macbook keyboard protector

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stealthsniper96, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. stealthsniper96 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    thinking about gettin a keyboard protector for my MB. so far the protouch's seem to be the best but im always open for suggestions, and i have some questions. 1- do they have anything printed on the keys? mainly the F keys and are they for the previous or current gen? 2- i think i saw something on their site about one of them glowing in the dark? which one is that? thx.
  2. wingnut8 macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2007
    I have the iSkin ProTouch and I really like it. I have the clear one and there is nothing printed on it. It does look like the ghost and black colors have the keys printed on them.
  3. tveric macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
  4. christopher3071 macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2007
    Upstate, NY

    I bought the protouch with my apple gift card I received for Christmas this year, I was slightly disappointed. Here's why:
    • The keys don't press as easy, more missed keystrokes
    • this leads to more risk of carpal tunnel syndrome
    • the keyboard on the macbook is a vital air intake for the internal fan and so the protouch protector does increase the system heat making your fan run nearly full speed as long as the computer is on.
    My honest opinion, after owning one for a month.

    About the last bullet: The FAQ for the protouch protector addresses this saying that it is untrue. But take it from me, it is very true. They say 'normal' temperatures, who's to say whats the difference between normal and ideal for your system. You don't want to sound like a freight train every time you go to the library because you want to keep dust out of your macbook.
  5. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    I have found that keyboard protectors affect the way I type. I like to be able to glide my fingers across the keys which allows me to type fast. That is just me though.
  6. BettBee macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2010
    Protouch is impregnated with pesticide. Could be a concern.

    Microban is a trade name for Triclosan. Studies supposedly show this to be safe but these are not conclusive. Several countries have limited usage of this chemical due to its breakdown into dioxin compounds, worries over antibiotic resistance, and endocrine disruptor action in amphibians. I would not wish to be in contact with this substance for the amount of time I spend using keyboards, and certainly would not allow children to use anything containing it.

    I also realize that most people won't care about this but if you're a cautious sort, now you have something to research before buying this product.

    InCase seems to have a few likely candidates; has anyone tried these?
  7. BettBee macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2010
    P.S. Will any of these really protect against a real soaking?

    They don't look all that protective against the only thing that I could see using them to protect against, which is a large splash.
  8. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  9. cili0 macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2010
    Even if i'm thinking of buy one of this protouch, i wonder whether it affects the way i write on the keyboard. This kind of protector adds a rubber layer which may give the sensation of writing on a ZX Spectrum (for the ones who haven't tried, it's not so pleasant write a long BASIC program with a rubber keyboard!).

    Sorry for the english,
  10. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    I got one before but it was deformed within weeks of use due to the heat air coming out from the keyboard.
  11. yensteel macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2009
    I have the Moshi Clearguard and I like it a lot :)
  12. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    +1. I've tried various kinds in the Apple store and none of them fit and felt right on the keyboard. I find the Moshi Clearguard to fit the keyboard perfectly and it feels the same to type on.
  13. Relznuk macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2009
    UT, USA
    Yup. I also use and adore the Moshi Clearguard.
  14. machiabelly macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2010

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