• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    • Written by from North Battleford

    The bottom connector broke off right away, it still stays on but it bothers me a little bit. Also, the top part of it scratched really easily in my bag and left white scratch marks that I tried really hard to rub off but they're still there. It's okay though overall.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST 50 bucks EVER

    • Written by from Atlanta

    All the complaints about clips breaking off and Macs being more scratched than without a case seem pretty unwarranted to me. If you put a cell phone in a case and never remove it to clean underneath, you'll have micro-scratches on your phone. The same holds true for this case and your Mac. It's nothing more than a giant snap-on phone case. It isn't intended to keep your Mac flawless, it's intended to prevent major scratches compared to never keeping your Mac in a case to begin with. We've all seen what other people's Macs look like when they are never cased and the difference is night and day.

    What's prompting me to write this review today? I'm about to replace my cover after FOUR YEARS of use. Other than hardly noticeable micro-scratches, my 2010 Macbook Pro looks almost new. All the clips on the top cover are still intact and only because recently the two back clips on the bottom finally broke (that happens when you tote a piece of plastic around for FOUR YEARS) am I replacing with the exact same product.

    If you're not willing to realistically compare a $50 investment to protect a $1200-$2000 purchase, you probably shouldn't be looking at a hard, snug, snap-on case to begin with. A nice, soft carry bag is probably the best thing for you.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case on the market!

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    I bought mine years ago and my MacBook looks brand new. Maybe it's a San Diego thing, but all of my friends (including myself) have always have both a shell and a sleeve for our MacBooks -- they work together to really protect your investment, especially keeping dirt and dust from getting under the case.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really great-looking case!

    • Written by from Anchorage

    This case is the only case I wanted and looked for when I bought my MacBook Pro. Now, everyone must know that hardshell cases (on anything; iPhone, iPad, laptop, etc.) tend to scratch the product.. BUT many people know that when using a hardshell case, you MUST clean it once in a while. I clean mine once every month and my MacBook Pro looks just as new! No scratches and no bumps.

    If you want to buy this case and snap it on your laptop, make sure that you know how to take care of it! Don't buy stuff that you don't know about.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit.

    • Written by from miami

    I had high hope, unfortunately the case does not fit my 13 inch MacBook retina... I'm pretty sure I bought the right size.will return it.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth Fifty Dollars

    • Written by from Paris

    I bought this case with my computer and I clean the laptop regularly like someone with OCD. but the case does leave marks. I doesn't just leave marks on the sides where it attaches but also underneath the case. I don't think its just dirt. I would rather have the clear case.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT a waste of money

    • Written by from La Habra

    Take those two negative reviews complaining about surface scratches/cosmetic damage to their laptops with a grain of salt because it sounds like they didn't read the simple instructions on the packaging: "Gently clean your MacBook Pro before using the case to remove all dirt/debris or sand from the outside surface of your MacBook Pro" and then "Every month, remove the case from your MacBook Pro to clean under the case. This prevents the build up of unwanted debris between the surface of the MacBook Pro and case that could potentially scratch the MacBook Pro."

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good shell but be realistic

    • Written by from Orlando

    This is probably the best hard shell you can buy for your macbook but before you buy consider.....
    Pros:
    -snaps on easily,
    -protects the the exterior of your precious new macbook from getting scratches,
    -comes in black
    -makes your laptop more identfiable/unique
    -good tactile feel (not as good as brushed aluminum but still good)
    -comes in black
    -very tight fit
    -comes in black.... which is the color you should always bet on

    Cons:
    - It can be hard to remove and doing so will likely ruin the snaps which hold it tight to your laptop,
    -doesn't protect from dust so you really need to buy a sleeve anyway,
    -the plastic acts as an insulator so your macbook won't release as much heat as it would without a case (not too big a deal except during prolonged use)
    -doesn't offer any shockproofing functionality, but then again macbooks are like infants in that you just don't drop them..... don't.... seriously.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Hearst

    Since i'm short, when i'm sitting, the case makes my laptop stay on my lap and don't slide! Love It! Won't change it ever!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truthful review without an over the top response.

    • Written by from worthington

    This cover is just what you expect it to be: a thin plastic shell to encase your macbook. It's not a set of battle armor. It does NOT damage your laptop. YOU might if you don't occasionally clean your computer and take PROPER care of it, but that is not the fault of this case. It's hard black plastic with a rubberized texture. You can see your apple glowing ever so faintly and it looks a little purpley pink because of the black case. It snaps on fine. And I've had it for a couple of months without the clips breaking off because I do not take the case off and put it back on over and over again, that would, of course, compromise the integrity of the product. Other than that I LOVE that it covers the metal because it means my laptop never gets too hot or too cold. It doesn't cover up the fans which is a bonus ( don't want that laptop you barely care for to overheat.) It's a nice solid color but does get smudgy (this bugs me but would happen with or without any case.) Other than that it's nice if you want to change the look of a titanium case mac and it's great if you want to put decals or stickers on but don't want the commitment.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT CASE!

    • Written by from Palm Harbor

    I bought this case 10/11. After reading these reviews , I took off the case to check for scratches, My MacBookPro looks perfectly new!! A very comfortable case to handle, still looks new. Get it.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it. Don''t believe the negative remarks.

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    In all honesty, I bought this to HIDE my first (and only) scratch on the cover of my MBP. If you occassionally remove it and clean the dust, I can't see how it could possibly make things worse for you. (My guess is that some folks on here are way too rough with their $1000+ machines. I've had it for over 2 years and--other than the initial scratch before having the case--my laptop literally looks brand new. My only gripe is that a couple of the clips where the computer snaps in actually bent and broke when removing it.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damaged laptop

    • Written by from Aalborg

    I cannot recommend this product.

    It damaged my laptop with scratches from the dirt that got caught inbetween the cover and the laptop. Also, the hinge that holds the screen got damaged because of the cover. If possible I would rate this product with zero stars.

    19 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case!

    • Written by from Irvine

    I love this case! Keeps my mac scratch free and inconspicuous in public. The texture also makes for slip-free handling. To all the negative reviews regarding scratching, the box the case comes in says to take the cover off once a month and clean the build up of dust and small particles... if you follow these simple directions (takes less than 5 minutes), scratching will not occur.

    47 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fell off the roof of my car

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    Long story short, I forgot my macbook on the roof of my car. Shortly after merging onto the freeway I heard a crash as it bounced along my the roof, and when I looked in my rearview I witnessed my beloved Mac Pro 13" smashing into the shoulder and sliding for about 30' after a 50mph fall. Thankfully it went to the right and not into traffic.

    I exited, went around, and pulled over then ran to what I expected to be the carcass of a once beautiful machine. To my complete shock it was still in one piece, showing only minor damage. I got back in the car, held the power button... and it turned on! This case saved it's life. There is no scratching to speak of, the only damage is a dent in the corner of the screen where it landed and a little scratch on the corner of the body. The glass is not cracked, and it runs just fine. I will replace the screen just because the dent annoys me and reminds me of my own stupidity. The case is utterly mangled, so I promptly bought a new one when I got home (I also called and told them my story).

    Do not listen to ANYONE that says this product does not provide adequate protection.

    197 of 236 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does more damage then not using a case at all

    • Written by from Brewerton

    had this case on my laptop for about 6 months, took it off and there were little scratches all over the sides, the top, and the bottom, I bought the case to stop it from getting scratched up but the case made it 10 times worse.

    21 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST MONEY SPENT!!

    • Written by from Folsom

    I can't believe the amount of garbage reviews on here! This was seriously worth the 50$ I spent on it to protect my $1,300 Macbook Pro. I've had no issues with dust getting trapped and it keeps my MBP in outstanding condition. It also provides great grip on top of the protection on the lid and bottom half. I also like that it gives it a nice look and makes it less noticeable.

    My only Con: The left rear quarter where it snaps to bottom hits the lid when opening it.

    I would buy this again and again

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY YOU WILL REGRET IT.

    • Written by from Omaha

    Do not buy this product. The whole purpose is to protect your laptop from scratches and damage but instead it damaged my laptop leaving black ugly marks. Dust get caught in between the laptop and the case and it is a pain to get off and put back on. It does fit perfectly but will only damage your laptop in the long run!

    149 of 218 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Victoria

    Absolute waste of money. Dust gets caught between the case and your Mac and leaves little scratches all over it; does more damage than good! Furthermore, clips on bottom shell fell off in less than 3 weeks. I got a replacement under warranty and the same thing happend again. Ruined Mac, ruined case, save your money!

    168 of 240 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No more worries about my Mac Book slipping out of my hands!

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Just installed this cover and it fits perfectly.
    Slip resistant and does not stand out when using the Mac Book in public.
    Really a good product so far!

    38 of 55 people found this useful