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    MacBook silicone keyboard cover
    I got this silicone keyboard cover form OnlyCoolToys.com. It works like it is supposed to. It is going to take some getting used to. At first I really didnít like it, but Iíve been using it just to get over the initial rejection of it, and it is growing on me. It makes the keys silent and soft as you type. If anything happens (spills, crumbs, dust) at least this will help. Anyway, it should do the job.



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    MacBook(W) 2Gb, 2Ghz & Bluetooth Mighty Mouse, Now my Apple glows colours, Red Apple and Green Leaf.
    Bad idea that. Could possibly kill your MacBook!

    Your stopping the ventalation of air getting in to the unit from around the keys.
    On a crusade to get all household electricals in Apple white!

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    Actually the macbook doesn't vent much heat through the keyboard any more, that's why you can run them with the lid closed.

    Previous iBook's DID though, so on them this would be a bad idea.


    Looks pretty nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich
    Actually the macbook doesn't vent much heat through the keyboard any more, that's why you can run them with the lid closed.

    Previous iBook's DID though, so on them this would be a bad idea.


    Looks pretty nice!
    You beat me to it. The MacBook cools with the vent, not the keyboard like the iBook. You're right, I'm having no heat issues.

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    MacBook(W) 2Gb, 2Ghz & Bluetooth Mighty Mouse, Now my Apple glows colours, Red Apple and Green Leaf.
    Still wouldnt trust it though.

    Did you never notice the heat rising from the k-brd before the SMC update!
    Any holes or heat escaping I see as a good thing.
    On a crusade to get all household electricals in Apple white!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich
    Actually the macbook doesn't vent much heat through the keyboard any more, that's why you can run them with the lid closed.

    Previous iBook's DID though, so on them this would be a bad idea.


    Looks pretty nice!
    How about PB or MBP for that matter?

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    Same - designed to be used closed, most of the heat goes out the back and sides, NOT the keyboard area.

    But the top case of the Macbook Pro heats up quite considerably, so I'd probably not use one of these on that.

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    you should right a review for this

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    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    Or write one?

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    you cant run a macbook with the screen closed?!??!?!?

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    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    Did you actually bother reading the thread?

    Actually the macbook doesn't vent much heat through the keyboard any more, that's why you can run them with the lid closed.

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    Macbook (black) 2.0 core2, 2gigs ram, 120gig HD / 24" iMac, 2.33 core 2, 2 gig, 256 grapics, 500hd
    How much was it?

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    I think it was about $12. It is working great. Been ripping DVDs with Handbrake and the temp is fine. I'm glad I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripfrankwhite
    I think it was about $12. It is working great. Been ripping DVDs with Handbrake and the temp is fine. I'm glad I bought it.
    Does anyone know if the one they sell at amazon and ebay with the WRIST pad protection is as good as this one?

    http://www.amazon.com/MacTop-KeyBoar.../dp/B000H99ZWS

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    Macboook Silicone Keypad Cover
    I purchased a black one from Ebay and it's great It's really going to help with the discolouration issue on the trackpad, I'm very happy with mine although it does get some getting used to as typing can be a bit difficult at the start. I'm wondering though, has anyone purchased this AND the crystal cover for the Macbook?

    Love to hear from anyone that has both on their Macbooks? Thanks!

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