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BigB82
Aug 9, 2012, 12:19 AM
I use a keyboard cover on my current 13 air ultimate 2011 and love it except it leaves tons of marks on the screen. The reason for the cover otherwise it leaves tons of oil marks on the keyboard which look ugly. What other brand do you all use which is thin and for the most part blends in nice?



gnagy
Aug 9, 2012, 12:25 AM
I use a keyboard cover on my current 13 air ultimate 2011 and love it except it leaves tons of marks on the screen. The reason for the cover otherwise it leaves tons of oil marks on the keyboard which look ugly. What other brand do you all use which is thin and for the most part blends in nice?

Just clean the oil marks with rubbing alcohol once a week (or more often if needed). I'm very picky when it comes to that as well, but I just clean it, and that's been working fine for me.

TheRealDamager
Aug 9, 2012, 12:27 AM
No cover. Why bother.

KPOM
Aug 9, 2012, 01:01 AM
No cover. Why bother.

I use a Rearth cover when I'm on a plane. It just takes a split second of turbulence for the Diet Coke offered to the passenger next to you to go flying.

I've found the Rearth to be inexpensive, effective, and well designed. It usually doesn't leave marks on the screen.

yensteel
Aug 9, 2012, 01:31 AM
You can look at the iSkin and zCover, they are good options according to my search.

The Rearth Verco looks nice

I agree, the moshi keyboard cover isn't very good, The cover becomes cloudy easily and I have this imprint on my screen.

oxfordguy
Aug 9, 2012, 02:01 AM
I take the Moshi off when not using my MBA and put a Radtech ScreenSavz cloth between keyboard a screen when I shut the lid. I would use both together, but the tolerances are so tight on the MBA that the lid diesn't close if both are used. No marks from the keyboard on my screen, though my Moshi Clearguard *has* gone cloudy.

yensteel
Aug 9, 2012, 05:07 AM
I just found a macworld article about the different options.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1139535/keyboardcovers.html

wolfpuppies3
Aug 9, 2012, 08:37 AM
$7.29 at Amazon. Have it on one MB Pro and two MBAirs with no problems such as you describe. Strongly recommend them and the price is right. Have used one continuously for two years now.

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Um, every heard of spills? Know what a new logic board costs?

HellDiverUK
Aug 9, 2012, 08:44 AM
Try soap and water on your hands between eating chicken/chips/whatever and using your computer. Works for me.

Tanax
Aug 9, 2012, 09:08 AM
Try soap and water on your hands between eating chicken/chips/whatever and using your computer. Works for me.

Actually that doesn't work.
Humans produce natural grease/fat so that the skin doesn't dry out. If you sit at the computer, even if you wash your hands before you sit there, after an hour you'll have greasy fingers and your keyboard will get greasy too.

I honestly don't see why people are so reluctant to using a nice well-designed keyboard cover. It's the same thing as with the screen-protectors which you honestly don't barely see, yet people go say "It adds bulk and makes my mac look ugly". A keyboard cover is a little bit different though since it changes the feel of when you're writing but still..

dcorban
Aug 10, 2012, 08:58 AM
I use a keyboard cover on my current 13 air ultimate 2011 and love it except it leaves tons of marks on the screen. The reason for the cover otherwise it leaves tons of oil marks on the keyboard which look ugly.

Butů doesn't the cover then just get covered in oil?

Why on earth are people looking at the keyboard instead of the screen?

hrl
Aug 14, 2012, 08:37 PM
The moshi does get cloudy but it's mostly dust and it can be cleaned up. I use ShaggyMac's microfiber on top of moshi KB cover whenever I close the lid.

scarred
Aug 14, 2012, 08:51 PM
Nothing. Here learn from me... will make me feel a little less dumb for wasting money on keyboard covers. =)

I bought the Moshi key guard, 2 clear crappy covers, a white cover, and a black cover. I am now not using any cover and happier for it. The covers all sucked. All of them, the expensive ones, and the cheap ones. My favourite was the white cover, but it faded very quickly (about a month).

So instead of getting a cover...

Every week, I use a cotton ball (well, they aren't ball shaped anymore, they are flat these days), and some hydrogen peroxide. Lightly clean each key. Do not press hard, you aren't buffing it, just cleaning.

Enjoy your naked keyboard. It types so nice =) You'll get some wear and tear sure, but honestly it is not bad at all.

hrl
Aug 14, 2012, 10:26 PM
^ No offense, but I'd rather use a KB cover than doing all those chores.
It also keeps the KB spanking clean and brand new.

jkun
Aug 16, 2012, 12:52 AM
I purchased the Rearth Verco keyboard cover for my 13 inch MBA 2012 after having used a moshi clearguard for a month and a half.

The difference is HUGE and it is MUCH better to type on than the moshi. It has a silicone side, which sticks to the keyboard and a TPU (moshi-like) typing side. The amount of thinking that went into this product is very cool. The design of their keys allows very fast typing. The difference between the Rearth and the Moshi is biggest in the typing speed. The Moshi made the keyboard squishy and irresponsive, but the rearth feels like there is basically nothing on the keyboard. I don't think my typing speed was hindered in anyway and you can feel the difference between this and the rearth the second you start typing on it.

Also it has some air-venting built into the cover. So far, the Rearth Verco has yet to make marks on the screen when closed. I really want to thank the members who brought the Rearth Verco to my attention in this thread.

The Rearth Verco cover is 15$ and there is free shipping right now whereas the Moshi Clearguard is 25$. I don't think keyboard covers can get more perfect than this one.

Macman45
Aug 16, 2012, 01:08 AM
I have never used a KB cover. I have Speck clear shells on my MBA and my MBA. I clean the keyboards with a soft micro-fibre cloth, addding a little plain water for stubborn marks etc.

No chemicals at all...The same applies to my screens, although I have a Mitt that makes cleaning them easier:
http://www.amazon.com/Hercules-HERMFG01-Microfiber-Cleaning-Screens/dp/B005ZW5C7Y

BigB82
Aug 16, 2012, 01:38 AM
I purchased the Rearth Verco keyboard cover for my 13 inch MBA 2012 after having used a moshi clearguard for a month and a half.

The difference is HUGE and it is MUCH better to type on than the moshi. It has a silicone side, which sticks to the keyboard and a TPU (moshi-like) typing side. The amount of thinking that went into this product is very cool. The design of their keys allows very fast typing. The difference between the Rearth and the Moshi is biggest in the typing speed. The Moshi made the keyboard squishy and irresponsive, but the rearth feels like there is basically nothing on the keyboard. I don't think my typing speed was hindered in anyway and you can feel the difference between this and the rearth the second you start typing on it.

Also it has some air-venting built into the cover. So far, the Rearth Verco has yet to make marks on the screen when closed. I really want to thank the members who brought the Rearth Verco to my attention in this thread.

The Rearth Verco cover is 15$ and there is free shipping right now whereas the Moshi Clearguard is 25$. I don't think keyboard covers can get more perfect than this one.

the other option was going to the apple store and buying the one they sell have you heard about it or any reviews on it vs the reearth?

crazyxzer0
Aug 16, 2012, 02:01 AM
i use kbcovers for the keyboard

http://www.kbcovers.com/servlet/Detail?no=232

I found myself in the same problem when I had my macbook and i started to use a radtech screensaver to eliminate the cover from touching the screen. I got one for my MBA now and it works great preventing smudges on my air screen.

http://www.radtech.us/Products/NotebookScreenSavrz.aspx


My macbook air does close with both of these installed. I noticed my screensaver for my old macbook is thicker than one I purchased for the air specifically.

jkun
Aug 16, 2012, 10:36 AM
the other option was going to the apple store and buying the one they sell have you heard about it or any reviews on it vs the reearth?

I've read that the one in the Apple store is very sticky and mushy as it is 100% silicone..

I'd advise against it!

tey112
Aug 16, 2012, 10:43 PM
I have three moshi keyboard covers - they are by far the best cover and protect against the accidental water splash, dirt, or food.

Just use a single sheet of computer paper. Place it on the keyboard when you close the computer. No need to buy a microfiber protector, paper is better, cheaper, thinner, and replaceable.

iAppl3Fan
Aug 16, 2012, 11:20 PM
IF it bothers you just remove the skin when you close the lid. That what I typically do.