MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Video/Audio/Photo Keyboard Editing Cover From EditorsKeys

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with EditorsKeys, a company that makes a range of keyboard covers that are designed to display all of the shortcuts to professional-level photo, video, design, and audio editing software. We're giving away 25 keyboard editing skins.

    Each soft, ultra-thin silicone cover fits over the keyboard of an iMac, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air and overlays each key with its related shortcut for quicker, simpler editing. Covers are available for a range of software, including Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop, and Logic Pro X, and they are priced affordably at $30.


    The skins are perfect for people who often use complex editing software but need help remembering all of the different shortcuts available. While the feel of the keys will be softer due to the silicone covering, the skins are thin enough that they won't affect typing speed or accuracy. As an added bonus, they'll protect your keyboard from dirt, dust, and spills.


    Skins work with the 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, the 13-inch MacBook Air, and older MacBook models including the 13 and 15-inch standard MacBooks and the 13-inch MacBook. They also work with the iMac Wireless Keyboard, but are not compatible with the new Magic Keyboard.

    MacRumors readers can enter to win a silicone keyboard cover of their choice for one of the following Mac apps:

    [*]Ableton Live
    [*]Adobe Premiere
    [*]Avid Media Composer
    [*]Presonus Studio One
    [*]Logic Pro X
    [*]Final Cut Pro X
    [*]Adobe Photoshop
    [*]Adobe After Effects
    [*]Adobe Indesign
    [*]Adobe Lightroom

    MacRumors readers who do not use any of the above listed software can win a clear keyboard skin for the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iMac. To enter to win the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize.

    You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

    The contest will run from today (February 19) at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 26. The winners will be chosen randomly on February 26 and will be contacted by email. The winners have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen. The prizes will be shipped to the winners for free.

    Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Video/Audio/Photo Keyboard Editing Cover From EditorsKeys
  2. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    Geez, I never win anything, but I don't give up either.
  3. Xavier macrumors 68020

    Mar 23, 2006
  4. jeffhayford macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2007
    In my experience these are expensive and usually slow things down. About the only thing they do is keep the keyboard clean, but if you never see it is it worth it?
  5. emm386 macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2016
    serious AV - editing is not done on a Mac anymore anyways. unfortunately.
  6. CelestialToys macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2013
    up above the streets and houses
    Absolute nonsense.
  7. mrgraff macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2010
    I thought that one of these things would help me learn Final Cut Pro a few years ago, but I realized that I don't look at the keys when I'm typing. Maybe I'm just very good at memorizing keyboard shortcuts, but I found that the skin did nothing for me.
  8. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    In your fantasy world, perhaps...
  9. nicovh macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2015
  10. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    One of our keyboards at work (film post studio) is an avid version of this, can't say I've ever enjoyed using it.

    Any decent editor isn't staring at the keyboard to find the button they want, takes way too long. Plus, these programs allow you to custom map keys to whatever you like while the skins generally just offer the defaults. Half the keys end up different with my settings which makes these even less useful.
  11. doctor-don macrumors 65816

    Dec 26, 2008
    Georgia USA
    ALL skins will alter typing on a keyboard. They require a firmer touch ... and they make proofreading even more of a requirement for keystrokes missed when the key wasn't pressed hard enough.
  12. chucker23n1 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2014
    [citation needed]
  13. chromite macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2013
  14. WigWag Workshop macrumors 6502

    WigWag Workshop

    Feb 3, 2011
    Central Ohio (Born and Raised in SE WI)
    I was a lucky winner, and I am very happy with the cover. I would recommend it to anyone that has troubles remembering all the shortcut keys.

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