Mujjo’s MacBook Sleeve Is That Minimalistic Chic You’ve Been Looking For [Review]

Mujjo’s MacBook Sleeve Is That Minimalistic Chic You’ve Been Looking For [Review]

I bought a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display this summer, and I’m absolutely in love with it. I firmly believe that it’s the best laptop Apple has ever made, and it has totally changed my workflow.

One of the main qualities of the Retina MacBook Pro is its portability. It’s crazy thin. I carry this laptop with me everywhere, and I knew when I bought it that I needed something to help keep it protected.

I’ve been using Mujjo’s wool MacBook sleeve nonstop for the past couple months, and I couldn’t be more pleased.

The Good:

Mujjo’s MacBook Sleeve Is That Minimalistic Chic You’ve Been Looking For [Review]

Mujjo really cares about quality, and it shows. When you drop €65 pounds for a laptop sleeve, you want to know that you’re getting what you paid for.

“Wool felt is a sustainable and renewable material, offering strength while remaining a soft touch,” according to Mujjo. “The flap is made out of high quality top-grain 100% vegetable-tanned leather and is hand-dyed using environmentally friendly dyes.”

Each sleeve is handmade with Dutch craftsmanship. The design balances functionality and minimalism quite nicely. My MacBook slid tightly into the center, and there’s room to store a few papers in a separate flap. It’s the perfect accessory for those moments when you don’t want to take a backpack but also don’t want your naked MacBook exposed to the elements.

The wool and tan leather combo gets looks. After carrying this thing around with me for awhile, I got plenty of compliments. “Oo, I like that sleeve. Where did you get it?” Wouldn’t you like to know.

The Bad:

Mujjo’s MacBook Sleeve Is That Minimalistic Chic You’ve Been Looking For [Review]

They say that first impressions are key, but don’t let your first experience with Mujjo’s sleeve determine the relationship. Because this thing is so precisely crafted, it’s a little tight the first few times you use it. It actually took me a couple weeks before it was loose enough to comfortably slip my MacBook in and out of.

Until the wool and leather has stretched, I found the best way to get my MacBook out was to hold and pinch the end of the sleeve with one hand and gently tug the MacBook out the opening end.

After I broke the sleeve in, everything was just dandy.

(Insert joke here.)

Update: Mujjo informs me that they’ve improved the tightness of the sleeve.”The laptop slides in perfectly from the first time you use it,” according to Mujjo. “So for those who’ll buy it  after reading the review, they won’t have this issue.”

The Verdict:

If you want to give your Retina MacBook Pro a nice layer of protection along with a distinctive touch of class, then you want Mujjo’s sleeve. It’s sexy. The only downside is the cost. If you’re good with paying about $85 for a sleeve, then look no further. You can order from Mujjo’s website.

Mujjo sells sleeves for other MacBooks, including the Air and the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Mujjo’s MacBook Sleeve Is That Minimalistic Chic You’ve Been Looking For [Review]

Mujjo’s MacBook Sleeve Is That Minimalistic Chic You’ve Been Looking For [Review]

Mujjo’s MacBook Sleeve Is That Minimalistic Chic You’ve Been Looking For [Review]

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  • danielbt

    Giveaway maybe? :)

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