Speck 15" SmartShell Case for MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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Speck 15" SmartShell Case for MacBook Pro with Retina Display

$49.95

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 20 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Speck’s SmartShell Case perfectly matches the sleek, lightweight design of your MacBook. This super-slim glossy hard case is precision-engineered for a perfect fit. And for a striking appearance, each case offers rich color and a striking glossy finish that lets you show off your unique style—while allowing your Mac’s design shine through. Anti-tip feet keep your MacBook stable and secure.

  • Highlights

    • Durable, ultra-thin hard shell protects from scratches and scuffs
    • Sleek, glossy two-piece design is easy to put on and take off
    • Anti-tilt rubberized feet keep your MacBook stable and secure
  • Did you notice?

    The striking color effects let 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 for MacBook
  • 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: 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 (For details, please visit http://www.speckproducts.com/warranty-returns)

    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 also wipe down your Mac to remove any dust or particles.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Not worth it.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this case after reading reviews of this product for the MacBook Pro 13 inch with retina display. I have the Macbook Pro 1 I bought this case after reading reviews of this product for the MacBook Pro 13 inch with retina display. I have the Macbook Pro 15 inch with retina display. It's a good product, but the company recommends that you remove the case and any dust that has collected in between the case and your laptop. When I went to remove the case, I found that it was very difficult to do and there was an excellent chance that it was going to scratch my brand new laptop-that cost me a $3800! Also, the screen for retina display laptops are super thin and I felt that removing the shell could damage the screen because it so hard to take off. Needless to say, I bought an Incase sleeve instead. $50 gone to waste, but at least I know my laptop won't be damaged by the case that is supposed to protect it.

    • Written by from Brampton

    92 of 116 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not worth it.
  • AVERAGE

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    SCRATCHES EASILY AND AFTER A LITTLE WHILE THE FRONT BOTTOM PART DOESNT SEEM TO FIT AS TIGHT AS WHEN PURCHASED. GOT THE MOSHI CASE SCRATCHES EASILY AND AFTER A LITTLE WHILE THE FRONT BOTTOM PART DOESNT SEEM TO FIT AS TIGHT AS WHEN PURCHASED. GOT THE MOSHI CASE TOO AND FOR 10 DOLLARS MORE THINK IT FAR SUPERIOR IN FEEL, STYLE AND FITS THE MACBOOK FAR BETTER.

    • Written by from New York

    42 of 51 people found this useful

    Was this useful? AVERAGE
  • HANDS DOWN THE ABSOLUTE BEST CASE FOR YOUR MBP RETINA

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    From my experience the Speck SmartShell is the best overall case for your Macbook Pro. I originally purchased this case for my Mac From my experience the Speck SmartShell is the best overall case for your Macbook Pro. I originally purchased this case for my Macbook Pro 17" and again for my 15" Retina and thought it's a good case but it does show scratches since the plastic is glossy clear and the feet underneath the case will get slightly yellow with time (at least the one for my MBP 17" did after a few years). I looked at the reviews for the Moshi 15" iGlaze Shell case and thought I should give it a try instead since so many people highly recommend the iGlaze over the SmartShell. It turns out they're very wrong and here's why. Most people said the iGlaze does not show scratches. They're wrong, if you look closely, only a few times after handling the case you can see the hairline scratches... you just see them a bit less because the case is "glazed" but trust me they're there. The biggest problem with the iGlaze is the finish of the plastic. It's extremely slippery in your hand, compared to the Speck SmartShell which has the gloss finish and is extremely sticky to the touch. If you hold both of them in each hand you will see how the Speck SmartShell actually grips better. Even if you only close your MBP and insert it in a bag or like me carry your MBP up a flight of stairs you will take the Speck SmartShell any day over the Moshi iGlaze Shell because it has a better feel in the hand that's safer to carry in one hand. Simply put the Moshi 15" iGlaze Shell case is a straight up fail compared to the Speck SmartShell case.

    • Written by from Ottawa

    28 of 40 people found this useful

    Was this useful? HANDS DOWN THE ABSOLUTE BEST CASE FOR YOUR MBP RETINA
  • Very flimsy - don't waste your money

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The case cracked around the edges after 3 weeks, even though my laptop had never been dropped nor significantly banged/bumped. So The case cracked around the edges after 3 weeks, even though my laptop had never been dropped nor significantly banged/bumped. So now I have to go buy a different shell. Huge waste of money.

    • Written by from Washington

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very flimsy - don't waste your money
  • Not very sturdy

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine developed cracks and crazes quite easily, and started looking rough. It's not real protection for the Mac, unless you think Mine developed cracks and crazes quite easily, and started looking rough. It's not real protection for the Mac, unless you think dust is something awful.

    • Written by from Rochester

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not very sturdy
  • Bummer

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I loved the idea and look of this case, unfortunately, there seem to be design flaws.
    I ordered this with my new MB Air in March I loved the idea and look of this case, unfortunately, there seem to be design flaws.
    I ordered this with my new MB Air in March, within the first few days, it cracked. I'd barely moved it even on the desk. I took it back and got a replacement. Again, within the next few days, still not having moved from my desktop, the corners cracked again and now the bottom shell doesn't even stay on. For the time it takes, I haven't decided whether or not to try and return this one as well. I don't see what good having another one that will most likely crack again will do me. Not a good investment :(

    • Written by from Woodside

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Bummer

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