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    Default I really hope nobody on MT has bought this....

    Red Maloo Felt Laptop Sleeve 17 inch - Blue - Rushfaster Australia

    Seriously, $150 for a laptop sleeve!! and probably the most basic one at that. Who buys this overpriced crap?

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    'cause, it's cool.
    You are obviously not cool.

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    do you own the sleeve ?

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    The Red Maloo wrap is made in Germany. The felt used in the production of this sleeve is one of the best quality in density and luminosity to be found. This felt gets exported all the way to Japan for tea ceremonies.
    There's your answer. Tea ceremonies!

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    that is very cool nonetheless.. half the price and i might consider it

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    The last time I attended, German-made felt was not a particular necessity in the Japanese tea ceremony...
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    What a rip off did anyone notice the Velcro isn't sown straight on the first pic ? I bet cheap Chinese felt would work just as good. And who is to say they haven't used Chinese felt ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintinaujapon View Post
    The last time I attended, German-made felt was not a particular necessity in the Japanese tea ceremony...
    Not even to sit (or kneel) on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by decryption View Post
    'cause, it's cool.
    You are obviously not cool.
    Lame answer!

    If your lover is a mac you may need this, maybe decryption has a few.hehehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintinaujapon View Post
    The last time I attended, German-made felt was not a particular necessity in the Japanese tea ceremony...
    German felt has been used in Japanese tea ceremonies since the Qing dynasty. They used it to wrap noodles.

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    That's cool, I learn't something new today.

    Wrap noodles with felt? Just guessing to get rid of the water content? derrr. Any other tips anyone would like to share?!!!

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    The reviews of the product on rushfaster seem pretty positive. Whilst I don't have this cover, I find it very strange that people will pay a fortune for a laptop and then pick the cheapest cover possible when it comes to protecting it.
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    Did you buy it? Why would you for that price. Guessing the reviews on the site are bias

    Just go to a fabric shop and buy the felt and I'm guessing it would be under $40, there's your cover for your beloved mac.

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    Anyone have any better sites for cool laptop sleeves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by half goon half god View Post
    German felt has been used in Japanese tea ceremonies since the Qing dynasty. They used it to wrap noodles.

    I think he is joking. The Qing dynasty is a chinese dynasty of rulers that ruled china between 1644-1912. This does not relate to japanese rulers or japanese tea ceremonies in any way.

    Qing Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by choy View Post
    I think he is joking. The Qing dynasty is a chinese dynasty of rulers that ruled china between 1644-1912. This does not relate to japanese rulers or japanese tea ceremonies in any way.
    But noodles do. Don't they...?

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    In other news, Rushfaster are a fucking awesome company - I can only hope they continue to expand their already incredibly diverse collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by choy View Post
    I think he is joking. The Qing dynasty is a chinese dynasty of rulers that ruled china between 1644-1912. This does not relate to japanese rulers or japanese tea ceremonies in any way.

    Qing Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    OK, you got me. It was actually the Ly Dynasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mecha View Post
    Anyone have any better sites for cool laptop sleeves?
    Incase: A better experience through good design.

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    I got the MBA felt sleeve from hand graft when the aud was almost par to usd. There are of an extremely high standard and the felt has a great tactile feel.

    hard graft? you lose what you don't hold

    These ones also look pretty good

    Tokyomade Online Shop: Mac Book Air Felt Case

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