Silicone keyboard covers, anyone?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nooboob, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. nooboob macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Is anyone using a silicone keyboard cover? Just wondering seeing how I've heard that the fans, which vent air ventilation from the keyboards, would spin faster or not get enough air intake. Debating whether or not to get one...
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No air is vented through the keyboard. There is a solid sheet under the keyboard, preventing any meaningful air flow. All venting is through the rear vents near the hinge. That's why Mac notebooks can operate in clamshell mode, with the lid closed.
  3. Thnkdifferent macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2010
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I was satisfied with mine but I was constantly cleaning my screen because it would leave a residue on the display. If you dont mind that then I'd say go for it.
  4. jkim3691 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2011
    The real problem is finding one that fits over the current latest MBA. I had to get one that's for Snow Leopard on the old one.
  5. DaLurker macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
    Tried it for a couple of days, but ended up removing it. Didn't like the feel.
  6. daonesteven macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
  7. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    I've reviewed the iSkin here. Fits on nicely. Only downside is that the light from the backlit keys doesn't shine on top so its not ideal for night usage. That said, they do have an entire range so just go with a see through one.
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    On airplanes I use a Rearth silicone cover. It's pretty small, and it holds up well.
  9. gerbil macrumors member


    Apr 3, 2008
    Moshi keyboard cover

    I use a Moshi keyboard cover. Thin and fits my 11" MBA very well. Transparent so you see the keyboard light up. I love my coffee and I've already seen two threads on here in the past two days about spills on their Macs so I'm going to play it safe.
  10. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I had one, used it for a few weeks, then gave it away because I hated it. I couldn't type or play online tetris. My fingers couldn't slide across my keyboard like they needed to.
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    That's how I felt when I first gone mine, but I got used it afterwards and I like it. It gives my keys a grip feeling.

    Oh, I have a Moshi Keyboard Cover. Doesn't look tacky as some of the other ones I've seen IMO.
  12. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I got mine at either the Apple store or MacAuthority. It wasn't a Moshi

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