Given the huge number of cases you can get for iOS devices I find it somewhat surprising that there isn't as much variety for laptop protection. While it is true that most people buy sleeves primarily to protect their laptops inside their bags I still think that aesthetics are important, think of those judging eyes at the airport when you remove your laptop sleeve from your bag! Don't you want something a bit different? If you do, then check out the Acme Made Skinny Sleeve.
The level of detailing on the Skinny Sleeve is fantastic, just a few small touches that make them fun and stand out
Design The Skinny Sleeve is made from StretchShell, which is a water and stain resistant neoprene with a smooth finish. Sandwiched between the inner and outer layers is a protective material (feels like plastic) and just like the name suggests the Skinny Sleeve has a very low profile (Skinny Sleeve is skinny). There are no zips and your laptop in held in place by an elastic strap. The level of detailing on the Skinny Sleeve is fantastic, just a few small touches that make them fun and stand out. The detailing can be seen in the elastic strap, which is a sharp contrasting colour and stitching, which on most models matches the colour of the strap. These touches give the sleeves a unique look and a bit of colour, yet they don't look completely out of place in a business setting. Branding (which I am very picky about) is limited to one small logo up the front (which I like).
Visually the skinny sleeve strikes the perfect balance between drab plain looking sleeves and over the top coloured sleeves
Final Thoughts Visually the skinny sleeve strikes the perfect balance between drab plain looking sleeves and over the top coloured sleeves, I am a big fan of some of the smaller touches like the contrast stitching (the brown/blue sleeve pictured is the one I use myself, after someone nicked off with my purple one). The Acme Skinny Sleeve is thin, inexpensive, protective and stylish and to me it ticks all the boxes.
The Acme Made Skinny Sleeve is available in a number of colours for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro from the Apple retail and online stores for $49.95.