Keyboard Skin for 11-inch MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SPEEDwithJJ, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2008
    Anyone knows where to buy a keyboard skin for the new 11" MacBook Air? :confused:
  2. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2008
    i sent a message to moshi about this not too long ago and they said that they are currently developing one
  3. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2009
    is the keyboard different than the 13" cause I use the marware on my 13" mba ultimate and it fits perfectly.
  4. acron1 macrumors regular


    Dec 7, 2008
    Yes... the top row of keys is smaller on the new MBA.
  5. gb1631 macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2009
    PNW Puget Sound
    I asked them as well, got the same answer! I linked to their FB page for updates. ;)
  6. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000


    Dec 20, 2009
    I'm as picky as anyone when it comes to keeping my various Mac laptops clean. Yet frankly I can't imagine masking the true enjoyment of using the fine keyboards on my MBA & MBP's. I have a friend who has one on his MBP & it kills the wonderful tactile feedback.

    That's my take on it. Why not just use it as it was intended to be used?
  7. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2008
  8. robby818 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2007
  9. molala macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Cambridge, UK
    I thought I wouldn't like a keyboard skin either, but I've been using Moshi for nearly a year now and it is so thin that I never noticed a difference. It's really well-made and takes the worry factor out. I'm careful with liquids around my MB, but you never know.
  10. robby818 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2007
    Moshi makes the best ones. Too bad that the Apple stores carry another brand (marware?) that is a bit thicker and less transparent. They are about the same price so I recommend the moshi ones.
  11. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2008
    Me too. This will provide some temporary protection until Moshi releases their version. It's too bad these keys get oily and worn so easily.
  12. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    The Moshi gets a cloudy look after some time of using it, to a point you can't see the keys very well and it won't wash off. The iSkin is a much better keyboard cover and for Macs with BL KB's the keys are etched to accommodate it.
  13. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    The last row of keys is also slightly shorter.
  14. robby818 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2007
    True, the moshi does get a little cloudy but mine still looks pretty good though after six months of use.


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  15. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2008
  16. robby818, Nov 20, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010

    robby818 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2007
    On moshi's facebook page, there is an update re the 11" So end of December probably. Long time IMO so glad I got the ebay one for now.

    "Moshi Hi Adam, we'll be launching it around the end of next month. We'll also be releasing a PalmGuard as well and a Muse 11 sleeve...but don't tell anyone because this is like super top secret info. - wendy
    Wednesday at 6:42pm · "

    I just read on the reviews on Moshi's page that they recommend dishwashing soap to remove the cloudiness. Will try.
  17. alau0115 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2009
    Markham, ON, Canada
    Just found some update. If you go to their web site and on the specification page for the clear guard, you will see new info being added and the name of the product for the 11" MBA is Clearguard 11.
  18. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    Yikes, I just went to that eBay listing and it says they'll deliver between December 15 and 28.
  19. robby818 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2007
    Nice, thanks. I am waiting for my Chinese keyguard. Left China on the 23rd. I paid for the standard shipping so hopefully it won't take 2-3 weeks like some other things I have ordered on ebay have.

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  20. zartemis macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2010
    I also ordered the keyboard skin from the Chinese ebay seller. I received it yesterday. The fit is excellent, it doesn't interfere with the closing of the laptop and stays in place. The quality is not as nice as some I've bought in the past, it adds a bit of resistance to the keypresses. But the protection is worth it since I often use the MBA while eating/drinking.

    The packaging lists it as being 0.18mm thick. Moshi ones are supposed 0.1mm (rounded from what?).
  21. robby818 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2007
    Got mine too a couple of days ago. I paid for standard shipping and ordered on 11-19. Unfortunately, my 11" is out of town until next week so I can't comment on the fit or feel. But the packaging is nice and it looks like it is decent quality. Reading all the horror stories about people killing their MBA's with just a little water makes me glad to be using these things.
  22. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    For those who ordered from an eBay seller from Hong Kong, when did you order it, and when did you get it? I know it's a busy time of the year, so I'm just looking for a timeframe if I place an order today.

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