colinet said:.....But here's a foolprof way to stop it happening. Buy a brand new laptop and NEVER take it out of the box.
It's a combination of both. The trackpad has a certain texture that wears off as you use it. It happens. There's nothing you can do to get around it.Over Achiever said:Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the shineyness from the oil in your fingers ... not the trackpad wearing down? Or is it a combination of both? Fingers are naturally oily after all ...
Hey, Australians are not supposed to be that anal which is one reason I went to live there. Next thing you'll be covering your car with Gladwrap to stop it getting scratched. I wish we'd had Gladwrap in the UK, my second mother-in-law was called Glad.Bern said:Actually there's a cheaper alternative to preventing the worn trackpad.
Whenever I buy a new Mac the first thing I do is get some of that PDA screen protector clear film (use any brand, even the ones for iPod screens will do fine) and stick that onto my trackpad. It doesn't interfere in any way with the normal operation of the trackpad, doesn't leave any sticky residue if you need to take it off for any reason (and I have never needed to take it off), you can clean over it too.
Your trackpad will never wear down or develop that shiny patch.
Computers are, like cars, not an investment. Investments are supposed to be things you buy and sell for a profit. Computers and cars are things you buy to use (to possibly help you make a profit in your work) I stand by saying sticking little bits of plastic over a laptop trackpad is anal.Bern said:It has nothing to do with being anal.. so chill out. It's about protecting my investment so that it is worth more resale value in the future.
Besides if I spend money on something I like to take care of it. Doing this to my trackpad is a non-destructive way of giving it longevity.
Er.. no-one suggested it was wearing it outcolinet said:If the track pad gets shiny it no way shortens the life of the computer. It's not wearing out.
Did you pay for your hands?colinet said:It is, as others have pointed out, getting grease from your finger tips. How about protecting the investment of your hands which you will probably have a lot longer than a piece of disposable elctronics, by wearing rubber gloves? That would protect your delicate trackpad and stop you losing your valuable bodily excretions
Likewise... and thanks for your valuable input.colinet said:This is boring now.
According to Dictionary.com the word investment means :"Property or another possession acquired for future financial return or benefit."Too bad Colinet is right. Laptops aren't an investment. Just use it, and when it doesn't do the job anymore, it's done. Sell it.
Too bad you're both wrong. The definition of the term isn't as rigid as you think it to be.Abstract said:Too bad Colinet is right.