Moshi hard case update!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pradeepgj, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    For those 2013 MBA 13" owners (could apply to 11" too), the Moshi hard case is not fully compatible with the new MBA's. It hides the second mic. This is what I heard from Moshi:

    Jul 08 03:48 (PDT)

    Hello Pradeep,

    Thank you for your email.

    The introduction by Apple of the two microphones on the left side of the laptop constitutes a change in hardware that needs to be reflected on iGlaze to ensure that the MacBook remains 100% functional while resting in iGlaze. Our Production team is working on this but at this time they are not able to provide a date for when the new design will be available for purchase.

    If you own or plan on purchasing a MacBook Air 2013, we recommend waiting for the new iGlaze to come out. We should have a new model available in a few weeks.

    To keep updated with the release date, you can follow us on our Facebook page as all of the new products are announced there -

    Please let us know if you have any other questions. We're here to help.

    Best regards,

    Jul 05 13:40 (PDT)


    I read that the existing iglaze snap-on case for Macbook air 13" does not
    have the opening for the additional mic in the 2013 models. When is the
    compatible model expected to release?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2009
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 23, 2005
    below Ash Tree Lane
    I've heard that many third party cases that cover the new mic actually hardly affect the input. Might be worth experimenting.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2013
    Tennessee USA
    Your correct…….It's the second Mic.

    Wait for the updated cover(what I'd do) or
    modify the current one.

    I have a Moshi iGlaze on my 11" MBA,
    Can't recommend them high enough….
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    East Coast
    I'm waiting for some of the better existing non-dual-mike protective cases to be steeply discounted because, well, because they are sort of obsolete.

    In all the years I've had laptop computers, I've never once used a built-in or plug in microphone on one, nor do I use the built-in video cameras. :D
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2009
    Shows as out of stock on their website now that I looked, but I think they already know what they are going to do. And its a hole for sure the black version shows it.

  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Good point. I have never used them either. Especially at this age of smart phones, I doubt if there are many users for face time on the mac.


    Good catch. I didn't think of looking at the black case pics. These could be pics of the new version they will be releasing soon.

    Look at the pic from the apple store. This one does not have a hole.

  9. Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    Moshi means vagina in german.:D
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    East Coast
    Even a guy with ten thumbs like me could manage to use an electric drill to put a 1/8" hole in the case to "uncover" the second microphone hole, if such action was needed to make everything work properly. Looks like about a 1/8" or 3/16" hole on that Moshi case.
  11. macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2013
    I've got some GMYLE hard case and covering one of the mic holes literally makes no difference whatsoever to the mic quality.
  12. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Moshi just released the updated cases. Ordered the clear case.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Dec 14, 2010
    Great. Thanks.
    Now every time someone mentions Moshi Im gonna be thinking of Vagina! lol :D
  14. Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    no problem
  15. macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2009
    I am allowed a free case for my new macbook air 13" but from the apple store.

    I realize many cases cover the second or both mics.

    What cases don't cover the mics? Sena?


    I am suppose to let apple customer service know tomorrow which case.
  16. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    The best ones are moshi and incase. Incase has not yet come with the one that does NOT cover the second mic. Moshi is the first.
  17. macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2009
    Thanks. I ended up ordering the Sena 13" Folio. I thought I saw a video showing it doesn't cover the two mics. Guess I will see in due time.


    Apple is the best for customer service!! I love Apple.
  18. macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Does anybody know if the moshi case has a rubberized finish or a glossy slippery surface?

    Thanks in advance
  19. macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011
    The great state of Texas

    I love Folio's on MBAir, its much more convenient than a sleeve or pouch. The Sena looks great! Can you post some pictures?
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Moshi Macbook Air Hardshell Cases

    Hey there, Dan from Moshi here.

    Our iGlaze hardshell cases have more of a smooth, matte finish that is neither slippery nor rubbery. They are now fully compatible with the 2013 Macbook Air, with a cutout for the second mic on the left hand side. You can check them out here if you'd like:



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