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LinMac
Dec 1, 2009, 07:44 AM
You can find the master review here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=8895473), but I wanted to add some Macbook Air specific comments too.

After trying Clear Armor on my Macbook Pro, I knew I had to protect my Macbook Air with the same material. I found the proper Clear Armor for my Macbook Air here (http://www.case-mate.com/MacBook-Clear-Armor-Protection/Case-Mate-Apple-MacBook-Air-Clear-Armor.asp) and ordered it.

The installation is almost the same as the Macbook Pro, but because there is no battery/hard drive door the installation is actually considerably easier. You just need to align the screw holes (the screws are not covered by the material. There are small holes for the screws cut out) and apply it like the Macbook Pro.

The only thing I can really add is I found the material to be a bit annoying when it covers the trackpad. The Macbook Pro and Macbook Air have smooth trackpads, but this material makes it harder to move your fingers across.

I love the Clear Armor and will be buying it for my next Macbook Air too. :D



coast1ja
Dec 1, 2009, 08:22 AM
I use the Zagg invisible shield on my MBA, and the only gripe is slight discoloration on the wrist rests.

LinMac
Dec 1, 2009, 08:34 AM
I use the Zagg invisible shield on my MBA, and the only gripe is slight discoloration on the wrist rests.

I would really love to be able to buy the individual pieces if the need ever came up because buying a completely new set would be a bit expensive. I can see why they don't though, the lifetime warranty should remove most of the need.

Did you ever contact Zagg to see what they had to say about discoloring?

coast1ja
Dec 1, 2009, 06:09 PM
I would really love to be able to buy the individual pieces if the need ever came up because buying a completely new set would be a bit expensive. I can see why they don't though, the lifetime warranty should remove most of the need.

Did you ever contact Zagg to see what they had to say about discoloring?

I haven't contacted them yet, but I will soon.

I know Zagg does sell just the top and bottom, or just the topcase (around the keyboard). They do have a lifetime warranty, but you do have to pay around $8 shipping or something like that. I'm going to argue for them to waive the shipping, but I doubt it will work.

Scottsdale
Dec 2, 2009, 01:44 AM
I wish people that post threads like these would include a photo. It would help visualize just what the thread is about.

alphaod
Dec 2, 2009, 06:39 AM
Did you ever contact Zagg to see what they had to say about discoloring?

If you call them they will send a new skin (you just have to pay shipping though).

AppleGoddess
Dec 6, 2010, 08:32 AM
Wrapsol is much better.

Kermy
Dec 6, 2010, 11:14 AM
Wrapsol is much better.

Out of curiosity, why is it much better?

I've been looking at the prices and they all seem, but bestskinsever.com seems to have it cheapest at $28. Any reason I should get the Wrapsol or Clear Armor instead?

TheAverageJoe
May 26, 2011, 11:05 PM
Out of curiosity, why is it much better?

I've been looking at the prices and they all seem, but bestskinsever.com seems to have it cheapest at $28. Any reason I should get the Wrapsol or Clear Armor instead?

Hate to revive, but I'd like to know as well. Anyone? Pictures would definitely help

glen e
May 27, 2011, 03:51 AM
I like icarbons carbon fiber....it is a dry application and never a problem with bubbles ...also killer look with white or silver carbon fiber
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/bf2c7c17.jpg
Shown here with simple Waterford sleeve