Tech21 Impact Snap Case for 13-inch MacBook Air

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  • Overview

    Tech21's Impact Snap Case will protect your MacBook from everyday bumps and scratches. Featuring Tech21's signature Impactology design, the case provides advanced impact protection.

    Absorb and reflect impact

    The Impact Snap case features FlexShock, a specifically engineered hybrid energy-absorbing material which absorbs, dissipates, and reflects force upon impact. The transparent design provides premium protection without concealing the original beauty of your MacBook.

    Highlights

    FlexShock material absorbs, dissipates and repels impact

    Slim-fitting, user-friendly design which molds seamlessly around your device

    Lightweight but with heavy-duty protection

    Protects the back and sides of your device

    Did You Notice?

    The case is designed with FlexShock impact material, which absorbs, dissipates, and repels impact in the case of accidental drops.

    Apple Recommends For

    Protecting your MacBook in a lightweight, slim-fitting design

    What’s in the Box

    Tech21 Impact Snap Case

    Tech Specs

    Form Factor: Snap On

    Material: Hard Plastic

    Height: 0.87 in./2.2 cm

    Length: 12.99 in./33 cm

    Width: 9.13 in./23.2 cm

    Weight: 13.23 oz./375 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: T21-3261

    UPC or EAN No.: 5055517347426

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One year from date of purchase

  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Does not fit MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)

      Just (03.25.2015) returned one of these to the store. The case seems awesome but it does not fit on a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015). The top cover snaps on Just (03.25.2015) returned one of these to the store. The case seems awesome but it does not fit on a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015). The top cover snaps on perfectly; but the bottom half remains loose and does not snap on the back(hinge axis).

      • Written by Jaime V from Brookline

      24 of 26 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not fit MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Too heavy

      Just received the case in the mail, and while I'm happy with the fit, quality and aesthetics, I'm not happy with the weight. I didn't realize just how heavy thi Just received the case in the mail, and while I'm happy with the fit, quality and aesthetics, I'm not happy with the weight. I didn't realize just how heavy this thing actually is. The case weights .827 pounds, which increases the overall weight of the computer (13" Air) by 28%--that's a lot, at least too much for me. If weight is not a concern of yours, then this case seems like a winner. However, because you own an Air, I presume weight is a concern...

      • Written by Parker L from Fort Myers

      18 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Too heavy

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      I'm happy with this purchase

      First I would like to state that I have never tried any other laptop case. I read reviews on several other cases and they all raised concerns about durability. First I would like to state that I have never tried any other laptop case. I read reviews on several other cases and they all raised concerns about durability. The reviews for the Tech21 case were the only ones that all reviews were positive. Granted, there were only 5 reviews but they all were positive. I only have a few things I would like to say about this case. 1) The fit is good, there is no slipping of the computer in the case. 2) The feel is good, this seems to be a well manufactured case with a non-slip feel to the case. 3) The Apple logo shows through the case when the computer is turned on, this was not important to me but it was to my wife. The price is substantial but if you want a good, durable case then I think it is worth the cost.

      • Written by Bernard F from Sun City West

      10 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I'm happy with this purchase

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best case, hands down (5ft drop)

      For starters, I never, ever write reviews, but this case absolutely warrants it. After reading the reviews posted, I had to chime in to defend this case. You For starters, I never, ever write reviews, but this case absolutely warrants it. After reading the reviews posted, I had to chime in to defend this case. You get what you pay for, for better or worse. In this case (no pun intended), it's for the better. I'm genuinely confused as to why people who've spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on a MB would complain about protecting it for $100 more, but I digress. But really, which is preferable: a broken computer, or no rubber marks? Because basic cleaners can resolve rubber marks (and hand soap can resolve smudges...). Resolving a cracked screen? Not so easy. (I understand there may be some cases which protect *and* leave no marks, but I and others below haven't found them...) Anyway, I was debating how to protect my 15" MBPR--as I'm sure we all know, a hefty investment. I'm neurotic, and did a LOT of research. I'd never heard of Tech 21 before, so I tried to find as much as I could. I finally ordered it 2/2015. I liked the sexy packaging (which others have noted), but this was not enough to say "okay, this case is it." When I snapped it on, though, it felt right. You just know if something is going to protect your device (see: OtterBox). This case feels durable as h*ll. It snaps on perfectly and snugly, there are no gaps, and the rubber feet are an excellent added touch. What's more, the case is sleek and aesthetically pleasing. I get so many compliments. From the start, it checked all the boxes for me except one: proven. Fast forward to almost TWO years later (12/2016): I had my MB on top of a shelf a little over 5 feet high, and it fell. 5+ FEET. When I tell you my heart plummeted--I just knew I'd open it to find cracks, bubbles, the whole shebang. I've never opened something more slowly. And...nothing. Absolutely nothing: it looked as if I'd just bought it, still. I powered it on and off to test the actual performance (sometimes affected by a drop), and it was as though my MB had no idea that anything happened, because it performed just as well as it always does. Final box checked: proven. This case is it. (Also, due to travel, it's been bumped and even dropped from lower heights a few times in two years and this case has withstood impact time and again, but the 5' drop was the most extreme instance.) FWIW, I do have the rubber marks which everyone talks about. I honestly don't care. I'd rather clean those then drop $$$$ again for a new MB because I bought an inferior case. My case has also cracked slightly, but I take that as a sign that it's *doing its job*: absorbing the impact, rather than allowing my MB to. Any smudges can be removed with basic cleaner and paper towel. (And I have the clear one, which will reveal smudges. Again, this is a lesser concern.) It is a bit heavier, but I'd prefer a heavier working case than a light-as-a-feather damaged/broken MB. If you're looking for an excellent case which will 100% protect your computer, this is it. If smudges or rubber marks, which can be cleaned, or $100 extra dollars (to ensure peace of mind) are leading concerns, this amazing case is not the one for you :)

      • Written by Sylvia W from North Bethesda

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best case, hands down (5ft drop)

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Mixed review

      I've had this case for 1 1/2 years. Here are my pros and cons: PROS It has protected my Macbook air from scratches. Fortunately, I haven't dropped my comput I've had this case for 1 1/2 years. Here are my pros and cons: PROS It has protected my Macbook air from scratches. Fortunately, I haven't dropped my computer so I can't attest to impact protection. This case snaps on easily and stays on well. The case allows access to all ports and does not inhibit my computer from opening or closing. I have the purple case, which is a nice color. It isn't very bright but rather a darker color, which works well for me. CONS I read some reviews that state the case transferred the pattern from the inside of the case to the computer. I removed my case today and this has happened to my computer. I tried to remove the (significant) blemishes without luck as I don't want to scratch my computer. The case scratches easily and shows fingerprints as well. Overall, I don't think this case is very attractive. Sigh..I just want an attractive case that provides good impact protection.

      • Written by Geraldine M from Albuquerque

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Mixed review

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      More damage done than without a case...

      I bought a case with my macbook air in September 2015. I recently removed the case to find that it has rubbed scuff marks all over my laptop that I have owned f I bought a case with my macbook air in September 2015. I recently removed the case to find that it has rubbed scuff marks all over my laptop that I have owned for LESS THAN 8 MONTHS! I am unbelievably disappointed and would thoroughly advise NOT to buy one (unless of course you fancy having the dotted design of the "impact material" on the inside of the case rubbed into your laptop along with the serial number.) I'd definitely advise buying another product.

      • Written by Madeleine R from aylesbury

      4 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?More damage done than without a case...

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