Okay, from my month of 12 PowerBook use, I have realized that there are a few essentials and that people have been asking what they need to get with their 12 PB. I will list a few things that I have gotten, because I believed that they would be indispensable part of my PB. These are personal preferences and places that I found to have the best deal at the time of purchase. Where you shop and what you shop is up to you, but I am listing items that I have and short reviews on the items. 1. Protouch PB First item that I bought shortly after my PB purchase was ProTouch PB from iSkin.com. I purchased Arctic since I liked the clean color. I decided to get this cover from them, because I have used their iPod cases and thought it would indeed protect the keyboard from getting dirty with regular use. I have no crumbs between the keys and added comfort in typing was provided with its silicone cover. I see many deposits on the ProTouch PB and I would not like those items inside the keyboard. It is easy to clean as they claim on their website, but it does get rather dirty (not sure whether this is from me or the material) 2. ZeroShock Shortly after the first purchase I bought ZeroShock from Shinza.com (I dont know where else they sell this I havent even seen it on eBay at the time). It was about $37 with shipping and I got grey. After feeling its protective design, I am not going with any other sleeves. I was hoping to get some scratch protection, and I got more than that. The cushion that is built in feels like my visco-elastic memory foam mattress and I can see how it would protect unseen shocks to my PB. Having it in my backpack with other books, it would also relieve that pressure from being lodged between books and my back. 3. Macally Screen Protector LP-PS12 - Display screen protector http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10339325&loc=101&sp=1 I havent received this item yet, but I have seen a few posts about fingerprints and such. I looked around and found this to be a suitable protection for my child-free environment. They have these for 15 and 17 as well, just replace 12 with 15 and 17. 4. GoStickIt.com half nudie stickers My taste in women is as good as these stickers. I wanted some protection on the surface of my PB from my sweaty palms, but didnt want to use PDA screen protectors on the PB because it looked weird. I remembered some water proof stickers that I had on my snowboards and looked up their site. Of course these are beautiful women in their underwear (there are naked ones, but I take my PB into public). They dont fit perfect to cover all, but I still like the girls. You need extra small stickers from their site for it to fit on the palm area of your PB. I use regular size for the outside and draw a lot of attention with them. 5. Ogio Capitalist Backpack I have been a promoter of a Targus backpack made for Sony Vaio for a while. But I have realized that there are better backpacks on the market. Finally, I ended up upgrading to Ogio Capitalist. People may be aware of Ogio Metro because that is made for students. Capitalist has the same design but use tougher material and is classified under work/business However, I really like this better than Ogio Metro. This backpack will not fit 17, but is perfect for 12 and 15. All the compartments are labeled for specific use, so there is less guess and test period. 6. Targus Tornado Notebook Chill Mat - Silver http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1074788100200&skuId=6211752&type=product This may not be the best price for the item, but I had a certificate there. This cooling pad has become indispensable as well for me. It does keep the PB significantly cooler and is so quiet that I often forget that it is turned on. I was rather skeptical in purchasing this but decided to test it out. I liked it so much I bought another one for my wifes laptop. It draws power from USB. These are personal opinions and should only be used as a recommendation. But I took time to type this up during my lunch hour because I believe that these are very good products that are rather useful with my 12 PB. But be sure to save money for software purchases, I have already lost/invested $1,000+ on software after my PB purchase. I am just happy that I didnt get the 15 with superdrive with upgraded parts as I intended, because that would be all I have with no money left for other necessities.