Has your Speck or Incase Hardshell Case EVER Scratched or damaged your Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by randomrazr, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
  2. WillEH macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2011
    United Kingdom

    Be warned, once it's on, it's a pain to get off. Managed to snap my back bit by trying to get it off. :(
  3. Rhino420 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010
    I have one on my 2010 mbp had one on my ibook forever. The wife had it on the powerbook,macbook and now just bought one for the mb air she just got last weekend. not one single problem with SPECK brand cases since we have had them it does not scratch he mbp itself and is on there tight and does not hurt the brushed aluminum finish and comes off quite easily, unlike some cheaper ebay cases i have used before.

    little tip you can find the speck case on ebay for about half the price of the apple store check it out there first.
  4. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    Never had a problem taking mine off.

    OP: No, no scratches.
  5. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    I have the same case but for the MBA. never snapped during removal, and there are no scratches.
  6. MBP13 macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2011
    Yep. I have a Speck hardcase for my 13" MacBook Pro. No, it doesn't scratch the Mac itself.

    And no, it's not hard to take off. You just have to pinch it off in the right areas and it'll be smooth sailing after that.
  7. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    I have a SPECK case for my machine (see sig). I too had read reviews about it being extremely hard to take off and it scratching the aluminum finish. However, I was quite surprised to find that it's not too terribly hard to remove. Also, no scratches
  8. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    Just a headsup. I don't really think that the clear one preserves the original look of the MBP--far from it, in fact. I think the glossy clear case appears tacky. You may want to see if they'll let you test one out in the store first.

    Of course this is my opinion, but I find that the satin finished hard cases (speck) are much better looking.
  9. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    ^^^ I have had the same results with a clear Speck case ... glad I put it on
  10. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2010
    Yes, a little! I have had a Speck on my 17" MBP for the last year. I always take it off and clean it, let's say, once a month. I took it off to show people how much sexier a 17" looks than a 13" and it had a few scratches where crumbs and what not had fallen into the case and scratched. Most of them rubbed off however. It is important to note that the case didn't scratch the notebook, crap I let fall into the case did.

    I still strongly recommend a case like this though, as every other MBP I've seen (and I do see a lot, as a university student) without a case looks 4.2x10^22 times more roughed up than mine. The case will protect against dings and what not, the extremely small scratches are worth the added protection, especially if you're like me and carry your laptop to class.

    Also notable, is the case will add around a pound of weight and make your laptop a bit uglier if you make the mistake that I did and get a coloured case for your MBP -I got black. If you get a see through case (like the one offered from Speck) it makes the laptop look much better, as it becomes shiny.
  11. randomrazr thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    how did u manage to carry a 17inch macbook to class all the time? thats a such a big computer lol.

    im heading to university this fall too, first year taking business. what were u taking?
  12. randomrazr thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    did you guys take it off very often to clean it? since none of mentioned incase, have u guys heard any opinions on the incase hardshells?

  13. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    definitely recommend the clear one. colored ones are so ugly :(

    i have minor abrasions where the plastic meets the unibody. i clean it several times a week, so you could blame crap, but i would call it poor design. nevertheless, it beats getting anything major, and the clearcase has already saved me from that, so i am willing to sacrifice a few blemishes for the protection. no problem taking it off. close the computer first, though :)

    i use an elecom case. similar to the others, but not sold in the us.
  14. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2010
    Haha, it's not that big. I never noticed it was any bigger because I took it around in a laptop knapsack. I got used to it right away. I had to get a big one because I am in geographic computing, so I have to run a lot of visualization and process massive files so the extra horsepower was welcome. It's awesome because everyone in computing has a Windows PC and you can obviously tell they are outrageously jealous at how much nicer a MacBook is. Every now and then it wouldn't fit in the seats, so I'd always try and sit next to a hot girl so it would start up a conversation :D.

    You're going to love first year btw, it's like one gigantic party. Especially if you live in res!
  15. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    how tall are you?
  16. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    Yup, got a scratch from the case on the bottom of my MBP.
  17. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    If you like red colors, the Speck satin is a great look for the macbook. Mine did not crack, but the edges that held it in place kinda wore off over time which caused the case to feel flimsy.
  18. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2010
    5'10-5'11, 135lbs. String bean.
  19. altecXP macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    Just got the black incase cover for my MacBook Pro. Love it.
  20. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    how did you ever manage a 17"? that's like half your body weight. i'm 5'6" and 150. all muscle :)
  21. lindstedt56 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    Never scratched mine probally cuz I clean it often. Its also not hard to take off if you know how.
  22. sukion macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Never had a problem with them. Got the See Thru Satin Red for the MBP and now I'm waiting for my See Thru Blue for the MBA. I love these cases but as others said, it's a pain to take off.
  23. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    Mine stays tight but comes off pretty easy too... never had trouble getting it off.

    Never scratched the aluminum either...

    then again I have the black satin one, so might be slightly different.
  24. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    So glad there so many Speck case owner that are happy! I ordered Speck Fitted Case hope its easy to take off for cleaning. I wonder why no one mention about the Fitted Series umm
  25. MarkCooz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2009
    bought my new MacBook Pro 15" from my buddy. He's kept the Speck hardshell since day one. and this machine is in pristine condition

    when i changed the RAM two days ago. It was spotless, wasn't that hard to take off. so it's a good deal!

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