Typing With Keyboard Protectors On ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by augustya, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. augustya macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    Do you guys also feel this ? With the Keyboard Protector on do you guys also feel Typing is a terrible experience resulting in lots of spelling mistakes, keys not getting pressed, no speed in able to type fast etc...I know the solution is not to use it. But if someone wants to use the Keyboard Protector...Any suggestions how do I and what do I do ? I know it is a contradicting question but...it is what it is... :eek:
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm not a fan of them, but others do not seem bothered by it.

    I find that it does impact my ability to type and I hate the feel of them
  3. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2013
    New York
    I'm using a keyboard protector and I am typing just fine on it, no mistakes whatsoever and no trouble at all. I don't know why I keep hearing about this, maybe they got a slightly thicker keyboard protector? The one I got works perfectly fine for me. Hardly feels like I have on at all. I'm a touch typer as well and I type just as well with the keyboard protector on or off.
  4. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    It requires a bit of hard pressing on the keys ! And gives a very bad typing experience that's for sure !
  5. pollaxe macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2010
    West of England
    I've got a Moshi Clearguard on mine; it's ok but it definitely hampers proper typing, though I've become more accustomed to it over the last few weeks. It wasn't a brilliant fit, I had to trim some of it.

    I've never been a fan of keyboard covers but I bought one after a friend of mine got something stuck under his shift key on his MBP and it was a right swine to get whatever it was out again. I own a 2011 MBA and never bothered with a cover for that but the wear on the keyboard bothers me a little, if I'm honest, so that probably helped to prompt me to go for the Moshi as well.

    When I use it at home on a Rain Design mStand, I often use it with my Logitech solar keyboard and a spare Magic Trackpad.
  6. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    Thinking of same here maybe will use it mostly with a external keyboard and a mouse ! Will very rarely type on the mac keyboard :-(
  7. philxor macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2010
    I actually don't mind typing on them. I've been using them for years now. I can type just as fast on the keyboard with it as without it. It's actually a little odd typing on the keyboard without it since the keys are slippery.
  8. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2010
    I have the Moshi one. It's by far the thinnest one..
    I removed it because I did have to press down a bit hard. I need to type fast because I move from one screen to the next communicating to all sorts of people and the cover was slowing me down.
  9. Alexjones macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2010
    For $69 i bought the Apple bluetooth Keyboard. I haven't touched the rMBP keyboard once, Except when i power it up. It is well worth the money.
  10. rick3000 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2008
    West Coast
    I have Moshi ClearGuard. In my opinion, comparing the Moshi vs the regular keyboard is a draw, they are different, but I don't prefer one to the other.

    I do like the peace of mind of the Moshi, and it seems to make the keyboard quieter. I have had no trouble typing at speed with it.
  11. JunkyJeff macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2014
    I dislike them. If you type fast sometimes it messes up the gliding of your fingers and i just can't get used to the feel of them.
  12. accountforit macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2014
    So I take it your computer never leaves your desk? Therefore, I wonder why you own a Macbook Pro instead of an iMac?
  13. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I am using Logickeyboard cover and it doesn't bother the way I am typing right now. It takes time to get used to it. :apple:
  14. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It definitely affects my typing speed, but I sometimes have greasy fingers and it's much easier to clean the keyboard protector than the keys themselves.
  15. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    Yep Same here Typing Speed and Accuracy definitely goes for a Toss ! Loads of spelling mistakes...lot of time having to hit backspace etc...etc...

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