Laptop sleeves are a great solution for protecting your device and holding a few accessories without carrying around a bag or briefcase. However, they are also known for being fairly stripped down of compartments and options, which can be inconvenient at times.
Cassnova has bridged the gap between bag and sleeve with their 13-inch Denim Laptop Case. It offers up the thin design of a sleeve with enough storage and features to fill in as a laptop bag.
The Cassnova sleeve is a very well-crafted case made of a durable blue-grey denim material with matching stitching. When you unzip the main compartment you will find a soft, white fleece lining inside that protects your device from lint and scuffs.
There is a zippered side compartment that contains pen loops and mini pockets for organizing whatever accessories you choose to bring along with you.
On either side of the main pouch are two denim handles for carrying your computer like a briefcase. If you prefer to rock the sleeve look, you can tuck the handles into two side pockets, which also double for extra storage.
The Cassnova feels like a high-quality laptop case. The sturdy construction gives me the impression that it will stand up to a lot of wear and tear over a long period of time. Think about how tough your favorite pair of jeans is and imagine making a laptop sleeve out of them.
The wealth of interior pockets and compartments makes the Cassnova Denim 13-inch Laptop Case feel like you are using a bigger bag than it actually is. And yet despite its durability and versatility, it is not too bulky, so you can slip it under your arm while walking, or even slide it into a larger bag when traveling.
For all its positive features, I find the lack of variety in available colors to be disappointing. The blue-grey denim is a novel aesthetic choice that will surely appeal to some. But I wish that there were other options for those of us who prefer the boring black cases of world. It would also open up the pool of potential buyers to more business-oriented folks who cannot walk into a meeting with a denim laptop sleeve.
That being said, it is a very well-designed case with a lot of positive features. For those of you who like the denim, this is a really great all-around sleeve for your Surface Pro 3 or laptop.
The Cassnova 13-inch Denim Laptop Case is a good buy at its regular $35.99 price tag, but it is a heck of a bargain for $19.99 on Amazon.