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Speck Presidio CLEAR for 13-inch MacBook Pro 2016 – Review

  • Price: £89.95, $99.95, 99,95 €
  • Manufacturer: Samsonite IP Holdings S.A.R.L,

The Presidio CLEAR is definitely a premium notebook case. Available in clear or black onyx versions and designed for the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro models, the case covers both the upper and lower part of your notebook, while allowing you to open it without removal. It’s far more robust than your average notebook case, with strong, durable clips to hold it in place and double layers on the MacBook’s perimeter for added protection. It also features rubberised feet to prevent sliding and a raised edge to allow you to hold it securely.

We tried it out, and were very impressed by the degree of security it offers. If you’re going to spend up to £2000 on a notebook, you want a case you can trust, and the Presidio CLEAR definitely comes up trumps in this respect. It fits the MacBook Pro snugly too, without groaning and creaking when you open it. But this degree of protection is at the expense of aesthetics; the case definitely detracts from the gorgeous sleek lines of your Apple laptop.

Yet while it can’t be faulted for quality, the Presidio CLEAR certainly comes at a price. Naturally, if you’re prone to dropping your MacBook Pro, even a cover this expensive can prove its worth, but are you prepared to pay that much? The choice, of course, is yours.

  • Speck Presidio CLEAR for 13-inch MacBook Pro 2016


A solid, attractive and dependable – albeit very expensive – notebook cover.

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