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Best hardshell cases for MacBook Pro 2022

Space Gray MacBook Pro
Space Gray MacBook Pro (Image credit: iMore)

One of the best ways to protect your MacBook Pro is with a hardshell case. These cases offer scratch and drop protection, and they can often lend a touch of your style to your laptop. These are your best options to both protect and beautify the MacBook Pro.

Before checking out, make sure you choose the correct size and model of your MacBook Pro. Most cases are not interchangeable between models.

So many great hardshell case choices

These are the best hardshell cases we've found for the MacBook Pro, including the latest MacBook Pro with M1 Max or Pro chip or the MacBook Pro with M1 chip. Each is available in multiple styles -- some traditional, others a little bit more creative or unique. Regardless, each of these cases is tough and will protect your investment against bumps and scratches. Many come with extra goodies such as keyboard covers to provide even more protection. Another nice thing about using a hardshell case is that you can go ahead and put all of your fun stickers and decals on it, no need to worry about damaging your computer. You can just get a new case if you tire of the decals.

A hardshell case is the best and perhaps the simplest way to make sure your MacBook Pro, one of the best MacBooks you can buy, makes it through the day in one piece. It doesn't get better for the pragmatic folks than IBENZER MacBook Pro Hard Plastic Case's myriad options.

Another great pick with lots of options is the MOSISO Case, which comes plenty of sizes and color choices. You can also look into other kinds of great MacBook Pro cases.

Be sure to double-check your MacBook Pro's model number before you purchase a case. The late 2020 M1 13-inch MacBook Pro is the same size as the one released earlier in 2020, but the 2021 and 2022 models are thicker and older cases won't fit. Most listings will let you know the exact model that the case will fit. Check twice; order once!

Karen S Freeman
Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer, social media manager, 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. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and 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 a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.