The MacBook is an impressive machine, but adding MacBook accessories is a great way to make this computer customized to your own needs. Most people think of MacBook accessories as a new high tech printer or possibly a digital camera, which are all great extras that provide many benefits. MacBook accessories that are often overlooked are notebook keyboard protectors. Some people think they are just dust collectors, but in reality, they are custom-designed, which prevents liquids, hair, crumbs and dust from getting inside your keyboard. They can also quiet down the noise that is created by typing. Looking at customer reviews provides helpful insight about value, construction, ease of use and appearance.
This skin or keyboard cover specializes in easy-to read keys, which is a nice option for those people that may be visually impaired. The cover fits the keyboard well and the skin is one of thinnest on the market made from silicone. These are designed to fit all of Apple’s current keyboard designs, but the downside is that the skin blocks keyboard back lighting. The key cover does fit each individual key well and reviews of this cover state that the typing is great.
The ProTouch FX fits the keyboard for a MacBook, but users report that typing with this skin takes some getting use to. In order to get each key stroke to record properly you must strike each key directly in the center. Any keys accidentally hit off center do not always register properly. The cover feels unusually rigid and stiff in comparison to other skins.
This cover is one of the thinnest available on the market and is constructed of thermoplastic urethane rather than silicone as so many others. The skin is exceptionally clear allowing you to easily read the keys underneath. With this clear design, back lighting shines through just fine. The cover feels just slightly tacky to the touch as you type. The skin does fit well and typing is smooth and not restricted. Typing pressure required to engage a key feels the same as it would with no cover making this an ideal choice.