rMBP and $.99 Keyboard covers hitting screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ducatiti, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2011
    So I recently purchased a $.99 keyboard cover from Amazon:


    I have noticed that the cover had sort of a raised tab on the letters "f" and "j", maybe as a guide for touch typists. I was gone for the past two days and hid the rMBP in between clothes inside a drawer.

    When I got back today, I saw two dusty marks on my screen which was caused byt the two mentioned tabs on the keyboard cover. The mark came off easily but I am worried about any further damage it can cause in the future.

    Any of you guys have noticed this on your rMBP and keyboard covers?
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Are you sure that you have it aligned properly? If it's designed for the rMBP then it shouldn't really be giving you problems - unless one dollar is cheap for a keyboard cover (never owned one) and you got what you paid for unfortunately.
  3. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

    May 18, 2012
    Scranton, PA, USA
    This is normal for ALL MacBook keyboard covers. The laptop is designed to close with the keyboard close to the screen so that they can have as much space as possible inside. Adding the cover adds space between the keyboard and screen, so the cover will always be touching the machine. I only use mine when I have the laptop open.
  4. iaymnu macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2007
    My keyboard cover is not hitting the screen on the rMBP. It's the moshi one. But on my MBA with the moshi cover it touches and it is really annoying!
  5. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2011
    Yes, it was aligned properly. Is the gap between the keyboard and screen smaller compared to a cMBP?
  6. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    I am unsure, does not seem like a proper cover to me though, perhaps too thick in certain spots as you have described.
  7. h3blade macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2012
    i bought one cheap for around 80cents and it yes it hits the screen when is covered.
    so i spent 5 dollars and buy another one, works flawless
  8. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    My $20 skins hit the screen. I don't think they're any different.
  9. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
  10. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    I would really not recommend these covers if they hit the screen.

    The titanium powerbooks were notorious for having "bright spots" on the screen, caused by the keyboard pressing against the screen when the laptop was closed.

    I mean, really. The MacBook Pro is a tool. Do you really care if the keyboard gets shiny after several years?
  11. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Moshi cover touches my screen. I think most are going to touch the screen unless you get a cover that is thinner by chance or if the keyboard on your Mac is lower than others.
  12. CHMK macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    tbh if its only a 99c cover then maybe u should invest in a slightly more expensive one?
  13. DOUGHNUT macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
    got this one:

    notice i got the MacBook Air version. it fits the rMBP just fine. i figured since rMBP has a shallower keyboard profile, it would work well. no issues with screen touching so far.

    i used to have a 13" MBP with a Moshi Guard. everytime i use it, after the lid is closed, i would get smudge marks. rMBP works just fine with the guard i mentioned tho
  14. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    Yeah mine hits the screen and mine cost around this. It also did it on my 06 Macbook, it's normal if you ask me.
  15. SchuettS macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    I just ordered one of those to use to keep my keys looking good. Will take it off when closing the lid. I plan to get a radtech screensaver for use when the lid is closed. To the OP, Have you looked into a radtech screensaver?
  16. iaymnu macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2007
    I tried a different cover which is also .99¢. It doesn't touch the screen of my rMBP. No marks of any kind left on the screen. Maybe everyone has a dirty key board cover?
  17. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009

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