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Speck - Shell Case for 15" Apple® MacBook® Pro with Retina display - Onyx Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 561 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Compatible for MacBook Pro 15" with Touch Bar

    Posted
    CustomerX
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I recently bought a MacBook Pro 15" with Touch Bar for college and thought getting a case/shell for it would be a good investment. Since I was leaning towards Speck cases for this purpose, and since my local Best Buy didn't have any in stock, I found this case on their website on sale. I thought I had stumbled across a bargain, and seeing as my computer was a "15" Apple® MacBook® Pro with Retina display" I figured it would be the perfect fit. (This may be where some confusion occurred, since the 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has a Retina display, yet the product did not specify the model(s) in question. This could be due to this product being slightly out-of-date, but the stickers attached to the package say otherwise. Keep reading for more information on this subject matter.) It was literally not the perfect fit. Once it arrived in the mail, I was eager to snap this case/shell on and try it out. After I had removed it from its busted up packaging and dusted and cleaned off the flecks of filth and finger smudges, I found out that this Speck case was actually too big for my MacBook. One thing you don't get to see when purchasing an item online is the box it arrives in. This box had conveniently placed stickers on both the front and back of the package. The sticker on the front read "ONLY FITS MacBook Pro 15 with Retina display (June 2012-May 2015 models)" while the sticker on the back, a 15" MacBook Case Fit Guide which listed the models of MacBooks the Speck Shell Case would be compatible with, clearly listed the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar & TouchID as one of the models with which the case/shell would work. I've included pictures of the conflicting stickers as well as the case/shell's size compared to my computer’s. Note that the portion of the case tested is the bottom half of the case/shell with the computer on top to display the difference in sizes. I'm posting this review solely warning those with 15" MacBook Pros (with Touch Bar) that this case/shell will not fit your computer. I cannot speak for the durability, usefulness, or credentials of this product because I have not used it. Please take this into consideration when assessing my given "Overall Rating" shown by the amount of stars above, as well as my answer to the "I would recommend this to a friend" portion of the review. These are required fields that needed to be filled in in order for this review to be posted.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed despite previous success

    Posted
    ThatGuyFromWI
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I previously owned a 17" MBP and had a Speck cover for it for the 6+ years I owned it. The cover didn't really show signs of wear until the last year or so, but even then it was minimal. So when I decided to replace my MBP with a smaller, newer version, I didn't hesitate to buy another Speck cover...after all I had taken the previous one to work regularly and even to several different countries around the world with no issues. It fit my new MBP just fine and other than having a slippery feel to it, I didn't have much to complain about. Well, here I sit after owning my current case for less than 3 months and I just noticed one of the foot covers is missing. Other than going from home to work and back again, this has seen minimal use compared to my previous case. I checked on another well known site and this is apparently a known issue - man I wish I would have checked the reviews first. Do yourself a favor and pass on this case. Speck is not what they used to be and don't deserve your cash.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money! (former Geek Squad Agent)

    Posted
    Justinitiative

    The only thing worse than Speck's cases is their customer service. I tried to get a warranty repair on my case, that started cracking in the corners after 2 weeks of use; and they pretty much ignored my emails to try to get the issue resolved. I was contacted once asking for my receipt (which, working for Geek Squad, I always remember to keep) and I never got anything from them after that, even after multiple emails. I would never buy another one of their products and I will never recommend them to any of my clients.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Major disappointment

    Posted
    moonzombie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Let me just start by saying I am very gentle with my computer AND I don't even use it daily. When I bought this case I was just looking for extra protection. So much for that, this case cracked off in the bottom corners a little after two weeks!! When I went to return at Best Buy in far under 30 days, I was told I have to send it back to Speck... This is really disappointing and a hassle. Would not recommend

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible protection, terrible support

    Posted
    1enajib
    • My Best Buy® Member

    They are just good for looking, technically what kind of protection are you expecting from this plastic? My laptop fell less than 2 feet from coffee table to my rug, a thick rug, and not only did this product broke in 2 pieces, but because of it my screen got damaged. I complained to them and they said they can replace the case for no extra cost, but who needs a flimsy protection when they are not protecting the product? Terrible product, terrible experience, never again speck!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wrong purchase

    Posted
    erikaaaaa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Instead of purchasing a MacBook Air shell case, I accidentally purchased the pro shell case. When I received this item, I took it out the box, tried it on my laptop and realized it was the wrong size, so I immediately put it back in the box. When I tried to return it in the store, they didn't want to accept it back because they said it had scratches and it had been used. How could I have possibly used it, if it didn't even fit my laptop?!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    worst case ever

    Posted
    scon

    If it were an option I wouldn't even give this case one star. I have had it for a couple of months with very light use and the edges are chipping away. On top of that it has a very slick feel so that when picking it up you have to grip much harder. I feel like I'm going to drop it every time. I had a case before this by another manufacturer that lasted 3+ years so it's not that I'm not used to using a case. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS CASE!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor material.

    Posted
    Elmboldt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this cover as I had a previous speck shell and really loved it. I was really pragmatic thinking it would be the same quality as my previous cover. The reality differed. I received this two days ago, it fights super loose on my MacBook Pro 2015 R-Display. The plastic seems really cheap, I wouldn't trust this as a scuff cover since it looks like the cover itself will cause abrasions. I would not recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Product Damage, 2 out of 2 ship shipments

    Posted
    knoxhop

    Speck cover for my new 15" MacBook Pro had shipment/handling scratches on top surface. This Speck cover was shipped to Turkey Creek Best Buy location. Speck packaging leaves this area completely exposed. Very bad design. Best Buy associate should have detected both times. I wasted 2 trips to store. Will never buy Speck product again nor order anything from Best Buy again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    There was a reason why it was on sale...

    Posted
    ATLRED
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Not sure if I had bad luck but the black case that I purchased did not fit properly. The bottom piece would not snap into place on one of the corners, therefore it would pop off completely. Needless to say I returned it and ordered an Incase from another website. Also, Apple store no longer sells Speck cases, they only have Incase. Maybe that's why?!?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Less than two months of use - piece broke off

    Posted
    MI1A2
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Case is for my 2015 15" Macbook Pro. Less than two months use and the plastic covering at the corner by the charge input snapped off. The right side of the case by the card reader is not secure and bounces when pressed. This case is covering a $3k laptop, that is certainly not getting throw around, and should be holding together much better than it is.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Has not held up.

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    After only about three weeks of normal routine use (definitely not treated roughly, the computer costs too much to be anything but gentle with it) small peices were breaking off and allowing the computer to slide out of the case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Waist of money

    Posted
    West1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I did not have this a week before the corners were all cracked. It is too brittle and thin. I had hoped to use it so I could put stickers/decals on my computer without messing up the actual device. Now that have to reorder the decals.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Received it scratched !!

    Posted
    Sako
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have used the same case for 3-4 years and was great. Ordered another one but received it scratched. The material quality changed and definitely not the same texture. Very disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great product, durability not so much

    Posted
    mvanhouten
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I have this product for about two months now and it seems that the usual heat melts the plastic. The two back pins from the lowercase fell off for no reason. Really disappointed as it's a good design, but for the price tag I would expect more durability of the product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't fit

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I had a great experience with Speck for my last MacBook case, but this one was awful. The back corners didn't fit, and a little over a month later one of the corners broke off. I won't be buying Speck anymore for my MacBook cases.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Case.

    Posted
    Blane
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Do not get this case if you plan to move around the computer. In only a few weeks, the corners broke off. I purchased a cheaper one from Amazon instead and it's already lasted much longer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not fit

    Posted
    BBQ17
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The case was not only if an inferior quality but it did not even fit the computer. Not to mention the fact that it took a week longer to arrive than originally estimated.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No Fit

    Posted
    JoeyII
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The shell case from Speck, designed for the "15 Apple MacBook Pro" didn't come anywhere close to fitting my "15 Apple MacBook Pro". I returned the product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returned first one and second one for breakage.

    Posted
    User2432
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Both cases broke in my backpack. There is a weak point on the corner. I am very careful with my computer. Hopefully Speck addresses the issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend