The Best Laptop Cases, According to (Tasteful) Tech Folk

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Whether you have a

top-of-the-line laptop tricked out for gaming or video editing, or a simple, low-cost machine for basic word processing and spreadsheets internet surfingA good case or sleeve will go a long way toward protecting your laptop from damage. We polled some stylish people in the city to find out which cases are best for different types of users. , you don’t want to drop or spill something on your computer and end up spending hours — and a lot of money — at the Genius Bar. tech in addition to three computer-repair experts who are all too familiar with the dangers of not using a case.

Best hard-shell cases

A hard-shell case, which attaches to your laptopIt can be used on its own or as an extra layer of protection if your laptop is carried in another bag (such as one of the backpacks or messenger bags listed below). Benson Chou, the company’s founder , without adding bulk, protects against dents and scratches. Work Hard Anywhere, a community and app“I believe that this solution not only protects the laptop, but also allows me to change my mind at any time.” For freelancers, he appreciates the ability to personalize these basic HDE cases with stickers, changing them up as the mood strikes. Chou also mentions that the hard-plastic case “keeps my laptop scratch-free.”

Photographer Joe St. PierreHe also protects his laptop with a hard-shell case, such as this textured polycarbonate one from Incase. He describes it as “sleek, minimal, and long-lasting.” “As a result, photographer [who] uses [my] laptop on the job frequently, the case’s size allows for easy transportation while keeping the laptop cool.”

Best laptop sleeves

“Sleeves are great when you don’t need full protection but just want to protect yourself from bumps and scrapes inside a larger bag,” says Matt Ham. Most laptop users can get away with using a laptop sleeve if they aren’t taking their computers into extreme conditions. LaptopMD and Computer Repair Doctor.. Peter Lopez (also known as Peter Lopez, Peter Lopez, Peter Lopez, Peter Lopez, Peter “They’re light, not bulky, and they’re available in a variety of sizes to make them form-fitting.” Brooklyn Tech Guy, likes Incase sleeves, and this particular one is one of her favorites.Justin Tse, a content creator who contributes to the workspace’s Instagram account iSetups and whose tech-review YouTube channelThere are 485,000 subscribers to this service. Tse appreciates the case’s use of foam that “serves as a bumper around the edges of the computer,” as well as the fact that it’s thin, portable, and can withstand being dropped.

Mosiso cases, he claims, are ideal for Macs because they come in very specific sizes (such as 13.3 inches and 15.6 inches) that fit perfectly. People should look for “cases made specifically for their make or model laptop,” according to Lopez, because a snug fit is crucial. Apple‘s laptop dimensions An additional pouch is included in this case. storing a charger.

Although Tse says this sleeve (from backpackIt’s one of his top picks for “nothing crazy in terms of features,” according to -maker Herschel Supply Co. day-to-day protection because it is well-padded and lasts a long time.

Muchaneta Kapfunde, who blogs about the intersection of technology and design at Muchaneta Kapfunde, offers something a little different. FashNerdThis sleeve, which is made from recycled fire hoses, is recommended by. Elvis & Kresse, the British company that makes it, is “sustainable, ethical, and transparent,” according to Kapfunde, who also praises the durable cases (which are lined with reclaimed parachute fabric). silk) are worth the price.

Best extra-tough laptop cases

In cases where you’ll need extra protection, such as putting your laptop in a bag, checked suitcase that will almost certainly be jostled during transportation — Ham says, “you want a hard-shell bag or a bag with stiff corners, at the very least. For “heavy-duty” protection, Tse prefers Thule’s rugged and dependable cases. This case has a rigid exterior that protects your computer from outside impact and a soft, padded interior that prevents your laptop from being scratched or dented. The laptop will be better protected from harsher conditions thanks to the hard shell.”

Best waterproof laptop case

Water damage is one of the most common causes of laptop failure. “Laptop cases are usually made of plastic,” says one expert. thrown in backpacks Joe Silverman, the founder and CEO of Joe Silverman & Associates, says, “and will easily get wet from drinks.” New York Computer Help. “Being waterproof will protect against damaging liquid spills.” He suggests the Aqua Quest Storm case because it is waterproof and padded for added protection.

Best laptop messenger bag

Former tech It has nine compartments, including a “zippered, padded, waterproof” laptop pocket, and plenty of room for his wallet and other valuables. David Pogue, a columnist and Strategist contributor, has been carrying this messenger bag since 2015. sunglasses to a water bottle and earbudsThe bag is also “more handsome and briefcase-y than a typical messenger bag,” according to Pogue. ..

Best laptop backpacks


Sean Kelly is a lead product designer for a fashionable desk accessory company. Grovemade“In fact, the pack has so many cleverly placed compartments that I can keep all of my gear organized and easily accessible.” “[The bag] has a padded back pocket for the laptop, which I can access from its own opening on the outside of the pack, and an interior pocket that fits my iPad and keeps it well protected without the need for a case,” he explains. , especially for keeping his laptop and tablet from banging against each other, likes this Topo Designs bag.

Students and office workers who commute by bikWe need a laptop backpack that can withstand the elements as well as potholes and other road bumps. It also has reflective elements for added safety. This Thule backpack, according to Silverman, is “the most solid I’ve seen to guard against liquid and bumps.” riding at night, and a special pocket for a bicycle U-lock.

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According to (tasteful) techies, these are the best laptop cases.