• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falling apart

    • Written by from Montreal

    I've had the case for less than a year. No heavy use. Cracks all over. Pieces falling off. Disappointed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    fragile....

    • Written by from Annemasse

    rear bottom tab breaks after few days
    overall fragile...
    money waste

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bottom rear tabs break quickly and easily.

    • Written by from Provo

    In making the case thinner, they weakened the rear clips. Both clips broke through normal use, just putting my laptop into my messenger bag on a desk or other hard surface. I wasn't rough on my laptop or case, this is a normal situation a laptop case should be able to handle.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 3mo very gentle use

    • Written by from Newmarket

    My only previous disappointment with this case was that its matte finish shows EVERY fingerprint smudge and small scratch - even fingernails scratch it easily. A 15-second buff with a cloth would have it looking good again - even the small scratches disappeared - but it was something I had to do every couple of days. Nevertheless I was pretty happy with it - it fit well and seemed to offer good protection.

    It has survived just three months in VERY gentle use. My Macbook gets gently hand-carried from table to table in our home offices - and not much - and only rarely leaves the house in a well-padded Targus bag, not recently. Yesterday as I was putting it down the bottom slid forward a couple of inches, I nearly lost my grip on the computer! As others have reported, two small tabs at the rear corners that are critical to attaching the bottom half of the case have broken. I have *NO* idea how this could have happened... I'm stunned that it has! Only in a museum display could it have a gentler life than it has here. Incredible!! I don't know what's going to replace it, but it won't be another Speck product.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a Good Choice

    • Written by from Cornelius

    As many have said, this Speck product is a major disappointment. I have always had good experiences with Speck products until I got this. First one lasted about 3 months. Now my second one didn't do much better. The bottom tabs have broken off and the top cover has chipped off in one corner. The material just seems to be too brittle to last. I am very careful with my stuff, and despite this I am now looking for an alternative cover. Hopefully Speck will come up with a more durable material.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Latches Easily Break

    • Written by from Austin

    The back two latches (one on either side) will snap off under normal use because there's not enough surface area. The plastic bits need to be small because the lid is in the way and the other direction there's the power plug and on the other side a USB port. So they don't really have much of a choice...Other than perhaps to use a stronger material to clasp on. Different design? Who knows...What I do know is that you will have this case for less than 3 months before your computer can just slide right out as you type (pushing forward on the laptop will slide it right out of the bottom case tray without those rear clasps).

    Probably the worst piece of computer equipment I've ever purchased. Typically my dollar lasts longer with electronics and computers.

    This isn't a "maybe" thing if you're careful. All I do is put the laptop in a padded bag to go to work each day...I lay this bag on my car seat. A co-worker has one rear clasp left. So it happens to everyone. If you never move your computer off your desk, you won't have any problems - but you also won't need the case.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Bristol

    DO not even try to buy this case , after 3 month of use my bottom part fall apart

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally rubbish and a waste of money

    • Written by from Nottingham

    The plastic used in these cases is not fit for purpose and will split and chip with only a light knock. If your case also has a patterned cover, then this will also damage after a few times of putting your laptop inside a bag.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brittle

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    Bottom right back corner of the case cracked (fell) off within a month. My MacBook sits in one place on my desk with the only movement is limited to opening and closing the computer screen. Very low quality.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken tabs and chips...just awful.

    • Written by from Dollard-des-Ormeaux

    I have had this case for over a year and use it for occasional travel. Over time it seems as if the case dries out and becomes brittle. All the corners are broken and now the edges of the lid are chipping away.

    I have had a bad experience with speck case products across all apple devices. I would never buy their product again.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT THROW THE MONEY OUT THE WINDOW !!!

    • Written by from Ascot

    Well I got my new mac last year and while I was at the mac shop I decided why not buy a smart case as I had previously had one from INCASE and although it didn't last long (one year before it started cracking) it protected my mac well.
    So I bought this case from SPECK which claimed that it's thinner an lighter and all that.
    It broke into pieces within 3 moths of very light use my mac sitting either on my desk or on my lap.
    So don't buy this it's an overpriced satin finished waste that's not going to last you more than three months. You're better off donating these money somewhere to a charity and give them to a beggar than buying this product.
    Waste Waste Waste!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Fit For Use

    • Written by from Stafford

    This cover looks great but as is stated in many reviews the rear clips do snap off which is very disappointing making it not fit for use.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage: Scratches easily and tabs break. EXTREMELY overpriced

    • Written by from Boulder

    I could hardly get this case out of the box before noticing scratches. This is my second case, because the first one literally came out of the box with scratches. Not one month after owning it, the tabs on the back side of the bottom case broke off. This case is garbage. I will be returning it for a full refund and making as big of a stink as possible.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Hemel Hempstead

    Very poor quality and hugely overpriced. The clips broke on the back of my first one meaning that the base would no longer stay on. Happily the Apple store on Regent Street replaced it but I don't hold out much hope of the new one fairing any better. To be fair it has kept my MBP in good condition but I'd look for something else if you want it to last.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bottom case clips snapped after three months

    • Written by from London

    I would avoid this case - the rear clips on the bottom snapped after just three months. Not happy.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easy

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    Aside from the fact that the 2 clips that hold the bottom part on near the display breaking off under very light use it is a nice effective case. Currently have used epoxy to re-attach the clips, but are continuing to deteriorate and will need to buy a different one soon.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    • Written by from Milton

    I bought this when i first purchased my 15" Retina display macbook pro and after 2 weeks the bottom piece started falling out. I had my 13" macbook pro for 3 years, purchased a different hardshell case, that endured some major falls, during those three years but it still stayed strong/intact for at least 2years.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty design spoils what should be a great product

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Had two sets of these cases as I wanted a lightweight thin form cover to avoid having to use cases.

    Unfortunately had same problems with both - clips at the rear snap off and cause the lower half to work loose of the macbook. Had pals suffer the same problem - seems many of us continue to use the cases - the problem is dust and grit then gets under the cover causing light scratching.

    I've contacted Speck and submitted reviews to their website but the feedback wasn't published - not very impressed with that.

    Expensive for a piece of faulty plastic!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't fit

    • Written by from Brockville

    Top case snapped on snuggly, bottom case just didn't fit. Very disappointing. Thankfully Apple's return policy is great.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after two months

    • Written by from Dillingham

    As another reviewer posted, the tabs holding the bottom case to the rear of the laptop broke. You might get your case to last longer if you are really gentle with it, but if you were really gentle with your stuff you wouldn't need the case to begin with.

    1 of 1 people found this useful