Protection For Your Keyboard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jmouse, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,

    Im thinking either to use protection on my keyboard or not.

    On my powerbook G4 i was using one of the iskin silicon keyboard protector.

    Yes my keyboard is like new even after 5 years of use. looks clean as underneath as well.

    This is the downside, Over time it leaves a mark on my lcd screen. And its pretty hard to get rid of ( smudges ).

    As the Unibody screen glass is easier to clean, do most of you use protection for your keyboard or its over rated?

    i.e. use it and If keys broke get it replace etc..
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    He is not a bot. And also, I have a Moshi Clearguard polyurethane keyboard cover on my MacBook Pro and I can barely feel it. It's great! My keys look brand new and there is no dust under them.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If I was a bot, it would be a lot less work! No, I don't use a protector. I usually use my MBP with an Apple Wireless Keyboard, so I only touch the MBP keyboard when I'm away from my office.
     
  4. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    lol ... no GGJ is just a helpful dude on MR.

    His links should answer your question though :cool:
     
  5. 19abby macrumors newbie

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    the above post answers everything.....
    IMO i dun see any point of a keyboard protecter....
     
  6. arctic macrumors 6502a

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    Only if you change machines often. Think of the dust buildup under there after 4-5 years. :p
     
  7. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    id probably do that when i have enough money,
    lots on the list atm. Stand , keyboard and mouse. :(
     
  8. 19abby macrumors newbie

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    who's gonna use the same laptop after 4-5 years? i think 4-5 years is the norm cycle to get a new one.
     
  9. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    i have wireless keyboard and trackpad so no need

    the iskin and moshi protectors are approx 20GBP ($32)
    i got my wireless keyboard on a bid, brand new on ebay for 31!
    Trackpad for free (a mate upgraded his imac and couldn't face giving up his old trackpad with his rather unique skin)

    the cheapo ones on ebay and amazon look awful, i'm sorry - they look really tacky and cheaply made
     
  10. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    got a pic of the trackpad with skin?
     
  11. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    lol, i unfortunately, not got a pic!
    I got the new trackapd, as he was so attached to his old one- its a rusty brown thing, that looks like it's cut out from a mag, and a few dodgy stains on it - need i say more -

    just happy got a brand spankin new trackpad tho for free.. altho i did have to speak to his grand-mother about her swollen ankles.. and despite reiterating that i specialise in ITU not rheum or ortho and feet are deffinately not my thing!
    :eek: i
     
  12. Manacit macrumors member

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    My Moshi clearguard just came in today, I made sure to keep my 2011's keyboard as clean as possible until I got one, to make sure that there wouldn't be anything underneath the clearguard.

    So far I'm getting used to it pretty well, it's a slightly different feeling, but nothing I can't get used to. I absolutely hate the feeling of greasy or dirty laptop keyboards, and I inevitably get something stuck underneath a key.
     
  13. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can you get back to us re marks on the screen causes by the guards? thanks
     
  14. vbui26 macrumors newbie

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    moshi clearguard

    I use the Moshi Clearguard for my 2010 Macbook Pro 13" and I really like it. It did take me about a week to get use to it. When I first got it, it didn't really fit that well, and it kept slipping out. However, after a week or so, it settled in really well, but still easy to take out. I do however type a little slower with it. But when I need to type fast, I just take it off.
     
  15. Manacit macrumors member

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    Certainly. I'm hoping that it's not raised enough to actually make any marks on the screen. I have an AG screen, which I think is set a little farther back than the glossy, because of the second glass plate? That might not be true. I don't know.
     
  16. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering but is the Moshi ClearGuard a silicon keyboard protector or no?
     
  17. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    Had a moshi clearguard, but it developed a gross white haze after a little while. It annoyed me, so I switched to using silicon style covers like so:

    [​IMG]

    I like this style because it's thin enough to be functional, but thick enough not to feel cheap. I bought 2 from ebay for about $10 shipped, and they've held up really well.
     
  18. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    What is that product called? Got a link?
     
  19. NZed macrumors 65816

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    If you're on a 13", it blocks out the music and it makes it sound blocked... so i wouldnt recommend it if you're on a 13"
     
  20. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am having trouble leaving mark from the silicon keyboard protector on the screen.

    anyone has this issue?
     

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