• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Turns yellow over time

    • Written by from ROSEMEAD

    In fact it is a great product and the thinness is great. But keep in mind that it will become yellowish over time (or at least noticeably darker then when you first bought it). Washing cleans it up a bit, but the dark tint remains. sigh.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly what the (positive) reviews say

    • Written by from Warsaw

    Encouraged by overall positive feedback, I have purchased the Moshi Clearguard for situations in which I have to use my Retina MBP with not necessarily clean hands. Unfortunately, the products is not what I expected. The awesome MacBook keyboard becomes a totally different one and typing on it is not fun anymore. Whereas for pressing single keys it's okay, for typing a full text I keep on making mistakes and overall type a lot slower than without the protector. Also, after a while the fingers get more sweaty than usual and you get a feeling of stickiness while using (and I'm not the type of a sweaty-palms guy).
    Having said that, the Clearguard still fits pretty well and protects the keyboard from dust & oily fingers. So for me it's worth using only in very special situations, when you want to avoid otherwise problematic process of cleaning the keyboard itself after the use.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad, not too good

    • Written by from Etobicoke

    In terms of protection, it is somewhat usefull. My only problem is that it is never clean on both sides. I wash it with water and soap every other day, but it always looks dirty. Not sure how I can dry it properly to remove those water spots.
    The one for full size wired keyboad is what they need to make for macbook.
    On the other hand, if you remove it, your mac in shinny but looks dirty
    It is so sticky that it works like vacuume cleaner and grabs everything including even one hair.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    5/5 for a Macbook Pro 3/5 for Macbook Air

    • Written by from Toronto

    I'm only rating this a 3/5 so that this review gets noticed by people purchasing/because I wish Moshi made a Keyguard for 13" Macbook Air!

    I've used this exact key guard on a Macbook Pro (13") and a Macbook Air (13"). On the Macbook Pro, it is amazing, as it is specifically made for this computer. It does get dirty considerably fast though, and the standard Apple cleaner does a terrible job at cleaning it. That being said, the grime on the key guard does not get on the screen, and obviously stays off of your keyboard.

    However, there is no 13" Macbook Air Keyguard by Moshi. So owners of this are forced to by this key guard [it is the best on the market in my experience]. On the Macbook Air (13") it feels clumsy and my typing slows down considerably because I feel as though my fingers are slipping slightly from side to side. Also, because the material is so thick/sits off of the keys so high, it rubs against the screen and leaves gross oil marks on the screen that are a pain to remove. I do have slightly oily hands because I tend to use moisturizers regularly. I would not recommend buying it for a Macbook Air 13" for this reason. I will be waiting (and hoping) for a 13" Macbook Air version of the Keyguard.

    60 of 68 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Protection, but comes off easily

    • Written by from St. Andrews

    This keyboard protector fits okay. The key holes are too deep so there are bubbles over top of the individual keys from the plastic. When you press, it's a little more effort, not significant, but the bubble becomes more pronounced. If you move your finger at all whilst pressing the key the key slides. Sometimes when you life your finger up the protector will stick and come too. The arrow keys are a particular problem for me and that side is always always coming loose so I have to readjust the protector. I'll use it so I don't ruin the keyboard, but if I had a major spill on it, I wouldn't expect it to provide total protection because of the poor fit and loose edges.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Please read this review

    • Written by from London

    It serves its purpose and keeps the keyboard clean, the only thing is it is really uncomfortable to type with. If you dont mind relearning how to type and like a clean computer it is worth it

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    blah!

    • Written by from San jose

    I just got this in the mail today, and I must say it's not that great. Yeah it looks like nothings there but it's pretty hard to press on the keys. :/

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but dirty

    • Written by from Los angeles

    It does protects your keyboard from dirt and looks beautiful the first 2 weeks for the back lights BUT once you washed it starts getting gray and ugly i wish it could stay the same way as the first days but at the end my mac-book pro had a bad look and the keyboard like and old computer. it was all gray i threw it away and i got a black one that one looks awesome but the bad things is that you're not able to the back-lights (just a little bit) but it looks better than with the moshi all grayed. i would probably get it again but i would never wash it again maybe just clean it with air compressed or something because the mac looks pretty with the clear keyboard protector.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Smudges the screen

    • Written by from Unley

    I have used this product on a 13" Mac for the last 12 months. It obviously works well because it collects the dirt and grease. But this has a downside in that it badly smudges the screen everytime i close it. I have tried all hints to clean it - none seem that effective?
    Not sure whether there is any fix for that!

    64 of 69 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Use with care.

    • Written by from Bucharest

    Keep in mind that your MacBook Pro dissipates heath from the back grill but also from the keyboard the fans push the warm air out of your keyboard keys. Also under the right side of the keyboard you have a sound speaker, so expect the cover to attenuate the sound.

    98 of 107 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    does the job, but not perfectly

    • Written by from Harvard

    pros: covers the keys tightly and is barely noticeable when typing. easy to clean. when backlit, the keys are very bright. adds a softer feel.

    cons: sometimes the cover lifts or slips up, especially on the right side when hitting the delete key with the pinky. this is hardly a deal-breaker but annoying. also, the macbook pro doesn't look nearly as shiny and stylish with this piece of film on top. the keyboard's sharp glossy face is immediately lost behind the keyboard protector.

    i guess that's the price you pay for greater spill and dirt resistance.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Low rating for dumb "Moshi" insignia on cover

    • Written by from Chicago

    I bought an Apple because it's an Apple, not so I can advertise for Moshi. That label on the keyboard is pretty annoying. Aside from that... it is thin but I wouldn't want to type on the thng. So I pretty much got it as a keyboard cover so I can keep the dust off while I use my Apple wireless bluetooth keyboard. Also, it's a bit lazy of them not to finally fit this thing properly around the "function" keys. Lowers the standard to make it one size fits all for older machines.

    Anyway, it looks nice and I'm happy but it's just an expensive cover.

    15 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Okay!!!

    • Written by from Greenwood

    Feel its a bit pricey. I have tried to stretch it so it would cover keys at both ends....right now if it covers the keys at one end then the opposite side keys does not get adequate fit. This is a good cover if you have sweaty hands.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    moves around

    • Written by from Queen Creek

    This keyboard cover is very very thin, so you can't really tell it's even there. It feels awesome because it's so thing and it's easy to type. The only downside is it doesn't have a very hard grip on the keys, so the cover does move a lot for me. I ended up returning it and getting the zcover, which is obviously thicker than this one, but it sticks on to the keys just great. Hope this helps! :)

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional

    • Written by from Kent

    I really liked the idea and I do use it when I am "being dirty" around my computer (e.g. eating). But when it comes to typing a document or email, I quickly take it off. It has a lot of traction so you have to completely pick up each finger and it slows down my typing considerably. It makes my fingers tired (which I never noticed before). I was going to use it with my students but I think this product makes typing more difficult.

    My other huge problem is that if there is anything on the key protector it gets on the screen when you close it. Things tend to stick to the protector and don't wipe/blow off easily. Therefore my computer screen gets dirty. I try to remember to take it off before I close it and am really annoyed with myself when I forget. When it is sitting around it can collect dust and stuff easily.

    Again, it is functional and when I need it I use it. But if I start typing an email, I quickly take it off. Other than those two complaints I like it. But they are big enough that I can't keep it on constantly like I was hoping. I took it off when I started typing this. :)

    80 of 86 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iSkin is better

    • Written by from Towson

    PROS:
    Fits extremely well
    Same thinness as other brands

    CONS:
    Gets extremely cloudy (with light use)
    Makes typing more of an effort, just like other brands

    iSkins don't fit quite as well, but they stay clearer than moshi. If you have a backlit keyboard, get a skin that has black keys with clear letters to let the backlighting through. If you don't have backlighting, get the iSkin that has black keys with white letters. Black keys look much better than the clear skins.

    34 of 49 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Clouds quickly.

    • Written by from McAlester

    Fits well. Protects well. But it is very conspicuous after only limited use. Washing helps but does not get rid of the fogged look. I love the contrast between the dark black keys of my MBP and its polished aluminum case. Unfortunately, for the sake of protection, this beauty must hide under a cloudy cover.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure if I'm going to keep it on for much longer..

    • Written by from Effort

    It is rather thin and fits relatively well over the keys, though I'd have to agree with others that it is stiff and gets cloudy quickly. I cleaned it gently with soap and water and let air dry just as the instructions said, and yet it only intensified. It makes the shiny black keys on my macbook pro very dull and harder to press, so I am frequently tempted to take it off, yet it is a necessity to keep it protected. Not worth the price.

    Pros:
    you can barely see it (when it's brand new of course)
    protects it from dust and supposedly spills (not going to test that one out)
    thinner than most others

    Cons:
    pricey
    cloudy over time and after cleaning
    stiff when typing

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can cause overheating issues on older Macbooks

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    Purchased this for my daughter - she really wanted to keep her hair out from the keys of her Macbook. A few months later, her Macbook was literally overheating and the fans were very audible. Removing the protector solved the issue immediately. She only uses it now when she uses her Macbook for short periods of time, longer sessions she removes it. Apparently her roommate was suffering the same issue, and had the same protector.

    Be careful, it does what it is supposed to do, but it can cause issues with your Mac.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice at first...doesn't hold up.

    • Written by from FORT MORGAN

    Starts out nice but gets cloudy and hard to clean very quickly. Not worth the price.

    11 of 15 people found this useful