Keyboard Protector for new 13" MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jw6961, Nov 5, 2010.

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    jw6961

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    Has anyone found a keyboard protector that works with the new 13" MacBook Air?

    I know that Marware makes them for the earlier version, but I don't know if it will work with the newer MAcbook Airs.
     
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    LouieSamman

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    Keyboard Protector?

    Don't be OCD about it

    Nothing ever happens to the keyboard.

    Worry more of the outside of the MacBook Air.
     
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    Over Achiever

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    That's not a very nice comment. Keyboard protectors are nice in case of spillage, and in my case the transfer of oil from the keys to the screen. After years of use on a laptop, it can be unsightly. User preference.

    I believe most keyboard protectors if they fit originally will fit on the MBA if they are the cloth type. If they are the molded keys type, it may not fit due to the addition of the power key to the right of the eject button.
     
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    LouieSamman

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    I just see it the same way as putting plastic over your furniture to protect it over long use.

    It's just too much protection and overly OCD.

    I can understand the reasoning he wants to do it though.

    Cases and screen protectors can be very useful but to protect the keyboard is going to another level.
     
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    omgitscro

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    There is no addition of a power button. The keyboard backlight buttons are gone, and everything to the right is shifted over one to make room. F7 (rewind) is now F6, F8 (pause) is now F7, etc. That's why there is only one blank key (F5), instead of two (F5+F6). All keyboard protectors for the MacBook [Pro] line will work for the 13" MBA.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I have the moshi brand protector for my MBP 13" and it will not fit the Air 13". The problem is not the keys but the area surrounding the keyboard. On the MBP, the dished out part around the keyboard is larger than the MBA.
     
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    Hellishness

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    Are you kidding me??
    The keys will get shiny with use if you don't use a protector no matter what. You can take care of it and not scratch the outside, but you will always wear out the keys (unless you use an external keyboard, of course)...although I don't have a protector since I kinda like the keys naked and it's probably better for ventilation.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    they have a revised version out. the edges are trimmed and the function keys fit perfect. im sure you can email customer service and they'll gladly send you a replacement if you send yours in first.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, you are wrong. I just wrote a check to Apple for $775 for coffee spill on the keyboard. I always heard of this happening in offices but never thought it'd happen to me. It did. Now it appears there are 775 reasons why "overprotection" isn't a bad idea.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    be alert, I killed my macbook just by dropping a cup of water into it :))
    I wished I was using the keyboard protector at that time :(
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    I use the Moshi keyboard protectors on my MBP and MBA.

    I think they're okay and I've gotten used to them. You still notice the extra pressure you have to exert to depress each key. The alternative is to use the cheaper silicone ones, but I am not too fond of those.
     

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