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3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK, but . . ., May 9, 2011
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This review is from: iPearl mCover Hard Shell Cover Case with FREE keyboard cover for 13.3-inch Apple MacBook Air A1369 & A1466 - CLEAR (Personal Computers)
As others have mentioned, there is a clicking noise when opening the case, because the top and bottom cases rub against each other. The top case sticks out too far at the back and the bottom case sticks up too far. There is also a worrying click when opening the feet. They don't seem super sturdy and I'm afraid they won't last.

The case fits fairly well and is pretty easy to put on, but it feels much too thick and too heavy. I'll probably leave the top off most of the time unless I'm doing some serious traveling. The weight is definitely an issue.

My friend has another brand (Speck) that looks a little better, though I do prefer the vented bottom case on this one and the fold-down feet (assuming they last) rather than the little rubber bumper feet. The appearance isn't bad, really, but it looks a little too big.

It's an OK case for the price, but it's far from ideal.
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Initial post: Nov 17, 2011 7:01:41 AM PST
iPearl Inc says:
We have improved the design so that there is NO MORE clicking sound when you open the laptop.
Thousands of hard shell cases for the new 13.3-inch MacBook Air have been sold so far, NOT many complaints so far.
Most complaints come from the "Clicking-sound" issue which only resides in the first batch of the 13-inch MacBook Air case.
It is VERY VERY easy to get it fixed by simply following the following procedure:
1) Identify the area on the bottom cover causing the clicking sound.
2) Take the bottom cover off.
3) Use a utility knife to cut a little bit of plastic ( about 1/100 inch of thickness ) off those areas.
4) Install the cover back on.
If you still hear the clicking sound, you may need to repeat the above procedure to cut a little bit more plastic.
If you do NOT want to modify it yourself, simply send an email to order@ipearl-inc.com with your original Amazon order ID to get a FREE replacement bottom cover shipped. The Amazon order ID is like xxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxx. An example is like 102-1234567-7654321.

This set of hard shell case(top + bottom covers) is only 9.5 oz or 270g, which is very light-weighted.

iPearl Inc is proud of being a BBB Accredited business committing to customer satisfaction!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2014 8:57:28 PM PST
Hi, I just ordered this same case and had the exactly the same observation with the above user especially the scratching noise when opening the lid because the lower case rubs with the black part of the laptop lid which is very much annoying.
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