The 7 Best MacBook Covers to Buy in 2017

Apple’s MacBook line has some of the most recognizable and popular laptops around, but just as they're wildly popular, they're also a financial investment worth protecting. There are many choices for cases or sleeves, but for immediate protection, look for a cover that can encapsulate the laptop and only add minimal bulk and weight. We’ve rounded up some of the best options around, so whether you’re interested in style, design or total protection, we have you covered. Literally.

Made for both the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch models with or without the Touch Bar, the ProCase Rubberized Hard Case Shell Cover is a great choice for protecting your pricey machine. Available in a variety of colors, the ProCase works to keep the weight and thickness down, adding just eight ounces overall and 1.2 millimeters in thickness without interfering with any of the MacBook Pro ports. The finish of the soft rubberized coating helps avoid scrapes and scratches, while the included matching keyboard cover helps protect Apple’s beloved keyboards against grime, dirt and crumbs. The bottom portion of the case adds two ventilating rows that allow heat to fully disperse across the machine, while four anti-slip silicone feet help keep a MacBook firmly in place on a desk or table.  

Budget pricing doesn’t mean budget protection and Mosiso’s MacBook Pro 15-inch case proves this with a hard-plastic shell, plus a keyboard cover that protects against slight bumps and scratches. Available in more than a dozen colors, the Mosiso is designed for the 2016 and 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar specifically and will not fit earlier models. The matching keyboard and screen protector are an excellent bonus value for the budget price, while an included storage pouch is a great place to store a charger, headphone or mouse. The Mosiso’s polycarbonate material is both flexible and durable, adding minimal weight and thickness. The bottom of the case has two rows of slots to help heat quickly dissipate away from the laptop and four rubber feet help avoid slips on a table.

Part case, part cover, the Twelve South BookBook is one of the most popular accessories manufactured for Apple’s popular laptop line. Crafted out of genuine leather for a sophisticated look, the hardback cover and reinforced spine help protect the laptop and have added impact absorption for extra peace of mind. A soft microfiber lining the inside of the BookBook prevents scratches on either surface of the computer, while the leather design adds a premium look and feel. Dual elastic bands inside the bottom cover help keep your laptop firmly in place during use. As an added bonus, Twelve South includes a special compartment underneath the tab of the rear cover for a hidden pocket that’s perfect for sketches, reports or other important documents.

Designed for the 2016 & 2017 MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop with Touch Bar, the i-Blason cover is a heavy-duty solution for those who want a rugged and protective cover without spending a fortune. Engineered to be shock-absorbing, the ridges that run around the laptop add a new level of protection complete with beveled edges to protect against bumps and bruises and small drops. The heightened level of protection is boosted by an easy-to-use snap-on case that provides a full 360 degrees of defense and includes a fully vented bottom for safe heat disbursement. Additionally, rubberized corners assist in avoiding slips on a desk or table, as well as allow for increased airflow. Access to the MacBook’s ports is completed uninhibited by the bumpers and an included screen protector helps keep your investment safe from scratches.

If style means as much to you as protection, the Fintie Protective Case is the best MacBook cover you’ll find today. Designed with the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016 & 2017) in mind, Fintie adds a variety of colors and style to fit every personality and mood. The polycarbonate shell interior is composed of premium synthetic leather for a beautiful look while doubling up protection against fingerprints, scratches or slipping on desks or tables. The overall design doesn’t inhibit the opening or closing of the laptop in any way while and doesn't block access to ports.

The Urban Armor Gear is an excellent cover choice for protection against the elements. Featuring a tactile grip that doesn’t prevent air flow, the design is geared for the 13-inch MacBook Pro model from late 2016 and 2017. Once in place on the laptop, the armor shell and impact-resistant bumpers match with a dual lock screen closure for nearly 360 degrees of total protection. Overall protection matches military drop-test standards for the ultimate in protection against scratches or abrasions. If a drop does occur, the Urban Armor Gear helps transfer any impact away from the laptop and allows it to spread through the outer shell, while the dual-lock screen closure ensures the MacBook stays closed to prevent any damage to the display.

Speck’s long been a leader in the MacBook Pro cover space and for very good reason. Their SmartShell Case covers are among the best-regarded models available. A terrific combination of durability and fit, the SmartShell more than stands up to scratches, punctures and dents without breaking a sweat. The case is billed by Speck as being able to withstand up to 34 pounds of total force without breaking, which is a believable promise from such a strong name in Apple accessories. Installation takes seconds and snapping off the case for cleaning or dusting is just as easy. Rubberized feet on the bottom of the 13-inch MacBook Pro model (2016 & 2017) help avoid sliding on smooth surfaces, while the variety of colors offers another way to personalize your laptop. It's manufactured to be 47 percent stronger than Speck’s previous generation cover.

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