Speck vs InCase Hard Shell for Unibody MBPs

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  1. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Hey all. I've searched for this but all I could find was the discussion for the old MacBook Pros, and not really for the unibody units.

    So. I'm in the market for a hard shell. I have used and loved my Macally BookShell2 Pro, but now I think I miss my Apple logo bad enough to warrant a new case purchase :p So, which of the two gets the vote? My cousin has the clear Speck SeeThru (not the rubbery touch one) and it looks like a great one as you can see the original design clearly and not have it covered up by colors/blurred by the rubbery texture. What do you all think?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    This should help.

    I always prefer the Incase. The Speck I owned was awful in every sense and I don't believe that they have improved. The largest problem with Incase is that it takes for ever for them to updater their line.
     
  3. jstizzle macrumors newbie

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    I have had 2 speck products, one was a case for my MacBook and the other was a case for my iPhone 3G. Both fell apart. I don't recommend speck.
     
  4. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    new case, same old opinions about each. I have incase on my classic. No problems yet.
     
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  6. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    WOW!! It seems that there's an overwhelming response, then and now, against Speck and for InCase. Maybe some people could post reasons why they hate Speck so much?
     
  7. cdaugherty macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased the speck case for my new mbp 17 last week... I like it so far, fits nicely, seems to be on good... I don't have the time on it to say anymore than that...
     
  8. kierennyc macrumors regular

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    Ive had a speck satin see thru on my unibody for about 7 months now.

    Ive had no problems what-so-ever.

    I personally believe there is no difference between the two and that specks bad rep comes primarily from its range of see-thru cases that will scratch and look work over time (but what do you expect with a glossy hard plastic shell?).

    The Satin however, is exactly the same as the Incase alternative.
     
  9. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm confused now - I thought the Speck (at least the clear ones, AFAIK) scratches the laptop itself?
     
  10. Snowbound macrumors regular

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    I had a speck also for my SR MBP and while you could endup getting something sharp in between the hard shell and the laptop, I don't think it's likely. After wiping my laptop down with a damp paper towel the only part that didn't look new after 6 months in the case was the latch release button. Go to the store, if you like the feel or look of any of them the best, get that one.
     
  11. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Personally I like the look of the clear transparent Speck - as it still stays true to the laptop's design and colors
     
  12. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    I figured I'd post here, since Speck just made the updated Satins and See-Thru's today (For June 13" and 15" MBP's.)

    So I've had a See Thru, and the Incase one (For a WhiteBook), and I want a Satin for my MacBook Pro.

    Is the Satin matte like the Incase one? As in very similar, matte, and won't scratch the laptop?
     
  13. atticus18244fsa macrumors 6502

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    Yes its matte but still partially see thru. It's like a soft rubbery feel to it from what I've read/heard
     
  14. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody mentions the Incipio Feather. Sexiest of all imo.
     
  15. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    I saw this too and it looked really good, but there are no "real world" pictures. Only stock photos.
     
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