Keyboard Covers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CJUN26, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. CJUN26 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2011
    West Coast
    Who here uses a keyboard cover?

    Why do you use it?

    For me, I do use one. I have the IVEA Keyboard cover for my macbook pro 15" and why, I have worn out some of the keys on my keyboard.

    Anyone got the same reasons?
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Ordered a moshi one that should be here next week, I absolutely hate sticky/oily keys.
  3. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2011
    Me too, even got one for the wireless keyboard

  4. CJUN26 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2011
    West Coast
    Tell me how that one goes. I still feel like the one IVEA one I'm using is still too obvious compare to the actual keys. I feel the rubbery texture lol. Well I'm a virgo so I'm picky :S sorry guys haha
  5. CJUN26 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2011
    West Coast

    Nice setup by the way!

    How do you go about letting the heat escape? I realized my keyboard area gets really warm then I take it off for 5 to 10minutes
  6. blackbinary macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2011
    There isn't actually any way heat can escape from the keyboard, cover or not.
    The ventilation is by the hinge, and regardless of display angle, can vent air that way.

    Unless your keyguard covers the hinge area, there isn't a problem regardless of how hot your keys get.

    I would say the keyboard cover was getting hot because the area near the ports on the right hand side, and the area where the vents are (directly in front of the keyboard towards the screen) are the two hottest areas on the MBP. Since the cover is plastic it will heat up quickly.
  7. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2008
    New York
    i have the moshi keyboard cover and it's pretty damn awesome.

    get it from amazon.

    reason why i got it:

    1) after a lot of use the keys will show wear... no doubt.

    2) prevent dust/crumbs/liquids getting into the keys

    pretty good investment.

    i was gonna get a cheap a$$ one from ebay, but glad i got the moshi because it's SUPER THIN. love it.
  8. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    been using the moshi keyboard cover since march

    keys look brand new day i got my 15inch macbook pro

    why moshi?

    transparent, backlight shines through even better with it on

    thin as hell. its made of a more plastic material than plastic, so its easier to clean and thinner

    rinse with soap and water and thats hows easy it is to clean

    made a video on this, hope this helps...subscribe if you like? lol

  9. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2011
    Yeah, we proved this in an older thread but I don't feel like finding it now maybe tomorrow.

    This shows the heat venting out the hinge, the other heat is just radiant. CPU and GPU are on the top left. Nothing vents out the keyboard.

  10. jasper7777 macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2007
    Dog and cat hair and dust and crumbs

    Dog and cat hair and dust and crumbs- I've got all those things floating onto my computer -- don't want it to get under the keys.
  11. ann713 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2008
    I use those cheap keyboard covers found on eBay. Why do I need it? Dog hair, eating near my computer and to prevent oily keys.
  12. Deedolito macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2010
    Used a SwitchEasy SafeKeys cover, but stopped to do so, as I simply like the pure look better. After all what's life without some risk?

    Cover was cool and so, but it simply is not the same.

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