do keyboard protectors leave smudges on the screen when closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jaranson, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Jaranson macrumors member

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    do keyboard protectors leave smudges on the screen when closed?

    I'm considering the "Moshi" brand because it seems to have decent reviews.
     
  2. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. No matter how oleophobic the material is, the protector is only oil-resistant. Once the oil on your fingers contacts the protector, and the protector contacts the screen, the oil is transferred or smeared.

    The protector might not leave marks, per se, but the oil will.
     
  3. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    yep. you will see almost an exact imprint of the keyboard on your screen. you somteimes see this even without it which might mean your bag is pushing on your laptop.

    wipes off, no biggie.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Yes, it cannot be helped. But depending how much dirt there is, the smudges should not become immediately obvious, but regular cleaning should do the trick.
     

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