- I might been utilizing a purely purposeful $20 laptop computer case for 2 or three years earlier than I began utilizing one in all Dagne Dover’s new laptop computer sleeves — and I am so irritated with myself for being too sensible.
- The Dagne Dover laptop computer sleeves are purposeful however sleeker, slimmer, and extra trendy than my earlier case. It is also waterproof, well-padded, and comes with a removable shoulder strap in case you wish to carry it with no tote bag.
- Realizing how lengthy I used my earlier case, the $90 price ticket is a worthwhile funding for one thing I do know I will use on daily basis for the subsequent few years.
- Up to date 10/15/19: Three months later with every day use, this laptop computer case nonetheless seems to be brand-new and has even survived a number of chilly brew baths after my journey thermos leaked. The thick neoprene saved my laptop computer dry and was simple to rinse and cling dry too.
I’ve all the time considered laptop computer circumstances as extra purposeful than trendy, so I purchased this one from Amazon inside 5 seconds of seeing greater than 1,000 5-star opinions just a few years in the past. It is one thing that I would like purely to guard my laptop computer, so I did not wish to waste my final two mind cells fascinated with the model or coloration.
Nicely, it wasn’t till I began testing the brand new Dagne Dover laptop computer sleeves that I noticed perform and vogue might — and will — co-exist in one thing so mundane and sensible as a laptop computer case.
I’ve the 13-inch Laptop computer Sleeve in Black, which does not come low-cost at $89.95. It is undoubtedly much more than what I paid for my earlier case and what I might wish to pay for a laptop computer sleeve generally, however the specs, design, and sturdiness offered me.
The laptop computer sleeve is sturdy and waterproof, it saved my laptop computer dry even after it took a shower in hen teriyaki sauce and low
Like most different Dagne Dover baggage, the laptop computer sleeve is made with extremely sturdy and waterproof neoprene. I’ve spilled juice from leftover hen teriyaki on it, and whereas there was a puddle at my backside of my Cuyana tote, my laptop computer remained dry — which is nice, as a result of the sleeve was holding my work laptop computer.
I additionally by accident drenched it in chilly brew after my thermos leaked. I did not have wherever to dump the espresso till I received to the workplace 30 minutes later, however the neoprene material was capable of maintain my laptop computer dry. Having the ability to keep away from a stern speak with IT is definitely worth the $90 worth.
There is a mesh pocket inside to hold pens or notebooks, with a Velcro closure so nothing falls out.
The black colorway required no thought on my finish, although if I used to be extra trendy, I might have gone with one in all cooler colours like Dune or Darkish Moss. The zipper can be the identical shade because the sleeve, so your entire look may be very monochromatic.
It is slim at 1.13 inches when zipped and tremendous light-weight at 12.eight ounces
The 13-inch match my MacBook Professional completely, and the sleeve is only one.13 inches thick when zipped. It is ever so barely thicker than my outdated TomToc, which is 1.10 inches, however the fabric material on that one is not flush towards the case itself so it all the time seems to be and feels thicker than the said specs.
The Dagne Dover sleeve is made with neoprene and is tremendous light-weight at 12.eight ounces. There isn’t any additional ornamental material that may add extra weight or thickness; it stays slim and glossy with or with out my laptop computer inside.
The slimmer design additionally means it provides me additional room in my Cuyana tote bag to schlep extra issues round — although I do not know if that is a good suggestion. A minimum of I have been utilizing the Massive Arlo Tech Pouch in Storm to arrange issues extra, like charging cables, bandages, and hand sanitizer. I like that it unzips your entire size of the bag so it opens flat and I can see all the things immediately. No extra digging across the pouch solely to poke myself with the tweezer that I by no means use however suppose is tremendous necessary to have.
And if I do not wish to carry my tote bag round, the Dagne Dover sleeves comes with removable shoulder straps. I exploit it after I’m heading to an area espresso store to do some work or chill, or after I’m making an attempt to drive myself to streamline issues.
Regardless of the general design of the sleeve being actually slick, that is to not say it is flimsy — it is padded rather well. Actually, I dropped my laptop computer a cut up second after I put it into the case and it made a comfortable thudding noise when it hit the bottom — no dents, scratches, or bumps that’d point out what simply occurred. This was additionally with my work laptop computer inside — sorry.
Purchase the Dagne Dover Laptop computer Sleeve for $89.95 (12-, 13-, or 15-inch)
Purchase the Dagne Dover Arlo Tech Pouch for $45 (Small) or $65 (Massive)
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