Does the Apple Keyboard get greasy?

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by andrew086, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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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    MacDawg

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    I think the keyboard getting greasy is probably more an issue of washing your hands than with the keyboard :eek:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    MacDawg

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    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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    vincenz

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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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    Jethryn Freyman

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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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    macboiest

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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.
     
  8. John T, Dec 28, 2010
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    John T

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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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