MBP Hand Rests

BioChron

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Jun 13, 2006
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Curious, does anyone have a problem with the hand rest of their MacBook Pro getting shiny or oil spots? I am planning on buying a MacBook Pro, and I was wondering if it would be worth it to invest in wristguards or not.

Thanks!

- Daniel
 

lunalover

macrumors newbie
Jun 7, 2007
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hand rests

I have never had a problem with my mbps hand rests staining or discoloring. Its made from aluminum so it will probably never happen.
 

WildCowboy

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Jan 20, 2005
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Yes, this has been an issue for years, ever since the form factor was introduced with the PowerBook. Apple replaced my top case (without me having to request it) while it was for servicing on another issue, but the new one is also started showing minor pitting after about nine months of use.

If you mind eventually getting a bunch of black spots on your wristrests, you should probably look into a guard of some sort.
 

707Gnome

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Jul 27, 2007
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didnt want to find out for myself, so i bought one of these.

http://www.aevoe.com/moshi/palmguard.htm

looks like.....well it doesnt look like anything, blends in with the mbp's exterior very well, the silver aluminum. and certainly unobtrusive when compared to marware's palmguard.

a good buy in my mind.
 

707Gnome

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Jul 27, 2007
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as requested:

my only qualm, the packaging it came in, the brackets that held each individual piece inside the package, especially for the touchpad button piece, left marks (semi-circular). minor or major issue, you decide :)

and i bent the tip of the palm guard piece while applying it, thus, the whiter color to the bottom right corner (close to where it says Moshi)
 

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Papajohn56

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Aug 13, 2005
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I have never had a problem with my mbps hand rests staining or discoloring. Its made from aluminum so it will probably never happen.
They happen, and I had them happen on my PBG4 of the same material about a year into use or less
 

djejrejk

macrumors 6502a
Jan 3, 2007
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Uhh...
I have some very light pitting after 8 months. I picked up a Marware hand rest protector kit for 19$. Very nice,.. when removed it leaves no residue.
 

GeorgeD

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Aug 10, 2007
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yeah, it is an issue. My cousins MBP has black marks and a bunch of black dots around the hand rest area after a year and a half or so...
 

cluthz

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Jun 15, 2004
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I had a PB 12-inch for over two years, never had those problems, but I always used a external keyboard at home. My MBP is still only a month old, so no issues yet :D
 

n8236

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Mar 1, 2006
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I have used Apple Peelz on my MBP Core Duo for the past 1.5 years and it has held up well. But there are areas where the dirt and oils have worked its way into the film itself, producing a yellowish hue in the areas used most.

Protection wise it has done its job well and has protected my laptop overall. Recently I started playing a lot of games and the hard drive gets really hot. The film has not helped alleviate that heat. So I placed my iPhone cleaning cloth over that area. Not only did it feel good, it protected my palm from that extra heat the hard drive produced.

That's when Marware came back into my mind. I think I will be removing my clear film and use one of those from macStyles because it looks cool and functional in one.
 

maestrokev

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Apr 23, 2007
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MacStyles customer service is terrible

Anyone ordered from MacStyles before? I've read several comments that they're slow to ship and never respond to email. I sent them an email over a week ago and haven't heard anything back so am suspicious.
 

Cybergypsy

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May 16, 2006
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Anyone ordered from MacStyles before? I've read several comments that they're slow to ship and never respond to email. I sent them an email over a week ago and haven't heard anything back so am suspicious.
I have used macstyles may times and always get them in a little over a week. Email they never respond to0
 

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