• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not for long time users

    • Written by from Valley Village

    Awesome and unique. Attracts a lot attention anywhere you set up...my only complain is my macbook gets too hot because its like using the macbook on a pillow which is bad for your mac. it gets WAAAY too hot after awhile. i always have to take it out when i use for a long period of time.

    678 of 726 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Case Good Customer Support

    • Written by from Chicago

    Had an issue with the zipper on my original purchase, customer service at twelve south was responsive and my replacement is great, have a couple of their other products, really nice quality merchandise all around, will buy again.

    230 of 247 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Liking it a lot !

    • Written by from White Plains

    I have been looking for a case/sleeve ever since I bought the MBA.
    I have seen & tried Incase & Hard Candy Case/Sleeves at Apple store but did not like them much, but this one is the best ! Although it may be a little bulky for some people.
    Fits very well in my Laptop Briefcase and Backpack, also you can carry the case itself which looks cool .
    For me thumbs up ! Only complaint maybe the price !

    245 of 279 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Awesome.

    • Written by from Austin

    Honestly the people who say this makes the computer get to hot must be doing some pretty heavy gaming or computer intensive work. I've used the computer in the case from the battery being fully charged down to nothing straight and the laptop barely gets hot enough to notice. Overall this is a great product and really does the already great looking macbook air justice in overall look and feel.

    Highly Recommended.

    85 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Careful!! Do not buy

    • Written by from Richmond hill

    Warning! If your a 13" Macbook Pro with retina display user do not waste $80 dollars on this case. This may fit a 13" macbook Air perfectly, but not a 13" retina. When you put the retina in the case, the elastics barely grab on to the corners of your screen, and if you just open your retina display a tad bit past 90 degrees the elastics slip right off leaving you with a dangling back of the case. Due this problem it defeats the purpose of the case and i ended up returning this. I'v also seen in other reviews that people had the same problem!!

    In conclusion, this case is beautiful and is really made for the Macbook air, but do favour for yourself and do not buy this case if you have a macbook retina. I tell you this so you do not disappoint yourself.

    99 of 121 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Used for 13" macbook Pro

    • Written by from Dungarvan

    Bought this for my 13" Macbook Pro and it fits fine.

    The fit is a little tight so it won't slide in and out unless you almost fully unzip.
    I tried the Bookbook designed for my computer but found it a bit bulky and the flat spine (4cm thick) made it harder to slide in and out of my bag.

    As for the quality of the product, it is awesome. Really nice quality and lovely smell of real leather. Can't recommend it more. Just buy you won't be disappointed.

    62 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not impressed

    • Written by from Ventura

    There's no doubting how attractive these are, or what a good concept it is. I bought one at the same time as my Air, but I don't take it out of the house often, so hadn't actually taken it and about, or even had the Air in the case much except a few times to show people.
    The first time I actually used it last weekend, one of the zippers broke immediately. Makes me wonder how long the other zipper will last, but when its goes it will render the case useless.
    Further, it isn't flexible, the Air doesn't fit it too harmoniously, so that when you do close it, if you aren't zipping it, it will tend to pry the Air open, waking it back up and draining power, so you may want to shut down more often than you otherwise would.
    Lastly, and I am not saying there is any deception at all, but note that there is no room for anything but the Air, so if you want to take your charger, that's a separate 'carry'.

    65 of 80 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the case - ticked about the zippers!

    • Written by from Topeka

    I have heard several people say that they have plastic zippers on their Twelve South BookBook cases. I can only guess that they have a different generation (if there is such a thing for the BookBook) case, or that the case for the MacBook Air uses different zippers than for the MacBook Pro.

    I have a 13" MacBook Pro, and received my BookBook case yesterday. Excited as ever, I removed it from the package and inserted my 1 month old MacBook Pro, which I love only marginally less than my children (just kidding, but thought it would work for emphasis).

    After removing it once so I could snap the elastic corner stays from the case onto my MBP, I was shocked and upset to see and feel that the zippers had scratched the corners of my MBP, mainly the corners of the lid........but it really scratched them, and since I invested a lot in my MacBook (a lot for me, anyway), it kind of upset me.

    I can't say that I don't love the BookBook......it is beautiful, and looks like a large encyclopedia (if Twelve South came up with a way for customers to personalize their BookBooks, i'd be willing to bet they would make more of a killing than they probably already are at $79.99 a pop). I will use the case until the stitches pop, especially now that my MBP has scratches on the case and I don't really want to take it out to use it!!

    52 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Amazing Case

    • Written by from Apple Valley

    I must say that if you do not want to get attention for having a great looking case, you should consider alternatives. This case gets complimented everywhere I go, and that's before people even know that there's a laptop inside! I love the case and so does everyone around me. From a practical standpoint, I love that I can hide my Macbook Air in a bookshelf disguised as a book. The case is also sturdy, much moor so than a standard neoprene case. The only downside is that you can't fit your power cord in the same case.

    Seriously, it's worth every penny.

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well made, good preforming, distinctive and subversive case.

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    Love this case! Does a great job of discreetly transporting the 2nd gen (2011) 13" Macbook Air, and it can be used with the Air within the case. Looks like well worn, antique high priced book. Adequately protects the air without adding too much bulk or weight. If you're a mobile professional, it looks like a 19th century legal text, or hornbook. Nice felt lined interior caresses the outside of your air, and two elastic straps made to fit around the corners of the screen hold it in place without providing too tight of a fit.

    The only thing I can say is that the case looks TOO good. Bibliophiles and lovers of antiques are drawn to it, actually thinking that it is a rare and treasured tome.

    Otherwise, it does such a great job at disguising the air while you transport it, that its easy to fantasize you're a spy on a top secret mission. Great way to make your case stand out from the crowd of vinyl, nylon, and wetsuit sleeves and cases out there.

    40 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Zipper doesn't last

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    Had this less then a year and the zipper broke! to bad to..I loved it

    39 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New Britain

    I received the 15" MacBook Pro version for my birthday. The computer fits perfectly even with the plastic Speck case on it. This case really looks like an antique book. It had scratches on it when purchased, but I think this is intentional to create the the look of an antique book. Leather smells good, not obnoxious & cheap.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unique classy case for your expensive new laptop...

    • Written by from Seattle

    I love TwelveSouth's products. I have Book Book for my iPhone, and just bought this for my new 13" MacBook Air.

    Pros: disguises your expensive laptop and makes it look like an antique book of some sort. Quality construction, good fit, lightweight, seems to offer great protection.

    Cons: Expensive, the zipper is a little tight (you need to be careful with that), and it does increase the size of what you are carrying.

    Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and would recommend.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Material & Design

    • Written by from San Jose

    This case is amazingly classy and the fabric and leather is well made. There is one downer which is the zipper can sometimes get in the way of opening fully.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This Case!

    • Written by from CINCINNATI

    When I got this, I thought I would only use it when I was taking the MacBook outside the house. Wrong. I never take it off. Great case. Sturdy. I've gotten several compliments already.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Case ROCKS!

    • Written by from London

    This case for my MacBook air is soooo cool!!!. The quality of the case is what I hoped. Not chincy. And it's cool yes, but it also disguises the MacBook, which - lets face it - is #1 on every thiefs hit list. Rarely a day goes buy when someone doesn't compliment me on the BookBook at the college I go to (once they figure out what it REALLY is). Very funky product. Very pleased with it!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This Product!!!

    • Written by from Maple Ridge

    Love Twelve South. I bought this case for my 13" macbook pro and works amazing. There is enough space. I get compliments all day....

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

    • Written by from Algonquin

    This is the best case ,not only does it look cool it helps protect my macbook which is the biggest thing. Furthermore if i put it on a book shelf if is pritty inconspicuas which gives me peace of mind incase of a robber.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate It

    • Written by from Burbank

    Poor fit, inordinate amount of stress on the hinges of the Air, and something I would return if I could.

    Nicely, beautifully made, but truly not appropriate for everyday use, and possibly damaging to the far more expensive product it is meant to protect.

    33 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but very easy to scratch

    • Written by from Montreal

    Not to mention the terrible shipping which UPS provided, the case itself is ok. Hardback, classic, although the zipper is bit of hard to use.
    It was covered by a dust bag, but when I took it out, the whole body was full of scratch already. It looks like a retuned item which upset me even more.
    I don't want to go through the horrible shipping process again so I decided to keep it.
    However, Twelve South should make some improvement on the outer packing part and zipper since it's an expensive case and client expected to use it for a long time.

    30 of 41 people found this useful