The MacBook Air is so slight that you run the risk of throwing it out with the trash. But just because Apple's laptop is thin, light, and covered in goes-with-everything aluminum doesn't mean that it doesn't take some knocks in life. After all, it's designed to travel, especially with the 13-inch model's 17.5 hours of battery life and the 11-inch model providing the utmost in computing portability.
How you decide to protect your MacBook Air depends on where you're taking it. A case or a sleeve can offer plenty of protection if you're constantly jamming your computer into overhead bins on airplanes, but they are also a convenient way to tote your laptop back and forth from writing sessions at the coffee shop. Whatever kind of case you choose, you probably want it to show off your personal style or personality while it's doing its job. There's also price point to consider since the range of MacBook Air cases and sleeves goes from less than the taxes you paid on the laptop to more than the price of it once you hit the designer stratosphere.
We've put together some of our top choices in 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air cases and sleeves. There are no-nonsense hard cases, bright sleeves with an artistic bent, distinguished-looking leather pouches, cheerful bags, and some futuristic fun among them. So browse through the gallery and if you come across any great finds of your own in your shopping travels, we'd love to hear about them in the comments below.
Rebecca Minkoff Double Zip Laptop Sleeve
BoutiqueID Wolf Case
Targus Twill Sleeve
Inateck Felt Sleeve
Manhattan Portage Skyline Sleeve
OtterBox Clearly Protected
SANTIbagsandcases Bag With Adjustable Strap
Incase Hammered Hardshell Case
TopCase Rubberized Hard Case Cover for MacBook Air 13”
Speck PixelSleeve for Macbook Air 11”
Acme Made Skinny Sleeve
Blackbox Bamboo Case
Poketo Minimalist Folio
The Montgomery Street Sleeve
Herschel Supply Co. Pop Quiz Backpack
STM Dux Rugged Case for MacBook Air
Omoton 13" Ultrathin Carrying Sleeve Bag Case with Stand for MacBook
Versality Perfect Fit Hard Case Cover for MacBook Air 13"
Kate Spade New York Saffiano Leather Laptop Bag
Tumi Sinclair Harlow Backpack
GMYLE Rubber-Coated Hard Case for MacBook Air 13 inch
Zikee MacBook Computer Briefcase
Walnew MacBook Air 13 Inch Protective Case
Amazon Basics Laptop Sleeve
CopperRiverBags MacBook Air Bag
Herschel Anchor Sleeve
Lacdo Water Repellent Laptop Sleeve Case
Tomtoc 360° Protective Sleeve
LeSportsac Functional Backpack