What can you put under rMBP to make typing on pleasant?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Audiosond, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Audiosond macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2015
    It’s shallow and hurts my fingers if I am not careful.
  2. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    A healthy dose testosterone does it for me..
  3. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States
    I'm not sure how you can put something under a keyboard that's built into a computer...
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Like a Tempurpedic mattress, but for laptops you mean?
  5. RedOctober macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2015
    West side of Oz
    Just get an external keyboard, that should solve it.
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    OP... I don't think you are explaining yourself well.

    What do you mean by "It's shallow"? Is it the angle of the keyboard (being flat)? Is it how your Palms and the keys are on virtually the same "plane" (do you want your palms above or below the keys)? What exactly do you mean?

    Help us help you....
  7. Audiosond thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2015
    It hurts more than the one I had that wasn’t retina and that had more thickness to it. The keys are shallow.
  8. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
    There's nothing you can do about key travel. An external keyboard would be a good option for extended typing if the built in keyboard is not comfortable. I like keyboards with Cherry MX Blue or Brown switches.
  9. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I mean, get a gym membership. Seriously, your fingers should get use to it. If it doesn't you may want to consult with a doctor because your fingers should not hurt when typing on a MacBook Pro
  10. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Maybe don't punch the keys like a maniac? The keyboard is very nice and the keys travel nicely, I can't imagine what could hurt you there.
  11. steveyo macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2015
  12. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I use an external keyboard when I'm at home.

    I don't mind the keyboard, its the trackpad I hate. I much rather use a mouse, so I keep a mouse with me when I travel.
  13. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Don't type so hard.

    or buy a different computer, those are your options short of an external keyboard and that sort of makes your laptop a bit pointless...
  14. lchlch macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2015
    There was one article i've read, that said that you need to type on the keyboard as if you are playing the piano.
  15. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2013
    New York
    I don't understand how a keyboard could possibly hurt your fingers. I own a 15" rMBP and the keyboard on this laptop is by far the best keyboard I've had on a laptop. It's easy to type on and it feels smooth and slick. I just don't understand how a keyboard could hurt while typing unless you are hitting the keys too hard, but even then it shouldn't be hurting your fingers. It's not like it has razor blades on the keys or something. This just makes no sense.
  16. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    How old are you? How much time do you spend actually typing in a given day? How many days a week do you do that?

    RSI is a real issue when it comes to typing. Especially once you've been doing it 8 hours a day for 20+ years.
  17. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    I like the rMBP keyboard, but prefer Apple's bluetooth keyboard because it has a slight angle and more key travel.
  18. steveyo macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2015
  19. Audiosond thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2015
    It depends on what is beneath the keyboard. If I’m typing with a really soft puffy blanket under it, it doesn’t hurt my fingers. So I was wondering if there was something portable that I could always put under it so that it wouldn’t hurt my fingers.
  20. Damodici macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2014
    How about a really soft puffy blanket?

    I hear they're pretty portable :rolleyes:
  21. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    And then these people complain about overheating :rolleyes:
  22. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2009
    West Koast
  23. blaine07 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2014
    What can you put under rMBP to make typing on pleasant?

    If you mean, make it angled. Saw a contraption on Amazon(that I am not finding at moment) the other day that stuck on bottom back of MBP and it had little things you opened that propped back up, similar to feet on normal keyboard that can be open or collapsed. Might look into something like that? If I find a link, I'll post it here.

    Perhaps this OP?

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