Apple Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard...Does it get dirty or scratched?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ethics101, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. ethics101, Apr 23, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2011

    ethics101 macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2011
    I just bought the Apple Wireless Keyboard today to use with my iPad when it finally comes. I'm going to be taking it with me to class and putting it in my backpack. Does this keyboard get scratched easily? Do the keys get browned and dirty?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you take care of it, it stays good. I've had my current one for 3 years and it still looks new, after 10-15 hours of daily use.
  3. ethics101 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2011
    Thanks for the quick response! Is the alluminum pretty durable or will it most likely get scratched in a backpack? Should I get a cover?
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If metal objects are allowed to rub against it, it could scratch. Aluminum is a fairly soft metal. If it's in there loose, just wrap a cloth around it.
  5. ethics101 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2011
    Oh ok thanks. I think it should be fine in my backpack.
  6. jasweb macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2008
    Pretoria - South Africa
    I keep mine in the Apple supplied "accesory case" i.e. the minimalist apple box it came in.

    It does not take up much more space than the keyboard and I know it will make it last (I can also use the box to lift my MBP and improve airflow and decrease temps).

    Sure a "raised" MBP is also more ergonomic to type on ;)
  7. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Mines filthy , but then I use it without washing my hands before use .

    But seriously , it get as dirty as any keyboard does with use , made worse by the fact it's White keys rather than the "usual" PC black keys.
  8. Ommid macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2008
    What do you do with your hands???
  9. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    I don't think we really NEED to know that information.
  10. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2006
    I agree that the keyboards to show dirt... the price we pay for pretty white keys I guess. But they're really really easy to clean.

    If you have a bluetooth model, remove the batteries first. If you have a USB model, unplug it. Take the rough side of a washcloth or terrycloth towel, dampen slightly (NOT SOPING WET!) and scrub it down. Let it dry for an hour or so, and you'll have a brand new keyboard.

    I think the "chicklet" keyboards are a lot easier to clean than keyboards with tall keys.

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