Speck 15" SmartShell Case for MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Speck 15" SmartShell Case for MacBook Pro with Retina Display

£39.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    These Speck cases are super-thin and light to maintain the sleek profile of your MacBook Pro. 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

    Hard-shell protection that keeps your MacBook light on its feet.
  • 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-A2402
    • UPC or EAN No.: 848709005304

    Warranty

    • 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. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

    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 (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Workable

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Got this just to keep my rMBP from cracking when Im on the move.. a precautionary measure I should say.. Good thing is it can with Got this just to keep my rMBP from cracking when Im on the move.. a precautionary measure I should say.. Good thing is it can withstand some hits..

    However, the bottom part of the case two of the joint parts have broke.. (in about 2weeks) so now it kinda sides in and out now.. still works though..
    Another thing, it does make your rMBP to heat up faster (if you're doing any high performance usage this will most likely cause it to heat up)..

    But all in all an good product if you just want some protection...

    • Written by from LONDON

    44 of 47 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Workable
  • Retaining clip broken

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Negative
    I bought the Speck 15" SmartShell Case approximately 5 months ago, and have managed to break one of the retaining clips Negative
    I bought the Speck 15" SmartShell Case approximately 5 months ago, and have managed to break one of the retaining clips on the lower shell.
    I think this is a design flaw as I am not the only person to have suffered a broken retaining clip - the width of the plastic is too narrow, or the material isn't flexible enough.

    The SmartShell adds a considerable amount of weight to your Macbook, which makes one handed handling of the Macbook at arms length more difficult.

    Price - seems expensive for 2 sheets of plastic.


    Positive
    Protects the Macbook very well (even with a broken clip) - I have kids and if I didn't have the SmartShell fitted, the Macbook would be covered in a multitude of scrapes and scratches from the kids and from being carted around in my briefcase with other equipment.

    Overall it's a good idea, but the clips need better designing.
    A thin film of stick on plastic would be a better idea.

    • Written by from St Helens

    26 of 28 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Retaining clip broken
  • Scratches!!!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really unhappy with this case. Almost each corner has now cracked and broken off. The top part of my Mac Book is perfect however, Really unhappy with this case. Almost each corner has now cracked and broken off. The top part of my Mac Book is perfect however, the underneath is a different story. From the moment I had my Mac it has always had this case on. I tend to take the case off and wipe down my Mac. It was then I discovered a numerous amount of tiny scratches. I couldn't understand why my Mac would have so many scratches. It seems that this 'Case' lets in dust or tiny bits of dirt which rubs against the case and causes the scratches.

    If you want to keep your Mac pristine... DO NOT BUY THE SmartShell Case for MacBook Pro with Retina Display!

    I would suggest a more softer case. For the amount you pay for it, it should be protecting your Mac, not scratching and damaging.

    • Written by from Manchester

    6 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Scratches!!!
  • Good case shame about the quality of the clips that hold it to your macbook

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its a great case it will protect your MacBook from scratches as its designed to do.

    However after a couple of months the clips Its a great case it will protect your MacBook from scratches as its designed to do.

    However after a couple of months the clips that hold it onto your MacBook base especially at the mouse end of your MacBook will fail and fall off, rendering this product useless, the quality is not the same as the old version it replaced which I might add lasted 3 years on my previous Macbook, not the two months it has on my new MacBook Pro.

    • Written by from Manchester
    Was this useful? Good case shame about the quality of the clips that hold it to your macbook
  • Improves grip

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    An excellent product. Fits snugly and makes the laptop far more robust. My first PowerBooks were always bending and my MBPs took l An excellent product. Fits snugly and makes the laptop far more robust. My first PowerBooks were always bending and my MBPs took lots of looking after but were just too bulky when this was added.

    As the retina is so slim, it can take the extra bulk that these covers inevitably add but it makes the machine so much easier to grip.

    It also gives much more confidence when placing it down.

    • Written by from Petersfield
    Was this useful? Improves grip
  • Gives the desired protection, although the case is prone to scratches

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had the clear version of this case for a couple of months now and overall I'm happy with it. So far it has done a good job of I've had the clear version of this case for a couple of months now and overall I'm happy with it. So far it has done a good job of protecting my Macbook Pro. I haven't had any problems with the retaining clips breaking off so far, as was highlighted in other reviews, but I only keep my laptop around the house for the most part, with the occasional bit of transport in a car, so maybe I'm not best user to base this durability on.

    The main fault with this case, in my opinion, is that it is very easy to scratch. I bought the clear case to preserve the cosmetic appearance of my Mac, but when I was putting the case on for the first time, I had one side of case installed on my machine and placed that side face down on a table, and while in the process of installing the other side of the case, I was shocked to see that managed to get a big scratch across the case where I had placed it on the table. I checked the table and there was no major dirt that I would expect to cause this kind of scratch. If you are installing this case, I recommend that you place your the case on a towel or soft cloth while you install.

    Regardless of that, I think if you put this type of case in backpacks etc, you can expect the case will get scratches, although this should not impact how the case protects your Mac!

    • Written by from Santry

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Gives the desired protection, although the case is prone to scratches

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