The ability to do more and more of our work over the internet has untethered us from our desks. Now, a workspace can be anything from a cubby in a co-working office to a stool at the local coffee shop. If you work remotely, you might be lugging your laptop everywhere you go, which means you have to protect it. The best way to protect the hardware is to get a case. The case doesn’t need to be anything fancy; it just has to protect your laptop from any dings and scratches you might incur while waiting to order coffee at your “office.”
These cases include options with water resistant linings, pockets for cables, and carrying handles for easy transportation. And, since these cases will likely be the accessory you’ll be seen with the most, they come in stylish colors and designs.
1. ProCase 12-12.9 inch Sleeve Case Bag
This case comes in options fitting laptops between 12 and 15.6 inches, and it has a convenient carrying handle. There’s one external zip pocket for storing a charger, laptop mouse, or anything else. It has a soft, padded interior.
Pros: Carrying handle, double zippers allow the case to be opened 180°.
Cons: Double zipper design makes it possible to accidentally open the bag the wrong way and have contents slip out.
2. MOSISO Water Repellent Neoprene Sleeve
This laptop case comes with a separate, matching accessories case. The case has a slim design for easy carrying and a water-resistant neoprene exterior. It’s available in over 20 colors and designs, too.
Pros: Comes with matching accessory case, cases have a soft lining for protection.
Cons: Some found that the sizing wasn’t totally accurate.
3. Arvok 13-14 Inch Laptop Sleeve
If extra pockets and accessory cases aren’t things you really need, this simple case is a good bet. It has a single zipper and one padded compartment. The case is available in a number of vibrant colors and prints.
Pros: Water-resistant neoprene exterior, slim profile.
Cons: Certain colors take on dirt easily.