After dropping 1300$ on a Powerbook.. now time to accessorize!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by silversyren, May 8, 2006.

  1. silversyren macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2006
    Specifically, protection.

    If you had the choice, which would you get?
    Vyper M or MacCase Sling

    Keyboard protector? iSkin or Lajo? I can get a Lajo for about $12 so I'm definitely leaning toward that.

    Should I get a Radtech screen protector?

    Would you get a keyboard protector or a screen protector? or just get both?

    geeze, I'm glad I already bought an invisible shield for my future nano.. :p

    I really should have calculated this extra stuff into my budget.

    $200 for a external hard drive, $1300 for a powerbook.. $150~ for a nano soon, and hopefully under $100 for other accessories. :p

    also, here's a bit of a random question -- how can you tell which revision your pwoerbook is?
  2. Peyton macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    I know you aren't wanting this per ce, but what is with people's fascination with keyboard protectors? I just never got that, I thought the lid/screen protected it :confused:
  3. silversyren thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2006
    For me, it's a matter of keeping gunk out from the little spaces between my keyboard. More important with a laptop, I would think..

    For the desktop's keyboard, I set it on the edge and thunk it every so often to get the stuff out of it but I'm definitely not thunking my powerbook around.

    It's for when my laptop is in use -- protecting it from my grubby fingers, haha.
  4. stylum macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2002
  5. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2005
    I personally would go with that vyper m, alongside my everyday rucksack. Double protection, plus good looks.

    For when you don't need the portability, have you considered using an external keyboard? Definatly the sure-fire way to look after your powerbooks.
  6. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Have to agree - the £1200 I dropped for my iMac a few months back was just he start - the accessories are what makes it real fun ;)
  7. c-Row macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    With some laptops, the keys seems to leave marks in the screen, slightly pressing into the material, which can't be repaired.
  8. joelypolly macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2003
    Melbourne & Shanghai
    I second that. It was prob the best sleeve I owned!
  9. Mustafa macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2003
    Shenfield, Essex, UK
    I used a Radtech protector on my PB from new, but still got the key imprints on the screen! They have cleaned off with iKlear though (an essential accessory BTW). Thinking about it, maybe I got the marks because I mainly used the PB closed in a BookEndz docking station -- the heat wouldn't have dispersed so well. My wife and daughter both still use Radtechs on their iBooks with no marking problems.

    Now I just use a piece of foam sheet that came as packing for some other Apple product -- problem solved, for free!

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