The 800 pound gorilla in the room with notebook case design is the care, or lack thereof, taken in striking the right balance between portability and protection. An attempt at striking a harmonious balance is more than evident with WaterField's CitySlicker case
for the MacBook Air. The CitySlicker shows just how hard it is, though, to really hit the right form factor for protecting an ultraportable, a reality we explore in our review
of the accessory.