Judie has long been a fan of Toast’s beautiful wood covers for her MacBooks and other mobile devices. In addition to wood covers, they now offer a leather option that is gorgeous. Yes, it’s pricey, but the custom leather covers are as unique as they are protective. I’m impressed, and I know you will be too.
As mentioned, Toast’s leather covers are pricey. The leather laptop cover is $99. That’s $40 more than the wood versions Toast offers and it is just the protective cover for the laptop’s lid. If you want to protect the bottom of your laptop it will cost you an additional $60 and, if you want to have a leather surround around the trackpad, you’ll have to add $30.
But there’s more. If you want a custom design embossed and custom text into the leather cover you’ll have to add $30 and $5 respectively.
Those numbers may give you sticker shock but, if you are looking for serious protection for your pricey Apple laptop and want it to look and feel unique, you want to check these out. They are beautiful, do a great job of protecting your laptop, and you can not only choose your color but also add a custom design or text to make it truly unique.
Toast has this to say about their leather covers:
Welcome to our gorgeous, genuine leather covers for the Apple MacBook laptop! Sleek, strokable and supremely sexy, our real leather Toast covers deliver protection and serious style.
We laser-cut our covers with exacting precision and finish each one by hand to bring out the luscious texture and saturated colors of every sumptuous piece of leather. Slight natural variations from hide to hide ensure that each and every leather Toast case is a unique beauty.
There’s no mistaking the hand feel, depth, texture, and smell of real leather: Toast cases reward every interaction you have with your laptop! We guarantee that you’ll adore it every single time you use it. Best of all: as our leather covers age, they gradually gather an enviable patina of use – like a favorite wallet or perfectly broken-in boots. They might be one of the only things in life that improve with wear and tear!
The review sample I got came with the leather top. I was impressed with the thickness of the leather as well as the quality look and feel. I love that it is a single piece that, once in place, give the entire cover complete protection.
The optional leather bottom I was sent is also a single piece but, unlike the top, it has cutouts for the screws that hold the laptop’s bottom in place. The cutouts mean that, if you need to service your laptop, you won’t need to trash your investment in the bottom cover.
When I went to “order” my review sample, I was impressed (and a bit overwhelmed) by the number of color choices there were. There are ten different colors from which to choose. Two of them metallic finishes.
Also, you can choose whether or not to have a cutout for the Apple logo.
When Toast says, you can customize the look and feel of your laptop they aren’t kidding.
Ultimately, I went with this…
The fact that you can add your graphics and text is another nice aspect of these laptop covers. For just a few dollars more you can add pretty much anything you want to the cover.
I decided to put them to the test and opted for a graphic that I was pretty sure no one had ever before asked for. I sent them the graphic and, based on their response; it was a no-brainer.
A short time later I had a laptop cover that looks like this!
You might be concerned about getting a clean, square and bubble-free installation. After all, these covers are expensive and messing up on the installation process can be a pricey mistake. Thankfully, Toast thought of this too. As they explain:
Toast covers are a cinch to apply: peel, stick, love! (Full instructions included.)
Also, the company laser-cuts a pattern of tiny perforations on the reverse side of the covers. This helps help avoid unsightly air bubbles becoming trapped during the installation process.
I do, however, need to be transparent. I will likely be swapping out my laptop in the next month or two, and I didn’t want to “waste” the gorgeous cover on a laptop I may soon be selling. I wasn’t sure what to do about that and, as a result, kept putting off this review. Ultimately I decided to tack the cover to my current laptop for the pictures I’m posting here so I could have the cover ready when I get my new laptop. I’m happy I did because I love this cover and want to use it for a long, long time. When I get my new laptop, I will!
- Long-lasting, high-quality adhesives
- Naturally durable, gorgeous materials
- Sleek bump-and-scratch protection
- Easy removal without any sticky residue
- A heck of a lot of styles!
I’m impressed by these leather covers. Toast has done a fantastic job here. Sure, they are expensive but, when you are talking about a laptop that cost over $2200 as mine did, the added expense to get custom protection sounds a bit more reasonable. Check them out here.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample
What I Like: A good selection of colors; Ability to get as much or as little protection as you want; Ability to add custom graphics and text; Designed for easy and clean installation
What Needs Improvement: Pricey