• 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.

    746 of 804 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'.

    67 of 82 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

    42 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really for Retina Display MBP

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    So I had bought this online through the apple store because it had high ratings and I liked the design of it. After receiving it through the mail, it does look nice BUT I would have to agree with one of the previous reviews stating that this was not really made for MBP with retina display. I am disappointed that the false advertising stated that it WAS for the retina display 13 inch (along with the Macbook Air), because even though it has enough room to cover the MBP, the corners that are supposed to hold the edges of the laptop together don't even protect the Macbook Pro (it's too high up) so it doesn't do its job of protecting the laptop, but instead just flaps loosely behind it when I have it open. I found a temporary solution which was to use a cloth to raise the back of my MBP up so that the top fits into the strings, but it looks really ghetto that way. I feel like they just advertised that it was for MBP retina in order to get more people to buy it, but it's kind of a waste of $ and I regret purchasing from this company.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from ontario

    okay, so i dont know how this fits for normal macbooks, but this case does not fit well with the macbook pro retina 2013. its a great design but it needs adjustments and styles for newer versions of the macbook lineups. I returned it within a week of using it.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks cool

    • Written by from Chicago

    This one looks cool, but it is too big for my MBP13. It seems huge for mine but too small for MBP15.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Big

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This case is really well constructed and looks great, but is too big for the 13" macbook pro w/retina. There is almost a full inch of space left between the edge of the case and the computer at the top, and about a half an inch on the sides. This means that the elastic holding pieces on the corner barely reach the corner of the macbook, and so it falls out all the time. This also means that while the case may protect the computer from outside stimuli, my laptop is sliding around inside the case, which is no good.

    Maybe it's a better fit for the 15" but I wouldn't purchase is again for the 13".

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on you Twelve South

    • Written by from APO

    There was a very conscious decision to cut a corner on this product from Twelve South. It's clear, from the product that arrived today, that this case wasn't designed for my 13" Macbook Pro Retina display. There's a good 3/4" hanging off the edge of my computer and the elastic bands BARELY touch the screen.

    It's apparent that this company didn't want to produce another product line specifically for the MBPR and found it much more convenient to utilize the same case for several different model lines.

    Twelve South obviously isn't a company committed to excellence.

    I'm keeping the case because it looks cool, but it sure as heck isn't worth the price that was paid. Buyer beware.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for the MacBook Pro with Retina 2013

    • Written by from New York

    I bought this along with my laptop later to find that it is not tall enough to fit the case. Very misleading. It's a nice case though.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too big and heavy

    • Written by from Westminster

    My 13" MacBook with Retina Display does NOT fit snuggly in the BookBook, as the pictures suggest it will. It slips out of the straps at the top. Perhaps it is mislabeled, but I'm not going to try again. The BookBook also significantly adds to the weight of the laptop. Why pay for a small light weight laptop when the carrying case is going to be so heavy? It would perhaps be fine carried on its own, but I need something to put inside my brief case without adding so much size and weight. I will be returning this product. Very disappointed. It does at least look cool.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for a carrying case...but not a protective cover!

    • Written by from Corona

    This is an attractive "carrying case"...but it doesn't fit as a protective case while using it. When you place your 13" MacBook Pro into the case and then place the top bungy corner straps over the top corners of the screen....they come off when using. This case is to big and WILL NOT stay of your laptop while using. Your laptop will have a nice cover to sit in but it won't adhere in any way to the case. Buyer beware.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sooooooo BIG and heavy!!!

    • Written by from Monrovia

    It literally made my brand new 15" retina MBP
    as big, bulky, and heavy as my old 17" 2007 MBP.
    It just took away from the whole point of a slim, new laptop.
    Bummer. I really loved the idea.
    Wish they would have just made it without the hard board inside.
    Zipper was a bit cheap, too.

    1 of 5 people found this useful