Speck 15" SmartShell Case for MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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Speck 15" SmartShell Case for MacBook Pro with Retina Display

$49.95

2.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 21 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Speck’s SmartShell Case perfectly matches the sleek, lightweight design of your MacBook. This super-slim glossy hard case is precision-engineered for a perfect fit. And for a striking appearance, each case offers rich color and a striking glossy finish that lets you show off your unique style—while allowing your Mac’s design shine through. Anti-tip feet keep your MacBook stable and secure.

  • Highlights

    • Durable, ultra-thin hard shell protects from scratches and scuffs
    • Sleek, glossy 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 striking color effects let the fine design of your MacBook—and the Apple logo—shine through.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Hard-shell protection that keeps your MacBook light on its feet.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Speck SmartShell Case for MacBook
  • Tech Specs

    • Form Factor: Hard Case, Snap On
    • Material: Hard Plastic
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: SPK-A2402
    • UPC or EAN No.: 848709005304

    Warranty

    • 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)

    Manufacturer Note

    • Speck recommends cleaning your case before you put it on your MacBook and then once a month thereafter to avoid any build-up of dust or dirt. Simply wipe it with a soft, clean cloth or rinse with warm, soapy water. Before re-applying the case, make sure it’s completely dry—and also wipe down your Mac to remove any dust or particles.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Not worth it.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this case after reading reviews of this product for the MacBook Pro 13 inch with retina display. I have the Macbook Pro 1 I bought this case after reading reviews of this product for the MacBook Pro 13 inch with retina display. I have the Macbook Pro 15 inch with retina display. It's a good product, but the company recommends that you remove the case and any dust that has collected in between the case and your laptop. When I went to remove the case, I found that it was very difficult to do and there was an excellent chance that it was going to scratch my brand new laptop-that cost me a $3800! Also, the screen for retina display laptops are super thin and I felt that removing the shell could damage the screen because it so hard to take off. Needless to say, I bought an Incase sleeve instead. $50 gone to waste, but at least I know my laptop won't be damaged by the case that is supposed to protect it.

    • Written by from Brampton

    103 of 129 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not worth it.
  • AVERAGE

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    SCRATCHES EASILY AND AFTER A LITTLE WHILE THE FRONT BOTTOM PART DOESNT SEEM TO FIT AS TIGHT AS WHEN PURCHASED. GOT THE MOSHI CASE SCRATCHES EASILY AND AFTER A LITTLE WHILE THE FRONT BOTTOM PART DOESNT SEEM TO FIT AS TIGHT AS WHEN PURCHASED. GOT THE MOSHI CASE TOO AND FOR 10 DOLLARS MORE THINK IT FAR SUPERIOR IN FEEL, STYLE AND FITS THE MACBOOK FAR BETTER.

    • Written by from New York

    49 of 60 people found this useful

    Was this useful? AVERAGE
  • HANDS DOWN THE ABSOLUTE BEST CASE FOR YOUR MBP RETINA

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    From my experience the Speck SmartShell is the best overall case for your Macbook Pro. I originally purchased this case for my Mac From my experience the Speck SmartShell is the best overall case for your Macbook Pro. I originally purchased this case for my Macbook Pro 17" and again for my 15" Retina and thought it's a good case but it does show scratches since the plastic is glossy clear and the feet underneath the case will get slightly yellow with time (at least the one for my MBP 17" did after a few years). I looked at the reviews for the Moshi 15" iGlaze Shell case and thought I should give it a try instead since so many people highly recommend the iGlaze over the SmartShell. It turns out they're very wrong and here's why. Most people said the iGlaze does not show scratches. They're wrong, if you look closely, only a few times after handling the case you can see the hairline scratches... you just see them a bit less because the case is "glazed" but trust me they're there. The biggest problem with the iGlaze is the finish of the plastic. It's extremely slippery in your hand, compared to the Speck SmartShell which has the gloss finish and is extremely sticky to the touch. If you hold both of them in each hand you will see how the Speck SmartShell actually grips better. Even if you only close your MBP and insert it in a bag or like me carry your MBP up a flight of stairs you will take the Speck SmartShell any day over the Moshi iGlaze Shell because it has a better feel in the hand that's safer to carry in one hand. Simply put the Moshi 15" iGlaze Shell case is a straight up fail compared to the Speck SmartShell case.

    • Written by from Ottawa

    31 of 44 people found this useful

    Was this useful? HANDS DOWN THE ABSOLUTE BEST CASE FOR YOUR MBP RETINA
  • Surprisingly Disappointing

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    My last macbook pro had a clear Speck case... and the case lasted at least a year before cracking and breaking... under usual wear My last macbook pro had a clear Speck case... and the case lasted at least a year before cracking and breaking... under usual wear. This case for my new macbook pro fell apart within a week... and there is no apparent damage to the device itself. On replacing the case in the physical Apple store, the replacement case fell apart within a month.

    Both cases (while brand new out of the box) had sharp plastic edges in the same location--where your left wrist touches the laptop, by the trackpad--as though they were not properly finished and sanded on production. I had to use 320 sandpaper to smooth the sharp edges to be able to actually use my device in the case; not wanting to return the case again, in utter frustration.

    Now, the corners are cracked and broken (and the case looks like a cracked glass)... so it has to be thrown away. What sense does it make returning it to Speck for a replacement... will the quality be assured? Now I am looking for a replacement that is NOT Speck.

    To be fair, the black satin Speck case I got for my girlfriend's much older model 13" macbook, is holding up quite well... with no visible signs of scratching or cracking (6 months later). Maybe it is just the newer transparent ones that crack at all corners, break off the lower-back-corner supports and generally fall apart (with a sharp shard of plastic, like a knife, protruding from the left side of the case where the side plastic broke away from the vents at the corner... snagging on everything) within your briefcase / messenger bag.

    I'm completely unsatisfied... and thought I could trust my previous positive experiences with this brand.

    • Written by from Washington

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Surprisingly Disappointing
  • Very flimsy - don't waste your money

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The case cracked around the edges after 3 weeks, even though my laptop had never been dropped nor significantly banged/bumped. So The case cracked around the edges after 3 weeks, even though my laptop had never been dropped nor significantly banged/bumped. So now I have to go buy a different shell. Huge waste of money.

    • Written by from Washington

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very flimsy - don't waste your money
  • Not very sturdy

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine developed cracks and crazes quite easily, and started looking rough. It's not real protection for the Mac, unless you think Mine developed cracks and crazes quite easily, and started looking rough. It's not real protection for the Mac, unless you think dust is something awful.

    • Written by from Rochester

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not very sturdy

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