Let’s be real: The MacBook Pro is not a cheap accessory. When you take the plunge to purchase one, you must purchase a case. Having the right case will guarantee the safety of your machine: No scratches, cracked screens, or busted hardware.
To help you choose the best one, we have taken the liberty of doing our own research. Below, you will find the best cases on the market.
Mosiso MacBook Pro 13 case
Designed specifically with Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro models in mind, the Mosiso case is sleek, lightweight, and gorgeous to look at. It’s a hard-shell design, so it offers some protection against knocks and bangs, as well as scratches (even more important if we get super-thin MacBook bezels), and it’s easy to attach with a simple clip mechanism. It’s also vented to help prevent heat buildup, and even comes with a screen cover and color-coded keyboard cover to help prevent damage from spills and smears.
The Mosiso MacBook Pro 13 case is available in a variety of colors. It’s also affordable at under $20.
Mektron Rubberized Hard Case Cover
This shockproof hard case from Mektron takes protecting your MacBook Pro to a whole new level. It combines a hard shell with protective, shock-absorbing ridges on the front and back of every corner, ensuring that drops and bangs are warded off in equal measure. The protective casing on the rest of the MacBook means that it’s well-protected from scratches when in transit, too.
The rubberized feet offer additional functionality that lets you tilt the laptop for a better angle for on-desk typing, and there are vents on the underside to make sure that the MacBook gets enough airflow to remain cool.
Compatible with the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, the Mektron Rubberized Hard Case Cover is model-dependent, however, so make sure to order the right case for your particular notebook.
Apple Leather Sleeve
For a touch of class, Apple’s own first-party leather cases are a cut above the rest. Available in three distinct colors for the 13-, 15- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, it’s made from high-quality European leather with a soft microfiber lining to help protect against scratches and scrapes.
You may want an additional laptop bag if you plan to use the Apple Leather Sleeve for travel, but there are few MacBook Pro sleeves that look as good as Apple’s own. Just be prepared to pay for the privilege.
Fintie Sleeve Case
For a leather look at a fraction of the cost of the Apple option, Fintie’s Sleeve Case for MacBook Pro models is a great alternative. At $18, it still looks the part with a PU leather coating and a magnetic closure. Cutouts for all ports mean you retain easy access to everything you had without the case in place and there are tons of color options to pick from.
Designed with the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display in mind, the Fintie Sleeve Case works with the 2012 – 2014 MacBook Pro 13 models.
Tomtoc 360 Protective Laptop Sleeve
A more generic laptop carry case, the Tomtoc 360 Protective Sleeve combines a reinforced fabric shell with a soft, cushioned interior that wraps around all corners and sides. It’s compatible with the 2016 through 2019 MacBook Pro 15-inch models (as long as you buy the right version).
Each bottom corner of the case has specially designed CornerArmors to add additional protection to the overall structure of the bag, and there are two front pockets with space for accessories like chargers and other smart devices.
To top it all off, there is a carry handle for easy transportation — making the Tomtoc 360 Protective Laptop Sleeve a perfect companion to a sleeved or naked MacBook Pro.
Incase Hardshell for 16-inch MacBook Pro
Incase’s Hardshell Case provides the utmost protection to 2019 16-inch Macbook Pro models. Environmentally-conscious users will be drawn to this case because it’s made from a recyclable polycarbonate. The surface boasts a dot design that adds some style to the case while providing valuable friction for better gripping.
Ventilation opening on the Incase Hardshell for 16-inch MacBook Pro case will keep your laptop from overheating while you use it, prolonging its battery life and protecting you from burns. Rubberized feet help it stay in place on the table. This case provides thorough protection and conscientious storage for your Macbook Pro in a tastefully understated case that you can depend on.
WaterField 16-inch MacBook Pro Sleevecase
Many cases will make your laptop feel heavier, which is something you want to avoid if you’re transporting it. The WaterField Sleevecase is sleek so your laptop will still fit in your bag without adding unnecessary bulk. This case provides soft, form-fitting protection, plus a lot of customization perks. The interior of this WaterField 16-inch MacBookPro Sleevecase is composed of neoprene for soft protection, and the outside can be either a waxed canvas with leather accents for style or a ballistic nylon shell for added protection, depending on your needs. Either way, your MacBook Pro stays dry and protected, and the sleeve closes up with a simple Velcro tab that’s easy to unlatch for quick use. Note that prices can vary a little depending on whether or not you choose to add other accessories like a shoulder strap or D-rings.
The new MacBook Pro has likely been delayed again until this fall
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