MacBook pro case/skin

Mkostera16

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Jan 9, 2012
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I just picked up a 2011 13 inch macbook pro, does anyone have any suggestions for any accessories/cases? I bought a keyboard cover and was looking for a case/protector. The speck clear case and the Bodyguardz full body skin seemed to be the most popular from what i researched

Speck case
https://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-cases/macbook-pro/macbook-pro-seethru.html

Bodyguardz
http://www.bodyguardz.com/apple-macbook-pro-13-unibody-protection-cases-protectors-covers-shields-skins-films.html

Thanks in advance,

Mike
 

mfuchs88

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Speck is phenomenal, I did a video review. If you want to see it, I'll post it, but just don't want to seem like I'm spamming.
 

Spink10

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I just picked up a 2011 13 inch macbook pro, does anyone have any suggestions for any accessories/cases? I bought a keyboard cover and was looking for a case/protector. The speck clear case and the Bodyguardz full body skin seemed to be the most popular from what i researched

Speck case
https://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-cases/macbook-pro/macbook-pro-seethru.html

Bodyguardz
http://www.bodyguardz.com/apple-macbook-pro-13-unibody-protection-cases-protectors-covers-shields-skins-films.html

Thanks in advance,

Mike

I love my Speck!
 

felixgun

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Jan 7, 2012
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Looking for a good MBP case/skin. I currently have an InCase sleeve that I keep it in but looking for something that permanently stays on it...
 

mofunk

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Aug 26, 2009
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Looking for a good MBP case/skin. I currently have an InCase sleeve that I keep it in but looking for something that permanently stays on it...

I've never used a case that stayed on on any of my Macs. What I do is carry in a Tucano Second Skin sleeve. It's waterproof and nice to touch. If I'm out and about, I make sure the sleeve is underneath my MBP so it won't scratch.
 

Nick16

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Dec 27, 2011
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Love my Speck SeeThru Satin. It's nice in black with the Apple logo glowing through. :cool:
 

aaron580

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+1 again for speck... just watch for dust getting in between the laptop and case so nothing big scratches it.
 

bdodds1985

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I have a clear and satin black speck on my 15. The black one I don't like too much because I put a sticker over the apple. The clear works just fine but I'm surprised at how bulky the laptop feels when they are on. I know it's not that serious but as soon as I get state side I won't use a case.

I also have a keyboard cover that I loved at first, and it does serve it's purpose. however, trying to type on it annoys me as keys are harder to press and stick sometimes. It's a Moshi cover.

My advice, get a case if you need it. but leave the keys alone. I do like the case but I prefer the original non tacky design and feel of nothing. Just a naked MBP.
 

ibis99

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I've heard that cases like the Speck are bad because they keep heat from escaping and will shorten the life of the computer.
 

D.T.

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Another vote for Speck ... in fact, I just got a new MBP 15 in today along with a Speck satin in blue. Awesome fitment, satin is a great finish (it's a flat, soft finish) and it's very translucent so the lights show throw very nice.

We have a satin red on the wifey's MBP 13 :)
 

chillfrilla

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I've heard that cases like the Speck are bad because they keep heat from escaping and will shorten the life of the computer.
no i dont think so
 

fingerman

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May 21, 2011
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I have a clear and satin black speck on my 15. The black one I don't like too much because I put a sticker over the apple. The clear works just fine but I'm surprised at how bulky the laptop feels when they are on. I know it's not that serious but as soon as I get state side I won't use a case.

I also have a keyboard cover that I loved at first, and it does serve it's purpose. however, trying to type on it annoys me as keys are harder to press and stick sometimes. It's a Moshi cover.

My advice, get a case if you need it. but leave the keys alone. I do like the case but I prefer the original non tacky design and feel of nothing. Just a naked MBP.
I agree, I've had a Speck clear case from new and my MBP is mint, it does protect it well and my Speck is scratched so it's done a good job to the MBP. But when on it does feel bulky when on and it feels like a regular plastic laptop!

In the passed I also had Moshi Palm Guards and a keyboard cover but they've been binned as they just made the MBP feel ****e!!!

Anyway my MBP is currently bare and my 8 year old can't stop feeling the case - must get it from me :D