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Speck Products See Thru Hard Shell Case for MacBook Pro 15-Inch Aluminum Unibody Only, Cobalt (SPK-A0471)
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|Item Dimensions LxWxH||11 x 1.5 x 14.63 inches|
About this item
- Fits 15-inch aluminum unibody Macbooks including June 2012 new releases
- See-through hard shell protection for your MacBook Pro
- Protects your MacBook Pro from scrapes and scratches.
- Bright colors express your personality on your MacBook
- Fully vented for safe heat disbursement.
- Totally removable - easy to put on and take off.
- Access to all ports, battery check button, Kensington lock, CD/DVD drive.
- Built-in rubberized feet keep your notebook stable and secure.
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Add a splash of color to your MacBook Pro (unibody/black keyboard) with Speck's SeeThru hard shell cases! Available in fun colors, our road-tested, translucent cases protect your notebook from scrapes and scratches and stand out vibrantly in a sea of same-ness. Device-specific engineering makes for a custom fit and highlights the sleek look of your MacBook Pro.
Keep your MacBook Pro protected in clear and colorful style with this form-fitting two-piece translucent hard-shell case.
Durable Hard-Shell Design
Made from hard, shatter-proof polycarbonate plastic, SeeThru is built for form-fitting, long-lasting protection. And the two-piece shell is convenient to take on and off.
Form-fitting hard-shell protection that shows off your MacBook Pro's design. View larger
A Splash of Glossy Color
Available in a wide range of colors to match your style, the translucent, glossy finish of this case lets the fine design of your MacBook Pro (and the Apple logo) shine through.
Thin, Lightweight and Protective
The slim and sleek design keeps your MacBook Pro securely protected without weighing it down.
Rubber Feet for Stability
Four rubbery feet on the bottom of the case keep your laptop from sliding around. Vent slots allow for safe heat dispersement.
Founded by a group of creative design engineers, Speck makes form-fitting and delightfully functional cases designed to protect and enhance your smartphones, iPods, MacBooks, and tablets. Speck designers are excited by technology, fanatical about gadgets, highly detail-oriented, and obsessed with creating top-quality, fun-to-use products that people love.
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Case was easy to install, the rubber feet work great, and personally do not find the mac any harder to use or handle with it on. In fact, the knowledge that the Mac is so protected is of considerable relief to me. No worries about scratches on the exterior, nor ever fingerprints. The plastic is light enough that I doubt you will feel the difference.
The plastic is on the brittle side, but unless you drop the mac (you have bigger concerns then) or for some reason keep taking it off and on, I don't suspect it will be a problem. If you DO drop your mac, I would not expect the plastic to cushion the blow much on the drive, but it might give it's life to avoid denting the mac frame.
I think the mac also looks fine with it on, although purists might disagree.
My only concern was heat dissipation, but after playing CIV IV on it for hours, while it got hot, I hate no indications of overheating.
Money well spent, IMO, although I think I did snag it for $38.
** UPDATE : WORD OF WARNING **
Particles WILL get inside this case, and if left long, with mar the aluminum finish on the Mac, showing up as small dark splotches. If you use this case, or something like it, opening it up and wiping it and the Mac down with appropriate cleaner should be done at least once a month.
I give it four stars because it does easily get dirty underneath, between the laptop and the case. On top of this, it can be a bit tough to remove to clean. Another gripe is that the half that goes over the top/screen doesn't sit flush and adds space in-between the case and the laptop. The bottom half has also lost a clip, but the rest are on there so I am not afraid of the case falling off anytime soon.
I'm definitely getting another one of these in the future for if and when I replace this laptop.
My main complaint with this case, though, is it's long term durability. Given the price, I would expect it to hold up longer than it has. Both mine and my wife's started cracking bits off at the corners and the snap on tabs within weeks of use. The worst location is at the lower left by the power cord. We are very easy on our computers - they are usually on a lap or a table. Rarely are they carried around for any length of time and always either carried gently in hand or a padded computer bag. They are not ill treated nor are they in a rugged environment. And yet, after only a year, the bottom of mine has deteriorated to the point that it will no longer stay on the bottom half of my computer unless I hold it. Very disappointing.
Top reviews from other countries
The case comes with a protective plastic film on both upper and lower parts. The case fits with quite a firm snap to locate, but fits well and looks good. One point, I left the protective film on the lower case to protect it, and the realised the Macbook seemed warmer than normal, until I realised the vent holes were covered, so removed the film and now the `macbook runs at the same temperature as it did before. So the vents in the lower case DO work. It does add to the weight, but I can live with that as the case does look superb.
I bought this as soon as I'd bought the laptop having had a SPECK iPhone case that was really good. This clear version allows the sexiness of the MacBook case to be seen through it, rather than a coloured version.
The price was competitive and at the end of the day its a small amount to pay compared to the value of the laptop it's protecting.
It's a bit fiddly to get on, and it does say to take it off and clean it every few weeks (which I have to say I haven't done yet and I've had it over 12 months). It's really smart and unobtrusive. All ports are easily accessed - couldn't ask for anything else!
It has lasted & protected my Mac very well for all these years. The clips holding the bottom on broke one by one during it's use
but the top part is still ok. The rear corners ( on the bottom half) have split & broken recently, hence this purchase.
Though expensive at the time, it has protected my Mac so well that it still looks brand new.
Follow the instructions & remove & clean every so often & you'll keep your Mac in tip-top condition.
Oh yeah, it looks good too. Definitely recommend.
A really nice looking case. Now laptop looks good as new. Fitted the 2009 model with no problems, does not cover the vents either, which are between the screen and the keyboard.