After a few months of owning my ASK, I noticed some fraying on the seams. Instead of letting it bother me, I set out to get rid of the small pieces of string sticking out along the sides of the keyboard. First I tried cutting them off with scissors, but that proved difficult. Then I thought of something that may sound crazy (because it is). I decided to use a lighter to burn them off. To my joy it worked perfectly! Even though I know many of you are unlikely to take fire to your Apple products, I decided to make a quick guide proving this method. Fraying: This is what it looks like. Small, white pieces of string sticking out the sides. Burning it off: Take a lighter with a soft, candle-like burn. Ignite the flame and quickly run it back and forth along the sides until the fraying is gone. Should take 1-3 passes maximum. Be careful not to hold the lighter at one spot for over a second, for obvious reasons. The result: Fraying gone and ASK looks good as new! Do this at your own risk. Please realize I’m somewhat anal-retentive so I’m willing to take risks to make things look perfect.