Just recieved my Marware Protection pack, very disappointed.

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  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Just recieved my Marware Protection pack from Amazon and Im very disappointed. The cloth that comes with it is very stiff. The wrist pad protector is folded in the box in such a way that I would have to flatten it out with heavy book in order to install it. For $20, this seems like a rip off. The wrist pad protector is also missing slots for the little "bumper" pads on the top of the LCD screen.

    Since i havent installed it yet, Im looking for some feedback from users or people who may be using something else. I may just return this to Amazon.
     
  2. djinn macrumors 68000

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    For the cloth that goes between the lcd and keyboard I use a radtech cloth. Other protection for the laptop seems kind of lame but oh well.

    www.radtech.com
     
  3. RSC10 macrumors member

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    I installed the wrist guard on my 17" MBP and I have to say that I'm very impressed with the finished product. You must be dilligent when you apply the guard...and it takes a little doing to work the bubbles out to the edges of the laptop to get a smooth surface. Do not expect that you can apply, remove, then re-apply without damaging the guard, however.

    Take it slow and adhere from the center on each side and push your way out. This technique mitigates your chances for unwanted air bubbles....

    The cloth totally stinks. I agree. The radtech cover is fantastic. That doesn't help much from a pricing standpoint, obviously.....
     
  4. PDE macrumors 68020

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    All I can say is MOSHI palmguard. It's quite superior to the marware in both form and function: looks great without the ugly print, doesn't wear, blends in PERFECTLY (people don't even notice it on), is harder and therefore more protective and the Moshi people are great to deal with.
     
  5. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    im very impressed with the wristpad as well. it was bent in the box, but it went on just fine.

    i also ordered the touchpad/mouse button film covers. I had a keyboard cover, but it was the old layout, and really didnt like the typing feel.
     
  6. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The Marware or Moshi?
     
  7. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Moshi comes with palmguard, trackpad and trackpad button protection -you can't order separately.
     
  8. tip macrumors 6502

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    Ex-Marware user here.

    I had to cut notches for the top lid bumpers. It worked okay otherwise, but due to the heat of the MBP, the residue got really gummy and oozed out the sides (over several months). Plus I didn't like the huge "MARWARE" logo on it.

    I replaced it with a Moshi wristguard, and it's a much better product. I still use the Marware keyboard cover, however.
     
  9. styxfan macrumors member

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    I've been using the Marware Protection Pack for about a year and a half and I've never had a problem with it

    I just ordered a new one about 2 weeks ago because my old one was looking pretty bad. It was still stuck on, but it was getting discolored from a year and a half of use. It looked just like a Dell that had been used for a year. It saved my computer.

    I've never had a problem with thing sliding off or with bubbles. I must have removed it 10+ times too (computer issues) and it never got unsticky. It never left any residue.

    I love my wrist pad. It's so soft, it makes my computer a joy to use. It matches the edges of the Macbook Pro really well too.

    I really don't know how you guys could not be pleased with the thing.
     
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  11. RSC10 macrumors member

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    Well, I ordered a MOSHI palmguard the other day because I was curious to see what it was like. The Marware worked well...but I wasn't liking the label under the trackpad....and the fact that the guard itself didn't blend all that well. Long story short, I installed the MOSHI...and I can say with absolute certainty that PDE was correct. It's superior to the Marware wristguard in just about every way. Unless you're looking REALLY hard, it's very difficult to tell it's on. Thanks PDE. great suggestion !
     

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