The best MacBook cases and covers

Protect your expensive new laptop with the best Macbook cases

You may be tempted to keep your new MacBook case-less … but don’t. Let common sense prevail. Apple’s iconic device is absolutely gorgeous, and it deserves to be protected at all times. You’ve got to look after it, especially if you expect it to stay pretty. That’s why we’ve tracked down the best MacBook cases, covers, and sleeves.

Whether you’re looking for protection or style, there’s something here for you: These cases will work with all the latest MacBook, Air and Pro models, giving you plenty of choices for protecting your Mac or making sure you get the right gift!

Twelve South BookBook 2 ($80+)

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This beautiful book-based case can also double as sleeve, depending on how you want to use it–and even has a secret protective clip to hide away documents and folders. The thick page-like structure (with real book covers on either side will add some extra room to your MacBook, but it will also offer well-padded protection on every side, while still making room for important connections like USB-C ports. Don’t worry, you can also fully zip the case closed when necessary.

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Runetz Neoprene Sleeve ($19+)

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Here’s a basic neoprene sleeve that won’t break the bank and fits a variety of MacBook sizes, incuding 2018 models. It has two zippers and can be opened and laid flat. There’s also a front pocket with a separate zipper that’s handy for accessories. It’s soft inside and has padded bumps to cushion your laptop from blows.

You can pick this one up in a variety of different plain color combinations, or opt for the chevron pattern pictured. The fit is nice and snug.

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TomToc 360 Sleeve ($20)

Tomtoc 360 Protective Sleeve

This 360-degree sleeve includes armor-like padding at the corners to protect the laptop from everyday bumps and shocks. There’s also fluffy padding around the interior, particularly the zipper, to help avoid any chance of scratches. There’s not a lot of extra features for this case, but it does include a pocket your notepad, iPad, etc. The case is available in a variety of colors and patterns, so some customization for your unique style is possible. Overall, it’s a highly affordable, reliable design that offers some real protection—an easy recommendation!

Note: TomToc has a lot of great cases for Macs with a variety of different protective elements. Even if this case isn’t exactly what you want, it’s worthwhile to peruse some of TomToc’s other offerings to see if any match up with your needs.

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Valkit Sleeve ($36)

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This Valkit sleeve is stylish and affordable, with PU leather outside and a soft felt interior. The top of the sleeve is connected via a simple magnetic attachment. Open it up, and there’s a handy pocket on the inside for cards, and a gap that’s just right for charging most Mac models without needing to take the case out first.

However, this sleeve doesn’t offer a lot of protection, and is largely designed to be used along with a backpack, briefcase, or other carry-around bag instead of purely on its own.

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Inateck Case ($13)

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There’s more to this innovative flannel-and-felt case than first meets the eye! In addition to housing your Mac, it includes well-concealed pockets. One can fit iPads, magazines, or folders. Two back pockets, meanwhile, are also felt-lined and can house phones, earbuds, wallets, cards and so on. The additional felt bag that comes with the laptop case can also hold phones, larger cables, small external hard drives, extra external batteries and so on. It’s a friendly case for traveling or moving around throughout the day, and highly affordable!

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Voova Sleeve Case ($16)

Voova Sleeve Case

Looking for a simple case that’s a little easier to carry around on its own? This Voova model includes basic protection with polyester foam padding and nylon fabric lining to help prevent damage from drops and other shocks—but it also includes a handle for easier carrying. The case includes two zipper-protected pockets in front for various accessories as well. All zippers use reinforced stitching at stress points for better durability. The outer fabric has some water resistant properties as well, which keeps the bag from staining as easily as well as protecting your Mac.

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Mosiso Sleeve ($14)

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The polyester Mosiso case offers fleece fabric lining for bump and scratch protection, while staying slim enough to fit into pretty much every briefcase as long as there’s a little room. There’s an extra pocket up front, but otherwise this model is quite minimalistic. The color options Mosiso offers are particularly versatile if you really want to match some of your other belongings!

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