Having the sexiest laptop in your possession, it’s only fitting that one get a equally uber-cool bag. And in general, there should be a law against putting a $2000 work of art in a $20 black laptop bag. After looking through hundreds of bags from around the world, I’ve settled on what I believe to be the best mix of form, function, and beauty – the Orbino Arista featuring handstained mahogany leather (pictured at right).
In the resources below I have included links to many of the sites I looked through in the quest to find my ultimate MacBook Air laptop bag. They should give you a good starting point for finding the bag that you love most.
It should go without saying, but I will anyway – as with anything fashionable, women have a much larger selection of cool, stylish and funky MacBook Air cases than men.
[updated 2009.03.19] – added Kenakai.com to the list
Orbino.com – look no further than Orbino for stunning leather cases for iPods, laptops, handbags, etc.
kolobags.com has an incredible selection of men’s laptop bags.
- knomo by kolobag is my second favorite. It’s a very stylish choice, though not sized especially for the Air.
Waterfield Bags has a large selection of different styles, all look very high quality.
Tom Bihn has a small selection of bags for the Air, most are technically complex.
Built NY has some fun cases fashioned from neoprene, if you’re into that sort of thing.
MacCase.com carries a whole bunch of stylish cases for the Air.
Mobile Edge offers a huge selection of well made bags, Unfortunately the ones for men are more on the safe side of fashion, though the women’s cases are cute.
- Mobile Edge Paris bag – very European
LaptopStuff has a nice selection of funky and hip bags and cases.
Case-Mate.com offers mainly sleeves for the Air.
Brenthaven has some interesting styles, including several which are airport-scanner friendly.
Timbuk2 offers a solid line of tough, durable bags and cases though mostly of the messenger-style. If you really want something special, try their Build Your Own Bag wizard.
IGIO.com leans towards the boring side, but their Brain Bucket Mini (in color Wasabe) is ok.
- Kenakai.com has some fabulously rich sleeves for MacBooks, unfortunately not MacBook Air specific.
- Wrappers has fun sleeves for different things.
Aggregators, blogs, etc.
- BizRate.com is a store aggregator. They list products from elsewhere.
- squidoo.com computerbags is small page with important goodies (for women).