The Power Support Clear Case (I actually don’t know what the English name for this product is – according to their website, it’s the
but since I don’t read Japanese, let’s call it the “Clear Case”) is made up of two nice, smoky translucent grey plastic shells with slightly darker shading around their edges, and the appropriate gaps, holes and slots for all the MBP’s ports and sockets. The shell halves aren’t heavy at all, yet they feel strong and tough.
This is about as stealthy a protective case as I’ve seen for the MBP 15 Retina.
From afar, or even from a couple of feet away, it’s hard to tell that there’s actually a plastic layer of armor shielding my beloved MBP from bumps, nicks and scratches. Only the odd reflection of the room lights off the shiny plastic gives a hint that there’s indeed a clear casing on the laptop. And that, for a guy who likes to keep things simple and basic like me , is a good thing.
It pops on fairly easily to both top and bottom halves of the MBP. For a klutz like me, getting both shells on in less than a minute is a testament to how easily it installs.
I’m also impressed by how precisely and closely the dimensions of the Power Support product adhere to the measurements of the MacBook Pro. After installation, the plastic looks like it was painted on to the MBP with a brush. There’s no gaps or rattles or loose spots to be found – very well made.
The Power Support case also comes with rubber feet that attach via adhesive to the bottom of the shell. While I appreciate the touch, I chose to leave mine off as I’m not a fan of rubber-footed laptops.
All in all, I’m pretty pleased with the Power Support case. It’s subtle, unobtrusive and doesn’t mar the perfection of Apple’s industrial design, yet it does the job of protecting its precious cargo. I like it.
Now if only I knew what the official product name was!
Coming soon to Beyond The Box stores. Japanese retail price as per the website is 6,980 yen so expect the local price to be in the Php 3000-4000 range.
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