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Enter to win a stylish MacBook case from SwitchEasy [Cult of Mac giveaway]


A pedestrian carries a SwitchEasy Urban MacBook Sleeve while walking in a crosswalk.
Protect your MacBook the best way possible while out and about.
Photo: SwitchEasy

For this week’s giveaway, we teamed up with SwitchEasy, maker of one of the finest MacBook cases around. Two lucky winners will bag a SwitchEasy Urban MacBook Sleeve.

Made of water-resistant threaded polyester material, these laptop cases will protect a MacBook from scuffs and scrapes. And they look good while doing so!

Deck out your MacBook in Mujjo’s new vegan leather sleeve


The sleeve is for your MacBook Pro, but you can carry a lot more in it.
The sleeve is for your MacBook Pro, but you can carry a lot more in it.
Photo: Mujjo

Mujjo is known for leather iPhone cases and wallets. It also makes sleeves and cases, and now it offers a new pair of vegan leather sleeves — one for a 14-inch MacBook Pro and one for a 16-inch MacBook Pro.

The elegant Envoy Laptop Sleeves, which look like they’d be equally at home in a lecture hall or a board room, are waterproof and offer room for the other stuff you need to carry around, too.

New magnetic sleeve is a perfect fit for M2 MacBook Air


Get the optional strap and the sleeve becomes a shoulder bag.
Get the optional strap and the sleeve becomes a shoulder bag.
Photo: WaterField Designs

Got a new 13-inch M2 MacBook Air in need of some stylish protection? WaterField Designs just unveiled its new Magnetic Laptop Sleeve. It’s custom-fitted to that ultralight laptop.

The sleeve, made of waxed canvas in four color choices, offers serious protection, too.

And if you preorder one soon enough, you can get special early-bird gift. See below.

Protect your MacBook with SwitchEasy’s leather sleeve and stand


SwitchEasy's EasyStand is a stand and sleeve for your MacBook.
SwitchEasy's EasyStand is a stand and sleeve for your MacBook.
Photo: SwitchEasy

Wouldn’t it be cool if you had something to slightly elevate your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro while you use it and to serve as a protective sleeve when you take it on the go?

Well, you can do both things with the SwitchEasy EasyStand Leather MacBook Sleeve. It’s available — and affordable — in the Cult of Mac Store.

This sleek MacBook leather sleeve makes a perfect holiday gift


This leather sleeve offers luxe MacBook protection.
Protect your MacBook with this luxurious leather sleeve.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Sometimes a simple, high-quality and ultra-useful gift is the one that cuts through all the noise of holiday shopping. This MacBook Leather Sleeve is made from a single piece of beautiful, vegetable-tanned, full-grain leather. And it makes the perfect gift (for yourself or others).

Not only will it keep your MacBook fully protected against daily wear and tear, but it also makes for a sophisticated statement in terms of in-office accessories.

Pack your Mac and gear in Ekster’s slim laptop sleeve [Review]


Ekster Laptop Sleeve review
The Ekster Laptop Sleeve can hold your MacBook and a surprising number of accessories too.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Never carry your MacBook or iPad around “naked,” but a bulky case can be just too much. A laptop sleeve is a compromise, like the one recently released by Ekster. This protects your 13-inch computer, and includes room for a few accessories.

I’ve been using this leather-and-canvas folio for a couple of weeks. Here’s how is stands up to daily use.

These sleek cases are like leather gloves for your MacBook


These handmade leather sleeves are the ideal companion to any MacBook.
These handmade leather sleeves are the ideal companion to any MacBook.
Photo: Harber London

This post is presented by Harber London.

MacBooks are workhorse machines, but they’re also luxury items. The consideration that goes into their design and form is just as much a reason for owning one as their performance. So when you get a case — and you should definitely get a case — you should be aware that some are better fit for the MacBook look and feel than others.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Preordered iPhone X? Here’s what to do next, and more!


When your iPhone X arrives, you’re going to want to start using it as quickly as possible. But there are some things you’ll need to do first — like transferring all your data from your old phone.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

You have one week to wait for your new iPhone X preorder to arrive (if you’re one of the lucky ones). There are some things you should be doing during that time to ensure you’re all set for delivery day. We’ll give you some great tips on how to prepare for the arrival of your new Precious.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Figure out whether to go for the iPhone X or the iPhone 8. Learn how to add audio files to iPhone’s Music app. Discover a beautiful and luxurious MacBook sleeve by Woolnut, and check out reviews of Zens Powerbank and Just Mobile’s Lounge Dock for Apple Watch, which are now in our Watch Store. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Leather MacBook Pro sleeve wraps your laptop in luxury [Review]


The Woolnut sleeve is pure leather luxury for your MacBook.
The Woolnut sleeve is pure leather luxury for MacBook Pro.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

You know that completely satisfied feeling you get when you first lay your hands on a truly luxurious product? Maybe you remember that special moment when you peeled off the plastic covering from a pristine Apple product. Or when you first slid behind the wheel of an outrageous European sports car (with the requisite leather interior).

Nobody necessarily needs that level of luxury. But sometimes you want to treat yourself (or a friend) to the very best. I totally got that lavish feeling when I first saw a Woolnut leather sleeve for MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.