• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

    • Written by from Williamsport

    I ordered this case because it said it was for both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I can't speak for the MacBook Air, but as for the MacBook Air with Retina display, this case doesn't fit very snugly. The elastic retention straps at the top of the case barely grab the edges of the computer, and slip off when computer is opened fully while in the case. The case itself is very well made and sturdy. I ended up returning this case and ordering one from the Twelve South website, they make one specifically for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display that's only available on their website, according to the sales associate I spoke with at Twelve South. I haven't received a refund yet because I just sent it back today, the Apple return process is pretty painless though, and I'm supposed to get back the full $79.95 + Tax. I also didn't have to pay for return shipping, I just printed out the return label from the Apple website, attached it to the box it came in, and scheduled a pickup with FedEx. If this case fit the MacBook Pro with Retina display better, I would give it 5 stars.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Improvement

    • Written by from Warner Robins

    I LOVE the look of this case but have been frustrated with the way my MacBook Air slips around in it when unzipped. The elastic restraints in the top corners are not enough to prevent the slipping. I feel restraints or pockets should be added to the bottom corners of the case as well.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but very easy to scratch

    • Written by from Montreal

    Not to mention the terrible shipping which UPS provided, the case itself is ok. Hardback, classic, although the zipper is bit of hard to use.
    It was covered by a dust bag, but when I took it out, the whole body was full of scratch already. It looks like a retuned item which upset me even more.
    I don't want to go through the horrible shipping process again so I decided to keep it.
    However, Twelve South should make some improvement on the outer packing part and zipper since it's an expensive case and client expected to use it for a long time.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the case - ticked about the zippers!

    • Written by from Topeka

    I have heard several people say that they have plastic zippers on their Twelve South BookBook cases. I can only guess that they have a different generation (if there is such a thing for the BookBook) case, or that the case for the MacBook Air uses different zippers than for the MacBook Pro.

    I have a 13" MacBook Pro, and received my BookBook case yesterday. Excited as ever, I removed it from the package and inserted my 1 month old MacBook Pro, which I love only marginally less than my children (just kidding, but thought it would work for emphasis).

    After removing it once so I could snap the elastic corner stays from the case onto my MBP, I was shocked and upset to see and feel that the zippers had scratched the corners of my MBP, mainly the corners of the lid........but it really scratched them, and since I invested a lot in my MacBook (a lot for me, anyway), it kind of upset me.

    I can't say that I don't love the BookBook......it is beautiful, and looks like a large encyclopedia (if Twelve South came up with a way for customers to personalize their BookBooks, i'd be willing to bet they would make more of a killing than they probably already are at $79.99 a pop). I will use the case until the stitches pop, especially now that my MBP has scratches on the case and I don't really want to take it out to use it!!

    52 of 55 people found this useful