Macbook next thursday ( hurray!) but need recommendations on protective gear

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AntiKarateKid, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. AntiKarateKid macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I TRIED to wait for new ones but jsut can't college is killing me. I will buy it as soon as the new ipod touches are out but onto the topic.

    I was planning on getting the clear techshell and moshi palmguard, would that be the best way to go? I want to get a blackbook and would like to find some good protection for the areas such as the trackpad but so far, everything I have found to protect the trackpad has complaints of making it unresponsive and etc.

    So what do I use for the trackpad?

    Please share your advice/experiences!:D
     
  2. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I have the hard shell for mine and the palmguard. For the trackpad I got the
    Track Pad Film http://store.apple.com/us/product/TL511LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA2OA&mco=MTA4NjUx
    it works great and it feels smoother. I haven't had any problems yet.
    I also got this: http://store.apple.com/us/product/TK034LL/A but for a macbook, but I couldn't find the link for the macbook.
     
  3. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Don't get too set on the iPod, in the past when Apple has released new iPods during this promotion, they were not eligible for the rebate.
     
  4. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    They won't this time either. They have the model numbers which are eligible for the promotion already set. Like others said, they have done this before and the new ones weren't included in the free ipod giveaway.
     
  5. AntiKarateKid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Right so I'll take the current gen ipod touch then!

    So far I have decided to skip out on the hardcases and such.

    Instead I was hoping that this backpack:
    http://www.buy.com/prod/wenger-syne...the-genuine/q/loc/16234/10393071.html#cRevSec

    Along with an iclear solution thing with the cloth and marware pack... is this overdoing it?

    I am not a neat freak, as long as it looks ok until it comes time to resell this laptop in 2 years, so is this enough for me?
     
  6. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I have nothing protective on my MacBook and just put it in the notebook slot on my book bag and my notebook looks like new :)
     
  7. AntiKarateKid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You know what.. this research gets overwhelming after a while so I'm opting to get the backpack with the plain laptop and clean it once in a while with a dab of gentle soap like Dove on my glasses cleaning cloth....

    What do YOU think?
     
  8. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    I'm like you when it comes to computers there ;)

    That would work. Another thing if you want to be even more careful, the bag that the laptop came in inside of the box, you can put it on it when you put it in your bag and it would be near impossible for it to get a mark on it. Okay, maybe not impossible, but extremely unlikely.
     
  9. A7X21112 macrumors member

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    Beware

    OK so dont buy any speck case man they ruined my white macbook i can only imagine the black....

    JUst please listen they will mess up your caseing
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