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Old Dec 25, 2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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Does the Apple Keyboard get greasy?

Just out of curiosity - does the Apple Keyboard (external) get greasy? I know that the one on the MacBook Pros get greasy, so I have a moshi ClearGuard on mine. But should I get a full size one for the Apple Keyboard, or would it be fine naked?

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Old Dec 25, 2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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I think the keyboard getting greasy is probably more an issue of washing your hands than with the keyboard
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Old Dec 25, 2010, 09:32 AM   #3
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I think the keyboard getting greasy is probably more an issue of washing your hands than with the keyboard
yes, but I think that natural skin oils also cause this issue. I washed my hands every time before I used my MacBook Pro and the spacebar still started getting a little shiny.
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yes, but I think that natural skin oils also cause this issue. I washed my hands every time before I used my MacBook Pro and the spacebar still started getting a little shiny.
That could also be due to wear

To answer your question, I think you will find the external keyboard will be just as susceptible as the MBP to your usage
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Old Dec 25, 2010, 10:54 AM   #5
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It'll get greasy if your fingers are, but it won't show as much as on the black keys.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 09:09 PM   #6
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Like the other guys said, only if your fingers are greasy. I've never had these problems with any keyboard.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 11:45 PM   #7
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Maybe

I would get the bluetooth keyboard because it is nice and slim, the keyboard has keys that are like the macbook keys. So I would say no.
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 04:26 AM   #8
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As has already been said, keyboards don't get greasy on their own - itt's the user's fingers that do thay

If you suffer with this problem, why not use a skin to protect the keyboard.
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