• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case.....

    • Written by from Gloucetser

    Having read the reviews about the case breaking upon removal for cleaning I did some basic research and found a number of associated on line tutorials, off the back of this I took the plunge and went for it...

    Having now owned the case for a week I have practiced fitting and removal and have it off to a fine art...don't be put off!

    This is a great addition to the MacBook Pro Retina - it gives an additional premium feel to an already super premium product, it feels robust and looks classy....

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Speck 15" SmartShell Satin Case for MacBook Pro with Retina display

    • Written by from Stratford

    I purchased my first MacBook Pro in June of 2014, being the OCD person I am i immediately wanted to protect my new investment. So, I purchased the Speck 15" SmartShell case. I must say at five months in the case has performed it's job 10 times over. I read some of the other reviews and have not experienced any of the issues/flaws that other buyers have. Maybe Speck has upgraded the material used to construct the shell. It has saved my MacBook Pro on several occasions including a good scratching from the cat. Yes, i will say the shell did not hold up against the cat's rear claws, the top is scratched, but I will say that those same scratches are NOT on my MacBook.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've found the Smartshell to be really good!

    • Written by from Kenilworth

    I've been using the Smartshell for a few months now and have found it to be really good, no problems with the initial fit or subsequent fittings after cleaning. I use my laptop regularly on the train and I've had loads of positive comments from fellow passengers along with clients who've seen it. When I remove it my Macbook is as good as new.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Case works great, not sure what all the negative fuss is about?

    • Written by from Vacaville

    I have had no problems with this case. No broken tabs. No mold as others have claimed. Machine looks brand new underneath.

    I made sure I wiped my machine down well and allow to dry completely before attaching case. After 6+ months of use, I removed the case and my MBP looks brand new still underneath the case.

    Im protecting an approx. $3,000 machine so I am careful with my MBP when transporting etc. No problems, completely satisfied.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product!

    • Written by from Minyama

    I have no idea of what other reviewers are talking about. I have had this case for nearly six months and it has done me well. It has protected my MBRr 15inch very well from scratches and scuffs. Everyone who has stated that the hook/hinges have broken or any part of the case, they have carelessly looked after it.
    I strongly recommend this case to anyone :-)

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case and WHY

    • Written by from Bloomfield Hills

    After Comparing this case to all the other leading competitors I came to the conclusion that this case is the best case for the rMBP. The reason why is because it fits perfect, sleek, and thin. Some of the other cases are little thicker the protection is still the same for dents and scratches. If you want complete protection I would recommend adding a leather sleeve to put you rMBP in with the the SmartShell case on from high drops or for throwing it around in your backpack or brief case. I use this setup for school without having to worry.
    NOTE: I was worried about the black case not showing the Apple led light on the back of the monitor screen but it shows through perfectly.

    Price: Price is on the high side but compared to leading brands it's at the same price.

    Value: Your spending 2,000 plus dollars on your laptop so why not get a good case that is perfectly compatible with the rMBP.

    Quality: The materials used are great and durable. With the warranty if anything were to happen with the case, Speck will get you a new one! One problem I have with the case was the plastic cover that covered the back of the LED screen. When I opened or closed the lid from the center it would make a crack noise because it was not tight in that area. I exchanged it for a new one and I don't have this problem anymore.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect case for road warrior

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    keep it as low profile.. can keep your ring not scratching your macbook pro while carrying it barely. macbook pro retina is benefit with instant on feature.. the machine is taking in and out more often than the regular macbook pro.. it can help with instant access. don't need to worry about any rocky or rough surface for the machine sitting on.. or slippy or wet surface with a non-slippy feet.. which is very good. so i like this case very much..

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits mine perfectly

    • Written by from London

    Reading previous comments, maybe this is really a "case by case" issue. My speck case fits my MBPr perfectly! It is a bit pricy, but people buy it knowing it is pricy, would be unfair to take a star off for that. I bought it to mask my MBPr so that wouldn't look so "apple" from outside, and my colleagues won't be wondering "why is he taking his apple with him to the canteen and not his company laptop?". It suits me great! Besides, it protects my MBPr very well too, for many people this is primary function, although it is secondary for me. One thing worth noting, I was concerned if the case would make the MBPr much hotter, but no, which is fantastic. The temperature of my MBPr usually runs at 39C before putting on the case, and it is still 39C after putting on the case. Great.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously great product, to be treated carefully.

    • Written by from Maylands

    Pros: An excellent slim fit on the 15" Retina Macbook Pro and looks fantastic with the black matt finish, but will need a wipe-down every so often as fingerprints & dust do show up a bit. Apple logo only shows through when lit which also looks great. Protects very well with no aluminium visible when closed.

    Cons: Scratches a little too easily, but more importantly, the rear clips on the bottom section can snap off with rough handling. These can both be avoided with the right amount of care. Matt finish makes it a little difficult to slide in & out of some bags, depending on material.

    Summary: Worth the money, but to be treated more carefully than other cases.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Karratha

    This casing perfectly fits in my mbp. No loose edges on sides... does not obstruct the vents. Definitely worth referring to mbp users who wants an elegant casing but still keeps the "low-profile" appearance. If you know what I mean...

    9 of 10 people found this useful