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Cheap and easy way to protect a Macbook
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 January 2019
I'm new to the world of things Mac having been a Windows and then Linux user for decades. The only thing I knew about Macs were they were expensive as were accessories. So I take delivery of my shiny new Macbook Air and behold the thing of beauty and realise just how quickly that brushed aluminium will bear the blemishes of my mistreatment. A cover is an essential!
A quick poke around Amazon and other sites and the UESWILL cases seem to get good reviews and they are inexpensive too. I need something TODAY (the Macbook has already spent 24 hours unprotected from my abuses). So I pick a colour pretty much at random - grey - not showy not stark like black or white might be, give Amazon prime my money, dust the Macbook one more time to remove fingerprints and wait.
Fitting was a doddle. The hardest part was removing the shrink-wrap without poking a knife of something through it and potentional scratching the cool plastic beneath. Once unwrapped it snapped into place (base fist, then top) simply - the instructions couldn't have been clearer, get the back edge in and then snap down the front clips. Easy even for a ham-fisted lummock like me - I didn't even have to call the wife for help!
The fit is excellent, the cover is well clear of the USB, Thunderbolt, phones and power ports. Operationally you wouldn't know it is on - it is such a thin tight fit and the glowing Apple logo still shines through, albeit a tad muted. Yes, there are a few bits of brushed aluminium uprotected on the rear corners, the rear hinge is unprotected but on my 2017 Macbook Air that is already covered black. Of course, if you are hell-bent on proving this doesn't cover 100% you could also get a pin and deliberately scratch the couple of millimetre front edge that is just about visible between top and bottom covers. But that would be just mean!
It's winter here and Apple do a good job of keeping the Macbook CPU running cool - that means the naked aluminium shell is coooold to the touch. I'd hate to own a Mac in the US Mid-West! The UESWILL cover changes that - instead of a cold, hard, hostile computer that you only pick up because you have to it transforms into something soft and warm that just demands your love. Of course, like the naked Macbook it shows your love by preserving your fingerprints but that's a small price to pay.
Yeah, it's a nice cover and I'm well pleased with my purchase.