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sundance
14th July 2007, 09:51 AM
Any recommendations out there for either a laptop case or sleeve for a 15" Macbook Pro?

queraxus
14th July 2007, 10:50 AM
All depends on how rough you're going to be with it. If it's going to be on trains or buses, and not in another bag, a case is probably a good idea over a sleeve.

crimespree
14th July 2007, 10:52 AM
sleeve and a bag
im happy with the STM one I got, around $50

paulharrop
14th July 2007, 11:31 AM
I have one of these I bought at Graysonline for $9 + $21.00 postage brand new and it's fabulous.

I bought it on a hunch and was very pleased as I got if for a song.

http://www.stmbags.com.au/mediumeclipse
http://www.shopbot.com.au/p-40003.html

The cell that protects the laptop is very, very good and the whole thing is beautifully padded.

It fits my 15 inch MBP really well.

cheers

Paul

P.S. I also use a Foof bag (sleeve) leopard spots in colour to protect the MBP even more.

hiredgoon
14th July 2007, 11:43 AM
without doubt

www.rushfaster.ccom.au

Pirotess
14th July 2007, 11:48 AM
I use a sleeve in a bag too (okay, multiple bags, I'm a girl). STM's sleeve is fantastic, have a wander through rushfaster for a bag you think will fit your needs.

ialienam
14th July 2007, 12:11 PM
http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=177
how about this one?? i have yet to see it in aus..

I think it would provide good protection and easy to put in a bag

hiredgoon
14th July 2007, 07:43 PM
ACMEmade are a great brand. bit pricey but well put together and looks good.

DebB
14th July 2007, 08:06 PM
I wanted a sleeve with pockets for the power adapter and video cable, and couldn't find one neat enough to fit inside my workbag. So I made one! I used the paper sleeve the macbook came in for a pattern, bought some fabric & velcro from spotlight and hey presto! A very cheap and serviceable sleeve with just the right pockets and it fits in my bag. You can make it as funky as you like.... if you know a sewer there is a simple solution for you.
Deb

halledise
14th July 2007, 08:07 PM
Any recommendations out there for either a laptop case or sleeve for a 15" Macbook Pro?

STM glove - $50 - simplest and the best. throw the MBP in whatever you care to after that.

I got mine in an STM then in a 45 yr old leather briefcase - not a mark or a dint :rolleyes:

Geoff3DMN
14th July 2007, 09:16 PM
Another vote for STM here... great products.

My personal preference is the sports 2 but they are all good :)

NelsonX
14th July 2007, 10:33 PM
If you have a spare $400 try a vaja case.
www.vajacases.com
look for the shell..

Nelson

gameon
14th July 2007, 11:43 PM
stm sleeve and a crumpler messenger bag here
stm sleeve is awesome

DJY
15th July 2007, 12:38 AM
I had a stm glove for my 17" PB...
but I thinking of getting one of the speck snap on covers?
CLEAR of course though - why would I want to hide or chance the colour of my new MBP?
http://www.frequency.com.au/sales/bags/speck/
Anyone using these at all?

BlowMeDown
15th July 2007, 07:12 AM
For my MBP I bought the Crumpler School Hymn (http://www.crumpler.com.au/Cart/index.php?catId=5) and the Horseman (http://www.crumpler.com.au/Cart/index.php?catId=5) Excellent quality, great looking :thumbup:

pocolit
15th July 2007, 03:55 PM
A Crumpler School Hymn
+
A Crumpler Hoax Messenger bag: http://www.crumpler.com.au/Cart/index.php?catId=5

I'm very happy with both.

Kirium
15th July 2007, 06:43 PM
I bought the STM Duplex (http://www.stmbags.com.au/mediumduplex) and the removable 15" bag inside is nice and padded. My MBP came with a nice Gecko sleeve that fits inside the STM 15" bag for extra protection when travelling.

This is my second STM bag after having a backpack for my old Toshiba laptop. Excellent bags from an Aussie company.

DJY
15th July 2007, 10:24 PM
I meant to post these links to other threads in here offering bag / case options as well...
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=30480&highlight=bag(cases)
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=15425&highlight=bag (carry bags)
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=30484&highlight=bag (bag for MBP)
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=28365&highlight=bag (bag options)
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=25768&highlight=bag (accessories inc bags)
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=16192&highlight=bag (Sleeves)
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=24466&highlight=bag (17" options)
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=3990&highlight=bag (cases for PB)

and that wasn't even half of the results of the search! :D