Worst Thing About the MacBook Air 11.6″ is… Finding a Sleeve That Fits
I love my MacBook Air 11.6″, it’s ultra portable, very snappy, all the things you’ve already read about it and more. The one thing I hate about it? Finding a sleeve that fits.
If you’re in the same boat as me, here’s some advice; don’t shop around for a generic 11″ netbook sleeve that proclaims “fits MacBook Air!” – they don’t fit. I’m pretty sure most of these are just sleeves designed for cheapy 10″ PC netbooks that the manufacturer figures “hey it’s neoprene, it’ll stretch to fit the Air!” which, in a best case scenario, is like someone wearing a t-shirt eight sizes too small for them. Case in point is that frowny face image, clearly a 10″ netbook sleeve that the MacBook Air 11.6″ can be sort of crammed into but then the zipper won’t work. Great.
Just because something is made of neoprene and can stretch to sort of barely cover a product it wasn’t intended to be used on doesn’t mean it fits. Be careful shopping round for a “MacBook Air” sleeve, because half of them are just labeled as such because, technically a MacBook Air fits in there. One such “MacBook Air” sleeve I found fit about as snug as a hot dog in a hallway, it was huge and clearly not intended for the Air 11.6″ let alone the 13″ model. I mean sure the Air fit, but the Air fits in the middle of my living room too, you know what I mean?
I just want a proper case for my MBA11, one that fits snugly and offers some protection. Sure there’s the Macvelope Envelope look-a-like case, but the color is a little obnoxious. I just want a black case that fits properly. Why is this so hard to find?