True to its name the case fits my MacBook Air snugly. It’s not difficult to slide in or out on purpose, thanks to the thoughtful notch in the front. When sliding the laptop in it goes most of the way easily, then give it a little extra push to snug it in completely.
On the other hand, leaving the flap open and holding the case upside down doesn’t cause the laptop to fall out unless you help it along with a bit of deliberate shaking. Note: I wouldn’t recommend routinely leaving the flap open.
The flap closes with a couple of magnets. This time when I shook the upside down case with the flap closed it took quite a lot of shaking to move the laptop, but I couldn’t get it to push the flap open and fall out.
The case is held together by stitching along the seams. On the case I received the stitches looked small, continuous and even, and there were no loose threads or missed stitches. The lines appeared straight, and the overall appearance was of high quality.
While I haven’t had the case long enough to cause wear, I’d suspect that if any problems developed with the stitching they could be easily fixed by any shop that repairs shoes.
Under the flap is a small pocket that could hold a business card, or perhaps a thumb drive or even a coiled up iPhone cable.
On the back is a full-size pocket suitable for quite a wad of papers. It was an easy fit for my Kindle, and a bit of a squeeze, but possible, for my iPad 4 with Apple cover.
I’d feel comfortable taking my MacBook Air in this case to a meeting at a local cafe. The case feels good in the hand and fits comfortably under the arm. The leather feels good, and completely encloses the laptop leaving only the tiniest opening at either end. Rain would have to be torrential and windblown to have any chance of penetrating such a tiny opening, and even then I doubt more than a drop could get in. I’d be happy to take this case out in a good Wellington gale with horizontal rain.
The interior of the case is a soft, smooth nubuck. I couldn’t feel anything that might scratch my laptop.
The Snugg also have cases for various tablets, smartphones, Kindles and MacBooks (Air and Pro).
A well-made stylish case
The Snugg case for MacBook Air is stylish, slim and sturdy. I’d happily use it for meetings nearby or to protect my laptop in a backpack or bigger bag alongside other stuff, such as for an overnight trip.
- US$34.99 at time of writing
- Available in brown or black
- PU Leather: split leather with a layer of polyurethane applied to the surface and then embossed.
- Lifetime guarantee
- The Snugg: http://thesnugg.com