If you’ve spent over a thousand dollars on your precious MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air, you’re likely going to want to protect it as much as you can during your daily travels. Introducing the Inateck MP1303 MacBook Sleeve, a reasonably priced sleeve that looks to do a good job of protecting your investment.
The Inateck MP1303 MacBook Sleeve is a gray felt sleeve, made to protect a 13-inch or smaller MacBook, or similarly sized laptop. Measuring in at 36 x 26 cm / 14.17 x 10.24 in, the MP1303 is manufactured with high-quality felt covering the outside, and soft flannel to protect your MacBook from scratches on the inside.
The MP 1303 contains two major compartments, a larger one for your MacBook, and a smaller one for accessories, or even an iPad or iPad mini. Both compartments are lined with soft flannel. The sleeve’s flap is held closed by an elastic band. There are two smaller slots for storing accessories on the outside back of the sleeve. I almost didn’t notice them!
Also included with the MP 1303 is a smaller accessories pouch that is held closed by an elastic band, and is large enough to hold pens, pencils, or even your iPhone 5s. (An iPhone 6 might fit in the pouch, however, my iPhone 6 Plus, with case proved too large.)
You may recall that we reviewed a similar Inateck MacBook Sleeve last year, and the MP1303 is of the same high quality construction, with the major difference being the way the sleeve’s flap is held shut. Last year’s MP1300 had a Velcro fastener holding the sleeve closed, while an elastic strap performs the securing responsibilities this go-round.
The Inateck sleeve is soft to the touch, yet the material seems durable, and looks as if it will hold up to the daily grind. I have used the Inateck for the last few weeks, and find the sleeve does an excellent job of protecting my MacBook. I especially like the soft flannel lining that protects my baby while it’s in the sleeve.
The Inateck MP1303’s slim profile and lack of added bulk make it easy to simply carry the sleeve around under my arm for short trips, or slide it into my Laptop compartment in my backpack for longer trips when I might need my charger and other accessories. (The charger and cables can be slid into the Inateck’s accessories compartment, but it does lead to a bumpy looking profile, it’s your call.)
The Inateck MP1303 MacBook Sleeve is an excellent choice to protect your 13-inch or smaller MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. Priced at just $16.99, it is an excellent value. The accessories compartment, and the extra smaller accessory/phone pouch simply added to the value of the sleeve.
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced sleeve to protect your MacBook, the Inateck MP1303 Sleeve is a highly recommended option.
Price: $16.99 – Available at Amazon.com
What I Liked:
- The soft felt is easy to hold, and feels good while you hold it.
- The flannel lining of the sleeve’s various compartment do an excellent job of protecting your MacBook and its accessories.
- The bonus pouch is also attractive, and handy for smaller accessories or to hold your iPhone.