Laptop protection, keep those babies safe!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MightyBrutus, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. MightyBrutus macrumors newbie

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    Hi, all.
    I'm new to both laptops, and macrumors in general.
    I will purchase a black macbook this weekend (YES!). Although I plan on getting applecare, what do you guys do to keep your macbooks safe and sound?
    Special cleaning routines, recommended cases, etc.


    Go :apple:!
     
  2. iBookfan macrumors 6502

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    Well I'm quit interested in this thread because I've ordered a Black Macbook too :)

    Though I did'nt buy a applecare with it, because I have had a iBook for 2 years and never had a problem with it. So I'm not going to purchase those. But how to keep you BlackBook clean is a good question! :)
     
  3. macuser80 macrumors newbie

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    Get a Moshi PalmGuard, iSkin ProTouch and Speck See Thru case and you'll be protected for years to come. :)
     
  4. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know about the Macbooks, but the Speck cases are nice - I've got two of them (red & clear) for my 15" MBP. They do a great job of protecting the MBP and are easy to remove when necessary.

    MacDann
     
  5. iBookfan macrumors 6502

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    I've got all the things you've listed exept the speck-thru. But I'm a bit worried about the skin you put over the keyboard. Maybe it gets overheated. Do you take it off or leave it on?
     
  6. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    I bought a sleeve for transporting it in my backpack. Now I've got a backpack with a built-in holder, I have no need for the sleeve.
     
  7. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    When I had my 14" iBook I used a RadTech "Sleevz" to cover it when I wasn't using it. it did a heck of job keeping that machine pristine, even though you had to take it in/out every time you used it.

    The Speck cases eliminate the need for a sleeve, and allow you to carry the 'Book in just about anything (in my case, a Wegner notebook backpack) without worrying about exterior wear and tear.

    Not to mention they have a lot of cool colors now. When I bought mine all they had was red and clear...

    MacDann
     
  8. MacBookJoePro macrumors regular

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    To those who have the Speck case, does it make the laptop noticibly thicker? Does it make the unit feel weird?! I dunno what I'm trying to ask but sometimes when I put some plastic casing around my items it makes the item feel... thicker and heavier sometimes. Is it like that with the speck case?

    -JoE
     
  9. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    A little, I guess. It's only about a millimeter thick, so it adds about 2mm to the total thickness. It's not that noticeable, I think, but if you were also wanting to use a slip on case or sleeve on top of it (and I'm not sure why you would) it might not fit.

    MacDann
     
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  11. MightyBrutus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all of the help.

    Three and a half more questions:
    Are brenthaven cases REALLY as amazing as apple workers make them seem?
    Is there a specific kind of cleaning solution you use?
    Do you vacuum the keyboard? If yes, can you recommend a good keyboard vacuum?
     
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