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New magnetic sleeve is a perfect fit for M2 MacBook Air

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Get the optional strap and the sleeve becomes a shoulder bag.
Get the optional strap and the sleeve becomes a shoulder bag.
Photo: WaterField Designs

Got a new 13-inch M2 MacBook Air in need of some stylish protection? WaterField Designs just unveiled its new Magnetic Laptop Sleeve. It’s custom-fitted to that ultralight laptop.

The sleeve, made of waxed canvas in four color choices, offers serious protection, too.

And if you preorder one soon enough, you can get special early-bird gift. See below.

WaterField Designs released Magnetic Laptop Sleeve for 13-inch M2 MacBook Air

The Magnetic Laptop Sleeve is the newest in a line of custom-fitted sleeves WaterField Designs has developed in its San Francisco sewing studio for every Apple laptop since the Titanium PowerBook in 2001.

“We’re offering the new Magnetic Laptop Sleeve in four earthy colors of waxed canvas. Waxed canvas has such a great feel to it, and the full-grain leather hand grip is easy and comfortable for grabbing the laptop and heading to a meeting,” company owner Gary Waterfield said in a statement.

“Once there, the magnetic closure opens and closes nearly silently without interrupting the proceedings, and the water-repellent materials give me extra peace of mind,” he added.

Rugged protection

The Magnetic Laptop Sleeve protects your machine with rugged waxed canvas, a water-resistant ballistic nylon lining and 4mm of neoprene padding.

Rare earth magnets run the length of the opening and close “with a quiet, satisfying snap,” the company said.

Available in vertical or horizontal orientations, the sleeve slides easily into backpacks, briefcases and messenger bags.

A full-length rear pocket can hold cords, wallet, phone and other accessories.

A full-grain leather hand grip at the bottom of the sleeve makes carrying your laptop comfortable and adds a bit of extra protection when setting it down. And you can add an optional strap for another carrying option.

You can pick from four colors.
You can pick from four colors.
Photo: WaterField Designs

Key stats

Colors and materials: brown waxed canvas with full-grain grizzly leather hand grip; green or black waxed canvas with full-grain black leather hand grip; navy blue waxed canvas with full-grain chocolate leather hand grip.

Dimensions: 15in x 9in x 0.875in

Weight: 16oz

Early-bird gift

WaterField Designs said the Magnetic Laptop Sleeve is available for pre-order now. People who place orders by Sunday, July 10 at midnight PST get a set of 4 Leather Cord Clips as an early-bird gift.

Shipping starts on July 15 to coincide with Apple’s MacBook Air ship date.

Price: $89

Where to buy: WaterField Designs