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
- Color-matched and form-fitted to MacBook
- 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
- Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit http://www.moshistore.com/index.php/warranty.)
- 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
134 of 151 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
103 of 111 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
61 of 69 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
Works great. No complaints here. Even feels good, not grippy on the trackpad. I recommend this product to anyone who wears watches Works great. No complaints here. Even feels good, not grippy on the trackpad. I recommend this product to anyone who wears watches etc. …
- Written by Carlo O from Edmonton
31 of 31 people found this useful
I got this wanting to preserve my Mac as best as possible. The overall fit isn't perfect. There is a little gap on both side. T I got this wanting to preserve my Mac as best as possible. The overall fit isn't perfect. There is a little gap on both side. The palm guard is a rough, gritty feeling. It isn't smooth at all, same with the track pad. The guard really hinders the tack pad's sensitivity. I can no longer "tap to click" which is something I like a lot rather than clicking. The color of the guard is a little darker than the actual Mac body. I might end up not using the track pad cover at all. …
- Written by Brianna Z from Tucson
33 of 36 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
my macbook pro model A1286, so is it fit?
- Asked by Waliur M
- Jan 10, 2014
No. A1286 has an internal battery
- Answered by Luis I
- May 13, 2014
does the palmGuard work on my Macbook Pro Retina Display of 13 Inch?
- Asked by Tzehoe T
- Jun 3, 2014
Does the trackpad cover diminish the use of the tap to click feature?
- Asked by Matt P from Milford
- Apr 29, 2010
Yes! After it is installed you will find that it is a bit of hit and miss! Sometimes when you tap it Yes! After it is installed you will find that it is a bit of hit and miss! Sometimes when you tap it works other times it doesnt! So I just turn the tap to click feature off and press down! If you really like that feature then dont apply it! …
- Answered by Anne M
- May 12, 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 10, 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 21, 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