Want to keep your new 12-inch MacBook looking perfect? A padded sleeve will keep your new MacBook from getting scratched. When shopping for a new MacBook sleeve, make sure that the sleeve you select will fit your new laptop. The new MacBook is billed as a 12-inch model, which is a reference to the diagonal measurement of the screen. However, the actual laptop dimensions are 11.04 inches wide, with a depth of 7.74 inches. The design tapers slightly from front to back, with the height topping out at a little over half an inch. Here are five great MacBook sleeve options.
1. iCozzier Diamond Foam MacBook/Laptop Sleeve
This diamond-quilted case looks great, and works for both men and women. The interior of the case includes elastic bands in each corner, which are used to keep your MacBook from moving around too much.
This particular sleeve should give you a little extra wiggle room, which is nice if you tend to store documents, files, or other small items in the same sleeve as your MacBook. The padded texture will give you great peace of mind.
Price: $9.99 (74 percent off MSRP)
2. iPearl 12-Inch Soft Neoprene Sleeve Case for MacBook
This sleeve also has a bit of wiggle room, making it ideal for people who plan to put their new MacBook into one of those hard clamshell cases for added protection. The external pocket is a nice place to store your mouse, charger, or phone. In addition to the color pictured above, you can also get this MacBook sleeve in pink, green, or black.
Price: $11.99 (60 percent off MSRP)
3. Case Logic Netbook Sleeve
This cool case is available in pink, blue, yellow, gray, and black. There are no external pockets, which may be a deal-breaker for some people. A seamless wrap of impact foam padding helps you to feel like your MacBook is totally protected, whether you carry it in the sleeve alone, or in a bag.
This case is available in both 11-inch and 11.6 inch models, so you can pick one that suits your needs. If you plan to go “naked” with your MacBook, the 11-inch will likely work just fine, though it may be a bit tight. If you like a less-snug fit, or plan to use your MacBook in a shell/case, you may want the 11.6-incher.
Price: $9.29 (54 percent off MSRP)
4. Targus Intellect Slipcase for Laptops
Arguably more of a bag than a sleeve, this sleek bag is still a nice way to protect your new MacBook. The front pockets have lots of small pockets and hooks for organization. The handles make this easier to carry around than a slim sleeve without any handles.
This Targus laptop sleeve is available in 12.1-inch and 15.6-inch varieties. The 12.1-inch version is a little roomier than you need to comfortably fit the new MacBook model, but that may appeal to some people who dislike too-snug sleeves.
Price: $19.99 (9 percent off MSRP)
5. Kinmac Gold Leather Laptop
If you’re getting one of those fancy gold MacBooks, it’s only natural that you’d want a gold laptop sleeve or bag to go along with it. This is another laptop sleeve that strides the line between laptop sleeve and laptop bag. The handles make this sleeve a little more versatile than other sleeves out there.
Exterior pockets give you a place to store chargers, external hard drives, or other tech accessories. The soft, foam-lined interior ensures that your new MacBook will be kept safe and sound. If you love gold, this is clearly the right sleeve for you.
Price: $26.99 (33 percent off MSRP)