If you know me, you know that I love my Apple products. As a graphic designer, using a Mac is just a way of life. I have Apple’s 13″ MacBook Air laptop and I LOVE it. It’s one of my most prized possessions. Using my Air helps me express my creative mind and provide for my family; it is a huge part of how I earn my livelihood. We all have tools for our work-life that are precious and my laptop is just that. It makes a lot of sense to take precautions and protect them any way possible.


Enter the Speck® SmartShell™ MacBook Air Cover. I’ve had this specific cover on my Air for a couple of months and you can see normal signs of wear and tear, but it’s held up really well. Mind you, my laptop probably goes through a little more rough love since my children also use it for school, gaming, and {Eek} tossing it to Mommy on the sofa! My Air resides in whatever purse I choose to carry for the day. It’s mingled in with my planner, sunglasses, countless amounts of pens, mints, kids socks, LEGO™ toys, keys, makeup.. you name it, it’s probably been in my purse.

Here are a few things that I love about the Speck® SmartShell™:

1) Color!!! It’s in “Mykonos Blue.” While I love silver and grey, and I think the beauty of Apple’s products are unparalleled… I also love a pop of color, specifically those reminiscent of relaxing blues, aquas, and the ocean (even though I have no desire to jump in). Bonus? The name alone reminds me that one day I want to go to Greece. This specific SmartShell™ (for the 13″ Air) comes in 14 different colors!

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2) It’s sheer. You see the gorgeous Apple logo lit up through the cover. This makes me happy. I can’t even see the logo since it’s on the opposite side, but knowing that it is shining bright makes me happy.

3) Easy on, Easy off. Snapping the case on and off to wipe my computer down has been simple. Speck® recommends that you remove the case once a month to wipe it down to prevent debris build up. Let’s face it, dust happens.

4) Great Protection. Even though the cover gets a few scratches here and there, it protects my baby. This Air is the product of hard work and determination, I want to keep it pretty forever, or as long as possible. The SmartShell™ is made of durable polycarbonate, and is comprised of a two-piece hardshell.

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5) Lightweight. The cover doesn’t add bulk to my Air and it is very form fitting. Score! 🙂

6) Port Access. All of my USB, Thunderbolt, and Charging ports are free and open. My headphones fit great, no issues with accessing any plug in devices. 

Oh gosh, did I mention the color? Haha. I can’t get over it. I seriously want everything in Mykonos Blue.  You also should take note that the  Speck® SmartShell™ is backed by a one year warranty, and if you purchase it through their website, you have a 30-Day Unconditional Guarantee. 

I’m really excited to share what Speck® will be offering during the holiday season. Make sure to follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to see the latest Specktacular deals only available through speckproducts.com

I respecked my MacBook Air

About Speck®

Speck is an award-winning leader of mighty slim protective cases for the world’s top smartphones, tablets, and laptops. From iPad cases and iPhone cases to Samsung Galaxy cases and everything in between, we design cases that are slim, good looking and most importantly, the most effective protection possible. Our roots are in the heart of Silicon Valley, at the intersection of design and technology, inspiring forward-thinking innovation to craft masterfully engineered and patented designs. Our design philosophy delivers the best looking and most effective slim protection because we believe protection doesn’t need to be ugly, nor bulky. It’s all in the details; we create our cases to enable you to go more places and enjoy more from your mobile devices. 

Disclaimer: I was given a Speck® SmartShell™ for reviewing purposes. No further compensation was given. All opinions are 100% mine, and I hope that they’ve added a little bit of magic to your day. MacBook Air is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. I am not affiliated with Apple Inc., but I sure do love them.

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