I love speck products. Really. I use them on my iPhone (my very first iPhone case was a speck indeed!), on my iPad (as a better replacement for an earlier case of another make), on my MacBook Pro 13″…and now, on my latest MacBook Air 11″!
There’s much to love about speck cases – their vivid colours, their scintillating candy-like transparency, and above all, sensible design and good user ergonomics!
I didn’t have to look very far for a suitable protective case upon delivery of my MacBook Air. Looking at it at an Apple Premium Reseller Store and I was enticed by the premium build quality of these cases – Oh, the gamut of colour choices and transparency! I chose a translucent strong red with a silky-feel satin finish – something my hands would appreciate I reckon.
speck SeeThru SATIN for MacBook Air 11″
The speck SeeThru SATIN protective casing comes in a neat box with a hole roughly the size of a coin at a corner, with a drawing of a finger pointing at it saying “Touch me! Touchez Moi!”.
Shoppers get to feel and appreciate the satin finish before putting money down to buy it. If you’re using the mid-2013 MacBook Air 11″ model, look out for a bright green rectangular sticker near the upper right-hand corner (see photo above) which states “Yep, it fits! New June 2013 model…” – this means this casing has been designed with a larger cutout on the left edge to cater to the dual microphones on the mid-2013 MacBook Air models.
It will also fit the 2010 to 2012 models as well. See the last photo below to get an idea of what this is!
This speck casing colour is creatively named Pomodoro Red – although I would think this colour is far from the tomato sauce associated with Italian pasta. It looks more like Iron Man Red, but it ain’t Stark. It’s speck!
speck SeeThru SATIN from Different Perspectives
The speck SeeThru SATIN retails for just under $50. For two pieces of plastic, it is expensive, but it is precision-engineered (coincidentally, speck used this term as well!) plastic case designed specifically for a close tight fit against the MacBook Air 11″.
Some people complain about a poor fit, although I have not found this to be true based on the speck products I have bought and used over the years.
All speck cases fit extremely well, especially on Apple devices. Not sure about how they do on other devices.
However, certain thin plastic areas (such as port openings on cases for the iPhone) tend to give way after a year or so, and foam pad finishing (such as the one for the iPad) will come off after some time.
As far as the speck SeeThru SATIN goes, it is still keeping fort rather well – no premature cracks and scratches as reported by other users. So far, an excellent product that does its job well!