Macbook Pro Protection

Theone0581

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Hey guys, I want to buy some sort of protection for the inner part of my macbook pro. I don't know the term for it. Basically something to protect the aluminum from getting scuffed up. So far, the best I have seen available are covers that just protect the palm rest, but not the entire aluminum itself. The closes thing I have found was this: http://www.amazon.com/Twelve-South-...2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327562947&sr=1-2

The only problem is that the price is a bit steep for me, and I want to make sure I find any other type of product that is similar, but for a more wallet-friendly price. I have found skin available that covers the entire body, but I have had bad experiences with them leaving nasty residue. Do any of you guys have any suggestions as to what might be something looking into. Thanks
 

arctic

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IMO I'm against covering the body of the Macs. Leaving it as it is gives it better heat dissipation.
 

snaky69

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In the past I've used Radtech Screen Savrz. It's just a peice of cloth that's thin and covers the whole inner part of the laptop when it's closed. I think it's main purpose is so the oil from your fingers, on the keyboard, don't get transferred to the screen.

I plan on picking one up for my new MBP.

http://www.radtech.us/Products/NotebookScreenSavrz.aspx
Since the keyboard doesn't touch the screen when the laptop is close, such a thing is pretty useless.
 

GuitarG20

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Since the keyboard doesn't touch the screen when the laptop is close, such a thing is pretty useless.
I always get oil and other various things transferred from my keyboard to my screen when it's closed. Granted, I had more when I had a keyboard cover, but even now, with no cover, there is some transfer.
 

WRP

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It doesn't get scuffed up if you're even a little careful with it. Why do you think you need to cover the aluminum with a skin?
Maybe I just have acid pumping through my veins but the finish gets pitted on the palm rests. My 6 year old powerbook looked like hell before I retired it. My 3 year old MBP is starting to get it to.
 

Theone0581

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This is what I use, it's pretty durable and makes a bold statement, lol.

I haven't noticed any heat changes at all, even at full load.
Something like that looks good, but will it leave a residue if I want to remove it?
 

RC85

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Something like that looks good, but will it leave a residue if I want to remove it?
No, it's 3M Scotchprint® DI-NOC™, which is used in the automotive and interior design field. It uses a specific type of adhesive design to not ruin or peel up automotive paint/clear-coat or ruin delicate surfaces.

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looks good, what is that cover?
it's from an outfit called iCarbons. Nice stuff. I have their iPhone 4S cover and my brother has the Apple TV cover, which is was well engineered as they even cut out the are where the lettering is near input/output ports.

It's wasn't the cheapest, being $50 for the entire kit, but it's unique and durable and does't looks cheap or fake.
 

heisenberg123

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No, it's 3M Scotchprint® DI-NOC™, which is used in the automotive and interior design field. It uses a specific type of adhesive design to not ruin or peel up automotive paint/clear-coat or ruin delicate surfaces.

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it's from an outfit called iCarbons. Nice stuff. I have their iPhone 4S cover and my brother has the Apple TV cover, which is was well engineered as they even cut out the are where the lettering is near input/output ports.

It's wasn't the cheapest, being $50 for the entire kit, but it's unique and durable and does't looks cheap or fake.
cool, was it easy to put on?
 

RC85

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cool, was it easy to put on?
If you follow the companies instructions, some of the other users youtube videos and use common sense it's not too hard. The lid and bottom are the easiest, but the keyboard section takes a little bit a finagling. Since this stuff gets a bit soft with the heat of a hair dryer (no issues with operating heat making it soft btw) you can move the section for the mic and power button to your liking. Just be aware of where the edges meet the keyboard, as well as the side of the computer itself.

Also, since it's thin enough I haven't had any issues with closing the lid. The only con I have is the fact that at $50 it's a bit pricey.
 
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Theone0581

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The Carbon skin looks like something I am going to check more into. I really like that I get the option to choose what part of the skin that I want.
 

WRP

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It doesn't get scuffed up if you're even a little careful with it. Why do you think you need to cover the aluminum with a skin?
Maybe I just have acid pumping through my veins but the finish gets pitted on the palm rests. My 6 year old powerbook looked like hell before I retired it. My 3 year old MBP is starting to get it to.
And here is a picture of my 6 year old powerbook when I retired it. This is strictly from the oils and sweat from my skin using it all day, everyday. And this isn't dirt, this is literally pits in the aluminum. Its actually sunk in where it is dark and rough to the touch.
 

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snaky69 said:
In the past I've used Radtech Screen Savrz. It's just a peice of cloth that's thin and covers the whole inner part of the laptop when it's closed. I think it's main purpose is so the oil from your fingers, on the keyboard, don't get transferred to the screen.

I plan on picking one up for my new MBP.

http://www.radtech.us/Products/NotebookScreenSavrz.aspx
Since the keyboard doesn't touch the screen when the laptop is close, such a thing is pretty useless.
Except that it also keeps liquids, crumbs, and other debris out of the keyboard, and keeps the keys from developing wear patterns from constant exposure to oil. And if you ever put your laptop in a backpack, it probably will touch the screen.
 

RC85

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Except that it also keeps liquids, crumbs, and other debris out of the keyboard, and keeps the keys from developing wear patterns from constant exposure to oil. And if you ever put your laptop in a backpack, it probably will touch the screen.
I use a piece of card stock 8x11, perfect size to keep the trackpad and keyboard from coming in contact with the screen.
 

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Whoops, thought he was talking about a silicone kb protector... Which do the things I listed. The cloth really won't.
 

east85

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This is what I use, it's pretty durable and makes a bold statement, lol.

I haven't noticed any heat changes at all, even at full load.

Looks great, do you have a link to this product?
 
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