Which Accessories should I get

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mototriu, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2012
    Hello.I just bought a 2011 11" refurb and really want to keep it protected.My problem is that I must chose 2 Accesories to get out of a keyboard cover,hard shell case,palm guard and Screen protector.Which two accesories would you get to maximize ptrotection on your macbook air?I am looking to re-sell this macbook in about 3 years so I would like to sell it in close to mint condition.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
    Well, if you’re really concerned about condition & resale value, then I suppose that those accessories make sense. But personally, I’ve always found that films/shells/etc. interfere with my use and enjoyment of the machine—so I don’t use them (only removable carrying sleeves for my notebooks).
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2012
    I have a Keyboard protector on mine. I like it cause it prevents my keys from getting glossy after a while.

    I dont think you need a screen protector at all.....

    I have a sleeve for this macbook air but on my previous 2008 aluminum macbook that i sold I had a bestskinsever skin on the bottom only.....i was just very careful with it. when i sold it, it was still in near mint condition.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2012
    ok so I think I'll get a Hard Case and a keyboard protector because I know for a fact that the keys will get glossy in the middle because of the oil on your fingers..does the trackpad wear out easily on the air like it does with some windows computers?And are there any sub-$25 sleeves you would reccomend(They need to be black)
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2012
  6. macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    I use a matte screen protector because I work outside frequently and I can't stand glossy screens. The protector doesn't make it perfect, but it is a lot more bearable.

    Other than that, I use a soft case for transport, and if I work at a coffee shop, a keyboard protector.
  7. macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Saudi Arabia
    Just a sleeve

    for transport, as well as a radtech cloth to have over the keyboard during said travels. Plastic cases are hit and miss, I'm not using them anymore; and I also picked up an 11" 2011 refurb, lovin it!
  8. noteple, Aug 5, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2012

    macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2011
  9. macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2010
    East Maitland, NSW, AU
  10. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    When I'm on an airplane or know I'll be using my MacBook Air with liquid nearby, I use a Rearth keyboard cover. They are pretty cheap and thin enough so that they don't leave marks on the screen when you close the lid. Other than that, I don't use covers or film (except a neoprene sleeve for when I carry it inside a bag or suitcase). I used to use the films and screen covers on phones, etc. but then I realized that all I did was make my user experience that much worse the entire time I owned the device just so that I can see a "mint" condition device right before I sold it on.
  11. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2012
    Alright.On second Thought I think I'll get the skin and keyboard cover.I figured that should protect me against damage as long as I dont drop it.
  12. macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2012
    if you're planning to use the dictation and you're a spitter: screen and keyboard protector:D

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