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Best 15 inch MacBook Pro Case: Unibody, Retina, Hard Shell and Sleeve (2017)

Updated on February 16, 2017
The Speck Products SeeThru Satin Soft Touch Hard Shell.  This cover serves as an excellent guard against bumps and scrapes, as well as having a great look and feel.  It can be snapped on and off, as required, and doesn't block any ports or features.
The Speck Products SeeThru Satin Soft Touch Hard Shell. This cover serves as an excellent guard against bumps and scrapes, as well as having a great look and feel. It can be snapped on and off, as required, and doesn't block any ports or features.

A new case is almost always a great investment for those who want to optimize and protect their Apple laptop. Most people expect their new case to meet certain requirements, however.

  • Firstly, it needs to be tough enough to protect the laptop from potential damage and blemishes, such as knocks, scratches, dirt and fingerprints.
  • Also, it should be functional, so that you can still use your Apple when it's in its case, and practical, with additional pockets for keeping accessories in.
  • Finally, it should look attractive and meet the buyer's tastes in terms of image and appearance.

There are many different designs and styles, but most products fit into one of three categories, which are: the sleeve, which normally fastens with a zip; the hard case, which clips on; and the shell, where the case fastens around the laptop to form an extra protective layer.

Most cases are made from materials such as neoprene, leather, polycarbonate, or rubberized satin.

I hope that you enjoy reading my top 5 picks for the best 15 inch MacBook Pro case and find it useful.

The iPearl mCover Hard Shell is a cool and classic cover that will minimize potential damage to your Apple from scratches and impacts, without blocking access to the notebook's ports and other features.
The iPearl mCover Hard Shell is a cool and classic cover that will minimize potential damage to your Apple from scratches and impacts, without blocking access to the notebook's ports and other features.

Best 15" Mac Pro Unibody Case! - Snap on Protection With Retractable Feet for Easy Typing!

For those who wish to customize the appearance of their laptop, the mCover Hard Shell should definitely be considered, as the case is available in a variety of vibrant colors, including: black, blue, pink, purple, and clear, enabling you to choose the look that you want.

As well as protecting the laptop, this snap on cover also has some excellent features, such as the retractable feet for easier typing and additional ventilation.

This case is designed to fit the A1286 Aluminum Unibody model (Black keys, 15.4-inch diagonal screen).

A cood over will protect your notebook from scratches, scrapes, dirt and dust.  It is also a great way to customize and enhance the appearance of your computer, enabling you to choose your favorite color, for instance.
A cood over will protect your notebook from scratches, scrapes, dirt and dust. It is also a great way to customize and enhance the appearance of your computer, enabling you to choose your favorite color, for instance. | Source

More Top-Rated 15 inch Unibody Cases!

Below are more covers specifically designed to fit the 15 inch MacBook unibody model that offer excellent value for money, design, style, and functionality.

View of the underneath of a Kuzy cover, showing the heat vents, these promote the efficient disbursement of hot air, helping to keep the Apple notebook cool. The Kuzy is available in a wide variety of different colors, so you can choose your favorite
View of the underneath of a Kuzy cover, showing the heat vents, these promote the efficient disbursement of hot air, helping to keep the Apple notebook cool. The Kuzy is available in a wide variety of different colors, so you can choose your favorite

The Kuzy: Easy to Install!

Designed specifically for the new A1286 Aluminum Unibody model, this Kuzy Hard Shell is a rubberized hard shell cover that will minimize potential damage to the notebook from bumps and scrapes.

The Kuzy is easy to put on or take off and has built-in rubberized feet keep the laptop stable, making typing easier. The hard shell is also vented, which means it disburses the heat and keeps your notebook cool.

This Kuzy is available in a variety of vibrant colors, including: black, hot blue, purple, orange, pink, green, and yellow.

The Speck Products SeeThru Satin Soft Touch Hard Shell guards your notebook from damage caused by scrapes and bumps.  There are rubberized feet to provide additional stability when typing.  The Speck is easy to install and won't block access to ports
The Speck Products SeeThru Satin Soft Touch Hard Shell guards your notebook from damage caused by scrapes and bumps. There are rubberized feet to provide additional stability when typing. The Speck is easy to install and won't block access to ports

Best Case For The 15" Retina: The Speck: Slim and Lightweight, with a Velvety Finish!

The Speck Products SeeThru Satin Soft Touch, Hard Shell is a slim and lightweight shell, which is form fitting and protective.

The hard shell guards the laptop from scratches, impacts, dirt, dust, and grease. The velvety finish gives it an attractive appearance and feel.

Rubberized feet give extra stability when typing and there are ventilation slots to ensure efficient heat distribution. The Speck is available in black, grape purple, peacock blue, and malachite green colors.

The best case for the MacBook Pro with retina display in my opinion.

In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design.

— Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs former cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. speaking at the Macworld Conference & Expo, San Francisco, January 11, 2005.  It was Jobs who announced the arrival of the MacBook series in 2006 at the Macworld Conference & Expo.
Steve Jobs former cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. speaking at the Macworld Conference & Expo, San Francisco, January 11, 2005. It was Jobs who announced the arrival of the MacBook series in 2006 at the Macworld Conference & Expo. | Source
The TopCase 2-in-1 features a high quality soft rubberized coating for excellent protection against bumps and scratches.  The cover makes a perfect fit for the 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina model and snaps on and off easily.
The TopCase 2-in-1 features a high quality soft rubberized coating for excellent protection against bumps and scratches. The cover makes a perfect fit for the 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina model and snaps on and off easily.

Another Top-Rated Retina Case: The TopCase 2-in-1: Rugged and Attractive!

Designed for the A1398 with retina display model, the TopCase 2-in-1 rubberized hard shell has a high quality rubber coating, helping to minimize any potential damage to the Apple laptop from scratches, bumps, dirt, dust, fingerprints, and stains.

The snap-on design makes it easy to install or remover the cover. No buttons or features of the notebook are blocked by the TopCase.

It is available in a variety of vibrant colors, including: royal blue, pink, red, orange, black, clear, and aqua blue.

The BookBook deserves a category all to itself, thanks to its innovative and unique design, intended to provide additional security and peace of mind.  High quality leather construction also makes this a cover that looks and feels good.
The BookBook deserves a category all to itself, thanks to its innovative and unique design, intended to provide additional security and peace of mind. High quality leather construction also makes this a cover that looks and feels good.

Coolest Cover Ever: The Twelve South BookBook: A Unique Design for Extra Security!

The Twelve South BookBook has a unique design that protects your laptop in many ways!

The high quality hardback leather construction minimizes potential damage to your laptop from impacts, scratches, dirt, dust, and fingerprints.

The design disguises your laptop, making the machine appear like a vintage book, reducing the chance of theft in public places, or by the MacBook being taken from a carry bag.

Each one is truly original, as each BookBook is individually hand crafted. The BookBook is available in Classic Black or Vibrant Red colors.

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.

— Steve Jobs
Constructed from neoprene which gives it water resistance on top of other protective qualities, the Caselogic PAS-215 also has a side pocket, useful for storing your smaller accessories, such as cables, memory cards, cell phone, mouse.
Constructed from neoprene which gives it water resistance on top of other protective qualities, the Caselogic PAS-215 also has a side pocket, useful for storing your smaller accessories, such as cables, memory cards, cell phone, mouse.

Best 15 inch Sleeve! - Convenient Extra Pocket for Accessories!

Caselogic have a reputation for making products for people who like to be organized and this PAS-215 Neoprene Sleeve is no exception. An easily accessible pocket supplies a secure place to keep extra accessories, such as a USB drive.

With a layer of neoprene and foam to protect your Apple laptop from scratches and a plush interior, this product looks and feels great. Neoprene construction also means that this sleeve is water resistant.

© 2014 Paul Goodman

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