OP-1 Case Revelation


#1

(Disclaimer: wanted best case that will fit OP-1 with the DeckSaver on, as I believe this is best method of protection for her, when travelling)

So. I got fed up of the whole case thing. I’ve tried a few.

Now, before anyone shouts out “OFFICIAL CASE!” and “Why would anyone scrimp on a case for a £1000 plus device?” etc, let me clear that it’s not about cost, it’s about the best fitting/protective case.

I was using the Tractor case (https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0055CKNE6/ref=psdc_412357031_t1_B00369LAEW) for a bit but it’s huge, too big for me. So bit the bullet and ordered the official case from Amazon. Guess what, it didn’t fit! literally, the base of the OP-1 dit not fit within the neoprene base of case. Unbelievable. Sent it back.

So, without wanting to give up, I decided to look for a device that had similar dimensions, was ubiquitous, and would have an abundance of cases available for it…

and… Enter: the wireless Apple Magic Keyboard!

Apple Magic Keyboard = L 279 mm x H: 114.9 mm x D 11

OP-1 Dimensions = L 282 mm x H 102 mm x D 13.5 mm

After searching all the forums etc, I couldn’t believe that no one else had made the connection. Pretty exciting, I thought.

I then looked up Apple Magic Keyboard cases on Amazon, and narrowed it down to 3:

US AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Hermitshell-Keyboard-Bluetooth-Trackpad-Protective/dp/B01H1HWUWA/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=apple+magic+case+hermit&qid=1559912380&s=gateway&sr=8-2

I thought about buying all and then reviewing for y’all, but in the end decided that the first (semi) hard case was worth a punt. there was a strange indentation in the case, separating it into two sections, I gestimated that, that would still fall within the OP-1’s mixer knobs and volume knob (with Decksaver), and boy did I get lucky! Compared to the official case it is a much more protective material, AND a quarter of the price! :slight_smile:

All I can say is that, whilst the case is technically upside-down, it fits perfectly! Super snug, super protected. I have absolutely no qualms about chucking this in my rucksack now.

Didn’t need to test the other cases in the end; IMHO this is the absolutely best fitting case for the OP-1 (REMEMBER: I said with a decksaver attached) There is even space for some cables etc. (p.s. the red band is a rubber bracelet I use to hold the Decksaver to the OP-1)

Have a look yourself!

I really hope this is the post some of you have been waiting for :wink: My case search is over :slight_smile:

(OP-1 Forum: This post is copied from Reddit, photos and origninal post here: https://www.reddit.com/r/OP1users/comments/bxuckb/op1_case_revelation/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x)

TL:DR: Apple Magic Keyboards fit OP-1s - Go check yourself!


#2

Nice. The official case does fit though. It just takes a while the memory foam inside needs to get used to the OP-1. Mine had the same problem when I first got it. After a few weeks it fit perfectly, and nice and tight.


#3

Cheers. I’ve also been using the Tractor case and agree whilst it offers good protection it is a little bulky. I’ve ordered the case you suggested … So fingers crossed!


#4

Case just arrived and it’s great. About 2/3rds the thickness and a little smaller in all directions than the Tractor case. Feels like it will offer reasonable protection and the reduced size will make me want to carry it to work, to jam at lunchtimes. Good shout BeardoUK