Protective bumper with shock-absorbing ridges guards MacBook from bumps and drops.
It’s okay. I got it because I was noticing discoloration on my MBP 2017 after carrying it in my backpack(the laptop sleeve is resting directly against my back). This provided the necessary weight support I was looking for so it was all on the monitor/laptop chassis itself. I can’t see it protecting the laptop very well if it’s dropped more than a foot though as it’s lightweight plastic.
I don’t give 5 stars unless worth it. Unlike other cases, this one does not infer with typing. Thule has a great reputation for being a quality product and this is no different. It’s sung and smooth. It makes the product thicker, but this MacBook is thin enough already. It seems to have great protection, although I’m not purposely seeking to put it to the test. As it is in my pics, I have dbrand red dragon skins on, a keyboard protector, screen protector, and wrist and touch pad cover. With all this protection, no screen damage and it opens and closes correctly. I’ve tried to get the wrist protector completly under, but no dice, still hardly noticeable. There are slots for fans and does not seem to overheat when supported properly. I’d like to place rubber protector stubs for the input connections as the mere last of MacBook protection. Hope this helps your decision making!
It’s a rediculous price for plastic and rubber!!! I don’t want to jinx myself, I’ve not dropped a laptop yet. The covers seem like they would provide a good buffer if dropped. The instructions include diagrams and I feel were very easy to follow except it failed to instruct you to remove a protective film from the transparent middle inserts for both top and bottom pieces. There are sticker decals on the transparent covers that says remove. Both half’s snapped together easily for 80% of the Install until getting to the last corner which was very snug. I’m pleased with the appearance, and piece of mind the construction of it would stop a major chipping if laptop was dropped. I wish it wasn’t so expensive.
My husband chose this one because it lets you see the computer. Unfortunately, his Mac got really hot when he used it - I think this was blocking some of the air venting slots. So he ended up not using it after all.
Until Apple produces ruggedized MacBook Pro, Thule has done a great job with this product. Although, I’ve had this case for a year, I haven’t dropped it yet! It fits, its clean/functional, & provides peace of mind from minor bumps/dings... dare to say minor drops w/n reason. If I wanted to rugged laptop, I would’ve bought a Panasonic Toughbook. Favoring Apple’s MacBook Performance, Thule’s approach is more cost effective. Also, if you install this, please DO NOT attempt to remove it unless you plan on replacing it with another protective case. Unless you feel like throwing dirt/sand at your MacBook, this case is NOT intended to be removed/re-installed for cleaning. It’s a snug fit that, in my opinion, would lend itself to not allowing much if any dirt/sand between it & MacBook. If you cherish your Apple MacBook Pro, then you should protect it, I recommend the Thule Vectros, circa 2019.
I bought this for a 15" MacBook Pro w/touchbar mid-2018 model A1990. The case fits in the front and sides, but the top portion of the case that snaps to the screen does not fit well. On the back of the laptop near the hinge, the case tabs do not fit over the edges. It appears the case may have been made for an earlier model Mac, or it was just not designed correctly. When I pick up the laptop while closed I cannot help grabbing it by the case, but the case does not feel sturdy enough to support the weight. It feels like the top part of the case could come off. Ultimately, I do not trust it. It also is fairly heavy, and too bulky for my liking. It also seems to trap heat, perhaps not to the point where it's detrimental to the computer, but I still don't like it. I do not recommend this case and I'll likely change to something less bulky and more secure. I do not feel this was money well spent.
I have been using these Thule bumpers since they were first introduced for the MacBook. If you are serious about protecting your investment these are the only thing on the market that do the job. The rest just protect form dirt and scratches.
Haven't had a chance to really test this yet since I haven't dropped my Mac and hope not to. The cover does look great though, and it was very easy to install (not sure why some people had trouble with the plastic sheets - they went on very easily). Computer does not heat up with cover on and the UBS and audio ports are easy to access.
Fits well for my MBpro2018 ..i would recommend this