Buying screen protector and keyboard cover

Drifty_Child

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Bending Pixels

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There is very limited clearance between the display and keyboard. As I recall, Apple does not recommend either. Additionally, the screen protector could actually damage the non-glare coating on the screen.

Don't waste your money
 

unglued

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My understanding is the keyboard area is where air flow for cooling occurs, a cover may cause overheating issues maybe someone can confirm if this is still true.
 

BigMcGuire

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My understanding is the keyboard area is where air flow for cooling occurs, a cover may cause overheating issues maybe someone can confirm if this is still true.
Very true. Using iStat Menus --- when I play a heavy CPU/GPU game, the laptop is 10+F higher when lid is closed vs lid open. I would never put a cover on the keyboard. Just put your hand over the keyboard, it radiates a lot of heat.

I would never put a screen protector on my laptop either. It's not like I'm using this like my phone which does have a screen protector.
 

vemac575

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My experience with those are that the keyboard heats up and the material for the keyboard cover expands, leaving it rippled and all over the place, enough to bug the shhhh outa me.

So I would NOT get the black one. The clear one looks like one I've seen that is stiffer. So just stay away from the soft silicon ones.

Personally, I don't see why anyone would want a screen protector, unless you're ACTUALLY in the Mojave, during a sand storm, counting beetles or something.
 

Drifty_Child

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Sounds like I shouldn't get either then. Everyone, thanks for your input. And vemac, that last sentence made me chuckle, thank you for that.
 
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