Mujjo Low-Key Macbook Sleeve Is Full Of Understated Style [Review]

Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Not everyone has a fancy computer backpack or messenger bag. Some folks just have non-techie backpacks, bags, or luggage, and they’re perfectly fine with that.

13-inch Macbook Sleeve by Mujjo
Category: Macbook Cases
Works With: Macbook Pro, Macbook Air 13-inch
Price: $69

However, most of those folks would benefit from a sleeve or two to cover and protect their precious technology. And, if you’re going to go that route, you might as well go all the way and get something that’s special.

The Mujjo Low-Key Macbook Sleeve is angling for just that “all the way” look and feel.

DSC05436The Mujjo Low-Key Sleeve for Macbook Pro and Air 13-inch is made of thick gray felt with a luxurious leather flap, designed to look stunningly monochromatic. The flap angles down from the left side to the single button, making the Mujjo sleeve right at home in a high-end office environment as well as your plain-old backpack when commuting to a startup loft somewhere in the city.

There are two pockets in this sleeve, the rear for your Macbook Pro or Macbook Air and the front for documents, should you use that arcane technology, paper. The front compartment also holds my iPad 3, even when the Macbook Pro is safely ensconced in the rear, making the sleeve ideal for carrying both items to a meeting down the hall.

DSC05434The felt is both wooly and soft at the same time, with a pleasing texture that feels like it will protect that precious Macbook from scratches well into the future. My Macbook slides, whisper quiet, into the rear of the sleeve, leaving me with a pleasant, luxuriously happy feeling. This ain’t no big box store sleeve with a crummy, scratchy zipper.

The closure button on the front is riveted atop another bit of felt, keeping it from scratching anything in the sleeve’s front pocket as well. The lower rivets on the right and left corners keep the bag from ripping open along its seams, and are also sequestered away from hitting anything inside the sleeve — it’s highly functional design.

The rear compartment has a bank card slot that can surely double as a business card holder, and there’s an adorable little SD card slot in there as well, if you need to carry an extra one of those. You can see the stitching for this section from the rear of the sleeve, though, which kind of clashes with the minimalist design.

The Mujjo sleeve feels as right at home in a high-end office environment as it does in your plain-old backpack

DSC05432At the end of the day, though, the Mujjo Low-Key Sleeve does exactly what it’s supposed to, and does so with style and class. The charcoal gray color of the leather flap is a perfect grace note on top of the gray woolen body of the sleeve, making me feel like much more of a grown up than any other sleeve I’ve messed with over the years (which, let’s be honest, tended to the neoprene rather than natural fiber).

I’ve found myself storing my Macbook Pro and iPad 3 in the Mujjo the last couple of weeks in the house, even when I don’t need to tote either one anywhere. It’s a nice feeling to know that the surfaces won’t sustain extra damage if, say, my aging pug decides to jump on past and scratch the aluminum unibody with a stray nail or two.

Seventy bucks is a pretty worthwhile investment for something that’s this well-designed and stylish; it packs a fairly protective punch, as well. Slide the Mujjo into a basic travel bag, and you can feel safer knowing that nothing in that bag will mess with your precious cargo.

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Product Name: : 13-inch Macbook Sleeve
The Good: Sleek and stylish, this sleeve will keep you looking hip, even if you don’t have a fancy messenger bag to slide it into.
The Bad: The stitching for the card slot breaks up the solid design of the felt on the rear of the sleeve.
The Verdict: This is a great sleeve for those who want to just keep their Macbook and extra iPad or papers together and safe in a gorgeous package.
Buy from: Mujjo



Cult of Mac rating: Excellent

About the author

Rob LeFebvreAnchorage, Alaska-based freelance writer and editor Rob LeFebvre has contributed to various tech, gaming and iOS sites, including 148Apps, Creative Screenwriting, Shelf-Awareness, VentureBeat, and Paste Magazine. Feel free to find Rob on Twitter @roblef, and send him a cookie once in a while; he'll really appreciate it.

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