Premium Leather MacBook Pro Sleeve
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• Orders recieved by 2pm PST ship same day
• All others ship next business day
• $5.05 flat rate U.S. ground shipping
- Choose from 11", 12", 13" or 15" models
- All Sleeve designs fit current Apple models
- 13" and 15" Sleeves fit 13" and 15" Touch Bar models
- Also fits new 13" MacBook Air
- Available for Customization Program. Click here for more info
- Choose from raw, unfinished, Vintage brown or
- Classic professional, pebble grain, satin black hides
- Premium, vegetable dyed, ultra "soft hand" leathers
- 11" & 12" models also available in Tan and Chocolate
- Custom designed specifically for each size Apple laptop model
- Our proven, side loading design provides the highest level of protection
- Far superior in design and protection yet $40 less expensive than Apple's sleeve
- Fully padded, layered protection
- Color matched, zipperless clousre does not scratch like a zippered sleeves
- Specially designed window allows the Apple logo to become part of the design
- Color matched rear cooling vent allows the processor to cool naturally
- Super soft, poly-suede interior liner
- Air filled tubular, perimeter bumper piping helps absorb impacts
- Perfectly matched to all other MacCase Premium Leather products
- Limited Lifetime Warranty / 14 Day Return Policy
- Optional matching Premium Leather Accessory Pouch available
- Any questions? Call M-F 10-4 PST, chat or use the contact box below
- For a comparison between the Apple leather sleeve and this sleeve, click here
Our Premium Leather Sleeve is for anyone looking for the world's highest quality protection when transporting their Apple laptop in a larger bag, such as a shoulder bag, backpack or roller. If you've out grown disposable, inferior slip cases or realize at $150, Apple's own sleeve is overpriced and inferior and are ready to move up to a protection product that is built with the same intelligence, quality and care of your MacBook Air or Pro, then one of our Sleeves is for you.
- 13": 14 x 10.75 x .75 / 12oz
- 15": 15 x 11 x .75 / 14oz
Leather MacBook Pro Sleeve - Behind the DesignThe latest in a series of interviews about the story behind the design of MacCase products. For this interview, we are again speaking to MacCase President and Chief Creative Officer Michael Santoro about the company's Premium Leather Sleeves.
Designed to be the Best
MS: One of the perks of having invented the Apple-specific case market is getting to see everyone who comes after you. There have been many. Many have come and many have gone. MacCase is still here.
One of the reasons for our longevity is our commitment to being the best. Another is the wonderful loyalty of our customers! We deliver the best protection product for your 13" or 15" Apple laptop.
Our Sleeve is a shinning example of our commitment to creating the world’s best MacBook Pro Sleeve. We have been making our Sleeves for many years. In all that time, we have yet to have a single warranty issue. Not one. We are very proud of this.
Remember that we are selling to some of the most discriminating customers in any market: Apple users. Companies like Rolls Royce and even Apple themselves are envious of a history of delivering such outstanding quality.
Our zero defect record stands as a testament to the quality of our materials and the care and passion with which they are assembled. Look closely at the materials and the attention to detail and compare our Sleeve to any other, even Apple’s own effort. You'll see why we can say with confidence that MacCase makes the best MacBook Pro Sleeve available.
To Make the Best Sleeve, Start with the Best Hides
JKD: What specifically makes them so special?
MS: It starts with our hides. Our hides are unique. We developed them in house with a specific set specifications that we created. Typically, leather is either soft and subtle or durable but not both.
So much of the "leather" being used today for bags is what is called "bonded leather" which is ground up leather remnants mixed with cheap vinyl, plastic and glue that creates a paste which is used to create a thin sheet. The panels for this "genuine leather" bag are then cut from this sheet. This is why so many of the leather bags feel like plastic when you touch them, because at they are.
Our tannery has been tanning hides for 3 generations. Working closely with them, we are able to develop hides with a beautifully soft "hand" that are tough and durable as well. Only all natural vegetable oils are used in the tanning process.
This soft, buttery quality is what you feel every time you pick up our Premium Leather Sleeve. Whether you choose the professional statement of our satin finish, pebble grain black or the iconoclastic "Vintage" brown, the hide will be soft and warm to the touch.
This wonderful experience combines with the long list of designed in features that make these the best laptop sleeve protection you can buy. Your Apple portable deserves the best protection. MacCase Premium Leather Sleeves are just that.
Leather MacBook Air Sleeves
JDK - Is there anything specific about the 13" MacBook Air or 15" Pro Sleeves that is exciting or of interest to you to design for?
MS - The new 13" MacBook Air presents challenges in that the Air models have always been more fragile. They are thinner and lighter and therefore have less material to protect the electronic components and the screen against a hostile world. Our leather covers do an outstanding job of providing just the sort of protection the 13" MacBook Air needs in the real world.
Regarding being interesting to design for, the most interesting opportunity for me and for MacCase, is the people. A new Apple laptop generally means that a new group of people will be buying Apple for the first time.
Back when we started, there was us and maybe one or two other companies who made a case to fit a PowerBook. Now, for the latest Apple laptops, there are more companies than I can count making cases.
Sure, a lot of them are absolute crap and the companies will, like so many others over the years, fade away. But if I am a new Apple user and I am looking for a case, am I going to find MacCase? That's our challenge.
New customers for Apple always means potential new customers for MacCase. It's a chance to tell our story, to express our passion for this community and for them to purchase a case, sleeve or bag of real quality.
The Best MacBook Pro Sleeve Offers the Best Protection
JKD - Does it dishearten you when you see so many poor quality sleeve designs available?
MS - I have been doing this long enough to know that we need to keep doing what we do. This means putting the best sleeves into the world that we can. I like to focus on making MacCase products better, not spending time getting emotional drained by someone's potential choice of an inferior case.
When the MacBook Air was first released a litany of case companies were launched all having what they considered the perfect solution to protect what was then, a very thin, fragile laptop. How many cases were put out there copying Apples manila envelope ad campaign?
I don't think one of those companies from that time is still around. When the Air came out, we just put our head down, designed and built the best, most protective cases, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Air and never looked up. And we're still here. Even after all this time, we still work incredibly hard at this.
I did read a post about someone who purchased what I believe was a 15" MacBook. He was bragging how he created a case from the postal envelop. Sure, the price is right, but is that really the best option to protect what is essentially a large technology investment? I often ask, "Would you take a bunch of refrigerator boxes and tape them together to make a garage to park your Ferrari in?"
An Apple laptop is a similar kind of product. Like a Ferrari, it represents the best of a type of thing. We make the best of a type of thing too. Luckily, we have over the years, found enough people who agreed with us.
When all the dust settles, the opportunity that the new 13" and 15" Apple laptop Sleeves represent is an opportunity to engage with new people who are also looking for the best of a thing.
In this case, that thing is a MacCase nylon or Premium Leather sleeve. Not everyone is going to choose a postal envelope to transport and protect their new Apple laptop (well let's hope not anyway!).
They are going to want something better, something better than the crap on amazon or eBay. They'll find their way to MacCase and we'll be here to help them. We'll offer them the best protection for their new, expensive Apple laptop wrapped in a beautiful design that they'll be very proud to own and use.
MacBook Pro Touch Bar Sleeve
JKD - So what specially is MacCase doing for the MacBook Air model? Is there anything radical waiting in the wings?
MS - Not immediately. Right now customers are looking for what we call "Transitional Designs". These are our legacy designs, our Premium Leather Flight Jackets and Premium Leather Sleeves that we have redesigned make sure they work with the 13" MacBook Air.
The Air laptops are smaller than their predecessors. While they fit in the older versions of our Sleeve, we want them to have a certain type of fit. This is one of the differences between MacCase and what a lot of other companies do. We have a "Goldilocks" standard when it comes to fit: Not too loose, not too tight, just right.
It's one of those things that customers know when they experience it. This is one of the things we like to deliver, meeting that expectation with a "wow" or a nod of "yes" when they first slide their 13" MacBook Air into our Sleeve. Sure the case has to protect, but a MacCase is about so much more than just protection. Protection is where we start and we build from there.
Our leather cases are about the experience. As mentioned, yes, they are extremely protective. The do the job. They keep your Apple laptop safe. In addition to all that protection and functionality, they smell great too. They feel wonderful in your hand and when you carry them from meeting to meeting.
MacCase is about building your confidence when you walk into a room carrying one of our products. You know you've got the best thing of it's kind. It's presents this way as well. Others see it.
So, yes, protection is where we start, and we build from there in a very real way. We add value in the sense that the product will last not only as long as you have your Apple laptop, but in many circumstances and with many customers, through several generations of Apple laptops. In an age wear almost everything is disposable, MacCase is putting real, durable goods into the world that last a long time.
JKD - Well there is a lot to look forward to. As always, thank you for your time.
MS - You're very welcome.