Keyboard skins anyone?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by komseban, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. komseban macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2010
  2. CopperX macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
  3. komseban thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2010
    I don't believe so.
    I think you're the first person I've talked with that even used the Dvorak key layout.
  4. CopperX macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
    Funny ... at my school I know 5 other people that use it.

    The cool thing about MacBook keyboards is that moving the keys around is really easy.
  5. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    how about a great screen guard ?
    or palm guard ?

    thanks I am ordering this soon as I can find a good screen protector too.
  6. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Free shipping, and seller's from CA! In for one. :)
  7. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    I ordered a moshi clearguard from amazon, and they sent me a clear version of that GTmax skin. It reeks of chemicals, and is a cheap piece of crap. It has squared off corners, when the MBP has rounded off corners. It is a PIECE OF ****.
  8. parkjoony macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2010
  9. Remmnever macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2011
    I was looking at getting one of these but I read through the reviews and they are saying this blocks the backlighting. This is a deal breaker for me as I use my MBP at night a lot and I really like the backlit keys.
  10. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2010
    east coast
    Mine has the rounded corners and yes it does block the backlighting....but it does do the job it was intended for. I use it at work to keep my grubby hands off keys. My auto shop can be one hell of a dusty dirty place @ times.:D
  11. ExiledMafia macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2011
    They are great

    I ordered one of these they are fantastic for the price. They help protect your keyboard and feel better than the actually keys. The only problem is the computer sometimes gets a little hot due to the fact that there is the backlight and I heard that the macbook pro(may have only been the macbook) has air vents in the keyboard. But who knows I love the thing.
  12. komseban thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Well, I never type with the backlight on anyways so that's not an issue.
    As for ventilation, we'll have to see.
    If my mbp starts getting too warm for my taste I just won't use the cover.
    I mean, it was only 3 dollars. C:
  13. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2003
    Austin, TX
    I had a problem with silicon skins on another laptop. The silicone skin left permanent marks on the screen that I couldn't clean off. I had the screen replaced before I was able to sell the laptop.
  14. aCondor macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2010
    United States
    The easiest and cheapest solution is to type with your nose, pigeon-style.
  15. ctyhntr macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    This is a great price. I bought a silicone keyboard skin to prevent spills. I eat and drink while I work on my computer. I've been using mine for about about 3 weeks.

    Pros and Cons.
    Makes the keyboard a little bit sluggish. You're typing through a membrane, so the keys don't spring back as fast. Saves wear and tear on your keyboard. I can already see wear spots developing on the skin.

    As others pointed out, it blocks backlighting. If you want backlighting then get the transparent version, the lighted keys will show through, it will look a bit smokey.

    I've notice my laptop temperature has gone up 5-15 degrees according to SMC fan monitoring.

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