Main Content

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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

Customer rating

Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 560 reviews

88%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

Customer ratings & reviews

Filter:
Page 1, showing1-16 of 16 Reviews
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT pay full price for this!

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

    I bought myself the 15" MacBook Pro for Christmas, and while I have a zippered neoprene sleeve to protect it, I decided to buy a hard shell as well. For the most part, this Speck case has high reviews, BUT I did notice some rather negative ones mixed in. The only reason I went ahead and purchased this was because it was on sale for $19.99 as opposed to $49.99, plus I had a $5 Reward certificate, and a small balance on a gift card. In total, I paid about $9. And let me tell you, that's all this case is worth! I cannot believe people would pay $50 for such a flimsy piece of plastic. But if you carry your Mac around like a status symbol, I suppose the name "Speck" in the lower left corner elevates your status further. Installation is easy. Just snap the two pieces onto the bottom and the lid, and that's it. The packaging however seems to be sturdier than the product itself! Granted, no one wants to buy something that is overly bulky for a product that is known for its sleek design, but I just cannot get over the fact that this normally goes for $50! I've had the case for about a month, and so far, no edges have broken off, the corners haven't chipped, etc. BUT, I have only been using it lightly around the house, not lugging it around class to class as a student. Buyer beware. Don't spend the $50, and you won't be too upset when it breaks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fitment problems. Slow support response.

    Posted
    claco
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I will start by saying I've owned 3 17" Speck cases in the past. They were always more expensive, but fit well and lasted a long time. This made the price tolerable. I can not say same for this 15" MBP case. First, the price is quite crazy given the alternatives available, but I decided to purchase it anyways based on the past reliability of my others and the fact that they're now in stock in the stores more often than not. The main problem is that it simply doesn't fit well. If you put the bottom rear corners on first, at least one of them pops off the case when you seat the front bottom case corners. Now matter how many times you repeat this process, the bottom case will simply not seat all the way. This could be a bad batch, and the corner isn't broken, just won't stay put. For the price, that's not acceptable. To make matters worse, their support takes 2-3 days to reply, which in this day isn't acceptable. OVer all, I would pass on this item and go for cheaper, better fitting alternatives.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I hate to write a negative review...

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

    It's tough to get a product built and into the market, so I hope this negative review will help Speck get it right re. their shell casing. I have had 3 cases, one purchased and 2 replacements. The grips that hold the base of my Macbook into the bottom piece of the casing break off after minimal use, then the bottom casing won't stay on. 3 times... I give the product 2 stars instead of zero because I did drop my computer on the corner that was protected by the top piece only, after the 3rd bottom had failed, and the shell saved it from damage. However, lost time and logistics could also have been saved by a product that held up in the first place.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made

    Posted
    Maclover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this case brand for my 13 inch Mac book about a year ago and it is amazing.. So when I bought my 15.4 inch Mac I bought the spec case again however this was a thinner plastic and it broke a corner off making the bottom of the shell in able to stay in place making me get another brand of ahell

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wrong size

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

    MacBook Pro has two sizes for 15 inch so unless you know your model number and the description of the product states what model numbers it fits you will get a cover that is too big. I had to return the item.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t work

    Posted
    Jessica5
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Got this for the 2018 Touch Bar MacBook Pro. It fit the case but doesn’t stay clipped onto the laptop when opening and closing it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Case

    Posted
    ItsCHEEri0s
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Not too happy with this purchased. The case is to protect the laptop and not cause scratches. dust and small size rocks will build up and collect dirt and scratch the bottom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Used Item

    Posted
    katysm01
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I buy this item as a new one, but the item that I received was a used one. The case had scratches on it when I took it out of the packaging.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Shell case for 15 inch MacBook

    Posted
    Evie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This case does not work very well. It tends to come off too easily and does not fit the laptop quite as well as it should.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    does not fit

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

    this cover does not quite fit my laptop, even though it says it is made for it. one of the corners does not quite snap in, which kind of makes it unusable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't even Last a month

    Posted
    Jenn
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Fits great, but within a Month the Top Right corner of the bottom case that snaps onto my computer appears to be very weak and about to break.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Cover

    Posted
    Tommy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    i paid $50 for this cover. It never stays completely attached. Bought one from Amazon for $19 and it fits like a charm. Don't waste your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cracks quickly

    Posted
    Fastercharge
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Cracked within first month at back corner. A year later cracked on other back edge. Cannot hold laptop with both back edages broken.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, Underwhelmed

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

    Case is too expensive for what it proved to be - a cheap plastic cover. Corners broke off within months. Not worth having.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OK

    Posted
    whitewolf
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Disappointed with the product. parts of the case are cracking or breaking off. very cheap. would not buy again

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as advertised

    Posted
    Benleo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It has cracked so quickly. I would recommend someone to purchase it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend