The best MacBook Air cases in 2023

a product shot of one of the best MacBook Air cases
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Using the best MacBook Air cases will help keep your Apple laptop safe from damage whilst customising it to fit your personality. The Air is the more lightweight device in the MacBook model range, but they're still a considerable investment so you'll make to make sure it's protected.

Keeping your laptop in one of the best MacBook Air cases will help avoid any accidental bumps, and a few even double as carry cases to make travelling around with your MacBook easier and more secure. Whilst the Air is cheaper than other MacBooks, it's still expensive if you have to purchase a replacement or pay for a repair. The below guide features a wide range of the best MacBook Air cases, starting out with harder shell cases before moving onto the softer sleeves. We detail elements like durability, weight and dimensions to give you a better understanding of what you're buying. Whilst most options should be available wherever you're based, a few of our picks are region-specific so we've made sure to specify that where necessary!

If you have yet to buy a MacBook Air, we have a regularly updated guide to the best MacBook Air deals to help you find the best price. If you want to know why we love this laptop so much, we also have a detailed MacBook Air (M2, 2022) review.Our pick of the best laptop bags are also a great way for storing your laptop whilst on the go with space to store all your extras like the charger.

The best MacBook Air cases

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The best MacBook Air hard cases

The best MacBook Air sleeves

How to choose the best MacBook Air case

Choosing the best MacBook Air case for your device is a big decision and you have to take lots into consideration. One of the main choices is choosing between a soft case (a sleeve) or a hard case (a skin). In general we tend to recommend hard cases over the softer cases because they offer more protection for your device. Hard cases clip onto your laptop and stay on there; meaning you protect it from any unwarranted bumps, drops and spills at all times where as a sleeve needs to be removed in order you use your device. But by owning both, you can double your protection and make sure you reduce the risk of an expensive damages!

Another important element to consider is compatibility. If you opt for a hard case you need to make sure it's the exact right size for your laptop model. Our above guide lists cases specifically suited for the 13-inch MacBook Air line released from 2018 onwards. Each listing specifies exact model numbers and sizings, but it's always worth double checking before you buy. Whilst you have to be exact with hard case sizes, you have more flexibility when it comes to the soft sleeves so the fit doesn't need to be as precise.

The final and most important choices come down to your personal taste in design and budget. There's an array of options out there, which is why our guide above includes a wide range of all types to choose from including Apple's own exclusive hard case and sleeve that comes with the tech giant's guarantee of excellent protection. Alternatively you can check out some more affordable MacBook Air cases and sleeves can still offer good protection and great value.

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Georgia Coggan

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