Protection for new MB wrist rest?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by WannaApple?, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    Just got my new Macbook for Christmas! :D Lovin it so far, but am worried about the aluminum on each side of the trackpad wearing down. My Dell looked awful after a few years. Is there any sort of shield or protector that I can buy to protect this area? I didnt see anything on the Apple online store. How do you all protect your wrist rest area, or is it even a problem on the Macs? Thanks!
     
  2. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    Maybe try finding one of those cushions....Forgot what they are called but I've seen it somewhere, where it raises the position of your wrist...
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I just applied the Best Skins Ever palm rest to my Air. The rest is naked. It came with a trackpad skin, but I don't care for those.

    Radtech makes a great one (used for 4 years on a powerbook never wore down) and Moshi makes a very nice one.
     
  4. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

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    It won't wear in any way. The Aluminium is hard. I have had PC laptops where the paint wore away within a year, but my MacBook Pro is getting on three years old and has been used a lot and there is not a mark on the wrist rest. Even the track pad isn't shiny. There is a slight polishing of the keyboard but the materials are much more resilient than cheaper machines. Since the new MacBooks are basically made from the same materials or better I would expect it to be very hard wearing.
     
  5. svndmvn Guest

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    yeah,don't worry about it wearing out, I haven't read or seen consumed aluminum powerbooks and they've been around for many many years, used and overused.
    You might need one if your wrists hurt,I guess.
    this looks nice http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=619455
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Really it is about scratches for me. I wear a watch so it does scratch and perfume on my wrists, so that doesn't help with the wear and tear. That's why I have one.
     
  7. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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    I got the wrist protection for the new MBP from BodyGuardz and it was nice. The fit wasn't 100% but I was okay with it. I posted pics on another thread here.

    After I order that, I saw the Moshi protection on this board and ordered one cause I heard good things about it. Just applied it today and I have to say, it's way better than the BodyGuardz skin! The color matches great and I can hardly tell it's there. Has very nice feel to it as well. I'd highly recommend one if you're looking for wrist protection. I didn't apply the trackpad skin cause I'm not sure how it will affect the performance of the trackpad.
     

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