Wrapsol Review! 2011 15" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SamIchi, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    A little review, got the Wrapsol today, very nicely packaged. I was expecting an envelope and some sheets of skin. This was for my 15" 2011 MBP.

    It was a retail package, and it came with the skin, soap solution atomizer (fancy glass bottles), squeegee thingy, and a microfiber cloth.

    Really all you need for the application. I've done several of these skins on various product, never a laptop though. It took about an hour or so. Put top on first, went fine. Secondly I took the bottom off the aluminum bottom panel to put the bottom sheet on, so I didn't risk getting liquid in the bottom seam. That took a little bit more effort cause there were all the screw holes and footy things to align. I had to play around with it a while to get it good. I then put on the palm rest and trackpad, those were easy.

    It does also come with 2 rear corner strips, I guess you could use them for the front too, I don't know why they didn't put 4 in. They are both the same size but one corner has a smaller length (where the magsafe is) so I cut about a couple centimeters off, and it fit fine.

    That was pretty much it, everything seems to align decently, and I love the texture, one of the main reasons why I bought it. I would definitely buy this over Zagg Invisible Shield, they're expensive and don't like the texture. BSE is cheaper but I still like them last time i bought theirs they didn't come with all this application stuff, which I guess justifies the pricing.

    Hope this helps peoples!
     
  2. OneMike macrumors 601

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    thanks for info, please update how it holds up. every time I used zagg they were excellent day 1 and failed in a week max. Never used wrapsol.
     
  3. edifyingGerbil macrumors regular

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    The only thing that causes me concern about wrapsol is, as the OP said, possible seepage into the machine, particularly around the trackpad area.

    In the instructions that I viewed for the MBA it says to push the squeegee towards the trackpad; I would have thought away from the trackpad would have been better...
     
  4. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    Any pictures? Is it noticeable that you have a wrapsol is on?
     
  5. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    Cool I have a wrapsol on the way. I had a zagg on my 13" and liked it a lot.. although people keep talking about the wrapsol texture which is why I went for it. Not that I minded the zagg, but the matte thing I'm always down for.
     
  6. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I think the amount of liquid squeegeed out is not a big deal, although I took precaution on the back panel because I could. I also while squeegeeing out, I placed a napkin at the end where the liquid would come out, so it soaked it up, having minimal seepage. It's not a big deal.

    If I have time I'll get some pics, but it's pretty much not noticeable unless you're looking for it.
     
  7. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any discount coupon codes available? $50 for a skin for my 17 inch is really not worth it.
     
  8. sandylp macrumors regular

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    Excellent Product ...if you can apply it

    I think the Wrapsol is an excellent product, if you have the patience to apply it. I have applied a Zagg on my iPhone and am not a novice to applying clear film to apple products, but I just couldn't get the Wrapsol applied perfectly. Therefore, I bought a PowerSupport film which does not require water to apply. It's very simple, and if you mess it up, all you have to do is to wet it and wait for it to dry and then reapply. It's easy, though, so I didn't have to reapply it. One advantage to the Wrapsol is that it covers more than the PowerSupport, which covers the back and front "flat" area of the mbp. It was easy to apply and I think it is sufficient for my use. So, no matter which one you choose, they are both clear and allow the beauty of the mbp to show through.;)
     
  9. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    "twitmywrap" is %15 off, which took me to 34.99 or something stupid, when free shipping was over 35, so I paid $8 more shipping. Whatever it's still a discount.
     
  10. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    Lol yeah this pissed me off. Paid $42 for it which sucked, the price of a case but whatever this is sleeker.
     
  11. jdoelger macrumors newbie

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    I actually did the same thing today, except on my 2010 15" MPB. Overall I am impressed with Wrapsol -- the packaging, shipping and instructions were great.

    Install wasn't bad, I left the bottom panel on but I took it off and checked for water before starting the machine back up. I didn't find any. Getting the large pieces spaced properly was difficult, and I ended up trimming some of the corners so they don't hang and catch. I use the microfiber cloth to soak up the water in the trackpad area when installing the palm rest piece as well -- there wasn't much here either. I didn't install the trackpad piece though. I love the feel of the smooth glass itself! I have several Zagg products and although I love the protection, I'm not a huge fan of the 'tackyness' or the orange peel finish. Because of this I think Wrapsol is more to my liking.

    I used the 'twitmywrap' code, brought the price down below the $35 free shipping deal. So I added an iPod touch 4g skin, which I am not as much impressed with. Seems about 1/8th of an inch too short, and because of a dry application I felt that it was more difficult to apply and get in place. I haven't put the front on because of an existing protector but it is also close to 1/8th short. Doesn't seem to stretch as well as the wet application either. I'll send pictures to wrapsol's customer support if I can, perhaps they can help out. I've heard they are great.
     

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