• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty, but terribly made

    • Written by from Anniston

    I love this case as far as how it looks and the accuracy of the color representation (I bought the greenish case). However, after only a few weeks, pieces of my shell started chipping off. Now, I've had it for a couple of months and the piece on the side that grips my macbook air is completely gone. I'm very unsatisfied with this product. You would think for $49.95 Apple could sell a higher-quality product. I have yet to drop my macbook in the case, so I don't know how it holds up as far as that, but I don't recommend buying this product--unless of course you just want to buy something that's pretty but doesn't actually do what it's supposed to.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $50 Down The Drain

    • Written by from BOULDER

    I am now on my second Speck SmartShell for the MBA 13" I purchased in January 2014. The first one cracked and the tabs that hold the bottom shell on literally disintegrated within 2 months of owning it. I sent it back to Speck (and paid the shipping!) and they sent me another one but this one has the same problem. When I got my 2nd one I also bought one for my hubby's MBP 15" - his has suffered the same fate despite the fact that his laptop never leaves home and mostly lives on a desk. I do take mine to work, in a padded case and I am very fastidious about the care of my laptop but still I've got a case with two missing corners, several cracks and no way to keep the bottom shell attached. This case, in my opinion, is an epic failure with regards to materials and lack of durability. I wish I'd spent that $100 elsewhere.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Ballwin

    Had two, the first one lasted a few months before one of the clips sheered off the bottom part of the case somehow. The Apple store was cool enough to replace it for me but within a couple months, it happened again to my second one. Waste of money... would not buy again.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cracked After 2 Days :(!

    • Written by from Toronto

    I received this case and was shocked at the quality for the $50 price. I put it on my new Airbook, and it didn't really go on that easily. 2 days later I realized that one of the corners was lifting so I went to pull it off and the case cracked. So not only does it not go on properly, but when you go to fix it, you'll break the cheap flimsy plastic. Don't waste your time and money on this garbage.
    Luckily Apple has a great return policy so I was able to return it at no cost.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    if there were a zero option, i'd give it

    • Written by from Marlborough

    This is not worth the money. in fact, my case cracked as I was putting it on and i said, well, it's just a crack, i'll live it with it. The thing lasted a year, and basically my mac sits on my desk . Then it started cracking all over and then became lopsided.

    I do not recommend this product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your $50

    • Written by from landover

    My sister purchased one and it broke within weeks. She doesn't travel with her Mac Book and it mostly just sits on her kitchen table or couch. Her case was still under warranty, so Speck sent another one. The 2nd one broke in a matter of weeks. She finally gave up. Mine broke within a matter of months. In my opinion I'm not sure how much this protects the device, so I won't be purchasing this again.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Knoxville

    This didn't even last a year! It cracked on the edges within weeks. The other day I picked it up off of the table and it cracked even worse! This case is too expensive to break this easy!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd one Don't purchase

    • Written by from OWENS CROSS ROADS

    Second purchase of Speck SmartShell - It works for a bit of time but the corners will crack on the back shell. Plastic is good on top but the over time the corners will crack and the back will slide off and not stay on.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cracked and broken within a couple of months

    • Written by from calgary

    I got this with my new macbook air and expected it to last at least for the length of the advertised "1 year warranty" however, the bottom was cracked and broken within a couple of months despite the care with which I handled my laptop at all times. Huge waste of 50$. This product is terribly overpriced for the horrendous quality.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case; would recommend

    • Written by from Nashville

    I really like this case. It's sleek and protective and doesn't take away from the beauty or slim lines of the Macbook Pro. It seems to have a really tight snap on fit that was even slightly difficult to remove, which I like. The original case I ordered was scratched out of the box (and not on the side with the protective peel away), but Apple had a new one at my house the next day when I called to exchange it. It's brand new, but right now I would highly recommend it even with its expensive $50 price tag. I'll re-review if I have any of the problems that others have had, but so far I love it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this product!!!

    • Written by from Clovis

    I bought the product for their phone case reputation. Boy was I wrong! I've had the case for no longer than 4 days and there is already a crack in the left back hook. From the first time i put it on my mac it didn't fit properly! Massively disappointed speck!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst case ever.

    • Written by from ajax

    I bought one last year for my mac. Its never fit the mac properly yet i bought the right specs. It took me forever to get the case, cause they didn't have the colour i wanted at first.The one i have is broken and only on the bottom. What bothers me is i bought this product to take care of my mac and its left white marks on the bottom of my computer and scratch marks on it. So not worth it. Im so annoyed that I've bought this as well.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

    • Written by from West Seneca

    I have had this case for a little over a month now on my MacBook Air. I like it, because I hate having scratches on my things, especially something as expensive as the Air. I bought this case to prevent it from being damaged from spills and scratches. So far, my laptop looks just like the day I bought it, and nothing has spilled on it, but the case seems pretty tightly fastened on the laptop. But, I can't help but wonder if you could get a different case for cheaper that works just as well as this one does. I like it the case, not so much the price, but if you're not so worried about money, then go for it!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Going swap it out!

    • Written by from Marrero

    I purchased this product at the store only to prevent my macbook air from getting scratched and marked up. As soon as i placed it on, one of the corners were made short and it wouldn't snap on, I also noticed that another corner was loose....thats because it was cracked. :/ very disappointed, I am going to swap this one out, hopefully the next will be made properly.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Hardshell Case for MacBooks!!

    • Written by from Kirksville

    I just read some of the reviews below and felt compelled to offer my opinion and counterpoint - I disagree with the naysayers!!

    I bought Speck smartshell cases for my MacBooks: my first was purchased 4 yrs ago for my MBP and the second in Fall 2013 for my MBA. I take care of my cases, use my laptops appropriately - they don't drop, fall - I place them carefully onto tables, avoiding wetness, moisture, dust, etc.

    I use these cases for one reason alone - to keep the bottom of my laptops from directing touching any foreign surfaces. To that end, this product is PERFECT and there IS NO SUBSTITUTE!! I don't have any problems with breaking or cracking. My shell-case is in the same condition as the day I bought it - minus the minor scruffs from actual usage (i.e. placement onto surfaces for use).

    I not only have repurchased this product myself, but I've recommended this product to friends and family.

    Being in design, I know that everyone is different. One person's "attention to detail" may be sub-par compared to another. Again, I can't speak for others on why they have cracked cases; we don't actually know how those people use their cases. Mine remains perfect to date and I've never had to rebuy a shell for the same computer.

    My 2 cents...

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely NOT worth the money...

    • Written by from Sitka

    If I'd had the option, I wouldn't have given this product even one star. I purchased this case alongside my 13-in MacBook Pro back in February of 2014. Within two weeks of my having put it on my laptop, the bottom casing cracked along the edges and, within a month, would not even stay on. I ended up taking it off and then purchasing a new case elsewhere for around $20.00: I've had said case for a month now and it has thus far proven a far better investment than the SmartShell. To cut to the short of it, don't waste your money. There are alternatives to the Speck case; all one has to do is shop around a bit.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    its OK

    • Written by from liverpool

    i bought it at the time i bought my macbook because well i wanted a case and had a gift card. kind of wish i didn't just because i bought it in blue but its SO translucent you can barely tell, which isn't what i wanted. the bottom part near the track pad doesn't snap in all the way, other than the color, its not bad. just wish the picture online showed how it really looked

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's good for now...............

    • Written by

    For all the bad review this speak case is ok on my macbook air. Yet the bottom is not as on to the mac the other parts.The other parts fit and not come off. its ok for now but the price is high for me so....... its ok i rate a 3 star

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Case

    • Written by from Dundas

    For $50 you would expect the case to last, I only use my computer at home and the case lasted under a year, the clips on the side of the bottom part are broken and it wont stay on anymore. Would not recommend this case to anyone.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Corners Cracked

    • Written by from West Allis

    Cute cover but the top corners cracked within a few months of using it. This is not from being rough on it as I am very careful with my macbook and have barely taken it out of the home. Disappointing as the Mac help staff recommended it when I was using the online help service. Also can be a bit tricky to put on.

    14 of 15 people found this useful