• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    beware of trapped grit

    • Written by from hounslow

    i took my Speck case off for routine cleaning and to my horror I found lots of dark blotches and pits in the surface of my MBP, deep enough to feel with my finger nail - caused by grit getting trapped under the Speck case and acting like sand paper. The particles were probably in the bottom of the back pack.
    The irony is I bought this case to protect my MBP and keep it in optimum condition for good resale value when I upgrade but I've ended up with permanent damage that will significantly devalue it. I emailed Speck but, unsurprisingly they didn't bother to reply.
    If you buy this case you will still need to keep it in a neoprene sleeve or risk permanent cosmetic damage.

    83 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruined my MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Hinckley

    Same issue as previous reviewer. I placed my MacBook in this case as I thought it would protect it from the elements whilst in my bag. Couldn't have been further from the truth as I've now ended up with several black marks over the lid and base of my MacBook. Look elsewhere as this case is massively floored.

    54 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Knutsford

    Snaps on the clips incredibly easily, and you would assume higher quality product for a higher than average price. Caused damage to the surface of my MacBook. Tried to contact Speck with regards to the clips a few weeks ago, still no reply. Do not recommend at all.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product (peeling)

    • Written by from London

    Initially I was in love with this case as the soft touch matte finish was a pleasure to hold (and the snug fit case covered a few unfortunate and unsightly scratches in the aluminium casing of my MBP) but within a month of light use the matte finish has started to peel off leaving the case a half glossy/half matte looking mess!
    I'm aware that this is preferable to further damaging my MBP but for £39.99 I really expected more.
    Will not by buying Speck* products in future.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful case

    • Written by from southampton

    this is an awful case, which breaks far too easily for how much it costs. within a week of having this, it depressed the battery indicator button, which had to be fixed at an apple store. within 3 months of having it, the hooks which keep it on my macbook at the bottom have snapped off, and it is cracking. "one year warranty" means you can get it replaced, as long as you want to pay for it shipping to the states! incredibly unhappy with this purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Speck 13" SmartShell

    • Written by from Durham

    Again same issue as both previous reviews. However whilst trying to clean the grime if my MBP the case snapped for literally no reason. I have friends who have higher quality cases bought of amazon for £7; I would never recommend this product. Period

    2 of 2 people found this useful