Even though the MacBook Pro lineup has a completely aluminum enclosure, it is still susceptible to cosmetic damage. In steps the SeeThru Satin case by Speck.
The Speck SeeThru Satin case makes for a very practical way to keep your Macbook Pro (13’ 15’ or 17’) safe from scratches or other user damages. This case is in two pieces and is held onto the body and clamshell by a series of small yet durable clips. These clips are perfectly designed hinder the opening or closing of the clamshell and does not interfere in any way. As advertised, the case is semi-transparent, making the Apple logo on the back of the computer visible through the satin, regardless of color. The Speck SeeThru Satin has a ventilation system directly under the processor, and after testing the computer with very processor-demanding tasks the core temperatures along with other internal temps remained no higher than average. The Speck SeeThru Satin’s exterior offers substantially more grip than the rubber mounts on the bottom of the computer itself, making it much more secure while places on surfaces. The only negative side to this product is while opening and closing this case I realized that clamshell seemed to be much looser than it had before. However this is not the fault of the product itself. After contacting Apple, they described to me that the clamshells center of gravity is so precise that any additions over two ounces can affect its stability.
Overall this is a fantastic product. The Speck SeeThru Satin is very durable, lightweight, and very “cool”. I would rate this case a 4.5 out of 5, the only hindrance being the offset of balance on the display itself. Otherwise this was a phenomenal product and I would advice any Macbook Pro (October 2008 or later) user to buy this case, especially if you want to avoid any cosmetic damage to your device.