Iskin Cooling System

CanadianGrit

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Sep 2, 2006
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I am thinking about buying an iSkin for my computer but I worry that it might block the vents from operating correctly. Would it be safe to buy an Iskin?
 

sierra oscar

macrumors 6502
Apr 23, 2006
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South Australia, Australia
Not sure myself about the current line-up - but with previous releases some heat was designed to be dispersed via the keyboard I believe. However I think this was negligible, or else the iSkin and others like it wouldn't be so usable and popular.

I think the benefits of using an iSkin outweigh this possible risk - just my opinion.
 

ITASOR

macrumors 601
Mar 20, 2005
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If heat can dissipate through the plastic layer of the keyboard, it can easily go through the super thin layer of silicon the iSkin is made out of.
 

cbetta

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Jul 5, 2006
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i dont get it. i see a skin for over a standalone keyboard. why would that cause heat problems?!?!
 

CanadianGrit

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 2, 2006
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Sorry I was away from my computer for a while.

These are what I am looking for

http://www.onlycooltoys.com/index.php?p=product&id=73&parent=8
or
http://www.iskin.com/protouchmb/

I prefer the former simply because it is cheeper.

I know sometimes it feels like the computer is sucking air in from underneath the keyboard, because it feels like cold air is being sucked in from the top (makes more sense then how PCs do it from underneath the machine).

But I guess Apple Stores would not sell the product if it interferes with the computer's cooling.

Thanks for your replies.