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Four stars! - UPDATED!! May 11th, 2015 to ONE STAR
on April 28, 2015
Mosiso - Mint Green - MacBook Air 13.3"
My laptop case shipped April 25th, 2015 and arrived on April 27th, 2015 (2-day shipping with Amazon Prime)
I ordered the case in Mint Green - I think that the product photos are pretty true to color; I've attached pictures of my own to help you decide. If you're really picky, I would say the actual product's color may be a little more saturated than the product photo they have, but it's definitely mint green. It is not opaque; definitely translucent. You can see the Apple logo shining through very clearly. It also has a smooth, matte finish that I like because it won't collect fingerprints.
The case itself fits perfectly on my MacBook Air 13.3" (Model A1466). You just snap on the bottom and then snap on the top; they include a diagram for easy installation.
The one thing I don't like is that there are some very obvious...squares. I don't know what else to call them, but on both pieces of the case, there is a square located next to each "snap on" section of the case. It's not raised or discolored, but it's there. On the top piece of the case there are three space equally at the top. On the bottom piece, there are two. It's not enough to make me upset or get a new case, but it does bother me slightly. The average person looking at my laptop probably won't notice. I've included a picture of what I'm talking about. I'm not sure if it's just more obvious with a mint green case, but it appears as though this case was made without snap-ons first, then the snap-ons were later added during the manufacturing, thus causing an overlay to make these squares noticeable.
- true to color (mint green)
- fits perfectly
- smooth, matte finish
- Apple logo shines through brightly
- prompt shipping and delivery
- the squares I mentioned before
I wouldn't call this the best case ever, but it's definitely the same quality as other higher priced cases. With that being said, I feel like I got my money's worth. For $13, you really can't complain. It prevents my laptop from getting any scratches or dirt on it, and that's what I was looking for. 4 stars!
******* UPDATE: MAY 11th, 2015 *******
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS CASE!
So I've had this laptop case for a couple weeks, and I've got some issues I'd like to share. Despite not having a fingerprint issue because of the finish on the case, I'm having problems keeping it clean even though it goes straight from my laptop case to a desk and back (both of which are not particularly dirty). There are constantly smudged and discolored areas, and I realized it's because the finish is rubbing off of the case. If I gently scrape my fingernail across the case, you can see the finish coming off. I expect any case or cover I buy to withstand a little more than gentle scraping or rubbing. The whole point is to protect my device or electronics...if this case can't handle light/gentle use, it's not a good case.
Another issue: when I open my MacBook, when it reaches a 90 degree angle, the case was not designed to seamlessly open without rubbing against each other. It will click, and I'll have to gentle force it to open a little further, as most people open their laptops to more obtuse angles. This causes another issue: the bottom part of my case will snap completely off. I've picked up my laptop to put away, and the bottom case will NOT be attached. I'm really disappointed by this. The finish rubbing off easily I can deal with, but if the case can't even stay on, what is the point of having it?
For these reasons, my rating has dropped my rating from 4 stars to 1 stars. I would highly not recommend the Mosiso case, unless you want a useless piece of plastic, in which case....I can sell you mine :)