MacBook Pro wrist/palm rest wear

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by McToma, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. McToma macrumors newbie

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    Simple question: Will the MacBook Pro wear down in the wrist/palm rest area on either side of the trackpad like the macbooks do? Or does the aluminum hold up pretty well (besides scratches, etc).
     
  2. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

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    Dirt tends to rub off on the edges of the MacBook Pro, but a damp cloth cleans that without problems. Other then one or two minor scratches, mine looks like it did when i got it.

    It's aluminum. Not colored plastic.
     
  3. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    The aluminum is painted however, and it just depends on your body chemistry.
     
  4. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    About the only thing thats going to cause damage is wearing a wristwatch. I've seen some get pretty scratched up from people using it while wearing a watch.
     
  5. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Get an InvisibleShield.
    I have one and the fear of those shiny spots was the only reason I got it.
     
  6. styxfan macrumors member

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    Like someone else said, it depends on you body chemistry. If you have acidic sweat, the aluminum will pit. Search google for macbook pro pitting to see what I'm talking about.
     
  7. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I don't understand this? I don't think my wrists have EVER touched my MBP, they hover above while my fingers type, that is how I was taught in my junior high typing class and have always typed like that, am I the only one? :confused:
     
  8. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    After almost two years, my MBP palm/wrist rest looks good as new. I do have a shiny spot on the track pad though, and I am losing a little paint in the thin strip right below the command key.
     
  9. 61132 Guest

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    My previous macbook pro had the pitting problem, as well as the shiny trackpad. I bought the invisible shield when I bought my new MBP, so hopefully I can keep it looking new longer. :)
     
  10. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Ha I think you are. I've never heard of people typing like that. Well my dad does, but he also pecks at the keyboard with two fingers.
     
  11. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    hmmm...A quick google proves that what I was taught is recommended. "The Claw" is bad...
     

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  12. stiphone macrumors regular

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    Mmmm....i never noticed how i actually typed. Interesting. Anyway, get the Malware wrist pad. I have them for my MacBook Pro and i just bought them for my 12" PowerBook too. They're great.
     
  13. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a

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    I second that.
     
  14. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Just make sure you wash your hands before using your mbp and dont rest your palms on the mbp when its sweaty.

    I got to the habit of not resting my hands on the palm anyway.
     
  15. styxfan macrumors member

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    I love these things. It's Marware, not Malware lol

    They feel SO good. Much better than a sticky (I assume) invisible shield. It's like a nice little cushion for your wrists.
     
  16. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    Marware feels nice but I must say after using it as my only computer for a year, the only wear is two little spots, probably form a pen or a watch
     
  17. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    Well, then you know nothing about ergonomy. The OP is correct and he DOES type in the correct position. If you type with your wrist in an angle with the arm then you increase your risk of getting either RSI or carpal tunnel problem. Either way, its bad if you get it.

    OP- keep typing the way you do it as that is the only correct one. :) Your body will thank you. Rest of us will be with RSI or carpal :)))
     
  18. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I wasn't the OP but thanks for re-enforcing my point! :)
     
  19. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Moshi palmguard = completely protects palmrests, trackpad and button and is of much better quality than the marware stuff.
     
  20. TheCookie macrumors regular

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    +1

    And yes, it's better for your wrists to hover them above the keyboard.

    But what am I supposed to do, for example, right now? I'm sitting in an airport with my MBP on my lap. In this position, it would be impossible to keep my wrists floating... I have to rest them on the palmrest.

    So I do... right on top of my marware pad!
     
  21. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Moshi pad is better! Go Moshi woohoo!

    *runs away*
     
  22. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    first time I've ever seen the moshi ones, how do they feel texture wise, like the macbook itself?
     
  23. PDE macrumors 68020

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    They're not quite as smooth as the aluminum, but they blend in perfectly color-wise. One of the nice things about the moshi is that they seem to last forever compared to the marware ones. Also, the company is great to deal with.

    The only negative thing I can say is that you can't remove them without messing up the surface of the actual guard. When it's bent strange and ugly metallic streaks develop. But once they're on you're not likely to want to remove it anyway.
     

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