• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I never write reviews, but...

    • Written by from Maryville

    I loved this case for purely cosmetic reasons. The turquoise looks great on the computer, and I didn't want my new Macbook to be dented and scratched like my old one. Today made me want to write a review, though. Believe it or not, I just dropped my computer out of a second story window. It fell onto concrete. The concrete had leaves, which probably helped break the fall. I panicked, but guess what. MY LAPTOP IS FINE! There are some expected scratches and dents, but the case didn't even break. I'm not saying you can throw your computer out a window, but this case is worth the money in protection.

    104 of 126 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Recommended

    • Written by from Parkland

    After buying my first macbook I figured if I'm going to be dragging this everywhere I should buy a case. I picked up this case but in black and thought it was really nice, even durable. After literally 4 days after putting the case on, the color started wearing off. The corners were turning... 4 DAYS LATER! It didn't even leave my room! Obviously I took it back, and now all the reviews for cases say this is one of the best cases. Very disappointed and for $49.99, should have better quality. Atleast wait until 30 days after, geesh.

    82 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hazelwood

    This is NOT worth the money that I spent on it! I love the color but the shell never stays on. It is always falling off and it is very flimsy. The thing is chipping away piece by piece and I just bought it 3 months ago! For this price I expected something a bit sturdier!

    91 of 118 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Worth It!

    • Written by from Moreno Valley

    This case is clearly worth the money. I purchased it around this time last year and it is still in good condition. I drop my laptop many times and that in and of itself is what pushed me to purchase a hard case. The case has broken the fall every time. I don't understand the previous reviews claiming it's flimsy and doesn't fit and falls off. It is a hard plastic that DOES NOT BEND. It may seem flimsy but once it's on it's hard and it does not just pop off easily. It fits perfect and if you look at the descriptions you'll find they have the same case for different models so that may be why it doesn't fit and fall off. READ the description carefully. This is a highly recommended product that I will continue to sing praises of and buy in multiple colors.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Selmer

    I love the color of the case and the way it fits. However, within a few weeks of having the case the corners broke off without even dropping it. Very disappointed in the quality of the product for the price.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from farmers branch

    I bought this for my dad for his laptop, and he really loves it! I can definitely say this product is worth the money, and VERY durable.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but just doesn't last.

    • Written by from west hartford

    Got the purple one for my MBP Pro back in February. It held up until a few days ago when I pulled my mbp from my bag and noticed that as I was grabbing at the mbp, it was sliding out from the case. Noticed that the bottom half of the shell casing broke in the corners towards the back. I was very confused because my mbp stay in a laptop bag, never dropped it, banged it or anything to that nature. And I guess based on all the other reviews this is something common. I wouldn't mind as much if I didn't have to pay so much for it.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    speck case MBPR 13"

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I was hesitant to purchase this case based on the previous reviews and things I have heard from a few friends, but I am pleasantly surprised that I love it! I've had it for about a month now on my brand new MBPR 13" and it still looks as new. I would just treat the case the same with I treat my Mac...handle with care. I don't see why it wouldn't last for others if they were taking care of it. It is pricey, but it does its job. Pair it with a nice mac case (I have a herschel co sleeve) and you should be good to go!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Taunton

    This Speck product had been recommended to me by family members that had purchased other Speck products, so I was fairly confident when I ordered this case. It was advertised as a light-weight 'hard' case. Light-weight - yes; 'hard' - NO WAY!! It is very flimsy and does not stay on my MacBook very well. It is advertised as easy to put on and off - it definitely is easy to take off but I'm not at all confident that it will stay on. Definitely NOT worth the price!

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This cases have really pretty colors but it breaks so easily. I keep finding little parts of the case that have been falling off around my room.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Case chips away

    • Written by from Henderson

    I have this shell for little over 4 months and took good care of it but still this did not prevent the rear bottom corners from chipping away, causing the computer to easily slide out. Based on the cost of this shell I expected it to last much longer.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hobe Sound

    Bought this case, it was defective. So i returned it and got a new one, and in 6 hours it didn't leave my room. It was getting hazy, tried everything to get it off & nothing worked. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice color but...

    • Written by from Aurora

    I recently bought the new macbook pro 13 inch retina and about 4 days later i bought this case. I have the orange color and I haven't experienced damage to the case but my 1300 dollar computer now has little scratch marks on the bottom of the case from crumbs getting lodged under the bottom case. I like the feel and look of the case but damage to my laptop means bye bye case. For 50 dollars i would expect it to hold a bit better and have more protection against crumbs and marks on the bottom of my computer.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't suggest it at all

    • Written by from Beaverton

    I bought this when I first bought my laptop, despite the semi-steep price, directly out of the Apple store. I've had it for hardly a year now, and it's cracked, chipped, and falls off at the lightest pull. In the beginning, I used to have to cut my fingers in order to get the case off (which I had to do often, since it always lets dirt and other nasty substances into it, making my laptop gross and sometimes sticky). It's chipped all around the edges, leaving sharp corners that constantly hurt me. It lost 3/4 of the nubs that are supposed to keep the my computer on tables and stable within the first couple of months. However, despite my relatively rough use of my laptop (I have cats that like to push it off the table, or it sometimes slides off my lap because the case is so smooth), it has kept my laptop from breaking (though it does have several small chips and scratches), which is why I feel I must give it at least two stars.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase!

    • Written by from Waukesha

    I purchased this case 1 year ago when I purchased my Mac Pro. One year later, and both my computer and case are looking fantastic. I'm not why there are so many negative reviews. I love the turquoise color and I am glad that I purchased the shell case. It was definitely worth the money.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Waianae

    I just bought this cover for my new Mac for school and I got the orange one, it looks great except it doesnt stay on to great. Its always slipping off from the bottom part and it was flimsy as well. I keep my mac inside my bag and after reading some others reviews regarding the chipping and cracking of the case, im not surprised. The price was a bit too much for the make and durability.the only positive thing I'll say about the cover is, its a nice color.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard, protective case

    • Written by from Mt. Prospect

    I'm not sure why so many of these reviews are negative, but I must say that I am extremely happy I bought this case. The turquoise color is beautiful and it almost looks like the actual laptop is this pretty color. I purchased my laptop for college a few months ago and was so scared about scratching/dropping it that I bought this expensive case right out of the apple store. Since then, my MacBook has been lugged around in my backpack from class to class and it's still in perfect condition.

    The only drawback to this case is that it scratches pretty easily. I have just been placing it in my backpack with notebooks and folders and there are scratches everywhere already. I know that this is mostly my fault because I should have bought a sleeve or something, but it's still sort of disappointing that it got ruined from simply sitting in my backpack. But overall it does its job well and is a solid case for a MacBook.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good but pricey

    • Written by from san bernardino

    It was easy to install but as far as taking out the top part it was a little bit of a challenged. It was securely in(fits well) place and it stays there. The only problem I had was when my case for about 2 months old I noticed that one of the rubberized foot came off immediately emailed specks about the problem. Speck emailed me back and they replaced my case right away. GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THIER PART.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy Design Flaw

    • Written by from Frisco

    I had a Speck SmartShell case for almost 5 years on my old MacBook with no issues, so I immediately went with the brand again when I got the new MacBook with retina display. The unfortunate part is that the bottom piece of the case flat out has a design flaw--the tabs that are on the back of the case meant to hold it on aren't big enough to hold the case without eventually snapping off. The left side of mine snapped off almost immediately and a few months later, the right side has snapped. Now the bottom of the case slides around and has become useless because now I fear the MacBook sliding out while I'm carrying it.

    Unfortunately, I've been searching for a replacement and every plastic shell case I've seen has the same design flaw. It looks like I'm going to have to switch to the hassle of a sleeve because I carry this thing with me everywhere and I want have some protection for it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its okay..

    • Written by from Brownsville

    i love the cases and the colors and the fit but i think the price is way to much

    1 of 3 people found this useful