What cover? Speck vs Incase

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  1. Dotwan, May 30, 2011
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    Dotwan macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I want to buy a cover for my MBP 15", I was looking around and found the incase and the speck, but some say if you have the incase you can't open your screen for more than 90 degrees, which would be a big issue to me..

    There's already a post about the incase vs speck here;

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1159616&highlight=speck+incase

    but it doesn't tell anything about the screen angle,

    hope you guys can help me out
     
  2. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    People have been telling you porky-pies. I've got a black Speck for my 15" 2010 MBP and it opens up all the way as if the case wasn't on, ~130º.

    As far as which you should go for, they both have pretty much the same look and feel but I do believe the InCase had their company name embossed on the lid but that may have changed since I last looked (about 12 months ago).
     
  3. Dotwan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, then i'll buy the speck, the incase was having this problem,

    thx
     
  4. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    I'd wait for more feedback or try youtubing some reviews but I can't believe the InCase would only open to 90º. Sounds quite ridiculous to me (and many others). So if you prefer the InCase, don't pull the trigger (yet). :)
     
  5. dslrjunky macrumors regular

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    lol!! reading comprehension FTMFW!!!

    @op I had the incase before and everytime i open/close the lid I feel like it clips the hinge as it makes a popping sound, so I returned it and got a SPECK no problem here since.. 2010 15" here..
     
  6. ViviUO macrumors 6502

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    I have the speck, it's great. Lid opens all the way.
     
  7. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    be aware though, that the Speck does add a bit of weight to the mbp. I was surprised to find it's noticeably heavier, although I also feel it's a small price to pay for protection from scratches and knocks.
     
  8. rex450se macrumors regular

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    I have the Incase one and there is no problem opening it over 90. I just purchased the one that was in stock, but have had no issues.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    I have a SPECK case. Works fine, but it does add some weight
     
  10. jackhdev macrumors 6502

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    Speck

    I like Speck better. I also see Speck cases sold directly in Apple Stores, and they have a variety of colors and sizes in stores.
     
  11. austin571 macrumors regular

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    I just got the incase perforated one. Seems to allow more air flow and open up way past 90 degrees
     
  12. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    I haven't had any problems with the monitor opening clear up, but my incase doesn't stay on too well. It seems like the little tabs that are supposed to hold it in place are just a little too small.

    Not a big deal but kind of annoying.
     
  13. ViviUO macrumors 6502

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    You're joking right? It's like 1 ounce or less.
     
  14. dslrjunky macrumors regular

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    i was gonna say the same thing... if that case is that heavy, you best get off the couch and start carrying something heavier other than your spoon and fork...:apple:
     
  15. ///KM macrumors member

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    I have the Incase on my 15" MBP. The lid opens all the way without any popping noises.

    I went with the Incase due to it having double the ventilation holes on the bottom vs the Speck. It's been a great case thus far.
     
  16. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    17 Oz, compared to their website. Compared to the weight of the Macbook Pro I have which is 5.6lb. So it adds almost a 5th of the weight of the Macbook Pro again.
     
  17. dslrjunky macrumors regular

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    i hope youre not really living up to your nickname...:D
     
  18. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    Show me where it says I have trouble lifting or carrying it? All I said was that the Speck adds 20% to the weight of the MBP, which is noticeable. I would imagine other cases weigh a similar amount.
     

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