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ShionoyaTamaki

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I like using keyboard covers on my old rMBP when traveling. Awesome to keep my keys clean and from accidental coffee spills etc. However, I'm not sure how well the covers would work with the lower profile butterfly keys.

Anyone use silicone keyboard covers for their Macbook 2015/2016?
 

Photios

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I like using keyboard covers on my old rMBP when traveling. Awesome to keep my keys clean and from accidental coffee spills etc. However, I'm not sure how well the covers would work with the lower profile butterfly keys.

Anyone use silicone keyboard covers for their Macbook 2015/2016?

I always used one with my previous macbook pros, and decided to purchase one for my rmacbook. I decided on the one made by uppercase. It's great, and I prefer typing with it as opposed to not using a keyboard cover on my macbook. It also slightly minimizes the noise generated when typing.
 
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ShionoyaTamaki

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I always used one with my previous macbook pros, and decided to purchase one for my rmacbook. I decided on the one made by uppercase. It's great, and I prefer typing with it as opposed to not using a keyboard cover on my macbook. It also slightly minimizes the noise generated when typing.

Does the rMB have space/gap between the screen & keyboard or is the cover pressed against the screen? My old 2013 rMBP 13 keyboard cover leaves subtle key imprint/marks on the screen.
 
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Photios

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Does the rMB have space/gap between the screen & keyboard or is the cover pressed against the screen? My old 2013 rMBP 13 keyboard cover leaves subtle key imprint/marks on the screen.
I have not noticed any marks on the screen. I do get them from my 15" mbp.
 
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Acronyc

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I use the Moshi keyboard cover as well. It makes the keys a bit quieter which I like. Though, it does leave faint marks on the screen. I've used Moshi keyboard covers on MacBook Pros, Airs, and now the Retina MacBook and on all occasions the keyboard cover has left light marks on the screen. Nothing too bad, but still requires cleaning.
 
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ShionoyaTamaki

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I use the Moshi keyboard cover as well. It makes the keys a bit quieter which I like. Though, it does leave faint marks on the screen. I've used Moshi keyboard covers on MacBook Pros, Airs, and now the Retina MacBook and on all occasions the keyboard cover has left light marks on the screen. Nothing too bad, but still requires cleaning.

I've been trying out a silicone and tpu type keyboard cover the past week. They are pretty thin, doubt you can make it thinner without easily ripping. However, both types leave subtle key marks on the screen especially the function key row. Not sure how bad it is to have those there.
 
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Acronyc

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I actually stopped using my Moshi keyboard cover from about a week ago and instead am using keyboard stickers from Keyshorts. The main reason I've used keyboard covers is to stop the keys from degrading and turning shiny, though they also protect from accidental spills nicely.

After using the same type of keyboard covers for four years I thought I'd try something different. I've always liked Apple's white keyboards, preferring them to the black, so gave a white set of keyboard stickers a try.

They look pretty nice overall and give my rMB a unique feel, I think, and will provide protection for the keys. Additionally, using these has eliminated the key marks that the keyboard covers caused, which is nice.

I'm not sure for how long I'll keep using them, but for now they're nice. Some photos of them installed are below.

rmb-1.jpg


rmb-2.jpg
 
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ShionoyaTamaki

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I actually stopped using my Moshi keyboard cover from about a week ago and instead am using keyboard stickers from Keyshorts. The main reason I've used keyboard covers is to stop the keys from degrading and turning shiny, though they also protect from accidental spills nicely.

After using the same type of keyboard covers for four years I thought I'd try something different. I've always liked Apple's white keyboards, preferring them to the black, so gave a white set of keyboard stickers a try.

They look pretty nice overall and give my rMB a unique feel, I think, and will provide protection for the keys. Additionally, using these has eliminated the key marks that the keyboard covers caused, which is nice.

I'm not sure for how long I'll keep using them, but for now they're nice. Some photos of them installed are below.

rmb-1.jpg


rmb-2.jpg
Does the backlight illuminate through?
 
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Acronyc

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Does the backlight illuminate through?

Yeah it does, though it's not as bright as it would be without the stickers. This doesn't bother me though as I rarely use the backlight, and the white keys are much easier to see when its darker. It also depends on how well you line up the stickers. If you get the letter on the sticker perfectly over the letter on the keyboard the backlight shows through pretty well, but if it's off a bit the backlight will be dimmer. Putting these on correctly does take some time, but it's worth it.
 
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ShionoyaTamaki

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Yeah it does, though it's not as bright as it would be without the stickers. This doesn't bother me though as I rarely use the backlight, and the white keys are much easier to see when its darker. It also depends on how well you line up the stickers. If you get the letter on the sticker perfectly over the letter on the keyboard the backlight shows through pretty well, but if it's off a bit the backlight will be dimmer. Putting these on correctly does take some time, but it's worth it.


You have to apply each keycap sticker individually? It is not like a vinyl transfer sheet you apply and peel?
 
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Acronyc

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Yeah, one by one, which can take some time but I think this looks better than using some transfer sheet.
 
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