Marble MacBook case makes laptop a stone-cold knockout


White marble MacBook case
The company also offers cases made of real snake skin, so we'll take this, thanks.
Photo: Elemnt

Designers have found a lot of interesting ways to cover your precious laptop, but this might be a new one: a marble MacBook case that gives your device a cool, classic look. This one comes courtesy of Elemnt and rawbkny, the same people who found a way to give you a wooden keyboard, and this is easily their most ambitious project yet.

“We have managed to cut down the marble slab to 0.8mm thickness, backed with fiberglass and 3M pressure sensitive adhesive,” Elemnt’s Mikhail Novikov said in an e-mail. “The marble cover is rigid yet flexible enough to wrap the MacBook all around using specific lasercut lines to allow the edges to bend. The marble is sourced directly from Milan, Italy.”

Neither rawbkny nor Elemnt is new to the “cover your gadgets in something weird” scene. The former offers covers in wood, bamboo, and cork for your MacBook (or just its keys), iPhone, and Magic Mouse. And the latter gets even more organic with snake, alligator, and stingray(?) iPhone cases.

Elemnt also has a listing for a full-size, wearable Darth Vader helmet made from python skin because sure, why not?

But if you have your eye on the marble MacBook case, which is what we started talking about before all of that weird leather distracted us, it’ll cost you $150 in Elemnt’s online shop. They list versions for 11- and 13-inch Airs; 12-inch MacBooks, 13-, and 15-inch Pros; and 13- and 15-inch Pros with Retina Display, so odds are it’ll fit your machine. It also comes in both white and black options.

Of course, if covering an entire MacBook sounds a little too flashy for you, you can also pick up a marble iPhone case starting at $90. You know, unless you really had your eye on that stingray.

Man, that’s weird.


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