Speck’s SmartShell case keeps your MacBook protected with its super-thin and lightweight two-piece design. The silky-smooth matte coating gives this case a great grippy feel. Anti-tip feet keep your MacBook stable and secure.
- Durable, ultra-thin (1.5mm) hard shell protects from scratches and scuffs
- Sleek, matte 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 Apple logo shines through the soft-touch frosted finish.
Apple Recommends ForHard-shell protection that keeps your MacBook light on its feet.
What's in the Box?
- Speck SmartShell Satin Case for MacBook
- Form Factor: Hard Case
- Material: Hard Plastic
- Mfr. Part Number: SPK-A2179
- UPC or EAN No.: 848709005205
- 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)
Ratings & Reviews
Doesn't even snap on
I just purchased and returned the Satin Case from the apple store today. The reason being is that the bottom case does not even fu I just purchased and returned the Satin Case from the apple store today. The reason being is that the bottom case does not even fully snap on! I could get 3 clips to work but the last clip just won't snap on!
I asked the Apple specialist to help me out and even she couldn't do it. We tried it on a macbook air on the floor and on that model, she only 2 of the front clips snapped on. We went through 3 other cases (1 the same color, 1 clear and 1 teal) from the same company before we finally gave up. I'm surprised apple is selling these in-store when they don't even work for the computer.
The one star is for the nice apple employee that helped me :) otherwise it would be none because the product just plainly doesn't work. …
- Written by Tze chang kevin C from Surrey
206 of 216 people found this useful
I purchased one of these Speck cases last year with my new MacBook Air. We use this laptop a couple of times a month, so this is n I purchased one of these Speck cases last year with my new MacBook Air. We use this laptop a couple of times a month, so this is not something that is receiving heavy use. The Speck case has cracked and is falling apart. I cannot imagine how soon this case would have failed is this laptop was getting used daily! Very poor quality for a pricey case, I am very disappointed! …
- Written by John Michael H from McCordsville
171 of 177 people found this useful
Save your receipt
One snap on the bottom broke off within 1-2 months of purchase, which then resulted in movement/other pieces breaking, to the poin One snap on the bottom broke off within 1-2 months of purchase, which then resulted in movement/other pieces breaking, to the point where the bottom would not stay attached. Unfortunately, I did not save my receipt, so the manufacturer would not stand by their product and replace the broken/defective bottom half. …
- Written by eric A from Grafton
155 of 161 people found this useful
Why so many bad reviews?
I will grant you, it isn't the "easiest" shell to apply. Just take your time. Pay attention to where the grip points are on the ca I will grant you, it isn't the "easiest" shell to apply. Just take your time. Pay attention to where the grip points are on the case so you know exactly where to apply pressure. Again, go slow. You'll click one side in and another part might pop out. That's ok! You'll get the hang of how to get them all clicked and covering the computer. Once they're on, it's the perfect shell for the Air. You never have to worry about all those incidental scratches that make the soft aluminum look terrible over time. The rubberized feet give it the perfect amount of lift for typing.
I do NOT work for Speck, btw. My college-age daughter has had one for a while. I read all these reviews, asked her if it was bad, and she said she loves it. I do too. …
- Written by Brian B from Wilmington
1 of 1 people found this useful
I want a refund. Do not purchase!!
I bought a Macbook Air 13 inch to get ready for college. While at the Apple store, I saw the Speck satin case and I thought it loo I bought a Macbook Air 13 inch to get ready for college. While at the Apple store, I saw the Speck satin case and I thought it look nice in black and would protect my Macbook from everyday scratches. I have had many Speck cases in the past and had a level of quality that I associated with Speck. After a 3-4 weeks of having this case the bottom part started becoming loose. When I took off the case I noticed light dots on the bottom inside of the case. I tried everything to take it off (soap, windex, scrubbing) but they would not go away. The left bottom part of the case won't snap on and the little prong broke. There is a little gap that will not snap or stay but right in front of the touch pad. This was not worth the $50 it costs. The quality of the product is not what I expected. I'm a college student and I'm out $50 on a garbage shell case. Apple should discontinue this case for the Macbook Air 13 inch. …
- Written by Francisco P from Elgin
2 of 2 people found this useful
Not worth $10
I bought this at the start of September - by now, the bottom part is completely gone. It was falling off within the first month. T I bought this at the start of September - by now, the bottom part is completely gone. It was falling off within the first month. The top is also broken. Not sure how they get away with charging $50 for a product as bad as this one. …
- Written by Jennifer G from Fredericton
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does this fit the MacBookAir4,1... (11-inch, Mid 2011)?
- Asked by Johnny T from Charlotte
- Nov 11, 2014
Does this block the new dual mic on the MacBook Air 13" 2013?
- Asked by Marc P
- Jun 18, 2013
No. It does not block the new dual mic on the MBA 13" 2013. I bought this case today and I can confi No. It does not block the new dual mic on the MBA 13" 2013. I bought this case today and I can confirm the case fits the latest generation of MBA. …
- Answered by Kevin H from Killarney Hts
- Aug 28, 2013
Does it fit a 2009 macbook air model A1304?
- Asked by Ashley T from Los Lunas
- Sep 11, 2013
No it would cover the drop down port and the sides are different. Have a look online for pearl cases
- Answered by P R S
- Apr 26, 2014
Can the case affect cooling? I.e. cause overheating?
- Asked by Rkg E from Edinburgh
- Mar 9, 2013
no, the cooling vent is not covered
- Answered by David S
- Apr 8, 2013