These Speck cases are super-thin and light to maintain the sleek profile of your MacBook Air. At just 1.5 mm the durable hard shell protects your MacBook from scuffs and scratches. The glossy case comes in two pieces which are easy to snap on and snap off, so you protect your MacBook on the go and show off its smooth edges. Anti-tilt rubberised feet keep your MacBook stable and secure on hard surfaces.
- Ultra-thin shell at just 1.5 mm
- Durable plastic protects from scratches and scuffs
- Sleek, glossy two-piece design easily snaps on and off
- Anti-tilt rubberised feet keep your notebook stable and secure
Did you notice?The clear, glossy finish lets the fine design of your MacBook – and the Apple logo – shine through.
Apple Recommends ForProtecting your MacBook without changing its looks.
What's in the Box?
- Speck SmartShell Case
- Form Factor: Hard Case, Snap On
- Material: Hard Plastic
- Mfr. Part Number: SPK-A2178
- UPC or EAN No.: 848709005267
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
- Speck recommends cleaning your case before you put it on your MacBook and then once a month thereafter to avoid any build-up of dust or dirt. Simply wipe it with a soft, clean cloth or rinse with warm, soapy water. Before re-applying the case, make sure it’s completely dry and wipe down your Mac to remove any dust or particles.
Ratings & Reviews
Looks good and fits well, but one significant design flaw!
Although this case fits very well and looks great, unfortunately it covers the laptops dual mic's (positioned next to the headphon Although this case fits very well and looks great, unfortunately it covers the laptops dual mic's (positioned next to the headphone socket). As a result, using Skype, Facetime and dictation etc is somewhat problematic. Unfortunately I realised this after my 14 day return guarantee had expired so I'm a little stuck - hopefully this will be of use to you though.
A little research suggests that the makers may be revising the case design but it would probably be worth checking this detail before you choose to buy. Seems strange that Apple are selling a product that inhibits a function of one of their own product. Oh well! …
- Written by James B from Leeds
125 of 125 people found this useful
One of Specks Best MacBook Cases
I've been a speck consumer for a long time, since I purchased the first generation iPod Shuffle to be exact. The Clear color case I've been a speck consumer for a long time, since I purchased the first generation iPod Shuffle to be exact. The Clear color case for the Air is well suggested over any other as I am owner of this model and the Matte Black. The Clear case helps kept the computer clean and safe from scratches and dings and on top of it the case holds strong against blemishes in comparison to the color versions of this model. The only thing i dislike but isn't a huge flaw and is also expected is that the rubber feet on the bottom yellow a bit but other than that its a great case. lastly the price is a bit steep but if you want a good case with a good warranty than its money well spent. …
- Written by Zachary King K from Brooklyn
78 of 86 people found this useful
A piece of this broke off the very first time I fitted it and, although the remainder of the cover has protected my MacBook in the A piece of this broke off the very first time I fitted it and, although the remainder of the cover has protected my MacBook in the intervening period, pieces are now systematically falling off and I fear it won't be long before it disintegrates completely - THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN FOR SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO PAY NEARLY £40 FOR! I bought it from Apple because I expected it to be quality - STOP SELLING THESE APPLE - THEY'RE NOT DOING YOUR REPUTATION ANY FAVOURS! The guy in the Apple store was appalled - he can see it, why can't the company?! …
- Written by Carol M from Silverstone
47 of 47 people found this useful
Terrible product that easily cracks DO NOT BUY!!!!!
I ordered this product when I bought my Macbook Air 13 in Feb 2014. I bought as it was shown as an accessory on the Apple Store, s I ordered this product when I bought my Macbook Air 13 in Feb 2014. I bought as it was shown as an accessory on the Apple Store, so naturally assumed it was quality.
Within a few months, I noticed a crack appear on the top left hand side and within a few weeks, bits started to break off. My laptop is kept inside an Incase bag when not in use and I have never dropped it.
I have complained to Speck, using their form entry type email on their web site and heard nothing at all.
Whilst I was on their web site I noticed numerous reviews saying the product cracks.
This product cost me £33.29 and for that money I would expect something that lasts longer than a few months. I would also expect the company to promptly answer complaints.
I would never buy anything from Speck again and recommend others do the same …
- Written by John R from Brackley
Great Look! Quick to crack..
Under 2 months in of light use on my Mac Air 2014 and the corners are cracking. Love the clear finish and the whole look. Not sure Under 2 months in of light use on my Mac Air 2014 and the corners are cracking. Love the clear finish and the whole look. Not sure why it's cracking as it gets bagged in a soft shell cover when traveling also. Either way its worth investing in a cover like this to keep your machine looking smart for the later resell and nasty mishaps in the office. Peace.. …
- Written by Jacob H from Melbourne
Protects from scratches but is crudely manufactured.
I just received my 2014 Macbook Air about a week ago as a graduation gift and with it I picked out this clear SmartShell. I was st I just received my 2014 Macbook Air about a week ago as a graduation gift and with it I picked out this clear SmartShell. I was struck immediately as I opened the box that it was difficult to pry it out of its container and that it had two large scratches on the actual SmartShell (not the protective coating). I then pried it onto my Mac and noticed that the grooves that snap onto the Mac scraped the finish on the computer. The product is also crudely and cheaply manufactured: the edges are sharp and in some places unneeded pieces of plastic are sticking up and have scratched me on a number of occasions. The case also has many scratches on it with just a week's use on my lap and on a table. I don't cary my laptop around much and try to keep it as scratch less as possible.
A plus, though, is that it blends in with the mMacbook and from a distance it doesn't seem like I have a case on it. It also protects my laptop from scratches which is another big plus obviously. It stays in place very well and it doesn't come off without having to pry it off with force.
Even though the case does what it is supposed to do, I would not recommend it because it doesn't match the high quality of Apple products. …
- Written by Sofia C from Meridian
3 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I have a sticker on my MBP case and I'm wondering if the clear case will still let the sticker be seen?
- Asked by Jessica W from Cardiff By The Sea
Yes, if you have a sticker on your MBP it will be easily visible. Honestly, the case is difficult to Yes, if you have a sticker on your MBP it will be easily visible. Honestly, the case is difficult to even know it is on if you don't know what they look like. The case is crystal clear so every detail on the macbook can easily be seen. That's why I chose this case. I love the way the MBP looks and I didn't want any of it's "glory", if you will, to be hidden behind silly colors. …
- Answered by Jason G from Hamilton
Does the clear case yellow with time?
- Asked by Jason M from North Las Vegas
No, my mum has the clear one and it looks good a year later. However the little tabs that hold the c No, my mum has the clear one and it looks good a year later. However the little tabs that hold the case on have all fallen off and the cases no longer stays on! …
- Answered by Ayeshea S
Hi i just bought a 11.6 macbook.can a case of 11' fit mine? then if not why not selling of 11.6 ? thanks.
- Asked by Mohamed S from Abudhabi
Huh? What is the question? The 11" Speck shell is made for the 11" Macbook Air. The 11.6" is the act Huh? What is the question? The 11" Speck shell is made for the 11" Macbook Air. The 11.6" is the actual screen dimensions but Apple doesn't sell the Macbook Air as the 11.6" model. …
- Answered by Steven C from Browns Mills
I have a 13” Macbook Pro with a DVD player. Does the shell allow access to the DVD slot? I’m guessing no.
- Asked by Kimberly U from Poulsbo
Provided you select the correct one from the product page, yes this will fit that and yes it will al Provided you select the correct one from the product page, yes this will fit that and yes it will allow access to the DVD drive, the product images verify this. …
- Answered by Alexander S
Can you see decals with this case on?
- Asked by Audrey R from Round Rock
Yes the Apple logo can be seen when the lid is open. Illuminated in a soft version of the case colou Yes the Apple logo can be seen when the lid is open. Illuminated in a soft version of the case colour. I chose the purple for my 13" Macbook Pro with RD which is actually a very pleasing glossy 'burgundy' colour. …
- Answered by Robert M from Dolls Point