Iskin Cooling System

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CanadianGrit, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. CanadianGrit macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking about buying an iSkin for my computer but I worry that it might block the vents from operating correctly. Would it be safe to buy an Iskin?
     
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  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Keyboard protectors won't interupt the cooling system. Can you post a link on what you're interested in?
     
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  5. sierra oscar macrumors 6502

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    Not sure myself about the current line-up - but with previous releases some heat was designed to be dispersed via the keyboard I believe. However I think this was negligible, or else the iSkin and others like it wouldn't be so usable and popular.

    I think the benefits of using an iSkin outweigh this possible risk - just my opinion.
     
  6. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    I use iSkin on my keyboard and have no problems. Didn't know about the heat issue.
     
  7. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    If heat can dissipate through the plastic layer of the keyboard, it can easily go through the super thin layer of silicon the iSkin is made out of.
     
  8. cbetta macrumors regular

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    i dont get it. i see a skin for over a standalone keyboard. why would that cause heat problems?!?!
     
  9. CanadianGrit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I was away from my computer for a while.

    These are what I am looking for

    http://www.onlycooltoys.com/index.php?p=product&id=73&parent=8
    or
    http://www.iskin.com/protouchmb/

    I prefer the former simply because it is cheeper.

    I know sometimes it feels like the computer is sucking air in from underneath the keyboard, because it feels like cold air is being sucked in from the top (makes more sense then how PCs do it from underneath the machine).

    But I guess Apple Stores would not sell the product if it interferes with the computer's cooling.

    Thanks for your replies.
     
  10. jTreu macrumors 6502

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    keyboard protector shouldnt cause any problems at all.
     
  11. generik macrumors 601

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    That thing is ugly, they should have one that is clear.
     

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