I first stumbled upon uncovermac’s website back in 2013 while I was busy trying to pimp my 2012 macbook air, saw lots of cool glowing logos and designs but didn’t think too much about it as it was pretty expensive to get one [€399 for basic designs that fit within a circle when I first saw it, they’ve increased the starting price to €499 😥
Fast forward to August 2015, my ageing macbook air started to get cranky on me and I’ve been thinking of getting a larger and more powerful macbook for my photo-editting. At that time the mid-2015 Macbook Pro has just been out for 2 months, still in the early part of the product life-cycle, so I decided to get one. While I was at it, I also kinda decided to just go full retard and try to get my macbook uncovered.
So I sent an enquiry with a proposed design (you better have your own design ready, or be prepared to spend anywhere between €50 and €400 for them to help you) through their website and received a reply from Hannah Kay (with a mock-up of the design on a macbook pro within a few hours. The process is very speedy with no bullshit. Just needed to confirm whether you want economic or priority delivery and she’ll send you an invoice when you’re ok with everything.
Sent my macbook pro to Amsterdam, waited for a 1-2 weeks (took a few days to reach there and one of their main technician happened to be on holiday xD) had it uncovered and as soon as they’re done Hannah sent me a picture of the finished product.
Waited for a few days for it to arrive in Singapore.
First look! The aluminium used for the custom inlay is of a different colour, it’s not always obvious but under certain lighting it’ll be more apparent. There are also some imperfections on the borders as you can see on the picture below, but they won’t be that noticeable once it glows.
I ain’t a baller, CEO, or famous DJ (who tend to be their main target customer) with lots of spare cash, so I couldn’t afford to keep this one-of-a-kind macbook stay naked and exposed to scratches and bumps. Immediately put a case on it once i’m done with taking the first few pics 🙂
Really loving this lid modification. It doesn’t make your macbook any faster or better, just fancier 😛
——- the dark side of the process, nothing about the company itself though——
If you are considering getting an uncovered macbook pro, please just buy one DIRECT from them. I repeat, buy DIRECT from them. Why?
- you’ll only need to pay for a 1-time delivery, that is the finished product from them to you. I had to pay quite a bit of money for a priority and insured shipping to them.
- The painful TAX. I was taxed TWICE. The first one was when my macbook reached Amsterdam. Although I have listed the macbook as laptop for engraving, they treated it as if I am selling a computer to them 😦 The second one was when my macbook reached Singapore, I have to pay some more tax for my own shit :(( I don’t want to say how much but it’s more than enough for me to get another macbook uncovered.