15" rMBP Keyboard Protectors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zsrhusain, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. zsrhusain macrumors newbie

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    I just got a 15" rMBP. I got a Marware keyboard protector from the Apple store. It is horrible! It is sticky and hard to type with. Does anyone have suggestions of an alternative? Thanks
     
  2. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

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    My advice would be to not use a keyboard protector without some kind of screen protector. The material can rub against the display, and if there's some kind of dirt/debris, it will scratch the screen. There was just a thread on here a few days ago about that.

    I've tried a few in the past and I've never used one that is even moderately easy to type on. They're all relatively similar.

    The only time I'd recommend using a keyboard protector is if you eat a lot around your computer (my fiancee uses a keyboard protector for this very same reason-- it has saved her MBP from two spills now...) or if you have a lot of pets and hair floating around. Otherwise, it's not worth the hassle.

    The keyboard wear is not nearly as big a problem as it used to be. On the previous generation MBPs (before unibody), I could wear off the letters of the keyboard in a year with daily use. The only thing that happens with the current keyboard is that the keys take on a slightly shiny appearance.
     
  3. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

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    i think you might have hit the nail on the head with this one. I have had a keyboard protector on my mac for a few days now and it has really slowed down my typing. I have since taken it off and it feels so much better to type on, i guess i just have to avoid eating when im using my mac now, or only put the protector on when i eat :eek:.
     
  4. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    And use microfiber towel with rubbing alcohol to wipe the keys at least once a day, to keep the shiny keys away! ;)
     
  5. zsrhusain thread starter macrumors newbie

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