Let’s be real: The MacBook Pro is not a cheap accessory. When you take the plunge to purchase one, you must purchase a case. Having the right case will guarantee the safety of your machine: No scratches, cracked screens, or busted hardware.
To help you choose the best one, we have taken the liberty of doing our own research. Below, you will find the best cases on the market.
Mosiso MacBook Pro 13 case
Designed specifically with Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro models in mind, the Mosiso case is sleek, lightweight, and gorgeous to look at. It’s a hard-shell design, so offers some protection against knocks and bangs, as well as scratches (even more important if we get super-thin MacBook bezels), and it’s easy to attach with a simple clip mechanism. It’s also vented to help prevent heat build up, and even comes with a screen cover and color-coded keyboard cover to help prevent against damage from spills and smears.
It’s available in a variety of colors and patterns, from roses to colorful swirls and other patterns. It’s also affordable at under $20.
Mektron Shockproof Outer Hard Case
The shockproof hard case from Mektron takes protecting your MacBook Pro to a whole new level. It combines a hard shell with protective, shock-absorbing ridges on the front and back of every corner, ensuring that drops and bangs are warded off in equal measure. The protective casing on the rest of the MacBook means that it’s well-protected from scratches when in transit, too.
The rubberized feet offer additional functionality that lets you tilt the laptop for a better angle for on-desk typing, and there are vents on the underside to make sure that the MacBook gets enough airflow to remain cool.
Compatible with both the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, it is model-dependent, however, so make sure to order the right case for your particular notebook.
Apple Leather Sleeve
For a touch of class, Apple’s own first-party leather cases are a cut above the rest. Available in three distinct colors for the 13-, 15- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, it’s made from high-quality European leather with a soft microfiber lining to help protect against scratches and scrapes.
You may want an additional laptop bag if you plan to use this for travel, but there are few MacBook Pro sleeves that look as good as Apple’s own. Just be prepared to pay for the privilege.
Fintie Protective Case
For a leather look at a fraction of the cost of the Apple option, Fintie’s Protective Case for MacBook Pro models is a great alternative. At $12, it still looks the part with a PU leather coating, air vents to prevent heat build-up, and great anti-slip and anti-scratch protection. Cutouts for all ports mean you retain easy access to everything you had without the case in place and there are several color options to pick from.
Designed with the 13-inch MacBook Pro in mind, it works with the latest MacBook Pro models.
Tomtoc 360 Protective Laptop Briefcase
A more generic laptop carry case, the Tomtoc 360 Protective Briefcase combines a reinforced fabric shell with a soft, cushioned interior that wraps around all corners and sides. It’s compatible with the 2016 through 2019 MacBook Pro and both the 13- and 15-inch models (as long as you buy the right version). It’s also available in a variety of color options.
Each corner of the case has a rubberized, protective material to add additional strength to the overall structure of the bag, and there are two front pockets with space for accessories like chargers and other smart devices.
To top it all off, there is a carry handle for easy transportation — a perfect companion to a sleeved or naked MacBook Pro.
Incase Hardshell for 16-inch MacBook Pro
For those who purchased the 16-inch MacBook Pro released in 2020 or who want to protect older 16-inch Pro models, Incase has a top-quality hard case for you. Created from injection-molded polycarbonate, the shell is lightweight, very durable, and more eco-friendly than the average plastic case (it’s also entirely recyclable). The surface is covered with a stylish dot design that also adds some valuable friction for better gripping.
The case also includes ventilation slots so your MacBook can still breathe, and rubberized feet so it will keep its place on the table. It’s really the complete package for those who want a minimalist case that won’t interfere with their MacBook use.
Waterfield 16-inch MacBook Pro Sleevecase
Are you more interested in sleeves than cases for your 16-inch MacBook Pro? Waterfield makes a luxurious sleeve with excellent customization options. The interior is composed of neoprene for soft protection, and the outside can be either waxed canvas with leather accents for style, or a ballistic nylon shell for added protection, depending on what you want. Either way, your MacBook Pro stays dry and protected, and the sleeve closes up with a simple Velcro tab that’s easy to unlatch for quick use. Note that prices can vary a little depending on your customization choices.
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