For all their hardy and well contoured construction, MacBook Pro notebook computers are still vulnerable to damage inflicted by accidental knocks, scratches and drops. How do you protect against such accidents without compromising on the sense of style of your coveted piece of gadgetry? These detailed reviews show the best designs of covers, sleeves and cases custom designed for your latest model MacBook with 13 inch screens. Take your pick from our objective reviews.
Table of Contents
- 10. Case Logic LAPS-113 13.3-Inch MacBook Pro Retina Display Sleeve
- 9. Kuzy – Retina 13-Inch BLACK Rubberized Hard Case for MacBook Pro 13.3″
- 8. Runetz – 13-inch Chevron Gray Soft Sleeve Case Cover for MacBook 13.3″
- 7. TopCase 2-in-1 BLACK Hard Case Cover for Apple MacBook
- 6. GMYLE(R) See Thru Hard Shell Clip Snap On Case Skin Cover
- 5. Speck Products See-Thru Satin Soft Touch, Hard Shell Case
- 4. Toffee Leather Sleeve for Macbook Pro-Retina
- 3. Snugg MacBook Air 13-inch & MacBook Pro 13-inch With Retina Leather Sleeve Case
- 2. TopCase New MacBook Hard Case with Matching Sleeve bag, Keyboard Cover and HD Clear Screen protector
- 1. PLEMO Bohemian Style Canvas Fabric 13-13.3 Inch Notebook Computer and MacBook Case Bag
10. Case Logic LAPS-113 13.3-Inch MacBook Pro Retina Display Sleeve
As form fitting a MacBook Pro sleeve as you will find in the market today, this Case Logic product is designed for the fashion conscious MacBook owner. It features a flawlessly clean design accentuated by woven webbing on each side to add some texture and character to your favorite portable gadget. The sleeve follows an envelope styled design to allow you quick access to your gadget. The slim design with an aerodynamically smooth finish allows you to slip the MacBook easily in and out of your bag.
As with all Case Logic creations, this MacBook Pro sleeve is also meant to make life simpler for the user. It combines a number of ingenious design features and elements to ensure a tight fit and protection for your Apple laptop without limiting its functional value. Sophisticated styling guarantees that the MacBook fits snuggly in. The design will also add to the aura of stylishness you have so carefully cultivated over the years.
9. Kuzy – Retina 13-Inch BLACK Rubberized Hard Case for MacBook Pro 13.3″
Designed to fit the newest version of the runaway popular MacBook Pro, the rubberised hard case fits both models A1502 and A1425. The case comes with no cutout design, letting the inimitable Apple logo to shine through its see-through surface. Designed to be flexible but fit tightly at the same time, the case lets you open the MacBook all the way without hindering access to the ports and other controls.
While made of a hard plastic for robust protection, the case nonetheless features a rubberised edging over the top and bottom for a silky smooth touch. The rubber texture is smooth but still offers a fitting grip. You do not have to fear that your covered MacBook will overheat as the case is fully vented so as not to impede the notebook computer’s heat disbursement mechanism. The case is also easy to remove as it is to put back on so you only use it when you have to.
8. Runetz – 13-inch Chevron Gray Soft Sleeve Case Cover for MacBook 13.3″
This Runetz chevron gray MacBook Pro sleeve is both stylish and well designed to fit around any MacBook Pro 13″ whether it is equipped with Retina Display feature or not. Specifically designed to provide a slim fit without any unwanted movement, the sleeve comes with a matching color zipper. The interior of the sleeve features a layer of functional padding to protect your Mac from all those knocks and falls.
The material used in the construction of the sleeve is as high quality and as durable as possible to ensure longevity and unflinching protection for your Apple MacBook. Owing to how versatile the design is, you can use the sleeve to fit in any other 13″ to 13.3″ notebook computer from well known brands such as HP, Samsung, Acer, Lenovo, Dell or ASUS. While it is reasonable that you will do anything to protect your notebook computer from nasty falls and scratches, it is comforting to know that if and when accidents happen, the protective sleeve is there to lessen the impact.
7. TopCase 2-in-1 BLACK Hard Case Cover for Apple MacBook
Your MacBook Pro 13-inch will never look the same with this 2-in-one hard case cover and keyboard cover. Rubberized with a high quality and soft rubber coating, it takes away the pressure of big impacts from the vulnerable edges of your MacBook. However, it is a completely, see through plastic translucent coating which lets the grace and shine of your MacBook be expressed for all and sundry to see.
The cover not only protects the Apple gadget from the worst of knocks and falls but also allows you to access all the buttons, ports and controls without having to slip the cover off. The snap-on design is easy to take on and off for complete convenience of use. The matching keyboard cover guarantees that your device’s keypad remains in pristine condition even if the nature of your work subjects the device to heavy duty usage.
6. GMYLE(R) See Thru Hard Shell Clip Snap On Case Skin Cover
The yellow frosted matte rubber coated cover case for MacBook Pro 13″ from GYMLE is of exceptional quality and as good a form of protection for your MacBook as you will find in the market. It affords all the protection you need to give your MacBook against accidental drops and knocks as well as inadvertent scratches. But the cover still gives you access to all the features and functionality of your device.
The cover snaps on easily for a tight fit but still gives you room to plug in the charger, USB cables, headset and other accessories with as much ease as if there was no cover. The snazzy yellow color adds to the stylishness of your MacBook.
5. Speck Products See-Thru Satin Soft Touch, Hard Shell Case
Versatile and perfectly tooled, this SeeThru hard shell case fits all MacBook 13″ models. You may also order for a bigger case which fits the limited edition MacBook Pro 15″ Display. The cases not only dress your MacBook in vibrant colors but also offer protection and a smooth rubberized touch to the tough edges. The case goes one better compared to competing models by having rubberized feet and perfectly matched vent slots to keep your MacBook even cooler.
The cover slips on effortlessly to provide a seamless, form fitting cover that nonetheless offers you unfettered access to all the ports, controls and buttons you need to operate your Mac. The lightweight design, combining two pieces, is both easy to snap on as it is to take off. Moreover, the see through design means no one can tell your Apple notebook is featuring a cover even from close-up. Just as well, distinctive Apple logo remains as prominently conspicuous as it would without the casing.
4. Toffee Leather Sleeve for Macbook Pro-Retina
Stylish, durable and elegant of appearance in equal measure, this genuine leather sleeve from Toffee Essentials has much to recommend for the conscientious consumer. The sleeve is available in black and toney red to suit your style and personal preference. It is also carefully hand-crafted from genuine, pebble grained patterned leather. The top access opening is secured with a high quality YKK zip which retains its tensile strength for as long as the sleeve will remain functional.
The sleeve features a well padded and softened textile lining to protect your MacBook in all situations. Even if your device suffers a sudden fall or bang, the impact will be severely reduced by the time it gets to the device itself. With its smooth and stylish finish, this is a sleeve you will be just as proud to lug around with you as you will like when it is in the depths of your backpack.
3. Snugg MacBook Air 13-inch & MacBook Pro 13-inch With Retina Leather Sleeve Case
Carry your MacBook Pro to whatever occasion without compromising its safety or your sense of style with this leather sleeve available in 10 different colors and shades. But it is not just the exterior of this case sleeve which will leave you purring with pride, the interior is carefully designed as well. The sleeve’s Nubuck interior coating is as soft as they come to provide a snug space of protection for your valued notebook computer.
A magnetic flap secures the Apple MacBook in the wallet without much ado on your part. On the inside you will find a convenient card slot in which to keep your credit cards, business cards and even USB sticks with convenience. While the MacBook will fit securely in the wallet, there is still enough room left to squeeze in some documents on the side: a truly multifunctional leather sleeve case it is.
2. TopCase New MacBook Hard Case with Matching Sleeve bag, Keyboard Cover and HD Clear Screen protector
Your MacBook Pro is destined for a new stylish look with this set of accessories from TopCase. The rubberized see through case is of a unique quality in both material and design. Styled to fit the new 13 inch MacBook, the case is destined to be at the top of must-have lists of all MacBook fans. It is exquisitely tooled to cover the new MacBook with its sleek curves and ultra thin width. Personalize your MacBook by selecting from over a dozen different colors and hues.
The case gives you full access to all the buttons and features on your 13 inch notebook computer while offering al the protection the MacBook needs from knocks and scratches. The case follows an intuitive snap-on design making it easy to plug in the charger, data cables or headphones without removing or adjusting the case. The matching sleeve bag, keyboard cover and screen protector are incredible bonuses considering the entire set sell for less than $25.
1. PLEMO Bohemian Style Canvas Fabric 13-13.3 Inch Notebook Computer and MacBook Case Bag
Make your MacBook Pro 13″ inch stand out from the rest with this fashionable Bohemian style mystic forest case and cover by PLEMO Collections. Made of a tough canvas fabric, the cover gives you freedom to carry your favorite gadget with style while providing unequaled protection at the same time. The casing comes with an inner polyester padding layer, further complemented by a fluffy fleece fabric lining to afford your MacBook Pro all the shock protection needed from those nasty bumps and crashes.
The case itself is designed to be slim and lightweight so that it does nod add bulk or weight to your luggage or backpack. The fabric case is secured using a top-loading zipper which glides smoothly over the sleeve to provide quick and easy access to your laptop. The fabric casing is available in 5 different sizes (11 -11.6 inches, 12-12.5 inches, 13-13.3 inches, 14 inches and 15 – 15.6 inches) so you can opt for the one that aptly fits the dimensions of your MacBook, notebook or laptop computer.
How much value do you place in your new 13 inch MacBook? If you are like most people, it is safe to assume that the answer is more than just the price you paid to get the device. You can show once and for all that this is the case by opting for a high quality cover case or sleeve for your Apple notebook computer. As the above reviews show, it is important to prioritise quality of construction, how well the cover or case fits around the MacBook without restricting access to ports and buttons and (specifically for cases and covers) the availability of vent slots for cooling the MacBook when working.