You’ve invested a lot of money and commitment in your MacBook, so you want it to be well-protected everywhere you go. And, you want to look good, perhaps even make a statement about your cherished investment. An attractive case may be just what you are looking for.
The new Uniea Haptique hardcase for the MacBook Aluminum 13” unibody offers complete protection for your new notebook while maintaining easy and convenient access to all ports and full functionality of the display. Its size is 230W x 30H x 330D (mm), weight is 13.7 oz (390 grams), and comes in a variety of colors including white, black, pink, blue, green and orange.
The hardcase is a secure fit while also being easy to remove. This case employs the use of several built-in catches to keep the case secure on the laptop. It does add a bit of extra size to the typically small notebook so any sleeve or bag you might have for a “naked” MacBook might become tight or no longer fit.
The case does have a few limitations. With it being constructed of pliable ABS plastic, it does have a tendency to hold heat. My MacBook at idle tended to run anywhere from 5 to 7 degrees warmer then normal, and under a load the fans would quickly kick on to cool it down. The texture of the case helps keep it on your laptop, but also tends to grip the inside of a bag making it harder to extract. The “leather-like pattern . . . and ultra-soft interior” hard shell case is protective, but tends to bow away from matching edges.
All in all, this is a good case for the money, though the added thickness may be unattractive for some. The case does have a soft feel, but not quite “leather like” as promoted. I definitely would trust the case to protect the laptop from minor drops and scratches, and the vibrant colors add a lot of style to your portability.
You can learn more about this case and Uniea’s many other products by visiting www.uniea.com. This Haptique 13” case is $49.95, and they intend to have a 15” model available by the end of first quarter 2009.
Universal Electronic Accessories (“Uniea”), a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electronic accessories. They also plan to move forward with new product development of several exciting cases for a wide range of electronics like the new Omniverse universal laptop tote in Silk Fiber and nylon, as well as other iPod and telephone accessories.