View Full Version : Which Accessories should I get

Aug 5, 2012, 03:34 PM
Hello.I just bought a 2011 11" refurb and really want to keep it protected.My problem is that I must chose 2 Accesories to get out of a keyboard cover,hard shell case,palm guard and Screen protector.Which two accesories would you get to maximize ptrotection on your macbook air?I am looking to re-sell this macbook in about 3 years so I would like to sell it in close to mint condition.

Aug 5, 2012, 03:37 PM
Well, if youíre really concerned about condition & resale value, then I suppose that those accessories make sense. But personally, Iíve always found that films/shells/etc. interfere with my use and enjoyment of the machineóso I donít use them (only removable carrying sleeves for my notebooks).

Aug 5, 2012, 03:43 PM
I have a Keyboard protector on mine. I like it cause it prevents my keys from getting glossy after a while.

I dont think you need a screen protector at all.....

I have a sleeve for this macbook air but on my previous 2008 aluminum macbook that i sold I had a bestskinsever skin on the bottom only.....i was just very careful with it. when i sold it, it was still in near mint condition.

Aug 5, 2012, 04:44 PM
ok so I think I'll get a Hard Case and a keyboard protector because I know for a fact that the keys will get glossy in the middle because of the oil on your fingers..does the trackpad wear out easily on the air like it does with some windows computers?And are there any sub-$25 sleeves you would reccomend(They need to be black)

Aug 5, 2012, 08:09 PM
I dont use a hardcase. I'm using a neoprene sleeve.


my 2008 trackpad didnt show any signs of wear, but I also enabled tap to click and rarely push to clicked it.

Aug 5, 2012, 08:17 PM
I use a matte screen protector because I work outside frequently and I can't stand glossy screens. The protector doesn't make it perfect, but it is a lot more bearable.

Other than that, I use a soft case for transport, and if I work at a coffee shop, a keyboard protector.

Aug 5, 2012, 10:20 PM
for transport, as well as a radtech cloth to have over the keyboard during said travels. Plastic cases are hit and miss, I'm not using them anymore; and I also picked up an 11" 2011 refurb, lovin it!

Aug 5, 2012, 10:26 PM

Keep it spotless.

Oh and a sleeve too


Aug 5, 2012, 10:28 PM
I carry mine in http://store.apple.com/au/product/H4736VC/A/Acme-Made-11-Skinny-Sleeve-for-MacBook-Air?fnode=50&fs=s%3DpriceHL&p=5

Inside a leather messenger/satchel bag.

Aug 5, 2012, 10:39 PM
When I'm on an airplane or know I'll be using my MacBook Air with liquid nearby, I use a Rearth keyboard cover. They are pretty cheap and thin enough so that they don't leave marks on the screen when you close the lid. Other than that, I don't use covers or film (except a neoprene sleeve for when I carry it inside a bag or suitcase). I used to use the films and screen covers on phones, etc. but then I realized that all I did was make my user experience that much worse the entire time I owned the device just so that I can see a "mint" condition device right before I sold it on.

Aug 6, 2012, 01:30 AM
Alright.On second Thought I think I'll get the skin and keyboard cover.I figured that should protect me against damage as long as I dont drop it.

Aug 6, 2012, 05:24 AM
if you're planning to use the dictation and you're a spitter: screen and keyboard protector:D