Port Covers?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kodachrome, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Kodachrome macrumors member

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    First post! I just got a MacBook Pro, but I've been a mac user for ever. First laptop though. Anyways, I tried searching but not much turned up.

    Do people use those plastic/silicone port covers for their laptops? (http://www.radtech.us/Products/Portectorz.aspx). Are they necessary, or just an annoyance? Since the Portectorz are hideously overpriced, are there any other makers out there (besides scotch tape)? Anything on Ebay?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I've never used anything and never had a problem

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Kodachrome thread starter macrumors member

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  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Never used covers. I just use compressed air and blow all the ports every month.
     
  5. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    eh, tape em up if your worried about junk getting inside the system.
     
  6. Kodachrome thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah **** those port covers. I'll take your suggestions and go with a tape + monthly blast of air. Just saved myself 30 bucks.
     
  7. Brien macrumors 68020

    Brien

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    They seem like a waste of money.

    FWIW: My 3rd gen iPod came with some dock connector covers... I lost them.
     
  8. Kodachrome thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh yes, I had a 3G ipod. I remember the dock cover. I loved that iPod. Somebody stole it when I was at the gym.
     
  9. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    And that's why I simply refuse to go to the gym. :)
     

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