Keyboard covers for the 13" & 15" MBP Touch Bar

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  1. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Has anyone found, or heard of any company making keyboard cover for the late 13" MacBook Pro with touch bar? Is it even plausible?
     
  2. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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  3. unintelligible macrumors newbie

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    I have the non-TB model but this is the one I have (they make a TB one as well):

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WEV59KY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I am very happy with it. It fits very well and doesn't affect typing very much (although I would take it off if I had to write anything significant). I had one on my previous 12" MB and it fit the same. Just make sure to get the TPU version, there is a silicone one as well that I bought and chucked because it doesn't fit well and feels weird to type on.

    A few pics from my non TB model... one with the cover off, one with it on, and a closeup shot.

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  4. Grolubao macrumors 65816

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    Maybe this could be a way to raise the keys in order to make it easier to type on
     
  5. vpro macrumors 65816

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    Also deadens the clicking noise, I do NOT like clicking noise any time any where LOL thank goodness to the covers.
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    So I bought this:

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/182337758665

    I bought the last transparent one.
     
  6. McKeown macrumors newbie

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    I have the 2016 TB MacBook Pro 15". I purchased both the FORITO Keyboard Cover & the UPPERCASE Premium Ultra Thin Keyboard Protector from amazon. The UPERCASE is by far a much nicer product then the Forito. I would say that the UPPERCASE is as nice as or better then my 2015 MacBooks Mosiso keyboard cover.
     
  7. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, great shots! These are actually better than the product page on Amazon o_O
     
  8. All1g8r macrumors newbie

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    I hate the new keyboard, find I have to press harder for keys to activate and I find the noise off putting - so much so, I may return my MBP after waiting almost year for its release. Will a keyboard cover help at all?
     
  9. appleye, Dec 4, 2016
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    appleye macrumors newbie

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    I just received my keyboard protector cover today …. Sunday (USPS)!! It went on easy and it was a perfect fit. This keyboard cover by CaseBuy is very thin and it won’t slip off keys yet it can easily be taken off for adjustment. NO, it won’t cover the TB but why would it? The TB is meant to be slippery. After placing it on my new 15" MacBook Pro with TB I noticed that my fingers won’t slide off the keys and makes typing a lot more enjoyable and with confidence. Yes, you can still feel the little indentation on the F & J keys. I got the clear color to let the light from keys through good. I’m very happy with it and highly recommend it and its cost is very nice too.



    Amazon.com: CaseBuy Keyboard Silicone Protector Cover for New 2016 MacBook Pro 13 15 Retina Display A1706 A1707 with Touch Bar(2016 Oct. Release) - Clear: Computers & Accessories
     
  10. solidstate94 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I just joined MacRumours as I recently bought the 15" MBP with TB. I know this is an old thread but I am interested in this topic.

    While, I was searching on this topic I came across a warning from Apple to avoid using such products,

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203671

    Could anyone clarify please or explain what Apple meant by this warning?

    However, Apple are selling the Moshi keyboard protector on their website.

    Many thanks!
     
  11. John Fridinger macrumors newbie

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    Looking into this myself, have used them in previous MBPs, and saw the same...

    Note that they are not saying it is for the new 2016 0r 2017 models, just older models...

    It may take a while for it to be an issue, but I am not going to take the risk...
     
  12. peraspera macrumors member

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    Keyboard covers are thick enough to cause pressure against the screen when the MPB is closed. This will put acidic finger oils in direct contact with the screen which is a likely cause of keyboard etching on the screen that can not be removed. Remove the keyboard cover before closing your MBP to prevent this.
     

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