The 10 Best Macbook Cases

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This wiki has been updated 25 times since it was first published in March of 2015. An Apple MacBook is as valuable as it is powerful, so it makes sense to protect your investment when carrying it to and from work or school in one of these cases. We've included some basic and affordable sleeves for teens and students, as well as stylish leather covers suitable for the business world, ranked here by their protectiveness, fit, extra features, and style. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best macbook case on Amazon.

10. Tomtoc Protective 360

9. ZinMark Shockproof

8. Feisman Notebook T38

7. Lention Split Sleeve

6. Kate Spade New York Sleeve

5. Kasper Maison MBS 15

4. Pack & Smooch Hampshire

3. Arrow & Board Chestnut

2. Odtex Laptop Sleeve

1. Twelve South Journal

Editor's Notes

August 15, 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.

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on August 18, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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