• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Sensation

    • Written by from Craftsbury Common

    I have owned and loved my 11" MacBook Air variant of the BookBook for almost 3 months now and it is FANTASTIC! It looks great, it smells of leather, and feels fantastic in the hand. I constantly get compliments and almost no one recognizes that it is anything other than a book.

    It takes in the scratches and dings and soon looks older than it is. Of course, this is easily remedied with a little saddle soap, mink oil, or shoe polish. It helps blend the scuffs to an aged and cherished look. It also adds a little bit of water proofing and additional protection.

    My only con on my BookBook is that the elastic retention straps have separated from the cover. It is still beautiful and serves as a functional sleeve for my MacBook Air but... it no longer has that satisfactory sensation of opening a book to reveal my MacBook.

    All-in-all, this is a great product that I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone who enjoys the look, feel, and smell of leather or that special bibliophile in your life.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Book book case

    • Written by from Crown Point

    My only complaint is that there is only straps to hold the top screen of the laptop, but none for the bottom. The laptop can slide out far too easily and by simply adding a couple elastic straps at the bottom this could have easily been resolved. Other than this the case is excellent. Also note the outer leather scratches very easily but this actually helps with its look.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case! A couple more straps would have made it perfect.

    • Written by from St. Catharines

    Just got this case in. Great hard case on the outside and soft inside.

    My only complaint is that there is only straps to hold the top screen of the laptop, but none for the bottom. The laptop can slide out far too easily and by simply adding a couple elastic straps at the bottom this could have easily been resolved. Other than this the case is excellent. Also note the outer leather scratches very easily but this actually helps with its look.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Unique and very well made, but mine had a zipper problem

    • Written by from SLINGERLANDS

    This is a very unique case. It will not be for everyone, but I love mine. It is very well made, with quality leather and velvety material for the lining. There have been a number of comments re: the zippers....mine was difficult to operate, and just broke. I contacted the manufacturer, and they have been very responsive.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my Twelve South products

    • Written by from Kansas City

    Had the iPhone case first, so I already knew I loved Twelve South. My Air just had a sleeve so I wanted something a bit more substantial for travel with it.

    What I love: Still light, so I feel like I still have a MacBook Air. Great protection. The top elastic to hold the Air in.

    What I don't like: It tends to slip a bit since the elastic is only at top. I am a User Interface/User Experience Designer/Developer, and for the life of me, I have no idea why some testing didn't prove the elastic was also needed on the bottom. It would solve everything and the product would be 5 star worthy.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Like it so far ...

    • Written by from Singapore

    I just got the BookBook case (11") and I love it already. I put it on my lap and the rubber stripes does hold onto my Mac. This is better than the see thru Speeck case that I have which cracks after a month of usage. I still have my see thru cracked case and I put both into this case. It looks wonderful and it fits what I was looking for - durable, elegant, slim and light. Marks go to the 'inventor' of this case - Well Done!.

    BTW, I also purchased the Kate Spade green case but it is nothing like this BookBook. I want to sell my Kate Spade case now... I wish I knew BookBook existed before.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome quality, but find the straps annoying

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I really like the look and quality of this case. I was using a speck case for my air (which I found does fit with the bookbook) but decided to ditch it for now.

    The only thing that has annoyed me is that it doesn't fit snug under the straps that hold the screen against the case. My macbook tends to slide forward when I'm using it on my lap and eventually out of the elastic straps. I think they could have fixed this by giving to option of using straps on the bottom. However, if you prefer, you can opt out of using the straps all together.

    Overall, I think its a unique case with great construction. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for something different.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid case, strong smell

    • Written by from Godfrey

    Solid, leather construction and stitching. The leather has a strong, "old book" smell - some will like this, others may not. This smell WILL ghost a book bag (I don't mind as I enjoy the smell, but others may not). Mine has a small "12" embroidered on the bottom of the back cover which I didn't see in the reviews of earlier models online which I'm not a fan of. Two zippers close up the BookBook, both have stiff, leather tags to easily open and close it. The zippers appear to be either plastic or metal (feels like plastic to me), and the actual teeth of the zipper is a smooth plastic - scratching is not an issue or a concern. The "rubber bands" that hold the MBA lid at its corners are stiffer and stronger than they appear in pictures. The BookBook does not impede or take away from comfortable typing either. 4/5 stars - would like a stiffer zipper material that does not tend to buckle in under the MBA (unsightly at times), and I'm not a fan of the 12 on the back, it interrupts suspension of belief for me.

    17 of 19 people found this useful