Some people keep their life’s work on their laptop. Whether you’re chipping away at a big business proposal, your next hit song, or the essays for a college application—that work relies on the strength and sturdiness of your computer (ahem, and we recommend backing it all up). We all know laptops are not that tough. Your cat could knock it off the bed and boom, no more Netflix in bed. Since we often leave home with our precious laptops, it’s worth putting some thought into finding the right protective case to match your taste and lifestyle. Here are some strong options for every breed of laptop owner.
MOSISO Sleeve Bag Cover
Comes in all kinds of colors.
This neoprene sleeve resists water and can withstand everyday impacts. It also comes with an additional mini sleeve for storing external hard drives, headphones, and other accessories. Express yourself by choosing one of 24 colors and patterns. This one comes in multiple sizes to suit most laptop on the market.
AmazonBasics Laptop Sleeve Case
Simplicity is a virtue
This standard laptop sleeve comes in different sizes to fit every sort of laptop snugly. The basic, top-loading design is no-nonsense and gets the job done on a budget. Choose from five different color options (we like the purple one). If you’re supplying an entire class or have a big family, you can buy these in packs of 10 and save even more cash.
Cyber Acoustics Work-in Laptop Case
Keep it in the case while you work
This is perfect if you’re someone that has to jump on their laptop during a commute or quick layover. Unzip the case and you can do your work pretty much anywhere. A hardened exterior provides ample protection but isn’t too bulky for a backpack. It also features a top handle for carrying.
Tomantek Laptop Sleeve Case Bag
Spongey, rugged exterior
A 6mm layer of protective water-resistant polyester on this case’s exterior prevents damage from dust or impact. It only comes in two sizes, so make sure it’s compatible with your laptop before buying. Tomantek offers a 1-year warranty.
Case Logic 15.6 Inch Laptop Case
Heavy-duty for a great price
This polyester and nylon solution has extra space in its interior clamshell compartment for documents and folders as well as an exterior pocket for your charger and accessories. The top handle and removable shoulder strap make it comfortable to carry. It’s deal for laptops in the 15-inch range but will safely fit anything slightly smaller.
Kalidi Laptop Sleeve Bag
Looks almost too nice to be a laptop case
This beautiful bag has a velvet interior to protect from scratches, dings, and dust. The exterior is made of polyurethane microfiber leather – both attractive and protective. The magnetic clasps allow for easy access, but they’re less clunky than zippers. This case is slim enough to fit in a backpack, though it kind of wants to be shown off. Choose from gold, rose gold, mint green, or gray. Unfortunately, this one is only suited to MacBooks.
Thule Gauntlet 3.0 MacBook Pro Retina Sleeve
A strong but lightweight option.
The hard exterior of this case will protect your laptop should you drop it, and the soft interior will keep it dust-free. The clamshell design allows you to unzip it and use your laptop in the case itself. It is suited for 13 or 15-inch MacBooks and come in cool, sporty colors like “dark shadow” and “storm/lichen”.