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
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- 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
110 of 110 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
57 of 63 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
31 of 31 people found this useful
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
1 of 2 people found this useful
Preserves the computer, but has some flaws.
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 Max L from Providence
18 of 22 people found this useful
Read the previous comments about the covering of mic and that once has refrained myself in buying one. However, when I received i Read the previous comments about the covering of mic and that once has refrained myself in buying one. However, when I received it this morning via DHL, it fits so well. (my Macbook Air is Mid 2013 (Model number A1466) Maybe they have modified it after receiving the previous comments? …
- Written by Jennifer L from Hong Kong
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
is this pink or purple??
- Asked by Tina G from Ocean Ridge
- Jul 3, 2014
its haze purple, sadly not pink like it looks
- Answered by Louise H
- Jul 9, 2014
Will the top and bottom piece fit the late 2013 (October) MacBook pro 15 with retina?
- Asked by Krishneel D from Surrey
- Apr 24, 2014
Not this case as it is for 13in MBP retina. There is one for the 15in MBP retina that should fit jus Not this case as it is for 13in MBP retina. There is one for the 15in MBP retina that should fit just fine …
- Answered by Dale K from Petawawa
- Apr 30, 2014
Does anyone know if the "orange" color option is actually orange as the picture shows? The one from Speck.com is Sunset Pink
- Asked by Kayla C from Houston
- May 3, 2014
I have oder this ' orange" case ,but got " WILD PINK SALMON" instead of "ORANGE", which I returned, I have oder this ' orange" case ,but got " WILD PINK SALMON" instead of "ORANGE", which I returned, because its not orange at all !! I don't know was it mistake or its a color of this case. I am still want to get orange case,if you ll get any information, please let now. …
- Answered by Tatiana Z from Sunny Isles Beach
- May 6, 2014
Does the smartshell case on the macbook lead to the macbook overheating and/or prevent it from cooling if it starts to overheat??
- Asked by Betsy C from Centreville
- Nov 23, 2012
It doesn't directly lead to overheating.. I'm still able to use it on a day-to-day basis with no pro It doesn't directly lead to overheating.. I'm still able to use it on a day-to-day basis with no problems.. Its just that theres an increase CHANCE of it heating up (not overheating) if you do something intensive...
In terms of cooling.. as it is plastic if the laptop is hot it will take longer to cool down as plastic retains heat.. but it will cool overtime.. …
- Answered by Alvi C
- Dec 3, 2012
Is the Jade colour actually blue? It shows up as a teal (jade) colour on the Apple Store app but on the website it looks more of a light blue colour
- Asked by Kelsey F from Niagara Falls
- May 6, 2014
Does the apple logo symbol show through in the grey case?
- Asked by Kylie M from Apex
- Apr 26, 2014
Yes, it shows through all the cases even the satin black one, especially when the screen is on (the Yes, it shows through all the cases even the satin black one, especially when the screen is on (the screen backlight lights the apple logo). …
- Answered by Teal K from Dallas
- May 5, 2014