3 thoughts on “Macbook Air Vertical Sleeve with Shoulder Strap (Gray)

  1. Samuel Chell says:
    31 of 31 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    End of the quest: One of a Kind, August 7, 2010
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    Samuel Chell (Kenosha,, WI United States) –
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    More often than not, Belkin comes up with the best-fitting, most-useful and protective case for a laptop or iPod, and at a reasonable price (I see that it’s gone up a couple of bucks, but not enough to cause retraction of that last statement). I wish I’d remembered that before ordering a couple of others that will now go unused. I’ve already dropped my laptop a couple of times, but this case is sufficiently shock absorbent to make such an incident harmless. Also, the vertically-attached strap is perfect–certainly better than no strap at all, and less bulky than a two-point horizontal strap but more secure (while freeing up both hands of the wearer) than a mere handle. It would be nice if Belkin could add a small pocket for a power adapter, but no doubt the overall sleek and clean look of the case would suffer.

    Now if Belkin would only make a similar case for an iPad, I might have an item I could give my wife without being required to take it right back to the post office. There are hundreds of “similar” cases going for about 30, but all of them flunk the user’s stringent requirements. Many have no strap at all while those that do (sometimes called “Messenger” bags) have an overly elaborate, thick strap plus bulky pockets that are a disservice to the compact dimensions and light weight of small computers like the iPad not to mention an instant “turn-off” to those of us who have been “spoiled” by a product such as the one I’m reviewing.

    [Update: I suspect at least one disenchanted reviewer is not talking about the pictured Belkin sleeve. There’s nothing shabby or uneven about the quality, which is superior to that of 4-5 computer bags/cases that preceded it. Moreover, the combination of this bag and a 13″ Air is guaranteed to make an iPad plus Messenger bag feel like a lot of dead weight.]

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  2. clarita davies says:
    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect, with one caveat, December 1, 2010
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    This is a perfect complement to my MacBook Air 13″ (Late 2010 model). The book fits perfectly into the sleeve, the sleeve itself is wonderfully light and slim yet offers adequate padding. The case does just what it ought to, adding portability and protection without detracting from the slim light feel of the MacBook Air. Even the color is great, an almost perfect match.

    There is a shoulder strap but no handle. The photo available when I purchased this showed what could have been a handle, but there is none, just the removable shoulder strap.

    The one caveat involves that shoulder strap: it attaches to rather flimsy cloth loops via an unusual plastic rings. I don’t have much confidence in either the plastic rings or the loops holding up very well, they seem weak, but I may be pleasantly surprised. In any case, I took off a star the ratings for the strap. Otherwise, it’s the perfect bag.

    I’ve added some photos of the strap and illustrating how the MBA fits in the bag.

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  3. Luis M. Arteaga says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    You get what you pay for, March 22, 2010
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    Luis M. Arteaga (Harvest, Alabama United States) –
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    The case looks much nicer in the photo than in real life. The seams were not even, meaning it’s thicker on some parts and thinner in others. I do like the soft inside fabric, but overall it looks and feels rather cheap. Not the kind of case I wanted for my MacBook Air, but I guess it’s all my fault for buying the cheap sleeve.

    In summary, you get what you pay for. If you want a nice looking sleeve, this is not the product you want.

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