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JoeyR Level 6 Level 6 (8,275 points)
Has anyone used these hard covers for their MacBook?

http://www.speckproducts.com/13mac-seethru.html

I've read a few comments regarding the extra plastic from the cover preventing the display of the MacBook from opening as far as it normally would without the cover. I just haven't seen any comments regarding how much of a difference it makes.

PROBLEM-FREE BlackBook - Black 4GB Nano - Black 8GB Gen 2 Nano, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Michael Tirta Level 5 Level 5 (7,655 points)
    Hi JoeyR,

    I saw that products at some apple stores when I stop by.

    Looking good, but I prefer using vynil cling to protect the macbook from scratch, and it won't preventing the display open far.

    But since there is no complain from speck user yet and there is no essential need to open the macbook too far, maybe the speck see thru is a good option to protect the macbook too.

    Love to hear from other speck user too.

    Peace Out.
  • Coppa Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hello,

    Just tought to give you my opinion.

    I have 2 macbooks and both of them have the Speck hard cover.
    1 red and 1 clear.

    It is great and very easy to install.

    I thiNk it is a great choice.

    Cheers
  • schwartzki Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I have a red one on my mb and i love it, the external monitor plug in works but doesnt click in, the display doesnt open as far and it does make the machine thicker. However everyone comments on it, it makes you unique and keeps your machine scratch free.
  • JoeyR Level 6 Level 6 (8,275 points)
    Thanks guys... I picked up a red one for my BlackBook... It really doesn't make it all that much more bulky. At least now I can pick it up without getting fingerprints all over the case!
  • photo2007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just installed a clear Speck case on my BlackBook and it
    looks cool. Also, my MacBook is actually running cooler! I think because I usually have the laptop on top of a laptop case, and the heat wasn't able to dissipate as well as it can now.
    One concern. The little tabs that hold the case on to the MacBook seem a little flimsy. Anyone else notice this? It is cool though, and I am not concerned that this beautiful machine will get scratched now.
  • JoeyR Level 6 Level 6 (8,275 points)
    It would be nice to have a few more tabs I think... but I did do some research before I bought mine and didn't really see any comments about them breaking. I would like maybe two in the front... but I guess that would be hard to do and maintain the look. With the way you have to open the MacBook (held shut with magnets) I feel like I'm pushing the cover when I open it... but nothing major.
  • Joanne Chonody Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I have the blue one and I truly love it.
  • M1D Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Apple should just ask Hewlett Packard how to make a case that would resist scratching by anything harder than a fingernail. This is among the many positive things that Apple could learn from HP about the design, manufacture and servicing of computers.
  • Andres N. Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    What about Skin from Bestskinever? I´m already use it on my MB and it´s great! It´s cheaper than spec´s case and I think it´s protect your laptop better, cause have skins to protect the crititcal areas inside MB. And, It´s true, Mr. Jobs must be in contact with HP and Sony to learn how to build a beautifull and ¨resistant¨ laptop.
  • photo2007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I need to remove the bottom Speck cover from my MacBook
    so I can get at the battery. Anyone know of the proper
    way to remove a clear Speck cover?
  • flynsqrls Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Hi,

    i've removed the bottom of my clear speck case by turning it up side down (my Macbook), and gently pulling the side tabs away from the laptop while lifting the laptop up slightly...

    gravity helps ease the laptop down onto a soft blanket, while the case lifts away from the bottom of the MacBook... :o)

    hope that helps!

    blue skies,
  • photo2007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'll give it a try, thanks!

    Also, I emailed Speck with the question.
    It states on their website that the case,
    is 'easy to remove', but desn't explain
    how.

    Thanks!
  • CmasDiver Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi, I already asked them via email. When u open your speck case, verify your mac case because my speck case scratch my mac case (sandpaper effect)..I already sent it back to Amazon. This is the response from speck about your question :

    To remove please try:

    Tip one: Please remove the case by turning it over so its top down. Then use your fingernail tips and pull there the "tabs" are to undo the bottom case.

    Tip Two: With the MacBook case, resting in its normal position with the cover open. Use something like a credit card or drivers license and place it between the case and the laptop where the tab on the front corners of the bottom case are. It should detach that way as well.
  • photo2007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just tried the upside down MacBook on a pillow
    method, with fingertips on the tabs, and the case
    slipped off pretty easily.

    Thanks!
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