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Top Case had slightly better reviews so I went with that one
on February 8, 2015
I was debating whether to order the iBenzer or Top Case hard case cover with mouse pad. Top Case had slightly better reviews so I went with that one. However, when it arrived a large chunk of it was broken off even thought there was no damage to the box it came in. I returned it and ordered the iBenzer. I've had this case for two months now and am still very pleased with it. Here's a comparison between my Top Case and iBenzer purchases:
~Pads: The other reviews mentioned this, but didn't seem to be too bothered about it: the bottom pads are cheap. When I received it I was very disappointed because not only were they very cheap, rounded white plastic pieces, but they were also very sloppily glued on. They weren't even placed directly into their molds!
~Mouse pad: This wasn't a big deal for me since I purchased it solely for the case, but the mouse pad that comes with it is very cheap as well. It's just a piece of thin foam. Don't let the mouse pad entice you into buying it!
~Pads: The pads on the bottom are much better than the Top Case ones! They are soft, flat white foam pieces that are placed perfectly into their molds. My only concern is that they may flatten out over time, but so far they're still holding up like new!
~Keyboard cover: This was a big complaint in other comments, but I don't mind it at all. It may take some getting used to, but I actually like it. My one complaint is that when the letters on the keys light up, they don't fit the letters on the keyboard cover so this creates a weird double vision look. But this isn't a big deal to me since the letters on my keyboard aren't lit up that often and I usually don't look down at my keyboard. Also, the color of the keyboard cover goes beautifully with the case! Speaking of color...
~Color: I ordered the Robin Egg Blue Top Case and the Turquoise iBenzer. The turquoise is so much more vibrant! Personally, I like it much better. Also, the Top Case was a glossy plastic, while the iBenzer is more of a matte plastic. I've also never noticed leaving any fingerprint marks on mine.
~Fit: Since my Top case arrived broken I will never know how it would have fit, however, the iBenzer case fits very well. You will need some strong hands to put it on and I bet it's even harder to take off, so make sure you're committed to the case! One reason I initially chose the Top Case over the iBenzer was because some of the iBenzer reviews mentioned an irritating ridge around the wrist area. I don't know if it's because of the color I ordered or because they fixed this problem, but this ridge does not exist for me!
In my opinion, if you're debating between getting a Top Case or iBenzer, I'd go with the iBenzer. I got to handle both and I looking back, I'm so glad the Top Case came broken.