In a world of style constantly pushing the envelope, we ask one question: is this MacBook case actually cool looking (or super dumb?)
While this trend is particularly ~~funky fresh~~, sometimes brands can push the envelope just a wee bit too far, resulting in some products that make you go, "... Huh. Neat?"
Enter the Mujjo Wooden Case for MacBook; a limited edition, high-priced case that retails for €289.17 (roughly $322.19 US) and is… Interesting, to say the least. I mean, it kind of looks like one of those laptop tray tables that you buy at Costco for your aunt during Christmas, mixed with the super sexy appeal of of a 1920s construction worker's tin lunchbox, mixed with a chunk of your dad's leather belt strap, but hey, who are we to judge?
Inside, a luxury interior reveals itself, your macbook will touch nothing but the signature full grain vegetable tanned leather in black. A Macbook slides into the innovative leather lined slot padded with ... foam - used to restore vintage Vitra furniture - to keep the device securely in place.
As someone who's a huge fan of wood accents (I'm currently writing this on a MacBook Pro with a wood decal) I decided to ask Twitter what they thought of the case:
@hellorousseau lamest. What are you? A farmer?— Sonya (@honey_child) November 4, 2016
@hellorousseau In my opinion it's very impractical and that's based on having used laptop cases for many years, had a similar one.— Cory Boehm (@Cory_Boehm) November 4, 2016
@hellorousseau lamest, unless you make handmade artisanal typewriters from reclaimed barn wood— JB (@jbrnr) November 4, 2016
@hellorousseau Cool looking, super lame on functionality.— DΞRΞK ⚡ KΞSSLΞR (@derekakessler) November 7, 2016
While the case itself is unique, it does have a sort of cool, modern, futuristic appeal to it. Sure, the pricetag is a bit off-putting, but the entire piece can almost be considered a work of art.
These 50 limited edition cases are all hand made in Greece and go through several stages of sanding and preparation before being given the stamp of approval. The case itself is even quite protective, the inside being lined to help save your MacBook in the event of a fall.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal taste… But I cannot honestly say if this Mujjo case is the most stylish, modern MacBook case I've ever seen, or the dumbest.
It's hard to decide!
What do you think? Let us know your thoughts on this $322.19 case in the comments below!