Tech21's Impact Snap Case will protect your MacBook from everyday bumps and scratches. Featuring Tech21's signature Impactology design, the case provides advanced impact protection.
Absorb and reflect impact
The Impact Snap case features FlexShock, a specifically engineered hybrid energy-absorbing material which absorbs, dissipates, and reflects force upon impact. The transparent design provides premium protection without concealing the original beauty of your MacBook.
- FlexShock material absorbs, dissipates and repels impact
- Slim-fitting, user-friendly design which molds seamlessly around your device
- Lightweight but with heavy-duty protection
- Protects the back and sides of your device
Did you notice?The case is designed with FlexShock impact material, which absorbs, dissipates, and repels impact in the case of accidental drops.
Apple Recommends ForProtecting your MacBook in a lightweight, slim-fitting design
What's in the Box?
- Tech21 Impact Snap Case
- Form Factor: Snap On
- Height: 0.98 in./2.5 cm
- Width: 9.96 in./25.3 cm
- Weight: 14.82 oz./420 g
- Length: 14.37 in./36.5 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: T21-3273
- UPC or EAN No.: 5055517321358
- 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.
- Warranty: One year from date of purchase
Ratings & Reviews
The case looks and feels nice, but the edge rubs your hand.
It looks great. However, after a short period of time, the edge that clips on to the bottom of the computer rubs your palm raw. It looks great. However, after a short period of time, the edge that clips on to the bottom of the computer rubs your palm raw. It hurts. If they redesigned where the upper clip and the lower clip hit the computer; i.e. just move the location of the bottom clip closer to the outside edge of the computer, it would not rub your hand while using the track pad.
Very, very disappointed. …
- Written by Bonnie K from Poway
79 of 102 people found this useful
Functionally Superior and Visually Impressive
The impact snap case fits snugly against the machine from all angles and provides a very high level of coverage, with very clean c The impact snap case fits snugly against the machine from all angles and provides a very high level of coverage, with very clean cuts that expose fan air intake vents and ports. The case has not interfered with plugging in any of the devices I have used so far. Although thin and lightweight, the case feels sturdy and has afforded me the peace of mind to take my new MacBook Pro out into the world. Additionally, the case is very well-designed visually. When closed, it has the appearance of being a black MacBook with aluminum accents. …
- Written by William B from El Segundo
50 of 53 people found this useful
This is my second shell type case and this one is far better. It fits well with no obstructions to the computer. The screen has fu This is my second shell type case and this one is far better. It fits well with no obstructions to the computer. The screen has full-mobility from the hinges as well. Other than the price (think 100 bones is a bit much for a plastic mold, but o'well) it's a great case! …
- Written by Gregory H from Denver
38 of 42 people found this useful
Tech21 Impact: An Absolute Must
Once I got my hands on my gorgeous to see and use 15" rMBP, I knew I had to get a case--but which one?
I watched YouTube revie Once I got my hands on my gorgeous to see and use 15" rMBP, I knew I had to get a case--but which one?
I watched YouTube reviews and read reviews which broke down like this: Speck and Moshi were the ones to get. Specks, however, scratch easily and the corner base platforms discolour. Moshi cases attract prints and streaks like a magnet, and also scratch pretty easily.
Then I discovered the Tech21. Not much is written about it and there aren't many video reviews, either. What convinced me were two things: 1) the durability and protective element to the product, and 2) it's drop-dead gorgeous.
The Tech21 features an impact gel to actually protect your case and not just cover it. This is essential if your investment doesn't just sit on a desk. The gel disperses impact energy into the case and away from your laptop. It's an unusual product that is designed for the preservation of your laptop from any potential accident where it falls or drops unexpectedly.
But is it good-looking? Oh, yeah! It fits like a custom-made glove, clipping onto your rMBP with surprising ease. And it stays put. The Apple logo illuminates from beneath the case (if that's important to you) and it looks super-cool. This product even feels like capital "Q" quality. It definitely possesses a style all it's own, which is largely based upon what it's designed to do, which is protect your computer. But it's look and feel are definitely a compliment to the beautiful design of the object it covers and protects (you have full range of motion for your screen, and access to all ports, etc. with the case affixed to the laptop).
Of course, it's more expensive than others. But, is it worth it? Yes, yes, yes! Absolutely. Other cases preserve your investment from cosmetic damage (largely to preserve its re-sale value). The Tech21 preserves your investment cosmetically AND physically, which is a whole other level of difference. The unboxing experience is also nice, so the Tech21 people are treating you to as close a "premium experience" as can be expected--and I appreciate that.
But the bottom line is this: if you want a case that's going to take great care of your laptop while looking great doing it--this is for you. Don't mess around. Get it. Got it? Good! You'll be glad you did. You can come back and thank me later! …
- Written by Marcel C from Encinitas
5 of 6 people found this useful
I love this case!
I really like this case. I still think its a little expensive. However I feel like it is very protective for my brand new macbook I really like this case. I still think its a little expensive. However I feel like it is very protective for my brand new macbook pro. …
- Written by Cassandra L from Hannibal
1 of 2 people found this useful
Fits well looks nice but shows fingerprints
The case fits well and very easy to put on. The finish shows finger prints very badly. Constantly wiping off finger prints.
- Written by Edward O from Bayonne
9 of 9 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does it leave finger print smudges all over it ?
- Asked by David P from San Antonio
- Oct 13, 2014
No, it doesn't!
I have the white case for the Macbook pro 13" and it's very sleek and almost anti- No, it doesn't!
I have the white case for the Macbook pro 13" and it's very sleek and almost anti-smudge. I love it so much. …
- Answered by Lily S from Brisbane
- Oct 15, 2014
does it cover the mic area?
- Asked by Kar Ning K from Auburn
- Aug 15, 2014
With regards to the case for the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina, it does not cover the microphones. This With regards to the case for the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina, it does not cover the microphones. This model has a dual microphone configuration; the case has two holes where the two microphones are clearly exposed. Hope this helps!! …
- Answered by Robert C
- Aug 24, 2014
With the case on will the screen open farther than 90 degrees?
- Asked by Betty J from Florence
- Mar 29, 2014
Thank you everyone for your replies, I purchased the case and it fits the MacBook Pro beautifully. Thank you everyone for your replies, I purchased the case and it fits the MacBook Pro beautifully. The case doesn't hinder the opening in any way and the gray (or platinum) color looks very nice and sleek on. I highly recommend this case to anyone interested. …
- Answered by Betty J from Florence
- Apr 24, 2014
At almost $100, is this Tech 21 Impact Case considerably better than the Speck, Kuzy or other cases in terms of shell material & protection?
- Asked by Jeffrey C from Haworth
- Jun 17, 2014
Yes, this shell is significantly better than others and well worth the extra expense. It's lightweig Yes, this shell is significantly better than others and well worth the extra expense. It's lightweight and fits perfectly, the installation is a piece of cake, as is removing it. The Tech21 Impact Case has not hindered the original appearance of my Mac (no scratches or scuffs) and unlike other shells I have purchased, the weight of it doesn't force my screen to fall back if opened slightly exceeding 90 degrees. So in a nutshell, the Tech21 Impact Snap Case is PERFECT, PRETTY and you can continue to strut around as a confident Mac owner as the transparent shell allows the "one and only" apple logo to shine through. ENJOY and Keep On Keepin On! …
- Answered by Jamie P from Wichita
- Jul 23, 2014
Will this case fit the earlier version of macbook air? I have a 2010 11" MacBook Air.
- Asked by Darren B from Seattle
- Apr 28, 2014
Is the case soft or hard?
- Asked by Marian W from Clonmel
- Apr 11, 2014
This is a hard case with a smooth feel to it.
- Answered by Hyung Y from Bothell
- Apr 24, 2014