Rearth MacBook Air 11" Keyboard Cover Review

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nomar383, Feb 17, 2011.

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    nomar383

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    Hey guys! So, Rearth sent me a keyboard cover for my MacBook Air to review and I want to post some of my thoughts on it:

    PROS
    * Key-presses are much quieter and it is does not feel like you are typing on cheap silicone! I was imagining a silicone cover like those ones for the iPod classic I used to have. The keys feel very natural.
    * Texture is nice on the cover and it's pretty thin
    * No more oil all over my keys from my fingers
    * Seems like it would protect from spills or crumbs (which I am pretty anal about)
    * I think it will protect the screen from keyboard imprints

    CONS
    * Muffles the speakers a little bit. If the speakers are a big deal to you, don't buy a keyboard cover because I bet they will all do this! I didn't even think about this until I put it on.
    * It is a little harder to see the keys in the dark. Especially since the MBA does not have backlit keys!


    Overall, I like it. I probably wouldn't have gone out of my way to buy a keyboard cover, but now that I have one, I am impressed with it. I think they are asking about $13 for it (with free shipping), and it's great quality for that price.

    http://rearthusa.com/products-page/apple/macbook-air-11-inch-keyboard-cover-verco/
     
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    Thanks for the review, seems pretty nice. Does it fit properly on the keyboard? I have seen some covers that are not even with the silver surface.

    After all, this no con for me, because.. well, no need :)
     
  3. MRU
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    From the website it looks very cloudy ?

    I've used a Moshi Clear-Guard before and have ordered one for my MBA, I find them very good, though are a tad more expensive.
     
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    nomar383

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    It actually lays perfectly on the keyboard, so no problems there.

    It is a cloudy white color, not completely clear. I'm not sure whether that is a design choice or whether it has a functional reason.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Really...? Waste of time and money IMO. Unless you seriously bend the MBA out of shape, the keys will never touch the screen. If you had a 15' MBP on the other hand, then this would be useful.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    I have the iSkin keyboard cover on my MBA 11 and it fits real good. I think, having it closed for awhile with the keyboard cover installed helped set it better. I'm happy with it. ;)
     
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    IMO. Tacky
     
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    nomar383

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    I absolutely thought it would be too, but I actually like the way it makes the keys feel. It looks a lot better than some multi-colored ones I've seen on campus.

    What's really tacky are those plastics shells people put on the outside of the MacBook Air. I never understood that for a machine that's marketed as ultra-thin...
     

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