Anyone has a Speck hard shell on the new rMBP 13-inch?

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  1. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    Contacted Speck Live Chat and several representatives confirmed that it fits perfectly. Anyone actually using a hard shell case on the new rMBP 13-inch?
     
  2. aiyaaabatt macrumors 6502

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    I find that hard to believe...

    The laptop is .04 inches thinner, how can what is already suppose to fit 100% perfectly snug (to the old model) fit perfectly to the thinner haswell rMBP??

    I call BS.

    But I am curious to know as well.
     
  3. dinostars macrumors member

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  4. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, ordered one from Best Buy and it should be arriving this Friday. So the bottom case fits perfectly?
     
  5. twisdit macrumors member

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    which shell are you referring to? The "SeeThru" or "SmartShell". I had the SeeThru by Speck but returned it because it was making creaking noises on the right side. Exchanged it for the SmartShell, no more creaking but its kind of loose on the bottom/center where the trackpad is... you can see when you push down on the case.. doesn't really bother me though
     
  6. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered the SeeThru Satin version.
     
  7. twisdit macrumors member

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    oh okay, hopefully you get a better fitted one. I bought mine at Best Buy and when i went to go returned it, the rep said I was the second person that day to return the same product for the same reasons. Only difference between the SeeThru and SmartShell is that the SmartShell is 30% thinner/lighter
     
  8. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    dont reocmend incase or speck, moshi makes the best one
     
  9. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Was that the one on sale at BB for $37.99?
     
  10. iLLmaticV3 macrumors newbie

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    I was at Best Buy today earlier to get my rMBP and nearly purchased this case, but was also concerned about it fitting as well as last years model. Ended up not getting it; just doesn't seem like it'll fit as snug, considering the last models fit perfectly.
     
  11. twisdit macrumors member

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    yeah thats seethru model. SmartShell is 49.99 and only available online or at apple retail stores
     
  12. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Which one are you using or would recommend for the 13-inch?
     
  13. iMacca macrumors newbie

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    Yep, I would like to know as well. Just got my new Haswell 13" rMBP. Am not going to buy a shell that is not perfect.
     
  14. edfoo macrumors regular

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    Just bought a Speck Smartshell from Apple store today. Blue colour but not sure what sort of blue as I cannot find it in Speck website. Guess it looks like aqua blue? It has a glossy finish. It does fit the latest rMBP 13-inch well, not too tight and not too loose. Happy with it :) Now I will have to see how long the two small back tabs going to last before they break :p
     
  15. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You got pictures of the rMBP with the case on it?
     
  16. double329 macrumors 6502

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    I have seen Speck shell, it is no too bad. But, I think it is over price. I picked up Osaka rubberized hard shell for my rMBP 15 from Amazon for $13. I am very happy with it.
     

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