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A Review of STM Goods’ Laptop Sleeve

23rd April 2017
A Review of STM Goods’ Laptop Sleeve

If someone were to ask VIP what I consider to be my most prized possessions (apart from the kids of course!), he’d say “Her MacBook and iPhone” – and he’d be right.

I’m rarely seen without one or the other. I don’t know if that’s necessarily a good thing, but I do know that Apple should probably be paying me dividends for brand promotion.

Long before I started blogging and vlogging, I’d mock VIP and ask how his ‘P.E’ was. The ‘e’ standing for ‘extension’ and without spelling it out (this is a family-friendly site), the ‘p’ standing for something that only men have.

The nickname referred to the fact that he always had his ‘P.E’ in his hand. Ahem.

Yes, it’s a bit insensitive but now the tables have turned and it’s me that is paranoid about losing sight of my beloved gadgets.

When I’m not on the phone I’m with my MacBook. In fact, my Macbook comes with me to the office, to my parents’ house if we go round for Sunday lunch (if I’m on deadline) – and it comes with me on holiday.

So when I had the opportunity to choose a stylish, protective case for my MacBook from STM Goods, I picked a good ‘un – and here it is.

A Review of STM Goods’ Laptop Sleeve

It’s called Grace and it’s a 13” Deluxe Laptop Sleeve that retails for £34.95. In fact, you can pick this particular product up for as little as £13.39 on Amazon (click the link at the end of the post for a direct link).

I chose the dark purple ‘cos it looks really classy!

In it for the long-haul

I’d been using a plain black cover case for my MacBook, inherited from VIP. And although it did the job of keeping my MacBook safe, it wasn’t really my taste.

So I was really excited about receiving a snazzy new laptop sleeve that I had chosen myself.

Luckily, it arrived just before my two-week Easter break in the sun, so I took it with me.

Here I am at Disney World’s water park, Typhoon Lagoon (on the beach) with my new case….

A Review of STM Goods’ Laptop Sleeve

And here I am at Orlando Airport on the trip home; as you can see I look after it very carefully as it’s still in pristine condition. And out it came on the plane too! Well, a girl’s gotta do her work…

A Review of STM Goods’ Laptop Sleeve

A Review of STM Goods’ Laptop Sleeve

There are many things that attracted me to the laptop sleeve:

  1. Its colour – a classy two-tone purple, which is distinctive enough to stand out from the crowd but not garish.
  2. It’s fur-lined inside – it has a super soft faux fur lined inside that is lovely to touch and reassuring to know that my MacBook is housed in a nice, safe place.
  3. Padded cover – the inner padding ensures my prized possessions are kept super safe.
  4. More storage – if I’m on a quick journey then I know I’ll be carrying my MacBook, phone, purse and keys. Luckily, the additional zipped-pocket means that I can carry all of these in the one case, safely and securely.

The sleeve has a magnetic clasp, which is great but a zip might have worked better for me.

I only say this because my son accidentally picked up the sleeve from the bottom and out fell my MacBook – the magnetic clasp wasn’t strong enough to hold it in.

Fortunately, it was indoors at the time and it fell on the vinyl kitchen floor, otherwise I might not have been a happy mummy that day!

The comfy straps on the sleeve mean that I can carry it by my side using the handles or hook it over my shoulder to tuck it under my arm.

I like the versatility that the straps offer; for an updated version, adjustable straps could be an idea to offer the third option of wearing it across the body.

Overall though, I’m thrilled with my new sleeve. Having a dedicated carry accessory for my MacBook means that I have quick access to it; something that’s really important to me as I often work ‘on the move’.

Plus I’ve already had one friend comment that she liked it and wanted one – and we all know that imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

What are your prized possessions?

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21 comments

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Tamsin 26th April 2017 at 7:34 pm

I would have to say my DSLR and lenses. I’d cry if something happened to them.

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Cassandra Mayers 26th April 2017 at 1:59 pm

I do love the colour and the furr lining. The lining makes you know that your items will be scratch free!

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LaurettaCWright 29th April 2017 at 6:49 am

Yes that’s right – nice and safe!

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Caroline 26th April 2017 at 10:24 am

Ooh nice sleeve! I love the colour and its great to have the zipped section at the front for extra storage. It did make me chuckle that you you took your MacBook to typhoon lagoon though!!

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LaurettaCWright 26th April 2017 at 10:49 am

Possibly pretty sad I took the MacBook to the waterpark, but I can’t sit there & do nothing (It’s not in my nature!) x

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fashionmommy 25th April 2017 at 10:31 am

I love the fact it is sturdy and so attractive too. A brilliant find.

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LaurettaCWright 25th April 2017 at 12:21 pm

thanks! 🙂

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Rachel 24th April 2017 at 7:48 pm

This sounds just so handy and it is really good value for money and a nice design x

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LaurettaCWright 24th April 2017 at 7:54 pm

Thanks Rachel – certainly is!

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Rosana @ Hot&CHilli Food and Travel Blog 23rd April 2017 at 10:03 pm

It looks quite stylish this sleeve. I like the magnetic clasp instead of zip. Quicker to get the laptop out. R

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Sarah Bailey 23rd April 2017 at 8:31 pm

Now that is one good looking laptop sleeve it looks so sturdy and protective as well as having room for other essentials!

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LaurettaCWright 24th April 2017 at 5:40 am

Thank Sarah – it’s very sturdy meaning it does a great job at protecting.

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Jenny 23rd April 2017 at 8:03 pm

I love my MacBook Air and iPhone. I don’t have a sleeve (eek!) but this sounds worth looking into!

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LaurettaCWright 24th April 2017 at 5:41 am

Thanks Jenny – I’d definitely recommend!

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Ickle Pickle 23rd April 2017 at 7:39 pm

I hear you about your Mac and iPhone – and I love this sleeve, it is just gorgeous. Kaz x

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LaurettaCWright 24th April 2017 at 5:42 am

Cheers Kaz! X

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Leigh 23rd April 2017 at 4:20 pm

This looks like the perfect sleeve for travelling, I just love the handles on it! I’m pretty guilty of just shoving my Macbook into my rucksack without a sleeve, which is terrible really! ♥

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LaurettaCWright 23rd April 2017 at 4:27 pm

Sometimes I did that too – this one is so easy to access so makes it very practical.

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Ashleigh 23rd April 2017 at 4:17 pm

This looks like something I need for when I travel with my macbook! Love the design too.
x

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LaurettaCWright 23rd April 2017 at 4:26 pm

Thanks Ashleigh – yes, it’s a lovely design!

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