• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rear bottom tabs break

    • Written by from SUMMERVILLE

    I've bought 2 of these cases and both broke at the same area where the bottom cover attaches to the rear sides. The case lasted about 5 weeks each time. Bummer. The look and feel of the case are as expected

    190 of 197 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    get this if you want your mac to be utterly damaged and scratched on areas where the case hooks on to your machine. The snapping on of the case scratched my MBP and left white marks which caused my resale value to drop by nearly 50%. If you're someone who protects your product, please do not buy any casing that snaps onto your machine. It kills it.

    154 of 171 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as previous Speck cases

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I have used numerous Speck cases over the years and this is the worst one yet. The last case kept going strong for 3+ years, but there is serious quality problems with this one. Like the other reviewer, I too had the rear bottom tab (just next to the right hand USB port) snap. Speck needs to really take a step back and assess these quality problems, because other than the tab snapping right off, the case does not fit as snug as models they have made before. I will be returning this and getting a different case or waiting until someone makes a really good one.

    133 of 137 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought this case 3 weeks ago and the front clip has been broken !! I sometimes move my MBP and every time I carry I do it carefully so there is no reason to break! Its a really poor quality product, wouldn't recommend at all.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Case

    • Written by from Montreal

    The bottom half of the case broke after only a few days. I own the 17" & 13" versions of the MacBook Pro Speck Case, and they work fine, but the 15" Retina Display version does not have the same protection in the back bottom part of the case and is poorly designed. Save your money and don't buy this case!!!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy This !!

    • Written by from BRISBANE

    I bought this case to protect my Macbook for when i take it to school and after a few weeks one of the tabs on the corner of the bottom shell snapped of. Do not buy this case if you are going to be using your computer daily because it is flimsy and not up to being used continually.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    easy to break

    • Written by from Louisville

    I have had this case for only one week and the corners are snapped off!! Do not buy this thing. It does not worth your $50. I know that it has replacement warrantee but it is going to cost time and money to replace it for free shipping cost and time! DO NOT BUY IT

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    • Written by from SAN JOSE

    Speck has been my go to in the past. I love the satin because it has a little staying power, unlike the slick finished cases. The only down falls are the scratches you obtain during installation, and the rear tabs break off very easily. I took the first one back within a week as the rear tabs broke. Knowing this is a problem and there is nothing else (currently) like this case out there I will purchase a protective sleeve to sheath my MBPRD. Bummer, as I originally wanted to reduce the bulk on my travels. Adapting with a frown but i could be worse!!!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product that I have bought. Should not be stocked in Apple store.

    • Written by from London

    I bought this in an Apple retail store and it broke one week after purchase, all of the clip features snapped off leaving it useless.

    Even before tis product broke it was ill fitting, loose in some arias and gaps in others.

    In my opinion this product should never be sold in an Apple store as it is extremely low quality and definitely dose not do justice to the Retina Mac Book Pro.


    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Fragile, Broke in a week

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    DO NOT BUY THIS, there are two tiny plastic tabs that hold the bottom piece on to your lap top. They are very fragile and snap off in a matter of days under regular use. Save your money and buy a different product.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another sad story!

    • Written by from Streator

    This tale is an unfortunate one. I bought the smart shell for the mac book pro with retina. The case its self is of okay construction. It protects your MacBook pro from scratches and minor bumps. I keep good care of my MacBook pro and was surprised to find one day when one of the tabs had broken off the cover protector. There is not much to the construction so it is easy to see why it broke. I still use it to protect my MacBook pro from scratches, but it would be good for you to know that since the MacBook pro with retina is sooooo thin that the cover does not have much for clips and can easily be broken. If you are looking for something that will last the test of time then you are barking up the wrong tree.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable

    • Written by from Mississauga

    After buying this product once, I figured I did something wrong to make the corners between the monitor and base crack off. After this second one i bought, I have come to the conclusion that this product, though attractive, is pretty much going to break no matter how safe you are with it. Not worth the buy no matter how nice it looks.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage: Scratches easily and tabs break. EXTREMELY overpriced

    • Written by from Boulder

    I could hardly get this case out of the box before noticing scratches. This is my second case, because the first one literally came out of the box with scratches. Not one month after owning it, the tabs on the back side of the bottom case broke off. This case is garbage. I will be returning it for a full refund and making as big of a stink as possible.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easy

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    Aside from the fact that the 2 clips that hold the bottom part on near the display breaking off under very light use it is a nice effective case. Currently have used epoxy to re-attach the clips, but are continuing to deteriorate and will need to buy a different one soon.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As many other reviewer stated, the bottom tabs break off easily

    • Written by from RENO

    The product looks and feels great, however, the (huge) downside is the bottom case attaches to the macbook with 2 very small and flimsy tabs. After about 6 weeks, I noticed stress marks, then eventually small cracks. I've tried "reinforcing" them with superglue, however, both tabs have continued to break off, rendering the product unusable. For fifty dollars, I do expect it to last longer than 3 months! Unacceptable.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I purchased this from the Apple store because I wanted a case for my MBP. I take really good care of everything I own. This case I think looks and feels nice, but the bottom portion of the case does not fit well. the rear tabs never really go on the macbook. One day I just noticed the rear right bottom tab just broke. I never dropped it or mis-handled it. The case is just not that well made. I expect more from Apple selling this below average product in their stores and I also expect more from Speck. I would expect a case that is supposed to protect be much more durable than this. It broke without ever being dropped. How does that happen??

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    looks like good, but...

    • Written by from Budapest

    the case looks like good, but poor quality... the bottom part has a hamp, the edge is damaged, and the surface is scratched

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Charlestown

    The speck 15 inch is very flimsy and is not "snug" and it has forced me to stop and turn off my mac book because it starts to get so warm that it feels like its going to melt. I also have a 13 inch and that one is precise, more custom and breathes just fine, but for the 15 inch, it unfortunately has a flaw in its design.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The bottom broke

    • Written by from Frisco

    I bought this after reading some reviews on how easily the bottom gets broken from the two back handles. But I thought that I can take a great care of it and this won't happen to me. I was wrong! The funny thing is that I honestly have NO IDEA how they got broken! I honestly wasn't taking them off and on. they found them broken just like that.
    I love Speck and this it provides strong protection. but those bottom back handles which hold the lower case to the rMBP are way too fragile. I want my $50 back!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    total rubbish

    • Written by from Tbilisi

    I've bought a one of this cases for my new macbook pro retina 15', since a month I discovered a little cracks after one more month one of corners fell off and a new cracks appear everywhere :((( I wanna back my money but who cares !!!!

    I've never bumped or dropped my laptop ever. I can say precisely, quality of this products are below even chines market products...


    6 of 6 people found this useful