Speck 13" SmartShell Case for MacBook Air

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Speck 13" SmartShell Case for MacBook Air

A$ 59.95

2.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 6 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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 For

    Protecting your MacBook without changing its looks.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Speck SmartShell Case
  • Tech Specs

    • Form Factor: Hard Case, Snap On
    • Material: Hard Plastic
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: SPK-A2178
    • UPC or EAN No.: HC986ZM/B

    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.

    Manufacturer Note

    • 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

Rating Breakdown (2.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Looks good and fits well, but one significant design flaw!

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Leeds

    100 of 100 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Looks good and fits well, but one significant design flaw!
  • One of Specks Best MacBook Cases

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Brooklyn

    47 of 50 people found this useful

    Was this useful? One of Specks Best MacBook Cases
  • Poor Quality

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Silverstone

    22 of 22 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Poor Quality
  • Preserves the computer, but has some flaws.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I've owned two of these shells. They certainly protect the computer, but the case (especially the bottom) breaks very easily. It e I've owned two of these shells. They certainly protect the computer, but the case (especially the bottom) breaks very easily. It ended up messing up the back of my laptop, and I just bought a new case 10 days ago and it's already broken. The thing is, I'm not very rough with the case either. I would recommend this product, but keep in mind that it will break very easily. I hope Speck rethinks the case design to make it more durable.

    • Written by from Providence

    7 of 7 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Preserves the computer, but has some flaws.
  • Well... It does its job.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The case certainly protects the MacBook Air, that's undisputable. There are a few flaws with it though:

    - The case tends to hol The case certainly protects the MacBook Air, that's undisputable. There are a few flaws with it though:

    - The case tends to hold on to quite a bit of dirt/dust/sediment The case is very flexible where the cut out to open the laptop is, so there is a lot of stuff that tends to collect in that area especially. However, this is to be expected from any case.

    - The corners on this case and the snaps that hold the case to the MacBook tend to break off rather easily. This isn't a huge deal and Speck will replace them under warranty.

    - Putting the case on and taking it off for cleaning can be a major pain, I keep thinking I am going to gouge my MacBook or break the case itself while doing so.

    - The top of the case, for some reason, tends to scratch easily. Within the first week I got my case, I was beginning to notice scratches on it. I am extremely gentle on my laptop, if it's not out on a table and actively being used, it's inside of a padded laptop compartment in my backpack, so it's odd that it would be scratched at all. Although, I suppose it's better that the case be scratched than my MacBook.

    Overall, I wouldn't ever get rid of this case as it does a great job of protecting the MacBook, there are just a couple of flaws you must be made aware of before buying it. I do believe the price point could be just a little bit lower considering it's just a piece of plastic, but I'm not one to spare a nickel when it comes to protecting my Mac.

    • Written by from Cape Coral

    10 of 11 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Well... It does its job.
  • Poor Quality

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Silverstone

    22 of 22 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Poor Quality

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