Moving to Macbooks
Ever since Lauren and I made the decision to buy MacBooks and switch to Apple as our primary computing partner – protecting them has been a serious and valid concern of ours, especially considering their eye watering prices.
Initially I headed the way of many and got a Speck cover for my MacBook Pro. I was happy for all of three months at which point I noticed the edges cracking. A quick letter to Speck explaining my displease was just as quickly answered and it was clear that they would not fulfil their warranty. The disappointment soon wore off and I knew that needed to look at other options to protect my Mac.
Glitty: Wooden covers for MacBooks
It wasn’t long until I came across a product that was completely unique (at least to me) – a 100 % wooden veneer cover for Mac’s. It was my first sight of a Glitty product. The first thing that caught my eye was the look. It’s absolutely stunning. I’m no trend-setter and spend most of my life in flip flops (much to my wife’s dismay) but even I knew immediately that I wanted this on my Mac.
I decided that while protecting my Mac was still priority – so was getting a Glitty cover for my MacBook – and that’s what I did. A few weeks later my Cherry Wood Glitty cover arrived in the mail and the rest is history. How do I protect my MacBook though?
Well although the Glitty cover is more of an accessory than a protective case it does provide a little bit of protection when it’s not inside it’s neoprene case, which is now my main method of protection.
What I love
The look and the feel of the Cherry Wood cover. I also enjoy the fact that many people stop and ask me about it. And they all feel it (which can get a little weird.) “What is that? Where did you get it?”
What I Found Surprising
- It’s a lot thinner than I realised. When the package came in the post I told the delivery man to wait so that I could check that anything was actually inside the envelope. But thin = light, so thats great.
- It didnt snap on. It glues on (it’s coated with a self adhesive) well, more sticks on than glues on. Before you ask – yes, you can take it off.
- They are made in the United States.
For my 15″ MacBook the Cherry Wood costs US$89 and for a 13″ it costs US$79
I’m not sure whether the other woods have different prices – go check out their website for more details.
Thank you to Glitty for making this product review possible. As usual, all opinions expressed are our own.
Image credits: Vaughan McShane