The MacBook Air with M2 sports a fabulous design. The wedge shape of yore is no more. Keep your beautiful laptop looking new and be sure to protect it from the elements with a great case. We've covered you whether you prefer a snap-on hard shell case or a simple sleeve. The following cases come in various colors, styles, and price points. Find the one that's right for you and enjoy your warmly received five-star 13-inch M2 MacBook Air or 15-inch M2 MacBook Air.
Best padded sleeve
The exterior of this simple sleeve is water-resistant while the cushioned interior is fluffy and soft. You can choose from a bunch of colors to suit your taste. It fits not only the M2 MacBook Air but just about any laptop, once you select your size (including 13-inch or 15-inch), so it's pretty much future-proof.
Best for flower lovers
Pretty and protective
A snap-on case doesn't have to be boring, it can be covered with flowers and other cool designs. You'll find a ton of different options in this listing. A screen protector, touchpad protector, and a coordinating colorful keyboard cover are included in the low price. While the case linked below is for the 13-inch model, there's a 15-inch version as well.
Best folding stand
Sleeve and stand
We're obsessed with this gorgeous sleeve that folds origami-style into a stand to prop up your MacBook Air to a more ergonomic position. It's made out of vegan faux leather but feels like the real deal. I use this one every day as a stand, and it's a must-carry in my travel bag.
Best simple snap-on
Speck's cases look great and fit beautifully. This simple snap-on case comes in a few color options. It has secure clips to keep it in place and rubberized feet to keep your MacBook Air from sliding around while in use. While the case linked below is for the 13-inch MacBook Air, there's a 15-inch model as well.
CASETiFY offers thousands of designs, with new ones being released frequently, including licensed characters and artist collaborations. So, you're sure to find one that suits you perfectly. Alternatively, you can create your own design, as I've done in the render above. You can choose a regular Snap Case, or the Impact Case shown here for a bit more rugged protection.
If you're someone that may actually drop your MacBook Air, you'll probably want something a bit more heavy-duty. This dual-layer PC (polycarbonate) and TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) case fits the bill with military standard drop protection. You can get the 15-inch model as well.
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Best clear case
Just the basics
MOSISO covers the basics with this simple snap-on case. It comes in several neutral transparent and translucent colors, including Frost, which has a matte finish so you can barely tell it's there. The links below are for the 13-inch model, but there's a 15-inch version as well.
Best package deal
So many designs
If you like something at a great price point with a stylish look, check out the many beautiful options available from SanMuFly. Your purchase also includes a keyboard cover, felt sleeve, and dust plugs. Yes, there is a 15-inch model as well.
This case comes with a keyboard cover, screen protector, and USB-C to USB-A dongle. You can choose a clear option shown here or a couple of black options; transparency varies between them. You can also get the 15-inch version of this.
Best attractive protection
Pretty serious protection
Who says a rugged case has to look it? The Lumen Series Case with its ombré look is both stylish and protective. It has a grippy texture, so you're less likely to drop it in the first place. But in case you do, the Lumen is drop-tested to military standards (MIL-STD-810G 516.6). You can choose from four gorgeous colorways, but it only comes in the 13-inch size as of this writing.
Best classic style
Oldie but goodie
While Apple isn't selling these sumptuous leather sleeves for MacBooks on their website anymore, you can still pick up this simple yet beautiful navy blue sleeve on Amazon. There's nothing like getting Apple merch for a fraction of its original price. High quality leather like this never gets outdated and only gets better with time.
Best sleeve with pockets
If you prefer a feature-rich sleeve over a hard shell snap-on case, or if you want to use both for extra protection and convenience, check out this handy bag that comes in many color options. Your M2 MacBook Air (choose from the 13-inch or 15-inch model in this listing) fits inside the main pocket, while two smaller zippered pockets hold your important accessories.
Which is the best case for your MacBook Air with M2 chip?
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The MacBook Air with M2 chip is one of the best MacBooks for most people, but that doesn't mean it's cheap. Protect your investment with a good case. Most of the cases on this list are snap-on hard shell cases, which you can keep on your laptop all of the time for maximum protection.
For ultimate protection, use a case like the tomtoc 360° Protective Laptop Sleeve in addition to a snap-on case. The snap-on case stays on all the time to prevent scratches and in case of accidental drops while working. But while you're on the go is the most likely time for drops, so a protective sleeve is your best bet for damage protection. Double your protection by getting both a sleeve and a snap-on case.
When it comes to simple and basic, one of the best cases for MacBook Air with M2 is the MOSISO Compatible with MacBook Air M2 Chip Hard Shell Case. It doesn't come in fancy colors, just some simple neutrals, and it doesn't come with any other "stuff" along with it. If it's a bit too basic for you, you can always add decals to express your personality.
On the other hand, if you want something to gussy up your MacBook Air a bit more, check out the SanMuFly Compatible with MacBook Air M2 Chip Printed Pattern Plastic Matte Hard Shell. The designs are so beautiful and varied, you're sure to find one you like. It does come with some nice extras, such as a keyboard cover, screen protector, and dust plug.
If sleeves are more your preference, or you like to use one in addition to a hard shell, we've rounded up our favorites in our best sleeves for MacBook Air collection. If you have an older model MacBook Air, be sure to check out our list of best MacBook Air cases.
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.
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