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psxindo
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Sep 10, 2010 00:20 |  #1

My 15" i7 MBP is coming tomorrow.:D

What do you guys use for protection?
any thoughts on the following:
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2 invisible shield (external link)
3 iskin keyboard skin (external link)

Would something that cover the bottom will make it hotter? thanks


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Sep 10, 2010 05:18 |  #2

I just use mine without anything on it! Its not like its an ipod! (I don't even have a case for my iPhone or iPod!) :p

Its an aluminium case and its durable! Its not like your usual plastic fantastic other brand laptops! Its a tough device with a tough skin!

All I have is a sleeve thing that I put the laptop in when I throw it in my backpack or a travel bag when I'm on the move!

Plus, they do get very hot when you put them in those cases. Remember MBPs don't have fans under the machine but just below the monitor so they tend to dispense a lot of heat through radiating the heat from the bottom panel.


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Sep 10, 2010 05:42 |  #3

iSkin could have advantages if you smoke for instance: No more tobacco in the keyboard ;)

Don't like how it changes the feel of the keyboard however.

For the rest: I use a laptop bag & that's it.


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Sep 10, 2010 16:03 |  #4

Laptop bag. Why cover that gorgeous aluminum shell with a chunk of plastic.




  
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Sep 10, 2010 19:35 |  #5

My MBP goes naked :) Just a laptop case here too.




  
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Sep 11, 2010 12:52 |  #6

I agree with everyone I don't like all the skins and fitted case use it bare and just get a good bag to transport. I have had messenger bags from timbuk2 and backpacks from brenthaven both have been excellent. Also lowpro and a few others make camera backpacks with laptop compartments.


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Sep 11, 2010 18:28 |  #7

How about the invisible shield?
this will not change the look of the mbp.


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Sep 11, 2010 19:09 |  #8

I don't have anything on the outside of my MBPro, I do have this on the inside... I found that with my old PowerBook, my watch would scratch the wrist wrest... This fixes that...
http://www.marware.com …/Silicone-Protection-Pack (external link)


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Sep 11, 2010 20:15 |  #9

mguffin wrote in post #10891619 (external link)
I don't have anything on the outside of my MBPro, I do have this on the inside... I found that with my old PowerBook, my watch would scratch the wrist wrest... This fixes that...
http://www.marware.com …/Silicone-Protection-Pack (external link)

How does the trackpad protector feels? Does it change any sensitivity?
I read somewhere that using a protector for the trackpad change the sensitivity and you won't be able to use tapping.

Thanks


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Sep 11, 2010 21:13 |  #10

Actually, I didn't like it and left it off...


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Sep 11, 2010 21:16 |  #11

I just looked at the invisible shield... I would use that if I was in the market for something new...


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Sep 11, 2010 21:52 |  #12

I just got my MBP recently and have no plans to cover it.


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Sep 12, 2010 08:36 |  #13

I use the moshi palm guard on my 08 MPB, don't notice it but it means I don't scratch it with my watch!


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