Keyboard cover needed or not

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zwt, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. zwt macrumors newbie

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    So I just bought a Moshi keyboard cover for my new 2019 MacBook pro however I just read apple warning that it's not advised due to lack of space and indeed I can see that it's interacting with the screen when closed.

    Question: Do you use keyboard cover or not? Those who don't are you able to clean your keys efficiently? How does it look after a few years of use? like new or bad?

    Moshi states that it use a special material which is not causing any issues with the new retina screens even if they get in touch with each other but I'm looking for some real feedbacks here!
     
  2. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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  3. zwt thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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    Oh I’m sorry I misunderstood. I thought you were looking for a product that protected the keys with the MacBook closed. Sorry about that.
     
  5. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    I never use a keyboard cover on my Macbooks. It touches the display, so any residue on the keyboard transfers to the screen, and being in contact with the display keeps pressure on it at all times when closed.
     
  6. ascender macrumors 68020

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    Oops, didn't read this properly either. Need more coffee!
     
  7. dtsoll macrumors newbie

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    wouldn't the cover keep out crumbs and such that is supposedly causing these keyboard problems though? remember, I'm a newbie
     
  8. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Also a lot of heat is dissipated from the keyboard. I would not use one. I used one for awhile on my 2012 MBA and ... quickly got rid of it. Wouldn't ever use one on a modern day MBP - those keys are way too low profile.

    The keyboard "problems" haven't really been ironed down - there are assumptions that heat, crumbs, dust, hair, etc... cause it.
     
  9. zwt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so how did your 2012 MBA looked when you stopped using it? Can the keys efficiently be cleaned with alcohol and such?
     
  10. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I didn't use my 2012 MBA very long, like a year and a half. I am a pretty clean person, wash my hands many times throughout the day. I also take a wet paper towel and clean the keys to keep them from getting that shine. My 2015 MBA I used for 3 years, and it was starting to get the shine from wear-down.

    My 2017 MBP is looking pretty used after 1 year of use. I wipe it down a few times a week with a wet paper towel to get all the hand grease off.

    I wouldn't use a keyboard skin specifically for the reason of heat dissipation and what @DougFNJ mentioned - you're basically plastering your screen with that hand grease.
     
  11. Costino1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2018 MacBook Pro and I dont use one. Looks brand new still, but I also use an external (Apple) keyboard at home. I haven't had any issues with the keyboard (fingers crossed;) just some slight double pressing on the Space Bar which was fixed with compressed air.
     
  12. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    My 2017 has marks on the screen from the keyboard so I'll be getting one for my 19 when I upgrade.
     
  13. marzfreerider macrumors member

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    I have never used one myself, also I never eat around it while using. The heat will not dissipate as well either. I just keep my keyboard clean, vacuum on lowest setting and wipe every now and then with a very lightly damp cloth. As for how they look after time will depend on how much you use it and take care of it. Not having greasy or dirty hands will help to.
     
  14. parmastew macrumors newbie

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    This is true and why I use the ClearGuard keyboard protector from Moshi along with their Umbra privacy screen protector. It might be overkill but keeps my screen protected from the residue that DougFNJ mentioned and also good when I'm on business trips. I hate it when people are sitting next to me and can see what I'm working on. Most of the time it's not confidential info and the numbers are too small for them to see, but still I do prefer having a bit more privacy.
     
  15. techrista macrumors newbie

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    I also use Moshi's clearguard, it's working pretty well.
     
  16. lixeza macrumors newbie

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    Why needed keyboard cover.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 17, 2019 at 10:52 PM ---
    I think that its open system is good and I did not use any keyboard cover. Also Need to clean everyday for that need to use air blower.
     

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