macbook silicone keyboard protector

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  1. natness macrumors newbie

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  2. ripfrankwhite macrumors regular

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    I would love to hear from some owners. I've gotta get one, just dont know which one. I guess I'll be the first and then review it. ;)
     
  3. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    I use one with my desktop and my powerbook. They are great for keeping dirt and other undesirable items from entering your keyboard. They do make your typing slow down slightly, however.
     
  4. ripfrankwhite macrumors regular

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    I ordered the black Exo. I almost ordered the iSkin, but it cost a lot more and didn't offer black. I'll post some pics and reviews when I get mine.
     
  5. emotistically macrumors member

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    I almost want to get the black one for my white macbook. I think it would look cool to just have the keys black. But I think it would be cooler to have a black book with a white keyboard.
     
  6. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't you guys concerned with the layer of silicone preventing heat from escaping through the keyboard? Or is it not an issue?
     
  7. sierra oscar macrumors 6502

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    this is my concern also - I thought the keyboard was an avenue for heat to escape - but maybe that isn't true.
     
  8. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Hasn't been an issue on the iBooks. There are the vents that are by the screen that provide a lot of heat to escape.
     
  9. sierra oscar macrumors 6502

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    Having just retired my iMac pro keyboard - due to its rather unkempt condition - and I've purchased the updated mac keyboard - and decided to get an iSkin.

    Whilst I will also get an iSkin for my portable - I'm not sure (given this experience with my desktop keyboard) that it's that usable (for me).

    I've only been typing with it for about a week - however I'm struggling to type - the 'b' and the 'spacebar' are really difficult - and b/c I need to type quickly to churn work out - it's really slowing me down. The amount of typos due to the lag in my key execution is alarming, not to mention words without spaces.

    Hoping my iSkin will settle in a bit more... Not sure if I will shell out money for the iSkin for my new portable at this stage...
     
  10. jamone80 macrumors regular

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    another thing to consider with iSkins is the dirt/buildup that might press onto the screen when closed. :confused: just a thought...
     
  11. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I just bought an iSkin for my keyboard too, but the space bar is extremely hard to press. I was able to improve it, but shortly after with just a little more use, it goes back to being very stiff and hard to press. What a waste of $25... I would will never recommend an iSkin for external keyboards.

    But I am interested in their MacBook one, since that is flat and would probably not be as much of a hindrance.
     
  12. freshS0LE macrumors member

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    I'm using one for my MBP and i love it.

    it takes getting used to. it really helps to protect
    the keyboard and internal from dust accumulations.

    another cool thing about it is that is makes typing
    silent.

    so it's not for everyone but if you want to keep your
    keyboard immaculate, definitely get this.
     
  13. mannix87 macrumors 6502

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    hmm. i never thought of that. something new to consider....:rolleyes:
     
  14. sierra oscar macrumors 6502

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    An update on the iSkin for the ext keyboard - as you know kainjow the space bar was just about unworkable - but is only now starting to show some give and I'm now seeing spaces between my words. But you have to persevere for a few weeks for this to happen. Then again perhaps my typing technique has changed to compensate for this iSkin...not sure.

    I wouldn't throw it away though Kainjow (believe me I wanted to - but it cost me allot more than $25.00 from an Australian supplier + postage - so I just couldn't not use it) - but I did think (and I still may do this) to cut out the space bar portion of the iSkin with a scalpel - wouldn't hurt if your iSkin isn't friendly enough to use?

    I do think the iSkin (and equivalents) for the MB/MBP will be easier to type with.
     
  15. freshS0LE macrumors member

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    actually...dirt build-up on the silicone doesn't really stick
    on the screen. you get some, but it isnt a major problem.
    and cmon...ur afraid of a little dust on ur screen? just
    brush it off. no biggie.
     

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