Moshi Releases Ultra-thin MacBook Air Shell Case

Wednesday May 23, 2012 12:52 PM PDT by Jordan Golson
Accessory maker Moshi has released a new ultra-thin plastic shell protective case for the 11" and 13" MacBook Air models. This type of plastic case tends to be especially popular among students, protecting their machines from bumps and scratches. Moshi claims its case offers better heat dissipation than competing cases because it doesn't block the rear heating vent.

Moshiiglaze
Many MacBook Air cases offered today feature bulky, obtrusive designs, and are often composed of materials which may not last the life of a device. The iGlaze for MacBook Air is an ultra-thin, stylish case created from the same polycarbonate material that’s been proven for durability throughout Moshi’s iGlaze line of cases for iPhone, iPad and MacBook devices. The iGlaze is surface-treated with a specialized coating that not only offers better scratch resistance than alternatives, but also accentuates the device's elegant design.
The iGlaze Air cases come in black, white, and translucent, and are available on Moshi's website for $55 and $60 for the 11" and 13" versions, respectively.

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32 months ago

Epic fail on the price. I'll stick with a speck case for half the price.


By "half the price" do you mean $5 less?
Rating: 9 Votes
32 months ago
Rating: 8 Votes
32 months ago

good price there Moshi.

:rolleyes:


Must be the "specialized coating" ;)
Rating: 8 Votes
32 months ago
Complete rip off for what is, at the end of the day, a lump of moulded plastic, one of the cheapest materials on the planet. Half the price and you may get a bit more interest, but at its current price its for fools.
Rating: 8 Votes
32 months ago
good price there Moshi.

:rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago
I just love how we are being sold protective cases made of polycarbonate, the same material that PowerBooks/iBooks/MacBooks have been made of for years. And the majority of the target market for these cases would thumb their nose at a plastic Mac portable if one were available side-by-side with an aluminum one.
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago

By half price I mean around $25-30 for speck case.


That doesn't make any sense. https://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-cases.html lists the speck cases for the MBA at $49.95. That is exactly the $5-10 more that @belise pointed out.

No doubt you can find sources that have the speck cases at a lower price, but odds are equally high that lower prices can be found for the moshimonde cases. In short, if you're comparing prices, please make sure to do an apples-to-apples comparison.
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago
I don't get the point in any of these cases.

I carry my laptop around in a neoprene sleeve inside of my bag... but when I take it out to use it I get and use it how it was made - without any silly cases!

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jlgolson is right :).

Whether they're buying it for style (too poor for ColorWare ;)) or protection I don't know, but these type of cases are dead common at Uni.

Half the university has base-spec 13" MBPs, and half of them have these silly cases on it.
Rating: 5 Votes
32 months ago
Why cover up a beautiful Aluminium Design with an ugly case, same for the iPhone, why cover up such a nice design, although for the iPhone I can understand since the chance it gets damaged is much bigger.
I always used Neoprene and works well, as soon as you get it out of the sleeve you most probably won't move it anyway.

Oh, and this is way too expensive for a cheap molded item.
Rating: 5 Votes
32 months ago

i wasn't aware we were on MacAdvert.com

"This type of plastic case tends to be especially popular among students, protecting their machines from bumps and scratches."

Sounds like advertising talk to me.:mad:


You must be new here.
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