red.
Prefer soft flannel or felt to leather? The Inatack MacBook sleeve has a flannel inside with a grey felt on the outside. It's made from "environmentally friendly" materials and comes with a compartment for your MacBook as well as a second for any accessories.
Twelve South's BookBook looks like a vintage hardcover book that you'd store on a bookshelf, which you can. It's handcrafted with genuine leather outer panels, has reinforced corners, a cushioned spine, and a soft interior. You can pick it up in "Classic" and "Rutledge" finishes.
The Icon Tensaerlite sleeve has upper and lower "neoprene compression" panels with "shock-absorbing Tensaerlite" bumpers. The interior is made from a soft faux-fur lining, while its magnetic enclosure secures your MacBook and keeps it from ever falling out.
The Omoton Wallet sleeve is very thin and light and is very reasonably priced. It's made of synthetic leather outer and has a soft polycarbonate fiber inner, a strong fastener that automatically locks, and a 9-degree stand to prop up your MacBook for comfortable typing.
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This handcrafted Napa leather sleeve for MacBook is durable. On the inside you'll find a soft, felt-like material. There are no logos, though you can get it engraved with your name or initials. You can also get the sleeve in several black or tan varieties.
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The Cartella Slim looks like an old paper journal. It really slim design, and the cover can fold to create a stand. There’s an elastic closure and a form-factor that will keep your tiny laptop reaping the benefits of its small size. There are a couple of colours to choose from, too.