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Twelve South 12-1003 BookBook Hardback Leather Case for 15-inch Macbook Pro (Black)

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List Price: $ 79.99

Price: $ 79.99

3 Responses to “Twelve South 12-1003 BookBook Hardback Leather Case for 15-inch Macbook Pro (Black)”

  1. badcyclist says:
    42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect (and classy) carrying case for your mac., October 31, 2010
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    badcyclist (San Diego, CA) –

    This is an amazingly excellent product. Nice, thick, real leather that feels sturdy and durable. It is distressed, so it looks like an antiquarian book, which is clean. I can’t imagine a more nifty case for your mac.

    Two notes for potential buyers. First, while the bookbook is made to look like a book, it is more like a huge ancient encyclopedia than a conventionally sized book. I like the look of the thing, but it will take a tall shelf to store it like a book. It does have a “stealth” aspect to it because it looks like a book rather than a computer case, but it looks so excellent that book thieves might take it!

    Second, some people might live to regret that it doesn’t have a handle. That isn’t an issue for me and it would defeat the whole thought of the bookbook, but if you walk long distances with your computer, be sure that you are up for carrying it like a book rather than in a conventional briefcase or backpack.

    I bought the 15″ model. While it is made specifically for the MacBook Pro, I have an older Powerbook G4. I wrote the company and questioned if my computer would fit, and they answered (essentially) “kind of.” But they added that because of their 30-day no questions questioned guarantee, it wouldn’t be a problem if I wasn’t pleased with the fit. So I took a small chance, and as it turns out it fits perfectly. No bulges or fit issues of any kind. It really is gorgeous.

    I like it so much that I am buying one for my ipad (although you also might want to premeditated a dodocase for your iPad).

    UPDATE (8/11): I have had my bookbook for about a year now, and I still like it as much as the first week I bought it. No issues of any kind. I bought the iPad version for my iPad, and I reckon that I like it even more than the one I bought for my mac (I carry my iPad around a lot more than my powerbook).

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  2. R. O'Keven says:
    22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Terrible zippers….., July 25, 2011
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    R. O’Keven (Folsom, CA) –
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    This review is from: Twelve South 12-1003 BookBook Hardback Leather Case for 15-inch Macbook Pro (Black) (Personal Computers)

    The positives:

    1. I have never received so many compliments about a laptop case before.

    2. Customer service from Twelve South is fantastic.

    The negatives:

    1. The first case had a broken closure (came apart after a day and could not realign). Amazon replaced it.

    2. The second case had a broken closure. Amazon replaced it.

    3. The third case had a broken closure. I contacted the manufacturer (Twelve South) and they sent out a replacement case.

    4. The fourth case had misaligned straps that held the screen. Every time it was opened, the case would come off. It also was sewn together incorrectly and the screen would not open past 90 degrees due to the hinge area life stretched too tight. The manufacturer replaced it yet again.

    5. The fifth case had a broken closure again. I contacted Amazon and received a refund.

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  3. romevi says:
    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Can’t imagine a better case for my MacBook Pro., November 23, 2010
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    romevi (Chicago) –
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    I was very picky when it came to suitcases for my MacBook Pro, and I searched for weeks before I even ordered the computer. Once I heard about this on a gadget site, I thought, “THIS is it!” I was initially reluctant because of the unapproachable price and the fact that there weren’t any reviews at the time, so I held off until I really needed a case.

    Quick forward to today, and the case works like I need it to. I don’t want a handle (it takes away from the aesthetic), and I need it to fit in my backpack. It adds very small bulk to the MBP; the zippers close just outside the edges of the MacBook, and the inside has a soft cushioning. I’m not sure how well it’ll hold from heavy drops since the case is very form-fitting, but with actual leather (more “felt”-feeling leather than the kind you’d expect on a leather book, if that makes any sense) it should provide some decent protection (I dropped it from my hand onto my desk once, and the case was fine–not even a mark or dent on the corners of the BookBook).
    There are even two small black flaps that wrap around the corners of the screen to keep the case from falling over when you’re using the computer, but I’ve found that, since the spine is still very rigid, I didn’t need to bother with them.

    The only issue I had is the price. Sure, it’s made of real leather and it’s a one-of-a-kind case, but I still couldn’t wash away some guilt for spending $80 on it.

    On the other hand, it’s a fantastic item that I’ve gotten compliments on, and really adds personality since I’m a bookworm.

    Just as a side note, I ordered this directly from Twelve South since the BookBook wasn’t on Amazon.com at the time. Make sure to check the zippers. The first one I received had faulty zippers, but I was able to exchange it hassle-free. (And if you order from Twelve South, make sure they get the address right. Both era they had the incorrect address, even though I corrected them both era, which led to some delay in delivery.)

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