Cheap looking Blackbook

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  1. anirudh macrumors 6502

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    Was thinking of getting an Incase Hardshell and Moshi Palmguard for my black macbook. Does the Incase Shell make the macbook look bad in any way? I mean, does it look like cheap material?
     
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Im my experience, all cases for any Apple products take away from the beauty of them. However, its a compromise. You need to give a little to get a little -- i.e. for protection and longevity, its wise to get a protective case. :)
     
  3. mhweiler macrumors newbie

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    I got the BlackBook two weeks ago and just put the black Incase Hardshell on this weekend. I absolutely love it. Couldn't have asked for a better product to protect the computer without having to sacrifice size, weight and overall cosmetic appeal of an Apple product. I ordered the PalmGuard this weekend as well and I'm awaiting its' delivery. I'll follow up with a post about this when I get to test it out.

    In the meantime, go grab yourself an Incase Hardshell... You won't regret it.
     
  4. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a black hardshell for my white MacBook last night and I'm very happy with the results. Scratch protection, hardly an increase in size, nice feel, less prone to smudges (I just wipe off fingerprints) and, since it's translucent, the Apple logo has a "classy" glow through the shell...:)
     
  5. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Would you mind posting pictures of it... I really like to see what it looks like
     
  6. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, I'll do that tonight when I get home
     
  7. mhweiler macrumors newbie

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    Got the Moshi PalmGuard tonigh and installed it on the BlackBook. Looks great, and feels great on the palms. It does a very good job of protecting the entire palm rest area and trackpad/button. I highly recommend this.
     
  8. ironMonkey macrumors member

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    snap on cases or guards are unnecessary. Just get a neoprene sleeve/case for when you have in your backpack/bag.
     
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  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    There's nothing CHEAP about my BlackBook...

    that's why "I've gone NAKED!" I'll never cover my BlackBook...EVER!:cool:
     
  11. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Pix: Black Incase Hardshell on White MacBook

    As promised...
     

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  12. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    The PurpleBook:p.
     
  13. pugple macrumors member

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    Thanks for posting those.

    You're lighting makes the shell look slightly purple but i'm guessing it's definitely a shade of black? The parts that are covered by the shell, can you tell that the Macbook is white?
     
  14. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the lighting does give it a purplish tinge but it is a black shell. The portions that are covered do not give away that the MB is white...
     
  15. anirudh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    which one is better? the INCASE or the SPECK one?
     
  16. iBookfan macrumors 6502

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    I would NEVER cover my BlackBook with anything!!! The only thing I use is a Moshi Palmguard.

    Why buy a 1500$ mac and then cover it with something so ugly as the hardshells??? - I don't get it. :confused: Buy a Sleeve neopren for it, and you'll be covered.

    I sure think that it is so stupid! - But that's just my opinion ;)
     
  17. danzzz macrumors member

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    where did u get ur Moshi Palmguard and how much is it?
    thanks
     
  18. iBookfan macrumors 6502

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    Here: http://www.aevoe.com/moshi/palmguard.htm

    I live in Europe and even with shipping fee it only cost about 35$

    Think that's cheap :)
     
  19. danzzz macrumors member

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    is that so far the best product for "bottom part" protection? cuz i see a few on ebay with cheaper price ($10), but don't know how the quality that is.

    i think Moshi Palmguard looks like something with high quality tho.
     
  20. iBookfan macrumors 6502

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    Well... The thing on eBay looks like a "knock-off" of the Moshi. Look at the picture on eBay and then at the one from Moshi. They are similar but the one on eBay has been edited. And for a expensive computer I would'nt buy a "cheap-looking" "film" for my BlackBook. And yes the quality is quite nice on the Moshi. It's hard to tell that it is on:)

    - Maybe someone could post a picture of it. I don't have a camera or cellphone so I can't but maybe another nice-guy :D
     
  21. anirudh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Contacted Apple Store.. They said they would replace the top shell for free as its still under warranty :) No need of a hard shell for me, as I have warranty for three sweet years (coutsey Apple Care, which btw I got for free as I knew some guys from Apple).

    Gonna buy the Moshi though :)
     

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