iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case with FREE keyboard cover for Model A1278 13.3-inch Regular display Aluminum Unibody MacBook Pro - CLEAR
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- Made of USA-made high-quality translucent DOW polycarbonate material, which is shatter-proof and will protect your 13-inch Aluminum Unibody MacBook Pro with 13.3-inch regular display and black keyboard, model A1278, all around.
- Custom designed to perfectly fit all A1278 with part number MB466LL/A or MB467LL/A or MB990LL/A or MB991LL/A or MC374LL/A or MC375LL/A or MC700LL/A or MC724LL/A or MD313LL/A or MD314LL/A or MD101LL/A or MD102LL/A.
- NOT compatible with the 13-inch Macbook Pro with 13.3" Retina Display released in October 2012, model A1425 / A1502. NOT compatible with 13-inch model A1342 (part number MC207LL/A MC516LL/A) white plastic MacBook released after Oct. 20th, 2009. NOT compatible with 13-inch model A1181 original white/black plastic MacBook released before Oct. 20th, 2009.
- Ergonomically designed with retractable feet at the rear bottom to let you type more comfortably. Engraved square window to show Apple logo clearly and make it more stylish. All ports (including ThunderBolt port), battery test button and DVD drive are accessible.
- 2-piece light-weighted (10 oz or 285g) shell easily snaps on and off. 9 colors (Aqua/Blue/Black/Clear/Green/Orange/Pink/Purple/Red) available.
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iPearl mCover® Collection for MacBooks
+ Designed to fit perfectly with the 13.3" MacBook Pro with Regular Display, model A1278
(part number MB466LL/A or MB467LL/A or MB990LL/A or MB991LL/A or MC374LL/A or MC375LL/A or
MC700LL/A or MC724LL/A or MD313LL/A or MD314LL/A or MD101LL/A or MD102LL/A, etc.)
+ Made of High-Quality High-Strength DOW polycarbonate plastic
+ Built-in ergonomically designed foldable feet to let you type more comfortably. It also helps your MacBook Pro to stay cool
+ Rubber feet on the front side to prevent from slipping on smooth surface
+ No interference with Open/Close of MacBook and access to all ports(USB,ThunderBolt,DVD,SD Card,Power,Audio,etc)
+ The MacBook Pro's original heat ventilation grill is NOT blocked. Extra slots on the bottom cover were built in for better heat dissipation all the time
+ Multiple vibrant popular colors available!
+ Made under license of US Patent 7,643,274
This case is NOT compatible with:
13" A1425 / A1502 MacBook Pro with Retina display.
13" white MacBook, 15.4" MacBook Pro and 11.6"/13.3" MacBook Air.
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This is the third iPearl mCover hard shell case that I have purchased. Previously I had purchased a black mCover as well as a blue one.
This case is the aqua color and it might be my favorite color so far. It is also nice to see that iPearl is still improving the already excellent mCover case.
The previous version of the case that I own has two large open areas on the bottom piece of the cover. These open areas leave a good portion of the bottom of the MacBook Pro exposed to potential scratching. The new design eliminates that potential issue by replacing the two open areas with a full width slotted design. This reduces greatly the possibility of something scratching the bottom side of your MacBook Pro.
Other improvements include longer rear feet which slightly increases the angle of the MacBook Pro when the feet are deployed. This makes for a more comfortable typing experience. The feet are a bit fragile however so you must use sensible caution when using the rear feet. The front pads had a tendency to catch on my nylon pack when transporting my MacBook Pro and they occasionally got pulled off the mCover case. I've had to stick them back on several times. I don't consider this to be a serious issue though as they are easily replaceable and using reasonable care should prevent them from falling off at all.
The mCover case is very light and does not add any bulk to the MacBook Pro that is worth mentioning. I like the color and also like that the backlit Apple logo shines brightly through the top case.
I've been very pleased with the protection that this case has given to my previous MacBook Pros and feel that the improvements in the mCover make this an even better value than before. Highly recommended.
What follows is my original review, before I became aware of the looseness issue that some people are reporting.
I looked at a lot of cases for my MacBook Pro before choosing the iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case. It seems that the company has listened to all the issues that were apparently present in earlier incarnations of this case and have brought it to the level where it is today.
I love this case. It was super easy to install and is just as easy to remove from the MacBook Pro if you need to for any reason. Installation is a simple matter of placing the bottom cover on a table, grabbing your MacBook Pro and placing the back end of the MacBook into the case first, then slowly lower the front into the case and gently press the left and right corners of the MacBook down into the case until you hear the tabs "click" into place. Then ensure the back corners are secure. Next, just place the top part of the case over the MacBook lid and again simply push gently on all four corners until you hear the tabs click into place. That's it. In the video I mention clicking in the back corners of the case on the MacBook Pro, actually the clips on the back of the case are on the backside where the airvent is along the back edge of the MacBook Pro... that's why you tip the back of the MacBook Pro into the case first so that it catches those clips.
This version of the case has a matte finish which eliminates the issue of fingerprints and smudges while diminishing the appearance of any minor scratches on the plastic. The Apple logo just barely shines through the Black case but that's OK with me. I think the lighter colored cases would display the logo more brightly then the Black case did. Personal preference I guess. I like the Black case since the bezel around the LCD is black, it just seemed to compliment that.
The feet on the bottom case will raise the MacBook about a 1/2 inch which keeps the laptop cooler since air can circulate easily underneath the MacBook, and the bottom cover has lots of vent slots and cutouts to facilitate cooling as well..
It's a great case and a terrific bargain. I'm tempted to get another color in addition to the Black because I can afford to at this price and a little variety might be nice. I believe this hard shell case compares very favorably with cases that cost two to three times as much. And the company seems responsive and eager to please.
I read somewhere that someone was complaining about the slight "bowing" of the top piece so that it does not actually touch the MacBook case uniformly. It is true that the top piece of the hard shell case has a very slight bowing once it has been installed so that it is not touching the aluminum top in the middle where the Apple logo is. You can press down on the case where the logo area is and it will move down a few millimeters until it touches the aluminum. As far as I'm concerned, this is a non-issue. It does not affect my ability to carry my MacBook Pro in any way... it does not cause the top to pop-off the MacBook when pressed so it's nothing to be concerned about.
Lightweight and fits MacBook Pro perfectly
Matte finish resists fingerprints really well
Retractable "feet" raise back of MacBook for easier typing position and to facilitate air-flow under MacBook Pro
Ports are all accessible, even Magsafe connector is unimpeded
Screen can be fully opened with no restriction caused by hard shell case.
Case is easy to remove if needed
The price is right!
The foot pads may inadvertently get pried out if you're not careful putting this in and out of a bag or pack.
The back retractable feet are a bit fragile so be careful with them.
This cover looks good for the price and does actually protects (at least the top part of the laptop). However, it messed up the bottom part of my mac book pro. I was not aware until I opened to clean my laptop recently. I saw all dark and deep scratches. As you can see in the picture below, the top part of my laptop is super clean (not a single scratch and be assured both side pictures are taken on the same day/ date i.e. 3/31/2017.) Conversely, the bottom part looks pathetic. I was worry free about scratches in my laptop after I made this purchase. Sadly, it failed my expectations. Observe my picture, and be the judge, it speaks itself.