Keyboard on MBA ever get oily?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by frogcat, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. frogcat macrumors member

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    Does it?

    I've really been debating getting the Rev B air 1.6Ghz, or keeping my current 2.0 Al Macbook. This issue is pretty much immaterial to most people, but I am annoyed by it on my macbook.

    I have since been playing around with my girlfriend's MBA and it has been wonderful. Its keys seem to be made of a different (non-oily) material than the macbooks, and I just want to know whether the older MBA users have dirty or oily keys.

    I did a search but the threads do not really confirm anything.
     
  2. msinco macrumors newbie

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    Yes

    I have a Rev A MBA and the keyboard easily gets oily.
     
  3. children macrumors regular

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    its probably your fingers (and everyone elses for that matter)
     
  4. faxao macrumors regular

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    LOL.....but true !!:D
     
  5. roslee7 macrumors regular

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    hi

    i agreed. It gets oily. I am not sure if using silicon kind of thing is a good method but i realised bare body is more comfortable in typing.
     
  6. brax.j macrumors regular

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    Fingers=Oily
    Oily fingers=Oily keyboard
    That is the case with everything you will ever touch.
     
  7. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    On my rev A, there were spots on the space and letter keys that were actually kind of shiny. (This is because I tend to place my fingers in the same spot on each key) So after a while the keys sort of looked worn down, a bit oily. And it did not wipe off with iklear.

    So with my rev B. I got a clear trackpad cover, (I think it's power support). Which works great. (invisible shield felt heavy and un-responsive) Also, I ordered a moshi keyboard cover. They are supposed to be the thinnest, and do not affect the "feel" of the keys when you type. I had the silicon keyboard cover, but it was so thick, I just couldn't type with it.
     

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