Covering Up Your MacBook – Necessary?


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When it comes to device protection, everyone knows about phone and tablet cases. But have you ever thought about a MacBook cover? It might be a smarter choice than you realize!

The Device Lifecycle Rule

Your phone can generally be replaced at a discount every few years, although there are plenty of ways around this — unlocked versions, upgrade transfers, etc.

Tablets usually have a 2-year shelf life before they become “obsolete.” The original iPad debuted in the spring of 2010, and in the two-and-half years following,  three new generations of the product hit the market (iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini).

It’s not unusual to have a container somewhere in your home where you keep a stockpile of your old devices — the same ones that you purchased under the belief that they were the latest and greatest, just a few years ago. The point is — phones and tablets have a short-term lifespan, in terms of “device-years.” Computers, however, are a different story.

The Exception to the Rule

A laptop computer purchase is a big decision. It can cost at least twice as much as a phone or tablet, and it is technology that you will likely use every day, for a long period of time. Whether you are heading off to college, or finally leaving the world of the desktop computer, the purchase process usually involves at least some time spent researching which of the many “next-generation” laptops are the right choice for you.

Apple’s MacBooks are undeniably popular. If you own an iPhone, iPad, or iPod, it’s no stretch to assume that you also own a MacBook. But unlike those other “i” devices, MacBooks have a much longer lifespan and therefore require the same protection and care that is given to the other Apple device family members.

Protect Your Most Important Device with MacBook Covers

MacBooks are made for your on-the-go needs. You take it to work, the library, the coffee shop and on trips. It goes where you go. So, should you get a case or sleeve for it?

A quick Google search of “should I get a cover for my MacBook?” brings up plenty of online discussions on the matter. The general consensus is, yes, you should make the effort to protect your MacBook. After all — it is the one device that will be with you for the long haul. It will outlive that smartphone in your pocket, provided that you care for it correctly.

20130729_230316The one common concern in these discussions was: MacBooks feel and look cool. Why should you sacrifice that for protection? With the new OtterBox Clearly Protected MacBook covers, you don’t have to!

Introducing OtterBox Clearly Protected MacBook Covers

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OtterBox Clearly Protected for MacBooks is the strongest and the most durable impact and scratch protective film you can get for your MacBook. Made from high-strength polyurethane film and using a repositionable aqueous application process for the perfect fit, Clearly Protected’s cover for MacBooks is made up of transparent and astonishingly thin films that help prevent everyday device damage, while eliminating fingerprints, enhancing grip and preserving trackpad sensitivity and response.

The matte film finish preserves the original device feel, leaving that cool look and feel of the MacBook unchanged while providing protection.

The Clearly Protected MacBook Cover protects the exterior (top and bottom) and interior (palm guard and trackpad), and comes with a lifetime warranty!

A Cover for Every MacBook

These great MacBook covers are now available for all current models. Protect your MacBook today!

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MacBook Air Covers

Protect your laptop with clear covers for the MacBook Air 11” and 13” from OtterBox
MacBook Pro with Retina display covers

OtterBox clear covers for the 13” and 15” Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 
MacBook Pro Covers

Clear covers for the MacBook Pro 13” and 15” by OtterBox


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