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How To Buy a Sleeve Laptop


A laptop sleeve is essentially a padded cover which serves the dual purpose of protecting your laptop and making it easy to carry your laptop while you are on the go. A laptop sleeve is one item among a long list of accessories used to carry a laptop including laptop bags, luggage and briefcase. Laptop sleeves are available in various designs and sizes and may even be customized according to your specific needs and requirements.

Step 1

When buying any product, the first thing you need to do is consider its function. In this case the function of the laptop sleeve is to protect the laptop and help carry it comfortably. In order for it to be able to protect the laptop, you need to make sure that the sleeve you choose is padded so that in the case of a fall or any kind of accident it remains undamaged or at least sustains minimum damage.

Step 2

And secondly make sure it is water resistant. This would mean that the laptop sleeve you choose is made of a material that resists water. Prevention is always better than cure, especially when a lot of money is at stake so try to keep your laptop as far away from water as possible.

Step 3

Also, you need to make sure your laptop sleeve is comfortable to carry. Mostly, laptop sleeves just carry the laptop and don't have a strap. They are usually fitted into another bag but you should make sure that the one you buy is the right size for your laptop and is not either too tight so that it makes scratches on its surface or that it is too loose so that there is a chance that it may slip out and fall and hence is a nuisance to carry evem from room to room.

Step 4

Then comes the aesthetics of the laptop sleeve. You obviously want it to look good. There are various designs and patterns available for you to choose from and can even get it a customized laptop sleeve made according to your specifications. If you are really feeling up to it, you can even make it yourself.

Step 5

Finally, check the price of the laptop sleeve and if it's according to your budget, you are ready to buy it! If not, there's plenty of variety out there and you still can find something to your taste and according to your budget.


Before you go out and buy a laptop sleeve, or pretty much anything, then the best thing to do is to research it thoroughly over the internet. You will get to know what the best brands are and where you can get the most affordable prices. Whatever you choose in the end, keep in mind that technology is ever changing and expanding, and its best to buy something that’s not too pricey in case you choose to change your gadgets and need to buy new accessories for them all over again. There are some incredibly unique laptop sleeve styles available over the internet and they can easily be made at home, so price may not even be an issue.

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By Sidra Rana, published at 03/17/2012
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