Dust Cover/Screen & Keyboard Protector Recommendation for Late 2012 27" iMac

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  1. Skyjamma macrumors member

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    Howdy.

    So my 27" 'mee-precious!!' :D finally arrived yesterday, and I was wondering if any one has found a durable dust cover/screen & keyboard protector for their 27" iMac that they would like to share. Found one type on amazon, but the reviews kind of scared me away.

    Thanks for any recommendations in advance.
     
  2. AT06 macrumors 6502

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    Is there any reason you really need a dust cover/protector? I just give it a wipe down with a microfibre cloth every day or two - takes all of 30 seconds.
     
  3. Skyjamma thread starter macrumors member

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    For those periods when one is travelling. At times, I travel out of the country for a week or 2 for work, and would like to cover up "precious" while I'm away.
     
  4. AT06 macrumors 6502

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    Ahh okay - what about just using the white cover it comes wrapped in out of the box? Might save you a bit of money.
     
  5. Skyjamma thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree. It crossed my mind as well, but I'm looking for something a little more durable.
     
  6. chuckiehina macrumors member

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    I have previously used the RadTech ScreenSavrz screen cover on my iMacs an I was satisfied with it. I'm not sure if "Aluminum Housing with No CD Drive" on the RadTech site (www.radtech.us/products/screensavrzimac) is the same as the Late 2012 configuration. Probably worth a call.
     
  7. Skyjamma thread starter macrumors member

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    @chuckiehina: Will do. Thanks!
     
  8. TrboMac macrumors regular

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    I got one from Digital Deck Covers but I don't know if they make them for the new iMacs yet. The other link provided does look pretty sweet. Wish I would've seen that before I got mine, although mine is nice too. It has a flap that will cover the keyboard too.

    **A quick Google search led me to this. It's similar to the other link and is for the newer iMac. Just Google 'iMac screen cover' or dust cover.
     
  9. Twimfy macrumors 6502a

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    Or just put the box over it? If you're not there to look at it, who cares what it looks like.
     
  10. Skyjamma thread starter macrumors member

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    @TrboMac: Thanks for the link. Funny enough, that was the one whose review scared me off, as I mentioned earlier. An Amazon reviewer said his started coming apart after 3 months of usage. I'll keep looking.
     
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    Hmm, that's interesting, they look well made. To be honest, I got it for Xmas and haven't really used it yet.
     
  12. whiskymac macrumors newbie

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    Still using mine (late 2011 iMac) and it's perfect for my needs :D

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  13. TrboMac macrumors regular

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    The Digital Deck cover or the other one?
     
  14. whiskymac macrumors newbie

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    The screen cover :D

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  15. bobright macrumors 601

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    Can you provide a link which one? I was hoping to get one at around $20 bucks the eBay one is around 40 kind of pricey.

    I am not really looking to get one for dust, I want one because I mirror my iMac to my TV set and hate that there's no way to sleep the iMac display without it shutting off on my TV. It's pretty close to my TV so really distracting having both running want to just put a darn cover over it since there aren't any other options? It worries me at the same time though dont want to block the fans where is that area anyway?
     
  16. glen29th macrumors newbie

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    I purchased my dust cover at Amazon also and the one I use has great reviews. My dust cover is translucent creamy coconut in color with blue trim, very professional looking. It's inexpensive and serves the purpose very well. It's durable too because I have been using this for over 2 years now.
    Dust covers is a preventive measure in protecting the PC and a good investment in the long run.
     

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  17. cypriot macrumors regular

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    I do this on my macbook so i dont know about imac but its worth trying: can you dim the lights of your mac from the keyboard functions to the point that your display gets off? I am sure there is a way to do this.
     
  18. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    I would suggest putting a cover over a running iMac is a REALLY bad idea.

    There's intake vents underneath and outlet at the back above the power socket, but the whole aluminium shell is designed to radiate heat as well. Covering it up is going to increase the internal temperature, shorten the life of various components and possibly even damage things. At a guess, it's perhaps outputting about 100 watts whilst playing media, and that heat is going to build up tremendously if not allowed to escape. I would say it is a complete no-no!

    If you must, then some carboard or something over the front screen only, would be as far as I would push it.
     
  19. bobright macrumors 601

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    No unless there's some other setting or tweak out there I can only dim down but not shut off. It's still pretty bright in a dark room on the lowest setting.
    Good call I didn't end up covering it up
     
  20. cypriot macrumors regular

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    You can try

    + +

    (Control +SHIFT + EJECT)

    Shortcut or you can use black screen saver with hotcorner setting
     

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