$190
Cases

Matt & Nat 13" Motto Bag for MacBook Pro

Matt & Nat is a company dedicated to using vegan materials to create attractive and functional bags—the name is an abbreviation of “material” and “nature.” Available exclusively from Apple’s online store, its new bags are no different: all of them, including the 13” Motto Bag for MacBook Pro ($190), are made from animal-free, 100% recycled materials.

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$50
Cases

STM Bags Grip for MacBook

STM Bags has been ramping up its product line over the past year. Not only has it added iPad and iPhone cases into the mix, but now it’s gotten into MacBook cases too. The new Grip ($50) comes in four sizes: 11” MacBook Air, 13” Air, 13” Pro, and 15” MacBook Pro with Retina display. Each hard shell comes in black, blue, or pink.

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$50
Cases

Incase Protective Sleeve Deluxe for 13" MacBook Pro

Incase’s neoprene laptop sleeves are a mainstay in Apple Stores, but they don’t do much more than protect your computer. The company’s latest adds some functionality, and it’s actually pretty useful. Protective Sleeve Deluxe for 13” MacBook Pro ($50) includes an extra pocket for your wall adapter, and makes it easier to charge your Mac too.

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$60
Cases

Hard Candy Cases Hard Shell Case for 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display

There hasn’t been a ton of innovation when it comes to MacBook shells over the years—the shapes have changed to match the dimensions of new machines, but that’s about it. Hard Candy Cases has worked over the years to make more distinctive cases, and now it’s bringing its Hard Shell Case ($60) to the 13” MacBook Pro with Retina display. The key difference is the corner snap design, which is said to offer more protection and easier installation.

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$120
Cases

ECBC Trident Messenger Bag

Most of our editors subscribe to the “smaller is better” school of thinking when it comes to both MacBooks and bags, but we appreciate that many users still prefer bigger machines. For them—or anyone else who just needs to carry around every accessory they can think of—ECBC’s Trident Messenger Bag ($120) is worthy of consideration. We’ve seen bags with lots of pockets, but this nylon satchel is definitely near the top of the list.

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$179-$199
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Fabrix Leather Satchel

Fabrix has already proven it knows what it’s doing with high-quality felt, so now, it’s moving on to leather. Leather Satchel ($179-$199) caught our attention with its jaw-droppingly gorgeous design, which looks akin to classic Coach briefcases. Coming in black or tan, users have the choice of 13” or 15” variations of Leather Satchel.

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$50
Cases

Speck SmartShell for 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Though it hasn’t been officially announced by the company yet, Speck’s SmartShell for 15” MacBook Pro with Retina display ($50) is starting to pop up in Apple’s online stores around the world. While it’s not the first hard shell case we’ve come across for the hi-res machine, it may be the first to make it to market; Hard Candy Cases’ Hard Shell Case is showing as not shipping until the fall, while Speck’s is listed as one to two weeks out.

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$50
Cases

Incase Hammered Hardshell Case for MacBook Air

It’s hard to find a pattern that hasn’t been used in some sort of Mac accessory over the years, but Incase is using a relatively uncommon one here. Just released is the Hammered Hardshell Case ($50), which comes in sizes suited to the 11” and 13” MacBook Air. It’s made from plastic, but is molded to look like it was pounded on by a smith’s hammer. We’re surprised by how cool it looks.

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Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+

Most of our staffers can fit more than enough photography equipment inside Incase’s nearly-ideal DSLR Sling Pack—but if you’ve got more gear than it can hold, or a larger MacBook, then the Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ ($380) should be right up your alley. Made from high-tech sailcloth, it’ll keep your equipment safe while carrying it in style.

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$100
Cases

Booq Mamba Daypack

Booq’s new Mamba Daypack ($100) isn’t the tiniest MacBook-ready backpack around—instead, its a real bag with substantial spaces for your laptop and books or clothes, arriving as a good option for students and others who have plenty of stuff to carry along with their Macs. Made of a special fiber that’s waterproof and organically dyed, Mamba Daypack has typically impressive Booq design and build quality on its side.

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$99
Cases

Tyla Rae Designs Paula

Most MacBook bags are designed to appeal to guys, so fashion-concious females don’t have nearly as many carrying alternatives as they might like. Tyla Rae Designs’ Paula ($99) is a stylish new purse-like holder that helps to remedy that omission with a nice combination of design and utility. It holds up to a 15” MacBook Pro, while coming in a number of different colors and patterns.

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$170
Cases

Incase Pathway Field Bag

Incase has impressively designed and built plenty of bags in the past, but none have looked quite like the new Pathway Field Bag ($170). Just rolling out beyond Apple’s online store this week, Pathway Field Bag is a great-looking way to tote around an 11” or 13” MacBook. As is the case with prior Incase designs, the material quality matches the appearance: it’s made of cotton twill fabric with leather accents and a canvas shoulder strap.

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$60
August 20, 2012
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Hex Academy Convertible Laptop Sleeve for 13" MacBook Pro

Hex has released nice multi-device bags in the past, but Academy Convertible Laptop Sleeve for 13” MacBook Pro ($60) is the first transformer-style design we’ve received for testing: not only does it have space for your Mac and iPad, but it can also be used as a sleeve, backpack, or cross body-style bag. As always, the materials are nice, and the extra pocket is helpful. Check out more details and hands-on pictures below.

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$60
September 2012
Cases

Hard Candy Cases Hard Shell Case for 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

So you’ve got this new, state-of-the-art MacBook Pro, and you want a way to protect it without totally destroying the look of its ever-so-thin industrial design. Well, Hard Candy Cases’ Hard Shell Case for 15” MacBook Pro with Retina Display ($60) is a good start. Available in black, red, lime, and blue, it offers more protection than your typical hard shell while still allowing the laptop’s design to shine through.

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€65/~$79
Cases

Mujjo Sleeve for 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

If you’re dropping $2200 or more on a new 15” MacBook Pro with Retina display, spending a few more bucks on a quality case is probably a good investment—after all, the new machine’s outside is as fancy as the high-resolution display. One of the first solutions to make it to market is thankfully classy: Mujjo’s Sleeve (€65/~$79) combines leather and wool felt to create a sharp-looking option.

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