Photo: Red Keyboard for My MBP 13". Like it?

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  1. mrgiapanta macrumors regular

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    What's your MacBook Pro Accessories?:apple:

    mine is from iSkin & Speck

    I love my Red Keyboard. Who said red wasn't for a guy?
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    iSkin Protouch FX Delight (Red) ($27.65 at Amazon. Cheaper now $25.42)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Q9R5LU/ref=ox_ya_os_product

    New MBP 13" (April 2010 Model) with Speck SeeThru Clear Case ($29.95 no tax at Amazon. I think price is higher now)
    http://www.amazon.com/Speck-Product...2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1272516668&sr=1-2
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    Only down side about Speck SeeThru Case is, it only allows me to put the adapter plug toward me, covering up Firewire 800 port. I can kind of put it outward...but adapter is not in its proper position so don't want to risk any problem.
     
  2. mrgiapanta thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm...how do i post my photo directly on the thread?
    I clicked "insert photo" and pasted my Flikr url...but it's not working :p
     
  3. shadowness macrumors regular

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    you should use the image tag [​IMG]. note that you should use the image url and not the page url.

    eg.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. vant macrumors 65816

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    ugh. The best look is naked, the way it was intended.

    Heat rises naturally through the keyboard. It also passively cools through the unibody case. Adding either of these 'protectors' will have an effect on cooling.
     
  5. fuzzylemurs macrumors member

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    That look is amazing - I didn't even know it existed... I've some clients that would be immediately interested.
     
  6. mrgiapanta thread starter macrumors regular

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    Aha! Thanx. it worked :)
     
  7. mrgiapanta thread starter macrumors regular

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    i agree that best look is naked.
    but 80% of the people in my class has MBP unibody...all same...so boring

    and also yea, i've noticed that my computer is making lot more fan noise ever since i got those accessories, it make sense now that they had some effect on cooling system.
     
  8. mrgiapanta thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you :)
     
  9. fuzzylemurs macrumors member

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    It seems they provide different colors as well... How do you feel about the wear quality on the color per key? Do you think the 'red' would last the life of they keyboard? how difficult was the install?

    do you have close up pics on the keys? do the edges of the key 'protector' stay flush?

    Thank you sir!
     
  10. mrgiapanta thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think the color would last the life time.
    and install is simple just putting on top on the keyboard which fits nicely. (no glue required, it just sits on it without moving around when I type) I kind of like the soft feeling of it too. I don't have my camera with me right now so I'll try to post up the close up next time.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Also use TIMG tags if your pictures are big.
     
  12. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    Don't mind me saying this but that looks freaking ugly.. Apple also recommends not to cover the keyboard with anything in closed lid mode.
     
  13. mrgiapanta thread starter macrumors regular

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    OMG...talking Gorilla!
     
  14. mrgiapanta thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanx for the tip!
     
  15. Arie macrumors member

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    +1.
     
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  18. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    Interesting. Not something I would do to mine though.
     
  19. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    LOL I opened this thread expecting to see a modified MBP keyboard but all I got was a crappy coloured rubber thing laid over the top:D
     
  20. macinside macrumors member

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    Wow, that actually looks really cute.

    Indeed, though, the way it's done is probably not best if you want a nice, silent computer experience due to heat issues and whatnot. With heat and fan concerns, as you'd have if you say, recorded music, I'd probably have a similar thing done by going to a service like ColorWare. http://www.colorwarepc.com/c-3-computers.aspx

    Well.. if they offered it. They don't seem to do keyboards. Memory fuzzy! :p

    Heat issue aside, what is it like typing through that thing, mrgiapanta? Does it reduce the experience or at all, or does it perhaps enhance it with the feel of nice silicone?

    I find the feel of the little chiclet keys a little less than satisfying when I have to write a heck. They're just kinda hard compared to the buttery, pre-unibody 15" mbp keys. If this thing makes them feel GOOD, or at least BETTER, maybe that's one plus for people who go into any type of serious writing mode.
     
  21. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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    Wow... I'm all for the appeal of how the MBPs are by default, but you could get some SICK color combinations with that service. Will have to remember to set aside another $700...

    It does make it look a little bit like LEGO though :p
     

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