Review: Moshi Palmguard for Macbook Pro [LOTS OF PICS]

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by peapody, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Just got my palm guard in the mail, and impressed by moshi products as usual. I had a black moshi for my previously owned blackbook as well as for my thinkpad. The silver palmguard has the same high quality feel and durability as its other models.

    What it comes with: Palm guard, trackpad protector, and trackpad button sticker. All parts are adhesive and textured with the exception of the trackpad protector which is glossy.

    Installation: Very easy! the palmguard was cut perfectly to fit the wrist rest area of my mbp. The trackpad button sticker was perfect as well. Just align the guard and stick. Very easy to remove and reposition if needed. I wouldn't recommend peeling off a lot though, as the product my crease. The glossy trackpad protector was not my cup of tea because of the glossy finish - I find protectors of this sort feel oily and greasy. I used my own trackpad protectors that I got from other Asus computers - these have great texture and sensitivity. They have a similar feel to contact paper or clear shelf liner.

    The look: As you can see from the pics, it is hard to tell the guard from the actual mbp case. This is a great product if you already messed up your wrist rest and want to cover it up. The wrist rest area of the mbp can be scratched very easily, or pitting can occur as well as random wearing of aluminum, so this is a great product to prevent those issues.

    Bottomline: If it weren't for the pricetag, I would say everyone with a macbook or mbp needs to get this item to preserve the look of your computer. I don't know about the marware protection pack, but the moshi is definitely the way to go.

    Some pics: I'm posting pics of my new stm glove sleeve and best skins ever mbp since I think these things are great! I went with skins instead of hardshells to prevent scratches without adding bulk. The stm glove sleeve is vertical in orientation and slim. It allows me to use my preferred backpack and remove and stow away my mbp with ease. It has a inner lip to prevent scratches from the zipper.

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  4. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Wow I like that a lot.
    Is the thing that goes over the track pad glossy or matte? I have the InvisbleShield on mine and it drives me crazy as the gloss makes it hard to move around on.
     
  5. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately its glossy. I opted not to use it, nor did I use the trackpad protector from my best skins ever. I hope manufacturers know now that glossy trackpad protectors suck.

    I suggest clear contact paper if you want to protect your trackpad from getting worn and that inevitable shine. I used asus trackpad sheets myself. Great texture.
     
  6. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I was waiting for a review before purchase
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I want to warn for future buyers, that on your attempt an install, never try to peel it off, will you will stretch the plastic. You can't really tell from pictures, but here:

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    If you notice that parts of the plastic is lighter, because it's been stretched from peeling. My right right is worse, but it's hard to tell because the whole right side is damaged. :(
     
  8. Smurfed macrumors regular

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    I'm more interested in that STM glove sleeve more than the palmguard.

    Been looking for a good quality sleeve with an inner lip :)
     
  9. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Just want to second that! I'm not sure if they've added a warning yet, but if they haven't and you mess up I would write them and explain. The first time I got one I messed it up, wrote them and they immediately sent me another one. They've been great to deal with. Once it's on properly, it seem almost indestructible.
     
  10. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yeah I havent tried taking off the moshi yet, but from reviews I read on the net, it doesnt damage you mbp. That is the important part. With careful and precise installation, your mbp looks quite slick.
     
  11. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The STM is real nice. Although not as padded as the incase neoprene sleeves, it is low on bulk, quite slim and protective, and the vertical orientation is great for backpacks.
     
  12. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    I have the MARWARE, its just as nice. Its got a cushiony feel to it. I love it.

    The moshi is not a color match, neither is the marware. The marware is similar colored to the area on the hinge that is rubberized.
     
  13. PDE macrumors 68020

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    It's a personal preference thing, but the moshi blends in much better than the marware and also lasts longer without getting worn out. the padded feeling is of course nice and that's something I like, but the overall quality, color and the ugly marware text all make me prefer moshi better.
     
  14. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's a pretty close color match IMO, as when it is on, you can't even tell its there. It even feels like nothing is there.

    As for marware, I have stayed away because I read reviews saying it is hard to remove, and when you remove it it leaves traces behind. Also I have read that discoloration occurs and the oils from your skin can make it look nasty. Someone can correct me on this issue, but this is after extensive research.
     
  15. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    you're not supposed to rest your palms there anyhow
     
  16. kovalchuk71 macrumors 6502

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    How do you reposition it without stretching it?
     
  17. styxfan macrumors member

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    I've used a the Marware protection pack for about 3 years now. After about a year, they probably are going to need replaced due to wear. With that said, they look really nice and the feel can't be beat. The padding feels so nice. You can take it off as many times as you want which is also a nice +. It doesn't leave any residue or give you any problems at all.
     
  18. henhowc macrumors regular

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    Bought one of these based on the positive feedback on there. Unfortunately it doesn't fit well with my palmrest.

    I have a MBP bought around mid 2007. I'm guessing maybe they've made slight changes since then as the palmguard areas for the latch are cut too large and its not an exact fit around the trackpad. The trackpad button proctor isn't an exact fit either.

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  19. h00ha macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know where this particular model can be bought??

    The moshi site only has them available for unibody models.
     
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