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4.0 out of 5 stars Warning - this cover obstructs one of the microphone pinholes! (FIXED), September 10, 2013
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This review is from: New Aarrivals! TopCase Rubberized Hard Case for Macbook Air 13-Inch - A1369 and A1466 with TopCase Mouse Pad - Black (Personal Computers)
This cover should not be bought for the 2013 MacBook Air!

The dimensions fit and all seems well, BUT... It covers one of the two microphones (pinhole on the left side). MacBook Air had only mono microphone before. The 2013 model has stereo and one of the pinholes is covered by the case!

I ordered the case July 9 2013, noticed the issue, informed the seller, was given a 50% discount (not needing to return the case) and was promised a replacement that takes care of the issue, when available... I am still waiting for it.

In the interim I drilled a hole in the case and does not look very good.

Case is otherwise 5 stars. Given the issue and the fact that a replacement is still not available, am downgrading to 2 stars. Would have given 1 star for the product deficiency which makes it unsuitable for 2013 MacBook Air but the seller was responsive and promised replacement though have no idea on ETA...

(I posted a photo showing the issue and the hole I drilled to expose the microphone.)

UPDATE: I contacted the seller again and they did send me the updated model, which does not obstruct the second mic pinhole. LOOKS GREAT! Review upgraded from 2 stars to 4 stars. (1 star taken away for the hassle and the fact that you may still need to contact seller and confirm which version you are getting...)
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Initial post: Feb 19, 2014 12:58:34 PM PST
H. Mera says:
They fixed the issue of the covered mic holes. Both holes are open on the case I bought in January 2014

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2014 9:09:55 PM PST
pooch says:
hi, my bottom won't fit on my air mac 1466. one side fits great other doesn't snp in right and covers mike hole. i would like a replacement sent please to rectify this problem please.

colleen pucillo
6110 rivercrest dr.
mcfarland, wi

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 2:17:52 PM PST
thanks for the photo very helpful

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2014 10:09:43 PM PST
H. Mera says:
You will need to submit a return/replacement request through Amazon, assuming you bought it from here. Go to Account tab at the upper right of window. Click the drop down menu and select Orders. Find the order with the laptop case. There will be a RETURN or REPLACE button next to each item in a order. Follow the instructions. I hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014 12:39:43 PM PST
DJ_NH says:
You should contact the seller directly and privately. Generally not advisable to post your name and address in a public forum.
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