Laptop Case Review: DODOcase Durables Sleeve for MacBook Air 11" and 13" Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Understated yet chic looking, protective of the notebook, comes in three colors.
What's Not: Can't store the charger together, the snap needs a better design.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
DODOcase's Durables MacBook Air Sleeve is a uniquely designed case that brings together protection of your latest laptop and an old timey look. The Durables Sleeve for MacBook Air comes in both 11" and 13" sizes and in three color combos. The case offers good protection for your MacBook Air when you carry it around town or store it in your backpack or travel case, and it fits notebook perfectly. The case looks durable and feels sturdy enough to protect your laptop from scratches, nicks and small bumps and shakes.
The DODOcase Durables Sleeve for MacBook Air has the charm of old west feel with its waxed canvas exterior and bright colored interior. The Durables Sleeve comes in three traditional jeans colors: Sage with orange interior (pictured here), Navy with red interior and Natural with bright yellow interior. The waxed canvas exterior has the look of a mailbag from bygone era and is not only durable but hides the laptop's identity well. The Durables Sleeve offers three layers of protection, and in addition to the waxed canvas, it has a recycled felt as padding in the middle and cotton twill liner that feels soft and won't scratch the metal casing of the MacBook Air.
The DODOcase Durables Sleeve for MacBook Air uses traditional sewing techniques and strong stitching. The case has a leather patch and a leather closure tab to add some accents to the canvas sleeve. The leather patch also provides a good grip for carrying the case and extra protection from wear and tear. The leather tab has a snap that can keep the laptop from sliding out of the bag. While the design is attractive, the snap on the tab isn't in the right size. The rivet on the snap is too short to accommodate the thickness of the leather tab and the snap on our bag actually "snapped open" at the rivet and you'll need something like a rivet gun to snap it back together.
The DODOcase Durables Sleeve for MacBook Air currently comes in both 11" and 13" for the two MacBook Air models. The sleeve fits the laptop perfectly, and it's easy to slide the notebook in and out of the bag. Thanks to the closure tab, your laptop will stay securely in the sleeve while in transit. The case doesn't offer any space for carrying your charger for the notebook, but DODOcase offers a wallet case that matches the style and material of the Sleeve and it's sold separately.
The DODOcase Durables Sleeve for MacBook Air is for someone who carries their MacBook Air to and from work on their daily commute or needs a sleeve for some extra protection when they carry their laptop in a backpack or travel case. The Durables Sleeve is unique looking and adds only 8.4 ounces to your travel bag. The sturdy material means the case will last for a long time and the understated style hides the precious cargo inside. The build quality is very good. The only thing that needs improvement is the closure snap that needs to be a size or two bigger.