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Powerbook Sleeve Cases

Updated on November 14, 2023
By Pete Freitag

I am looking for a simple sleeve case for my 12" powerbook. One I found that I like has been out of stock for a while, the Booq Viper XS.

I usually carry my powerbook in a messenger bag, but I'd like some extra padding for it, since its kind of loose in there, and prone to scratches and things.

Does anyone know of any other good sleeve cases that fit 12" powerbooks? What kind of bag or case do you use?

Update: I have ended up going with an Incase bag

mac powerbook sleeve

Powerbook Sleeve Cases was first published on February 24, 2005.

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I had gone through various laptop bags in my computer tote-ing life. But I have never been so happy with any bag as I am with my Timbuk2 laptop bag. The did everything right with this bag and I cant believe the bad memories I had of my previous failed purchases.

A quick scan of thier site brought this up:

The small size says specifically that it fits the 12" powerbooks.
by Simeon on 02/24/2005 at 6:19:31 PM UTC
Check out the PowerSleevz:
by Daniel Short on 02/25/2005 at 12:02:50 AM UTC
I'll just add
by Ronald-Thomas on 02/28/2005 at 4:57:19 PM UTC
I too had a similar problem, and here is Australia our choices are limited, so I made my own (2 of them).

I went to ClarkRuber and brought some wet-suit type material and stick-on velcro (as I shyed from a hard zipper been rubbed along the PB's edges). About an hour of measurements and a bit of glue I had the snuggest protector available and for a very cheap price (less than AUD $15)
by Mountain/ \Ash on 05/12/2005 at 8:24:28 PM UTC
I do NOT recommend the Booq Viper XS for a 12" powerbook. It claims to fit the iBook and PowerBook "like a glove". I wont speak for the iBook (I dont have one), but it certainly does NOT fit the PowerBook like a glove, it has about half an inch length wise and almost an inch of space on the width It slides around and it shouldn't. Im going to return mine next weekend. If you have a powerbook, dont make the mistake I made unless you dont mind a little bit of sliding. I dont know how much bigger the iBook is from the PowerBook, maybe it fits that well, but it is certainly no "glove" for my PowerBook.

by daniel Shiner on 06/13/2005 at 7:23:38 PM UTC
hey dude, check out ebay - it has one of those booq cases but i have a 15 inch so it doesnt fit mine....its goin really cheap
by Mike on 07/22/2005 at 12:03:48 PM UTC
for completely off-the-wall unique powerbook, macbook or ibook sleeves, have a look at - made in Australia..
by dirtymouse on 05/09/2006 at 1:56:40 AM UTC
If you are after a Glove for your Macbook then you can't beat the STM Glove.
by Sim on 03/07/2009 at 12:51:48 AM UTC