Incase was the first company to make a MacBook sleeve which has become the popular Incase Neoprene Sleeve. In our Incase Icon Sleeve review we found this new sleeve to be even better than the neoprene sleeve that has flown off Apple store shelves for so many years. Incase Icon Sleeve has a zipper less design, magnetic closure and slimmer profile while providing more protection. Like always this Incase sleeve is attractive and comes in some great color combinations. We take a look at the pros and cons and review Incase Icon Sleeve.
What we like
- Magnetic closure instead of zippers
- TENSAERLITE (like a bumper for the sleeve which provides good protection)
- Classic neoprene look and protection
- Made to fit Retina MacBook Pro models perfectly
- Easier to remove or stow away your MacBook
Why to look at other sleeves
- Not a ton of color options
- A little more expensive
In our Incase Icon Sleeve review we compared this sleeve to the Incase Neoprene Sleeve and found this to have several improvements. The neoprene used on Incase Icon sleeve is identical which we really like. There are several layers of this premium neoprene material which allow for impressive drop protection. The biggest difference between the two sleeves is the way the sleeves opens. Where the Neoprene sleeve opened with a zipper the Incase Icon sleeve uses magnets to secure the sleeve closed. It also has a half inch lip that ensures your MacBook will not fall even when the magnets are not properly closed. We like that this design avoids scratches from zippers and allows for quicker access to your MacBook.
To add even more protection to the layered neoprene Incase has made the Incase Icon sleeve with TENSAERLITE which is a bumper frame for additional drop protection. This bumper is streamline stitched and looks great with contrasting colors. While many MacBook Sleeves are made to fit both the larger MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Incase Icon Sleeve is made specifically for MacBook Pro with Retina Display. We particularly like this as the sleeve fits perfectly without being baggy.
There are two different models of this sleeve; Incase Icon Sleeve for 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display and Incase Icon Sleeve for 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display. There will likely be many more colors coming out but as of now Incase Icon sleeve is made in black / slate and gray / fluro. All of these options are available at the links above and ship with free 2 – 4 day shipping. To learn more watch below the video Incase Icon Sleeve Review.