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snowwhite007
Nov 11, 2011, 03:18 PM
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Iv been looking at possibly buying a sleeve maybe a neoprine one and maybe a keyboard cover? Does the backlight still work with keyboard cover?



wrinkster22
Nov 11, 2011, 03:19 PM
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Iv been looking at possibly buying a sleeve maybe a neoprine one and maybe a keyboard cover? Does the backlight still work with keyboard cover?

I have a sleeve
no need for keyboard cover
the backlit does does work

aeboi
Nov 11, 2011, 03:19 PM
If the keyboard cover is clear, the backlighting will still work. If you get one of those thick colored ones from ebay, no.

snowwhite007
Nov 11, 2011, 03:21 PM
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I was lookin at the clear keyboard covers on ebay? Wat sleeves are best?

refurbished
Nov 11, 2011, 03:44 PM
I would recommend a keyboard cover if you don't mind spending the money for something not THAT useful. The Moshi clear one is really good. Some people thing that they're annoying but I don't mind at all.

snowwhite007
Nov 11, 2011, 03:55 PM
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Cool i take it all sleeves are good? Dont wana spend 30 iff i can spend 10

johnhurley
Nov 11, 2011, 04:27 PM
Cool i take it all sleeves are good? Dont wana spend 30 iff i can spend 10

You get what you pay for. Depends on what your goals are and how much protection you need.

I just use a basic laptop carrying bag ( something I got for free at an Oracle conference ) but then again I am pretty darn careful with my machine.

snowwhite007
Nov 11, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Suppose your rite ill swing by Apple tom see wat they got

Xikum
Nov 11, 2011, 05:18 PM
I have a 15 neoprene sleeve that I bought from John Lewis. Its done great, and my MBA has no damage at all on it. I have always found keyboard covers to be pointless; I dont like the feel of them, and I find them more difficult to type on. They will keep your keys looking new though, so its up to you.

But a sleeve is definitely 100% necessary if your going to be travelling with your MBA.

M-5
Nov 11, 2011, 05:19 PM
From my experience looking for sleeves, the ones that I ended up liking, which were typically those with minimalist designs and didn't look 'cheap', were between $50 - $100.

As for a keyboard cover, I didn't use one on my 13" Pro during the two years I had it, but I'm going to get one for my 11" Air, because I did notice that the keys would smudge after some use, and I would also find that lint & debris would often fall onto the keyboard area.

If you buy one from the Apple Store or a local computer store, you could possibly end up paying around $18-25 for one. I suggest just looking for one from eBay and paying the Buy-it-now price. I ordered one a few days ago and payed $5 with shipping included. It should be arriving in a few days.

Seasought
Nov 11, 2011, 08:22 PM
I would recommend a keyboard cover if you don't mind spending the money for something not THAT useful. The Moshi clear one is really good. Some people thing that they're annoying but I don't mind at all.

Do the Moshi keyboard covers "settle" over time? I just picked one up and it has a tendency to rise up at times when typing...I'm considering removing it entirely to be honest :(. This *is* my first keyboard cover, and I'm not a fan of this one as of yet.

Ride4Him
Nov 11, 2011, 11:06 PM
I have done some research on a cover for my macbook air, just have not decided which one will work the best.;)

ihonda
Nov 12, 2011, 08:04 AM
im going with the wrapsol on outside, moshi on trackpad and keyboard

heyloo
Nov 12, 2011, 10:06 AM
I may end up getting a new sleeve for mine but I'm currently just using my Zeroshock case that I had from my Blackbook. My MBA shakes around it a bit but works for me (for now).

As far as protection goes, I got the keyboard protector from Moshi, iVisor and InvisibleShield.

I haven't installed my InvisibleShield yet as I'm within the 14 day return period - whoa, just noticed. This is D-14 for me. As long as my computer doesn't break today, I'll be applying my InvisibleShield on it very soon :) I want to preserve the aluminum matte look but oh well...for the price of being a little uglier(?) I get to prevent it from scratches.

snowwhite007
Nov 12, 2011, 04:03 PM
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Are screen protectors worth it?

M-5
Nov 12, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Are screen protectors worth it?

Absolutely not in my opinion. You might want one on an iPhone for instance, because the phone may fall, and it's constantly being slid in and out of a pocket that may have debris which can cause scratches. But a laptop screen is very rarely in contact with anything that may scratch the screen. I think it would be a pain to install, and it may even make the screen look worse.


I just received my silicone keyboard cover I purchased on eBay, and it fits pretty well. It does feel funny, a little squishy, but the backlight still works well with it, and I only payed $5 for it, so I'm going to see how long I can keep it installed.

snowwhite007
Nov 12, 2011, 04:37 PM
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Cool ordered an aparantly super thin clear one on ebay 4 and a Monster sleeve for 8 so well see how it is Ones in Apple today cost 45 upward

molala
Nov 13, 2011, 07:03 AM
Do the Moshi keyboard covers "settle" over time? I just picked one up and it has a tendency to rise up at times when typing...I'm considering removing it entirely to be honest :(. This *is* my first keyboard cover, and I'm not a fan of this one as of yet.

I didn't actually notice this on my Moshi until I read your post, I've had mine for a month. The cover on adjacent keys sometimes rise a little bit when I press a key. I think it depends how I press it, doesn't happen when I'm touch typing fast. Also, the cover does settle in a little when I just removed and replaced the cover, pressing on the number keys causes the ones on the fn row to rise, but not after the cover has been on for a few minutes.

oneMadRssn
Nov 13, 2011, 09:45 AM
Are screen protectors worth it?

I think they are. I have the photodon one to protect my screen from getting scratched while the laptop is closed in my bag being squeezed by a bunch of textbooks. I has happened before.

Seasought
Nov 13, 2011, 10:37 AM
I didn't actually notice this on my Moshi until I read your post, I've had mine for a month. The cover on adjacent keys sometimes rise a little bit when I press a key. I think it depends how I press it, doesn't happen when I'm touch typing fast. Also, the cover does settle in a little when I just removed and replaced the cover, pressing on the number keys causes the ones on the fn row to rise, but not after the cover has been on for a few minutes.

Hmm. Well, I'm going to keep giving it a shot. I like the idea of keeping any excess oil and dirt off of the keys if I can help. Thanks for responding btw.

3dflyboy1
Nov 13, 2011, 12:18 PM
For traveling, a sleeve is great.

As for everything else, (skins, screen protectors, keyboard protectors, etc) they are completely unnecessary in my opinion. They ruin the look of the computer.