The 10 Best Macbook Cases

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This wiki has been updated 35 times since it was first published in March of 2015. An Apple MacBook is as costly as it is powerful, so it makes sense to safeguard your investment when carrying it to and from work or school by using one of these cases. We've included some basic and affordable options for teens and students, as well as stylish leather covers suitable for the business world, ranked by their protectiveness, fit, extra features, and style. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Twelve South Journal

2. Odtex Cover

3. Lacdo 360°

Editor's Notes

July 29, 2020:

In creating our list of Macbook cases, we wanted to include substantial models with storage and handles that can nearly double as briefcases, as well as ultra-sleek, minimalistic options that one can slip inside of a backpack or larger bag. We also worked to include a variety of styles, from modern to timeless, and we made sure to choose products that will stand up to lots of use.

Since the main purpose of these cases is to protect your expensive investment, we had to remove the Lention Split Sleeve because its magnetic closure proves to be weak, posing a risk to your laptop. In its place, we added the Pack & Smooch Hampshire, which has quite strong magnetic closures, in addition to its tough Merino wool construction. The ZinMark Notebook Sleeve also stood out in the longevity department, with its shock-absorbing sponge layer, as did the Lacdo 360°, because of its tough canvas exterior.

For the fashion forward looking for a statement piece in addition to a laptop protector, we added the Kate Spade New York Rose Gold Glitter, with its eye-catching shimmery vinyl material. Those who prefer a more Bohemian style might like the Feisman T38. If you love the look of your device as is, then you may like the Mosiso Hard Shell, which hardly obstructs your laptop's aesthetic at all, while still offering a bit of protection.

The Odtex Cover won points for not only having a large external pocket but also including a small pouch for accessories. In addition to being quite elegant, the Twelve South Journal also has a hidden documents compartment that we appreciated. The Tomtoc A17-C02D has plenty of storage space for chargers, pens, and whatever else you need to complement your work on your device.

August 16, 2019:

In the time that's past since our last look at this category, enough about Apple's Macbook lineup has changed to warrant a significant overhaul, most notably the addition of the touch-bar on Pro models, the alignment of length and width in the construction of 13-inch Pro and Air models, and the recent retirement of the standard Macbook. That left only the Lention Split Leather from our previous list, whose dimensions just happened to fit the bill, but which fell back to number seven when the dust settled.

The other offerings included on our previous list were all fine models, but they were meant to accommodate laptops of an older size than the ones Apple's offering today. We paid particular attention to the internal dimensions of the models we selected, doing our best to ensure that your computer would fit comfortably, be as well protected as possible, and not be at risk of falling out. That's why we didn't include a number of rather stylish cases that served more as open sleeves than anything else (no zippers, clasps, or closures of any kind), and that could easily let their precious cargo come sliding out at an inopportune moment. In some cases, added storage was considered a plus, like the subtle compartments in our number one option, while in others, the extra space served to create a bit too much bulk, which is why the Tomtoc model at number ten landed where it did.

Special Honors

Chic Geeks Emerald Faux Crocodile MacBook Case The Chic Geeks Emerald Faux Crocodile MacBook Case has a two-piece design that snaps easily onto your device and has sophisticated faux crocodile leather on the top, made of rubberized plastic and polyurethane. It also boasts an apple-shaped cutout to show the brand's logo and can protect against bumps and scratches.

Slick Case Mercury MacBook Case The Slick Case Mercury MacBook has an eye-catching metallic finish on the top portion of its two-piece, snap-on design. It can repel water, as well as protect your laptop against damages in the event of a drop. Fully vented along the bottom, it allows heat to dissipate, and its construction doesn't interfere with the use of ports, keys, or hinges.

4. Tomtoc A17-C02D

5. Feisman T38

6. ZinMark Notebook Sleeve

7. Kasper Maison Premium KM-MBS-15

8. Pack & Smooch Hampshire

9. Kate Spade New York Rose Glitter

10. Mosiso Hard Shell

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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