13" MBP Cover/Case - any favourites?

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  1. New2Mac2012 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for a cover/case for my nearly-pristine mid-2012 MacBook Pro.

    There are a couple of decent-looking ones on Amazon, but I thought I'd ask around here first if people have any particular preferences?

    I'm not looking for anything special - just something to protect against dents/bumps/scratches whilst still allowing proper cooling and access to the optical drive.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Jozone macrumors 6502

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    My go to has been the Speck hard cases (have a clear hardshell on my cMBP 2012) -- have you tried one?
     
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  5. New2Mac2012 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been reading up on Speck hard cases - and found all kinds of horror stories about snapped plastic and dust/debris getting caught beneath the cover and scratching the computer!

    Beginning to wonder whether it's just better to go "unprotected" - the computer lives in a laptop bag anyway when not in use...
     
  6. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    Where the tabs are, the plastic is a bit thin and tend to break off. It's good to remove the covers and clean the dust and debris out every once in a while.

    If you're going to put it in a bag and it may get rough, I'd go with a hard sleeve like a Thule. If it's not so rough, a soft sleeve will do.
     
  7. New2Mac2012 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I suppose it's better to chance scratches with a hard cover than risk not having any protection at all... looking at the clear speck case on Amazon right now!
     
  8. Jozone macrumors 6502

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    Its way easier to just safely remove the case and clear any debris out every few weeks (the same interval I clean my display) than to put the computer on a table with some grain of sand/glass that scratches the aluminum. After 4 years, I have 0 damage from my hardcase on my 2012 cMBP (which receives daily usage).
     
  9. New2Mac2012 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I definitely agree with you there - may I ask why you went for Speck, as opposed to Incase or Kuzy?
     
  10. New2Mac2012 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    FYI for anyone interested, I went for the translucent Speck SeeThru case - MacBook cleaned, case installed (and I've had a little practice getting it on and off too - easy enough).

    I'll keep people apprised of how I get on with it!
     

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