Hard shell cover for rMBP 13"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by musiclvr, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. musiclvr macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2011
    Trying to decide on how to protect my new rMBP. Thinking of getting a Speck hard shell case but was wondering how much bulk it adds? I want to keep everything as lightweight as possible and as inconspicuous as possible (I mean why pay all that money for the Apple look only to detract from it with a cheap looking case?)

    Also, I think I want a matte finish instead of glossy as I think glossy makes it look cheaper.

    What case would you suggest for most streamlined and unobtrusive?
  2. Rusty33 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    I use an aluminium unibody enclosure. It is strikingly light, and surprisingly unobtrusive!;)
  3. musiclvr thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2011
    Ha! I've thought about leaving it naked but I think I'd like a little protection...maybe even a skin instead of a hard case? Any recommendations for clear skins?
  4. meyer1131 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008
    There's a groupon going for that specific case?
  5. kitt9000 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    There are 2 versions of the speck case for the 13 inch MacBook Pro retina...one is a thicker one that was made for 2012 and up 13 inch MacBook w Retina display (13 inch 2012 MacBooks retina were slightly thicker) and then a slightly thinner version of the same case, w boxes that say "fits the 2015 model" is also available. These are thinner and lighter (I've had both). Best Buy for example sells both thickness of cases and without that sticker you would never know which is which. Anyways, the thinner one does not add much weight and gives good protection. I also got the matte darker finish and that looks nice.
  6. Rusty33 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    Are you still talking about computers??
  7. techfestlunch&dinner macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2015
    moshis betterr iglaze 13
  8. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    I wouldn't even bother with a skin since heat is partially dispersed thru the body. A skin will just keep more heat in.
  9. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2015

    If you must, get a matte case.

    I suggest you use a sleeve/pocket bag instead. Dust and dirty gets in-between the computer and the case and will eventually lead to scratches. Additionally, the Speck case breaks spontaneously as well
  10. beastmode16 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2011
    if you are going to get a case don't waste your money on a speck case they are overpriced. I had one on my first macbook and one of the clips broke within the first year of the 6 i used the thing. Get a cheaper one on amazon like topcase or kuzy cases. Also you will not get scratches if you clean the laptop every 2-3 weeks.
  11. zulugod macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2012
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    LxHunter macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2010
  13. meyer1131 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008
  14. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I am happy with my Speck See Thru hard case Clear. It took so many bang and scratches but it didn't hurt my rMBP at all. I found cheap price at Amazon for 20 bucks.
  15. imlovinit macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2012
    i have a hard case and never had any issues with it. I do make sure to take it out once in a while and clean it out just to make sure i won't have an issue.
  16. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have black matte Speck See Thru on my 2015 13" rMBP. So far, no broken clips or anything like that since buying the machine in early April. I use my rMBP for work and travel a lot with it, so I feel hardshell cases are a must for avoiding scratches and dents on the aluminum casing. It does add a fair bit of bulk to the machine, but it's not bad...

    My only real criticism with it is that it attracts fingerprints like no tomorrow. :p
  17. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    I don't use a case on mine. So far no scratches, no dings, on mine yet. Being that i never take it out of my home and if I do, I just use put in the Incase sleeve and out I go. I did had one for my MBP, added much bulk to the laptop and decided not to use it. So for my MBP 13" Early 2015 (with Force Touch Trackpad), I do not plan on using any hard cases. And is still pristine as I got it on Day 1.

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