rMBP 15" Moshi iGlaze Pro 15 R

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  1. aman20177 macrumors regular

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    Hello All,

    This thread is for the users of the Moshi iGlaze Pro 15 R.

    How have you guys found the case?
    Has it caused any damage to your Macbooks?
    What's the fitment like?

    Also found a few threads explaining this issue, are you guys experiencing this at all? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8w4UJW4tfo

    Your comments are much appreciated. Keen to know what your thoughts are on this case?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Had one for three days. The fit of the lid portion was pretty poor, and it cracked after a couple days of use. It's pretty obvious from reading reviews I just got a bad one, but B&H was out of stock of replacements and Moshi's customer service politely informed me that the warranty replacement process for my brand new product would take a couple weeks and that I would have to pay shipping both ways. This struck me as unacceptable on two pieces of very thin plastic which cost $32.50 each, so I returned it and replaced it with an InvisibleShield, with which I have been very happy.

    YMMV.


    On the bright side, it didn't do any damage to the computer :)
     
  4. aman20177 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply, I've had back experience with Speck with even my 2nd replacement having the same fault. So I asked for the Moshi instead, even though I haven't even seen any reviews about it but reviews about the MBA case was 10/10. I'm hoping this case is going to be better than the Speck SmartShell. Otherwise I'm out of ideas here!
     
  5. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    speck is the best one, u msut be using it wrong
     
  6. aman20177 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oops forgot to quote you :p


    LOL, there's only one way you can use it. I had one come where the bottom price was bowed where it caused larger gaps on the fitting. And I bought another one where the right-rear clip was completely bent and moulded wrong. The left went in fine.

    Did you still end up getting a Moshi btw?
     
  7. M Powered macrumors regular

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    I was gonna get the moshi to replace my hammered hardshell by incase because I kinda want a smooth design. But now I'm thinking of keeping it.
     
  8. aman20177 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why did you decide to keep it? Do you know anywhere where they have reviews of the Moshi? I guess I might be the first one to review it :)
     
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  10. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    buy it and let us know
     
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  12. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    Funny you should ask. I have both. They're both fine but the mcover has raisers in the bottom rear to lift your macbook up a tad. They're pretty similar and can't go wrong with both. None of them scratched the macbook but both cases itself have been scratched. I like the one I linked you too because the company overs both matte and glossy. mcover is more matte. I chose glossy black and its pretty good but sometimes it looks like a different color in the light since you can't truly have a clear black. Either way, try them out. That's what I did. Amazon has a great return policy thats painless.
     
  13. aman20177 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will do. Watch this space :)
     
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    Okay. So I purchased the Moshi case, Bottom fitted just fine and it was a nice tight fit.

    Top piece would not even fit. Managed to get only 3x clips in and the others. Well, lets say I would have to put so much force that the screen would end up breaking.

    Definitely don't recommend the Moshi nor the Speck. I guess we are left for Sleeve protection only :)
     
  17. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Similar issues with the one I had. Glad to know I made the right choice returning it.
     
  18. aman20177 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Crazy aye! I really thought Moshi did good products. What did you end up getting? Is that invisible shield going okay?
     
  19. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm quite content with it. I've put on a few InvisibleShields in the past and I'm not sure I would recommend starting with this one, but the install process was no more time consuming than I expected and-- like all the others-- it looked pretty lousy (bubbles, discoloration, etc) for a day or two before drying, after which it's virtually perfect.

    The 'tacky' finish and slightly glossy look aren't for everyone, but I find the tack to give it some needed grip, and the appearance is tolerable. I didn't put the palmrest cover on as, firstly, it made squeaking noises with the rubber seal when closed, and second, I love the feel of the aluminum palmrest and have no great desire to cover it.

    Might be worth mentioning that I have the second-generation Thule case and love it as well. Rigid and solid without too much added heft. The waterproof zipper doesn't hurt any either.
     
  20. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    cau post pics of ur moshi case? thre are no pis of the retina one online :(
     
  21. aman20177 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What Thule case do you have? Could you link me to it? :)
     
  22. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I intended to do that in the post you quoted. The case is the Gauntlet 2.0:

    http://store.apple.com/us_smb_78313/product/H9936ZM/A/thule-15-gauntlet-20-sleeve-for-macbook-pro-or-macbook-pro-with-retina-display

    Note that other retailers seem to have the first revision of the product, which in my opinion looks more interesting, but apparently has some issues with the zipper. The company offers a 25 year warranty, so I wouldn't worry too much either way.

    As far as the case itself, I would personally describe it more as a clamshell than a sleeve. It relies on a Velcro strap rather then an excessively snug fit to keep the computer in place, and has good padding around the edges. You can also use the computer while still in the case for some extra protection without blocking ventilation, the drawback to this being that you have to tuck the Velcro strap underneath.

    It also makes a pretty decent lap board.

    I primarily use this for extra protection in a backpack that doesn't have a lot of its own padding, and so far it has worked very well.
     
  23. aman20177 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like an interesting case/sleeve. I don't think this would fit in my Spigen backpack's laptop compartment. I'm currently only using an STM Glove Sleeve for cMBP 15". Which is really snug on the rMBP aswell, not sure how others are fitting their cMBP's into them.
     
  24. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    I can upload some pictures in a few minutes if you're interested.
     

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