(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:
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!
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 My case search is over
(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!