The best MacBook Air cases in 2023

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The MacBook Air deserves one of the best MacBook Air cases to keep it safe from damage. There are many different options to choose from though, from travel-friendly cases to ultra-protective cases, and there are also a lot of different materials, weights, dimensions, and price points to contend with. We've taken all of this as well as expert insight into account to put together our list of the best MacBook Air cases below. 

If you're still waiting to buy your MacBook Air, make sure to keep abreast of updates to our guide to the best MacBook Air deals to ensure you find the best price. We've also gone into more detail about why it's such an incredible laptop in our MacBook Air (M2, 2022) review. For now, let's check out the best MacBook Air cases.

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.

Georgia Coggan

Georgia is Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, with a recent stint helping out on Tech Radar's Entertainment section. Georgia has the responsibility of the day-to-day running of the site, managing the team and the diverse content streams CB is known for. 

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