Speck SeeThru Case
Company: Speck Products
Company: Speck Products
We have cases for our phones, iPods, and tablets. But your laptop shouldn’t go unprotected either!
The Speck SeeThru Case is one of the only hard cases for Macs that doesn’t limit the range of motion of your lid. Many other different cases will limit the range and not allow you to open the lid of your computer fully, but not this one.Â The Speck SeeThru Case is a hard plastic that is totally see thru. This is really cool because you can hardly tell that the case is on the computer, but you still have your computer totally protected.
The case secures to the MacBook by a few small clips that clip over the side. Removing it is a little bit of a pain so let’s hope that you don’t have to do that very often. The packaging recommends that you remove it fairly often and clean off the case and the laptop but I think it’s only necessary when you can visibly see debris build up.
But what does the case protect from? Unfortunately, a case that protects a six pound computer from a drop from four feet would be quite bulky. However this case does a great job of protecting the computer from scuffs and scratches, which is a nice assurance.
I have also noticed a problem when it comes to heating. Having a big piece of plastic across the bottom of the computer tends to interrupt the cooling flow, even if it doesn’t get in the way of the vents. On the bottom piece of the case there is a space where it has many holes in it (I’d think it would be over the processor) but that doesn’t provide too much space for the air to flow.
The SeeThru Case is a great protective case that can cover a lot of your computer and still allow easy access to all of the features. And although it has a little bit of a heating problem, the amount of protection that it provides is well worth it (especially if you are on a flat surface).
The case sells for about $49.95 and you can find it here.
MyMac Review Rating: 9 out of 10
Aye, she’s a fine case. (Arrrrr!) I have it on my 15″ MPB. The only complaint I have is that the tiny tab in the top-middle of mine — where the iSight camera is — is missing, or broken off. I thought it came that way, and it seemed a design flaw — it’s a bit loose and floppy in the center when you open the “lid” to use it.
Then I was at — where else — a Starbucks and checked with someone else, whose cover HAD the little tab there.
Speck said they’d gladly take a return, but won’t accept my Amazon e-receipt as proof of purchase — even thought it came from them, not an outside vendor. (And the shipping label or other hard-copy paperwork I might have gotten is long gone.)
But yeah, Speck rarely disappoints.