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

This Speck SPK-A4160 shell case features polycarbonate, silicone and TPU construction to guard your 15" Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display against scratches and minor damage on the go. The form-fitting design slides easily into a bag or backpack.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Case for 15" Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (474 out of 538)

    Features


    Compatible with 15" Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display

    For a secure fit.

    Polycarbonate, silicone and TPU construction

    Protects your device against scratches and minor damage.

    Thin, form-fitting design

    Snaps on for easy application and lightweight portability.

    Open port access

    Allows you to easily plug in headphones, chargers and more.

    Protective feet

    Guard the bottom of your laptop and provide a nonslip grip.

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    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 538 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not Compatible for MacBook Pro 15" with Touch Bar

      Posted
      CustomerX
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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 This could be due to this product being slightly out-of-date, but the stickers attached to the package say otherwise.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: 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: 1 out of 5 stars

      Disappointed despite previous success

      Posted
      ThatGuyFromWI
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite 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: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice case, but not flawless.

      Posted
      Greg
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

      I have been using Mac laptops for several years now and I always purchase a case for them because I do not want to scuff, scratch, or otherwise damage the case. I like the satin Speck cases given the variety of colors available, plus the stain finish that makes it easy to carry (not slippery). The reason I rated the case four instead of five stars is because it is easy for debris to eventually work its way in between the case itself and the laptop. Even fresh out of the box, it can be difficult to clean the interior of the case before putting it on the laptop due to a static charge that seems to build up when trying to wipe it down. Overall, this is a somewhat minor inconvenience, though. I have tried other cases and experienced heartbreak as feet/pads fell off, making the laptop wobble when typing. I have never experienced such an issue with a Speck case (and I have owned quite a few of them). I would recommend against paying full price for the case ($50'ish) as Speck and Best Buy routinely seem to offer sales on the cases anywhere from 20 to 30% off.

      I would 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: 3 out of 5 stars

      Low Quality

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

      I bought this case because not only was it on sale for $20 but I had read the great reviews. Although, I have only had this case for almost 2 weeks and the corners of the case are some how cracked and breaking. My laptop lives on my desk and on very little occasion I will bring it with me to class so I was shocked when I saw the damage. With that said, I feel that the material isn't either hard or sustainable enough. When I went to remove the case it was also a little complicated. I was scared that I was going to damage my laptop from trying so hard to remove the case. I will be returning this item.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      For a snap on shell it covers as much as practical

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

      The differences between snap on cases is small, usually how well they do or do not cover the back corners and hinge area. The Speck case covers as much as you can without hindering port access or hinge function. Speck only lists Onyx Black on their website but was able to purchase the "matte" Black at my Local Best Buy. It has a little more grip to it than the glossy Onxy Black model, however still not as much as the "Rubberized" finish of the 3+ yr old Speck Case it's replacing. For the protection it offers while still allowing my MBP to slip easily in and out of any soft sleeve or back pack, it's money well spent.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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