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Hands-On With Apple’s New Leather Sleeve for the 15-Inch MacBook Pro
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Hands-On With Apple’s New Leather Sleeve for the 15-Inch MacBook Pro

by iMatt7. August 2018

When Apple introduced refreshed MacBook Pro models back in July, the company also debuted new Leather Sleeves that are designed to fit 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models.

In our latest YouTube video, we went hands-on with one of the new Leather Sleeves to see whether or not they’re worth the $179 to $199 price tag.

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Available in Midnight Blue, Saddle Brown, and Black, the Leather Sleeves are similar to the previously available Leather Sleeves for the 12-inch MacBook lineup. The colors match some of the colors of Apple’s Leather iPhone case options.

Apple’s Leather Sleeves are simple and no-frills, made from a high-quality European leather with careful stitching around the outer edges and an Apple logo front and center. Inside, there’s a soft microfiber lining.

Four circles at the bottom of the sleeve match the feet of the MacBook Pro, so this is a sleeve that’s only going to work with the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models from 2016 and on.

When not in use, the Sleeve can be used as a little mat for your MacBook Pro, protecting it from the surface beneath. Unfortunately, there’s no access to the USB-C port when the MacBook Pro is in the Sleeve, so it can’t be used while charging.

All in all, the Leather Sleeve is going to offer up protection from scratches and bumps, but there’s no drop protection here. Most people may want to go with a cheaper option, but at the $179 to $199 price point, Apple hasn’t skimped on quality.

What do you think of Apple’s Leather Sleeves for the MacBook Pro? Let us know in the comments.

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