Toast MacBook Leather Cover Review
Toast — not the kind y0u eat — has been innovative in the gadget protective covers space thanks to its use of real wood to protect devices such as smartphones and even PS4 consoles. Now the company is getting into high-end leather covers for our daily use technological devices, in particular the MacBook Pro. We were sent a sample for testing, so I slapped it on my 15″ MacBook Pro Retina, and I have to say that the Toast leather cover truly does give this already expensive looking machine an even more refined feel. Plus, it adds the extra benefit of protecting the MacBook’s smooth aluminum finish from scratches and dings, so you not only get a sleeker looking MacBook, but you also get a bit of protection from daily wear and tear.
Toast’s leather MacBook covers are easy to put on too, so if you’re someone like me that stresses out over putting on screen protectors because you’re worried about getting trapped bubbles, or a slightly wonky application, you can put those fears aside with this leather cover. While it is still applied with 3M technology, the process of placing it on your MacBook is pretty straightforward, so as long as you ensure that you’ve lined it up straight when you start to place it, you should have no issues keeping it bubble free and correctly oriented to fit the precise lines of the MacBook’s frame.
There are also multiple configurations offered for these leather protectors. You can just buy one for the lid for the MacBook, or you can add the bottom cover for an extra $60, as well as a trackpad cover for an extra $30. While there are 10 colors to choose from, you can take the customization even further by paying for a $30 custom design, which you can upload an image and give special instructions for how it should be used during the checkout process. Finally, for $5 a piece, you can add custom text to the top and bottom covers, so you can really tailer this leather cover to your liking.
I was sent the basic package, so I don’t have any customizations, but the resulting look is still very sleek and refined. Plus, and this may sound weird, but I love the smell of genuine leather, so now my MacBook Pro has the added benefit of a pleasant musk. Although, I do recommend opting for the top cover that leaves the Apple logo cutout, because my did not, so it sorta makes my MacBook look like a basic old laptop without the Apple branding, but that’s easily remedied if you just choose that option at checkout.
The Toast leather cover retails for $99 for just the top cover, so it is a bit pricey, but for the resulting look and protection benefits, the cost fits in line with the higher end MacBook Pro lifestyle anyway. I love how it looks and feels, and curiously also how it smells. The protection from scuffs and scrapes is always a huge benefit, because anyone that has owned an Apple laptop knows that the aluminum is ripe for getting mucked up regardless of how careful you are, so having the Toast leather cover as a protective skin provides complete piece of mind.
If interested, you can pick one up for yourself from Toast today!
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