Accessorizing your MacBooks?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by silverblack, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    I am starting this thread for us to show off our MB accessories. In case you are thinking about "dressing up" yours too ;)

    No Negative Comments Please! If you don't like it, move on. Do not post, we don't need your criticisms. :mad:

    If you have something better, we'd love to let's see it.

    I'll start by showing what I have: invisible shield, iskin keyboard cover and Intel SSD.
     

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  2. macalacka macrumors newbie

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    Looks good, im liking the invisible shield. I've got two questions for you though:

    1) is the invisible shield easily removable? Ive been looking for something similar to what the AMB came wrapped in to "temporarily" protect it as it crosses security checkpoints at the airport but don't want to risk any stickiness or dirt lines with a longer lasting system.

    2) did you get the bottom covered as well?

    Thanks, and good looking machine :)
     
  3. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

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    1. Yes. It comes off very clean without any residue. But it's not re-applicable one removed.

    2. Yes. It comes in a whole set (top, bottom, the sides, and a single-piece that goes all around your keyboard and track pad)
     
  4. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't bought yet, but...
    2.4 Aluminum Macbook
    Stock inside
    Black AppleSac
    Thingy that you put over :apple: logo to change color?
    A cool background:cool:

    I like the invisible shield! How much was the keyboard cover and how is it attached?:confused:
    -Thanks!
     
  5. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I think it's about $30, check iskin.com. It just fits on top of the keyboard. It's made out of silicone, so it fits snuggly over the keys.
     
  6. molala macrumors 6502a

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    That iSkin keyboard cover looks good and protective against spills. Do you have to remove it before closing the screen/lid? Does it leave marks on the screen? How does typing feel? Thanks :).
     
  7. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No, it would have been a pain if I had to.

    A little, meaning I start noticing the marks in about a week. But the soft silicone definitely won't scratch the screen.

    Take a little bit to get used to. After that I loved it, and it now feels really weird typing without it.
     
  8. danvan21 macrumors regular

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    i had the blackbook but i just got the aluminum macbook. I had the incase for my blackbook but they havnt made one for the aluminum and i doubt ill get it cause the aluminum is o cool. Can anyone suggest a good sleeve for this? I am going to get that invisible shield as well.
     
  9. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    That looks great!! How hard was putting on the invisible shield? I want the Incase hardshell cases for mine and I wish they would come out already. I'll have to check out that keyboard cover also.
     
  10. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Not too bad in my opinion. Start with the small pieces to get a feel of the material. Use lots of solution to make it easier to reposition the film. It is a bit elastic, so don't overuse the squeegee to stretch it.
     
  11. Gene Parmesan macrumors newbie

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    These fit: http://wrappers.typepad.com/photos/silver_macbook_sleeves/index.html
     
  12. Molopo macrumors regular

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    So instead of just using the wonderful protection provided by the macbook's aluminum casing, you'd rather use a piece of plastic, increasing thickness and making the finish tacky. If you're going to make your laptop look ugly, just get a cheaper and better spec'd PC.
     
  13. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    That keyboard "cover" looks awful. As for wrapping your computer in cling film... you're kinda spoiling what's nice about the aluminium, aren't you? The texture.
     
  14. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hey, the choice is yours...
     

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  15. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    If anyone wants to do this, that's fine with them. I think it's a great idea and if the Incase Hardshell case doesn't come out soon I might go this route. The aluminum case is strong, but i don't want to risk scathing it.
    If you don't want to put stuff on it, that's fine.
     
  16. MacMur macrumors regular

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    Accessorize

    I have the Invisible Shield on my MBA and I do not find the looks offensive. An additional benefit is that it does have a kind of non-slip property to it. My Aluminum Macbook is very slippery and I will certainly welcome the grip provided by the Invisible Shield.
     
  17. tongteh macrumors 6502

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    OP, could you link me the iskin item?? thank you. :D
     
  18. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    You've gotta be kidding me?!?! :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    The Invisible Shield is NOT just a "piece of plastic." The protection it offers is AMAZING.

    As far as the shininess, sure it's not for everyone, but then again I can give you people who find the aluminum not attractive, or the black frame around the LCD, or the chiclet keys, the point is that everyone has a different taste of style.

    I'm also going to laugh when yours is going to get scratched to hell and back, who's is going to be ugly now?

    Also, if/when he ever decides to sell it, he can take off the "tacky" invisible shield and it'll look brand new - guaranteed to net more money and a faster sale.
     
  19. zotes24 macrumors regular

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    i have been debating o whether to get this or not. But i think i am. The only concern i have is heat. My alum. macbook gets hot sometimes already (not substantially) but how does this effect that? (i am only going to put it on the Lid, Bottom of the laptop, and the left and right sides)(the palmrest i will leave exposed).

    if i get this will anyone be interested in the palm rest/around the keyboard/mouse pad? i can let it go for like $20 shipped or something (not sure)
     
  20. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    Why leave this exposed? This is one of the most crucial areas IMO, my previous MBP had the finish start to pit / wear off since that's where your hands/wrists always are
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Was there some sticker over the SSD or did you get some intel SSD (I wasn't aware they were in the market there) and all others have a Samsung (apple branded) SSD?

    Also, dude seriously ... you cannot be so sensitive. If people want to leave negative comments in a thread you started there is nothing you or the excessive use of VB code can do about it. :rolleyes:
     
  22. mcdj macrumors 604

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    no negative comments? what fun is that?!?!

    BTW my Grandma invented Invisible Shield, in Boca Raton, FL., ca. 1966. She used it to great effect on her white crushed velvet sofa. She unveiled it, literally, at her annual "Terrace Tikis" finger sandwich party in '67, and was soon the envy of her entire bridge club. Back then she called it "vinyl". Mahvelous dahlink.

    Funny how some people are convinced that scratches are inevitable. I just sold my 3 year old 12" Powerbook, which I had always handled with great care and kept in a sleeve (but did not suffocate with Saran Wrap). The buyer marveled at how pristine it was. I got top dollar for it too.
     
  23. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    I'm very definitely considering slapping on some carbon fiber looking material like this guy did.

    EDIT: Decided to go for it and just ordered a bunch 'o carbon fiber stuffs. I'll start working on the template to have it lasercut in the next day or so, so that plus a heat gun ought to provide me with nearly full outside coverage.

    Pieces:
    -1 for top... Gonna cover the Apple logo, sorry Steve. I could easily cut around it but honestly would rather not have it there.
    -2 for bottom: One on the main case, one for the battery cover. Will have to cut holes for the rubber feet plus the latch.
    -1 to go around all of the sides, starting and stopping at the black hinge. This one will be tricky due to ports and whatnot...

    HOPEFULLY with the aid of a heatgun I'll be able to get the bezel around the screen with the top piece as well, but we'll see.
     
  24. SWLinPHX macrumors regular

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    I bought this for screen-protecting my Garmin nuvi GPS devices. The material has a shine and grippiness to it that I really love, and the stylus works fine thru it. To clarify though, are you talking about the Invisible Shield from Zagg.com at the following link?

    http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/apple-macbook-pro-15-inch-2nd-gen-cases-covers-skins-shields.php It reads:

    "Full Body coverage: Top, bottom, wrist rest, track pad and mouse button(s)*.
    * Some designs do not include mouse button coverage.
    The invisibleSHIELD is not compatible with laptop LCD screens and does not cover them."


    It says nothing about the sides as you mentioned. Could you clarify? Also, do you see any link or mention of a full-body set for the new aluminum MacBooks and MacBook Pros?
     
  25. SWLinPHX macrumors regular

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    This is pretty similar to the Incase shell and doesn't interfere with tilting screen all the way back ...and it is available now for the new aluminum MacBooks!

    http://www.speckproducts.com/products/seethru/macbook-pro-15-new-black-keys/160
     

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