“ Brenthaven Edge II - Notebook carrying case - grey, black „
This laptop case is a very stylish design, a simple black and silver colour scheme which is ideal for a laptop case I feel. I bought this on eBay for £19.99 which is an absolute bargain and cheaper than most laptop cases I had previously looked at. I feel this one retains all the necessary laptop case features without the hefty price tag you will find in places like the Apple shop! --How to use-- Simply place your laptop lid side up to the side with the greatest padding, to give the delicate lid a little extra protection. I would recommend this for use with the 15" Macbook designs but you could test it out for a different computer of the same dimensions as it really is a quality case. --Personal verdict-- I am confident using this laptop bag on a day to day basis and it is a step up from what I had before (an incase laptop sleeve which is okay unless you want a handle to carry it round with you comfortably!) The strap is wide enough to carry comfortably across a busy train station on your shoulder and there is a briefcase style handle at the top as well so you could use it either way to suit you if you have a hand free! I prefer this to the laptop sleeve as it has its own handle and is very convenient and well padded. I feel sure even if I put the bag down too heavily on the floor the laptop would remain protected. I require a laptop bag to be this sturdy as I am quite heavy handed at times! --Dooyoo rating-- Five stars for this bag!
Wow, I cannot rate this product enough. This is a slimline carry case for the Apple MacBook Pro. It is not a full on, carry-it-all bag, nor is it one of those tight fitting sleeves. Instead it offers just the right amount of capacity to carry your laptop with a few extra bits to that important meeting, to work, or when popping to a friends house. The case does not actually measure much more than the 15-inch MacBook Pro itself. Rough size is about 40cm(W) by 31cm)H) by 6cm(D). On the front of the case is a smaller zipped pocket which is roughly 22cm wide by 16cm high. On the back you get a pocket that has a single velcro fastening, this one is big enough for an A4 pad of about 40 sheets. The top has a nice padded handle, which goes flat into the top of the case when not in use. There is also two metal buckles to the top sides of the case for use with the supplied shoulder strap. The strap is padded nicely and has quick release metal attachments. The main inner of the case zips completely open around three sides. You then place your laptop into it face down. This means that your laptop lid is against the part of the case with the most padding. The flap has some rigid board in it and four rubber pads (one in each corner) that help to protect your lappie from bumps. Around the four edges are nice padded strips, and just outside these strips is yet more rigid inserts. It is a very lightweight case, but really does offer some decent protection. The styling is nice too, in black and silver, with some silver stitch detailing too. I was using this with a new (late 2008 unibody) 15-inch MacBook Pro, which was a nice snug fit. I was very happy with just what a perfect size the padding was. The older MacBook Pro was also tested and fitted just the same. It is readily available from various places for under £30 which I think represents great value for money. It means you can travel very easily with all that you need (apart from your power adapter), but with 4/5 hours of battery life, that shouldn't pose a problem. Note: I am the original author of this review at www.geekanoids.co.uk
Featuring Brenthaven's own CORE Protection System, the Edge II gives your notebook maximum protection from the bangs and bumps of daily life. Its slim design - custom fit for the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro - perfectly combines light weight with heavy protection.
The Edge II is also the ultimate in versatility. Use it as a sleek shoulder case - or simply remove the shoulder strap and flatten the retractable handle to transform it into a sleeve you can slip inside another bag. And for storing essentials such as your daily newspaper or a few files, there's a convenient external back pocket.