PalmGuard is a tough, thin-film solution that helps prevent the wear and tear of daily use from diminishing the beauty of your 13-inch MacBook Pro.
It's a perfect match
Carefully colour-matched and machined to precisely cover the entire palm rest area, PalmGuard provides quality protection while remaining unobtrusive.
- Guards the palm rest from grease, dust and stains
- Colour-matched and form-fitted to MacBook Pro
- Resistant to scratches
- Protects against splashes
- Easy to install
- No residue when removed
- Not compatible with MacBook Pro models with Retina display
Did you notice?The form-fitting semi-rigid film helps prevent scratches and safeguard from spills.
Apple Recommends ForDemanding users who want to preserve the look of their MacBook Pro.
What's in the Box?
- Moshi PalmGuard palm rest protector
- Moshi Trackpad film
- Mfr. Part Number: 99M0012205
- UPC or EAN No.: 4712052310841
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- This product is not compatible with the MacBook Pro with Retina display
Ratings & Reviews
After seeing the rave reviews here, I expected a lot from this product.
The main palm rest is great...not exactly the best fit, After seeing the rave reviews here, I expected a lot from this product.
The main palm rest is great...not exactly the best fit, but it still appears to be worth the price. My last laptop had a big spot worn in right there, so I welcome anything that will prevent that.
The part that goes on the trackpad - junk. Instead of feeling smooth like the trackpad, it's rough and gritty feeling...meaning I'm sure it'll get nasty looking with my finger dragging over it for 5-6 hours every day. On top of the gritty feel, it hinders the trackpad's sensitivity just a bit. Now when I tap to click, it rarely works on the first try. I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually, but it looks horrid anyway, so I'll probably end up scrapping the trackpad piece.
That brings me to my only other complaint. The pieces aren't an exact fit, so you have try and center the pieces so that the gap is even on each side...otherwise your MacBook will have uneven gaps between touchpad and body....looking like a car that's been wrecked and the door doesn't line up evenly with the body.
Bottom line...it's an OK product and probably worth protecting the palm area from scratches. But five star reviews people? Really? …
- Written by Anthony C from Kansas City
130 of 146 people found this useful
Love the product!
I had the Moshi PalmGuard on my previous white MacBook for over a year and a half and I loved it. It kept the palm area clean and I had the Moshi PalmGuard on my previous white MacBook for over a year and a half and I loved it. It kept the palm area clean and unscratched and was extremely easy to install. The material didn't wear in the entire time I used it. I was a bit skeptical about the PalmGuard for the new unibody MacBook because I figured it would be difficult to color-match the material to the aluminum. I decided to give it a shot since I liked the white one so much. So far its been great! It protects the palm area and track pad just like the older version that I had, and despite my skepticism is matches the color perfectly! I highly recommend this product for anyone who is looking to protect their MacBook!
- Written by joseph L from succasunna
102 of 110 people found this useful
It was scary installing this palm guard because once it sticks...it sticks! Yet it fits perfectly, the silver color matches precis It was scary installing this palm guard because once it sticks...it sticks! Yet it fits perfectly, the silver color matches precisely and it does a great job of protecting one of the most vulnerable areas of my MacBook Pro …
- Written by Kala'i A from Kailua
60 of 68 people found this useful
The palmguard was easy to put on. You can unstick it and replace if you place it down incorrectly. It comes in two stickers - the The palmguard was easy to put on. You can unstick it and replace if you place it down incorrectly. It comes in two stickers - the small tracking pad sticker and the bigger sticker. Even though this is supposed to fit my macbook pro 13", the bigger sticker is a little longer on the sides which required me to cut it down a little (hence 4 stars instead of 5). Other than that, the gritty texture that people have been talking about is a non-issue for me; it's not gritty to me. I have not had any trouble with the tracking pad sticker either. I do not have to press down any harder than usual; it is still sensitive. I'm just glad to have something to protect the bottom of my computer which gets awfully dirty. …
- Written by Katie S from Chicago
This Palmguard is amazing! Excellent quality, feels very similar to the aluminium, extremely easy to apply. There are some bad rev This Palmguard is amazing! Excellent quality, feels very similar to the aluminium, extremely easy to apply. There are some bad reviews that I read about the trackpad protector but from my experience it is very responsive. With the glass on the trackpad my fingers would have a lot of friction if my hands were a bit moist, but this does not occur with the trackpad protector and actually feels smoother. And if anyone is worried about this product not fitting with the Speck SeeThru case, don't be! it fits perfectly and doesn't peel or bubble up at the sides. Although its a bit on the pricey side, it is really worth the money if you want to protect your Macbook from scratches or wear. The product is hard to find in stores/apple stores so the best way is to purchase directly from the apple online store, and their service is incredibly efficient and fast. …
- Written by Denise A from Sydney
1 of 1 people found this useful
Moshi 13" PalmGuard
Macbook Air 2011, 13" screen.
Fits very well and good colour match. Need to remove hard cover if you have one to prevent it lif Macbook Air 2011, 13" screen.
Fits very well and good colour match. Need to remove hard cover if you have one to prevent it lifting where clips are.
Trackpad cover is not such a good fit and the response of the trackpad when fitted I found to be poor. Have since removed.
Overall the palm guard is good but a little over priced and the trackpad is a little bit of a let down. That said it does provide a nice level of protection to a heavily used area of the Macbook Air. …
- Written by Christopher A from ILFRACOMBE
2 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
does it leave the surface of the aluminum sticky after you take it off/ and can you take it on and off easily?
- Asked by Laura R from Gardiner
- Nov 1, 2009
Definitely not, it's quite fabulous really. I've had mine on continuously for about 10 months. I'm a Definitely not, it's quite fabulous really. I've had mine on continuously for about 10 months. I'm a grad student so my MacBook Pro palm area sees a lot more traffic than the average computer would. Needless to say, I recently wanted to replace it because it was looking a REALLY DIRTY (better the protector than the computer aluminum right?) and pulled it right off......no build up, no residue, no stickiness. The only con I can think of is that the actual pad doesn't completely fit to the edges so you're going to have to center it yourself. It also comes with a clear cover for the trackpad. This fits pretty true AND is great b/c it keeps the grease and grime and possible discoloration away. Mine is still on right now and I can actually see the main spot that my fingers rome in that's ultra shiny.....just think, that could be my actual trackpad instead of the covering. For such an expensive computer, it makes sense to use this item. Best investment for my MacBook Pro as of yet. …
- Answered by Brittney S from Simpsonville
- Nov 25, 2009
Does the trackpad cover diminish the use of the tap to click feature?
- Asked by Matt P from Milford
- Apr 30, 2010
Yes it will reduce the sensitivity of the tap to click feature of the trackpad. Use the clicking fun Yes it will reduce the sensitivity of the tap to click feature of the trackpad. Use the clicking function instead of tap to click should you apply the trackpad cover. It not, do not apply the trackpad cover as it will reduce the sensitivity. …
- Answered by Lim Qing W
- Jul 26, 2010
Just wanting to ask, has anyone used the moshi palmguard in conjunction with the Incase Hardshell case? Does it work? Please let me know. Thanks!
- Asked by Anthony S from Melbourne
- Oct 14, 2009
it will fit just fine. all of the palmrest protectors on the market are not thick enough to interfer it will fit just fine. all of the palmrest protectors on the market are not thick enough to interfere with the application of a hardshell cover. …
- Answered by Mark O from Las Vegas
- Oct 18, 2009
Does this palm protector fit the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display?
- Asked by Andrew W
- Jul 7, 2012
No, it does not fit the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Instead of returning the item, I used No, it does not fit the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Instead of returning the item, I used a sharp pair of scissors and trimmed it down to size. It's not ideal, but it will protect the laptop until Moshi makes a palm guard specific to the 15" Macbook with Retina Display. The TrackGuard protector is also slightly (a few milimeters) smaller than the trackpad of the 15" Macbook Pro with Retina Display. …
- Answered by Kelly H from Hilo
- Jul 11, 2012
Will it hide dents? I have a small dent near the trackpad, will it just sink into it or cover it?
- Asked by Lucie S
- Jun 22, 2012
I can't say for certain but I should imagine, with the nature of this product, that it will just sin I can't say for certain but I should imagine, with the nature of this product, that it will just sink into the dent as you press it down. …
- Answered by Andrew W
- Jul 7, 2012
Does it have key text on it?
- Asked by Raushan S from Las Vegas
- Dec 10, 2010
This protector does not cover the keys in any way. It is only a cover for the area which your palms This protector does not cover the keys in any way. It is only a cover for the area which your palms rest either side of the track pad. This product also includes a separate track pad protector. …
- Answered by Andrew W
- Jul 7, 2012