Anti-Glare Display on MBP and Moshi Clearguard Keyboard Protector

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Smoothie97, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Smoothie97 macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Anybody who have an ant-glare display on the unibody MBPs (15" or 17") and also have the Moshi Clearguard Keyboard protector? My concern is that since there is no glass covering the anti-glard display, it is a little more delicate. Over time, it is inevitable that grease and oil stains will get transferred from my fingers to the Moshi Clearguard (fine I'm not worried about that). What I'm worried about is when I close the lid of my MBP with anti-glare display, will the LCD screen actually touch the Clearguard, and thus, transfer grease and oil onto the LCD screen?
  2. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    I have an old MBP with a matte screen. Sometimes the keyboard does touch the screen and leave a mark, but it always wipes off with a microfiber cloth. The keyboard protector might make it worse since it adds some thickness, but I wouldn't worry about it-- if it becomes a problem just replace or clean the keyboard protector, or stop using one all together.
  3. Smoothie97 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Thanks for your input. Alternatively, I can leave the keyboard protector in place and spend more money and get the Moshi Shieldpad or spend nothing and use the fiber glass material that comes packaged with all new MBPs.

    Anybody else out there care to share their experience with Moshi Clearguard and anti-glare screen?
  4. Herrow macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    ...Our just use a microfiber screen protector and have zero problems / clean screen all the time!
  5. Relznuk macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2009
    UT, USA
    +1! I have a ShaggyMac and love it!
  6. Smoothie97 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Since I'll have the Moshi Clearguard keyboard protector installed (and I don't want to remove it everytime I transport the laptop) and the Moshi Palmguard installed, will having a ShaggyMac prohibit me from the magnetic lid closing the laptop properly? Because the Palmguard has a little thickness to it and the ShaggyMac will have a little more thickness. So that results in two layers of additional material the magnetic lid has to penetrate.

    But then again, I might be cheap and just simply cut the fiberglass screen protector (the white foamy thing that came with the MBP) to the same shape of the keyboard and just use that.
  7. La-vida227 macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2009
    I have the moshi clearguard on my 17" uni w/ matte and I don't have any issues like you're worried about. There is in fact a gap between the keyboard and the screen and every time I open the computer after moving it, I end up having to put the clearguard back in place.
  8. Smoothie97 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    My concern is just preventing the oils from the clearguard from touching the LCD screen. The fact that the Clearguard wiggles around while your lid is closed, when transporting the laptop around, doesn't really make me feel good. The fact that the Clearguard is loose (wobbles around while transporting laptop) is even more reason to think that it can and will touch the LCD screen at times. Therefore, my reasoning was to get a ShaggyMac or just use the supplied fiberglass to serve as a barrier between the oily Clearguard and LCD screen for a guarantee that the Clearguard will not touch the LCD screen.
  9. JoeG4 macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
    solution: Don't use keyboard protector. Wipe the keyboard with a piece of towel paper with a little bit of rubbing alcohol (not WET, but enough to clean the keys) every day or three.


    Honestly, unless you have very acidic sweat the keyboard won't even begin to show wear for ~3 years. Even then, it's not like ZOMG THE KEYS ARE TURNING WHITE!
  10. pyroza macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2009
    Call me crazy, but I actually prefer a few year old keyboard to look worn. It makes it look like it was used as it was intended.

    Off topic, but it's also why I have a problem with wealthy people who buy expensive cars but never drive them. It's a freaking car, use it!
  11. Smoothie97 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Well I've used my prior MBP for about 13 months and it showed signs of oil stains. No the keys weren't turning white, but at certain angles, you can see tiny circular oil stains. (Granted I never wiped the keyboard down.) I want to avoid any issues of oil this time around with my new 15" i7.

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