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The Twelve South BookBook for MacBook is a simple, durable leather laptop case with a visually striking leather bound look.
Available in 13-, 14-, and 16-inch versions, it offers plenty of coverage for the latest MacBooks. This is his one product in the BookBook line, which covers his iPhones, iPads and more in premium and rare leather cases.
BookBook gives your MacBook the feel (and smell) of a vintage hardcover book, offering a pleasingly neutral aesthetic that works for a variety of audiences. Twelve South also advertises this as an anti-theft measure. Because the BookBook blends nicely into a large enough and well-stocked bookshelf.
I struggled to find a shelf large enough to test the 14-inch model, but I doubt most Mac users hide their expensive and frequently accessed devices in a bookshelf. Still, if the MacBook Pro is left out in public for a reasonable amount of time, the overall impression of the book created by the case can be a useful camouflage.
The leather is fairly durable, with reviews of Duex Max monitors showing slight adhesive damage. However, scratches and scuffs only add to the character of the case, and it is not easy to scratch or dent the leather.
The case opens on the MacBook Pro using a cleverly crafted elastic suspension system that doesn’t get in the way of actually using the notebook in the first place. Twelve South’s attention to detail can also be seen in the leather zippers, felt lining and stitching.
There is also a small pocket on the inside, which adds a craft feeling. For the 14″ model, the inner pocket is ideal for paper, folders, or notebooks smaller than printer paper, but we don’t recommend more than 5 sheets of paper or a thin notebook to avoid stretching the pocket .
Especially thin B size notebook optimizes pocket space.
After a few weeks of use, I can say that the BookBook for MacBook did more than just live up to expectations, making it a comfortable production layer for the MacBook Air. Book lovers, scholars, tabletop RPG players, and many others will love this case.
However, even though it comes at a little pricey due to the quality of the leather, we’re confident the BookBook could outlast the MacBook in most scenarios.
BookBook for MacBook Pro
- Quality leather and durability
- Useful inner pocket
- anti theft camouflage
- Great for avid readers
BookBook for MacBook Cons
- Expensive compared to Amazon alternatives
where to buy
The BookBook for MacBook is available at the Twelve South online store and Amazon for $79.99.