Got the new speck hardshell case! pics

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SchneiderMan, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Today i got the new speck hardshell seethru case for the new macbook pro, they have them for the macbooks too. Really easy to put on and it looks great.

    I got the clear version non satin (not a rubber feel) all the ports are accessible including the remote Ir.

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    Its the perfect harshell case out, nicely cut and and a price tag of $50 at the apple store or other places.
    I really recommend this speck case for all you people who want to take care of your beloved macbooks and still have the beautiful aluminum color design without any bulk added.
     
  2. Tinknock71 macrumors 6502

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    I like of the look of it, I have the satin for the 2.4 mac book, I would have to say the clear one would be my second choice for sure. Looks good!
     
  3. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    yeah it looks awesome in person, it does come in red and pink for now (more colors soon) but i love the true aluminum color so i chose the clear. It give this glossy silver finish to it.
     
  4. HLdan macrumors 603

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    It looks really cool BUT... I've read several posts of the speck hard case really scratching the Macbook when trying to remove the case.
     
  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Yeah, that's true.. but a user could avoid some of it if they add some damping between the tighter areas. However, it's worst when you get dust and grim in-between the case and the hardcase!
     
  6. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    I hope not, its a new design maybe they fixed it.
     
  7. wagonofdoom macrumors newbie

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    i want one just so i can sticker the hell out of it
     
  8. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Well that's nice.. but yeah there will be dust between the case and the laptop, soon enough :(
     
  9. Tinknock71 macrumors 6502

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    Yes this is very true, but if your as anal as me about my mac, I would take the case off every couple weeks and give it a good cleaning. but thats just me, mine never gets that dirty just a few fingerprints. mine does not travel very far, the couch to the coffee table and maybe the kitchen table.:)
     
  10. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    they say to take it off every month to clean the case.. that way you will never have any problems. with out this case you have a bigger chance of getting yours scratched or dented.
     
  11. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Well... I don't have a Unibody Mac, I do have the Alu MBP and it's more prone to scratches me thinks.

    So far mine's about 18 months old and there's absolutely no scratches on the body... Perhaps this is because I'm using a Bodyfilm? Sticks to the body, thin and light! Adds almost zero weight to the machine.
     
  12. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    its great for scratches but not for impact - dents in the soft alu
     
  13. Vodka macrumors regular

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    and how do you suggest to push battery button?
    by pen? =|
     
  14. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    How would you take it off to clean it?


    And, so help me God, don't say, 'very carefully'!!!
     
  15. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be more afraid of scratching the laptop while taking the case off...
     
  16. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    with your finger?
     
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    It looks good, but I agree with some of the posters- I have seen the Speck Hardshell cause quite a few scratches on the aluminum body, and having dust particles stuck between the shell and computer is even worse.

    I would prefer the invisible shield kind of film for scratch resistance. If I had to get a shell, I would probably take the Incase hardshell.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Ah dial-up madness!!!

    Looks awesome. I'm afraid to click the actual pictures.
     
  20. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    That was my 2nd choice, the clear. I got the black satin one and I really like it. I took my off after 2 weeks owning it and didn't find any dust so far.
     
  21. richorlin macrumors regular

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    RE: New Speck hardshell for Macbook unibody

    I've had mine on for several weeks now and have not noticed any dust under the case and definitey no scratches. The screen opens up all the way, unlike the inCase shell. I have the clear one and recommend it.
     
  22. titaniummd macrumors member

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    Is the case prone to cracking? How do I prevent it?
     
  23. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    I would think those tabs that hold the case in place would rub away the surface over time. Are they soft or hard? I imagine that they are also a bit tricky to take off without scratching the surface.
     
  24. ndstrenge macrumors regular

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    Which is exactly why I'm not rushing to buy one.

    Any aluminum owners take theirs off after a year? What's it look like now?

    If there is just the smallest fraction-of-a-milimeter of play between the case and the shell = guaranteed scratches from the case.

    If they do really fit tightly, as in- stretched into place, then no worries.
     
  25. mladenz macrumors regular

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    does this thing scratch the mbp? If not, ill buy one.. oh and cleaning it once a week aint a problem for me.
     

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