• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard cover

    • Written by from whitesboro

    Pros
    -practically invisible
    -feels great
    -very thing, you won't notice it's on after a while
    -provides great protection against spills and dust

    Cons
    -kinda pricey for a piece of plastic but worth every penny, its the only one of its kinds out there right now. Others are made of super thick silicone.

    -as it gets dirty, the more opaque it gets. So i decided to clean it with soap and water...BAD IDEA. the opaqueness got worse. So the solution is to rinse it GENTLY with water. DO NOT CRUMPLE IT UP AND SCRUB the wrinkles will be permanent. use a QTIP to clean it instead. And last but not the least go over it with a little bit of baby oil just to get it all clear and shiny again =)

    1125 of 1217 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Protects your keyboard

    • Written by from Costa Mesa

    I just received this product today in the mail. It fits on perfectly (its very thin too), you can't even see it (my bf didn't even know it was on); however, there is a little spacing above the function keys. It also gives my keyboard a little glossier look. As for typing with the moshi clearguard on, it feels squishier and you have to push down a little more. I also let it sit on my laptop for a while with the screensaver on and when I came back, it felt a little warmer on top (I'll be testing it more to see if it makes my macbook warmer). Overall, it will definitely prevent oil, dirt, crumbs, ect. on getting on/in between your keys. It is a good buy, but I wish the price was a little less.

    600 of 682 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The BEST keyboard skin ...

    • Written by from SAVANNAH

    I don't know how I missed THIS one for so long, but luckily I finally came across this skin and I'm so glad that I did ... it's superb! Unlike it's rivals (all of which I've tried in the past) this one is actually clear and has a GORGEOUS tactile key response (meaning you can actually still type with little to no effort)! The others feel like you are attempting to type through THICK rubber cement ... but this one is SWEET! It's quite clear (almost invisible), it's very thin, and allows for easy depressing of keys!!!!! Pricey, yes it is! Worth the cost?! YES (especially considering the cash that I spent on the other, more cloudy, thick/gross/RUBBER models)!

    516 of 609 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.

    94 of 103 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. :)

    79 of 85 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of LCD Screen imprinting

    • Written by from Durham

    Nice product but avoid closing your clamshell with ANY silicone keyboard cover because the key squares will imprint onto your LCD and leave square marks.

    Place it during use BUT remove it when closing your clamshell. The older versions of Aluminum MacBook Pro (pre-UniBody design) flexes inward - especially when jamming your notebook into your computer bag and will press against the keyboard covers making contact with the LCD. Once those imprints are worn into your LCD screen, they are permanently there for your viewing dis-pleasure for the life of your screen.

    Side note: will help lessen the damage for you Liquid Spill prone users.

    76 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Advice.

    • Written by from Independence

    I read the reviews before I purchased it. I noticed it was split about 50/50 good/bad. I decided I'd go ahead and try for myself because though, yes, it's expensive --if I liked it it would be more than worth it.

    Now that I have it on my keyboard, I absolutely think that anyone who said they liked it works for the company or "bird peck" types. If you know how to type and are capable and successfully type more than 15 words/minute there factually is no way you can like this produce.

    I'm open to the idea that maybe there are "bad batches" or something, but the product I received in the mail is nearly impossible to type with. Every other key you press you find yourself dragging the previous letter with you.

    If by any chance the manufacturer or someone with a say in the development of this product cares enough to read these reviews, please take this following, seemingly simple solution to the problem that all people capable of typing are inevitably going to encounter: Tinker with the idea of putting some sort of mild adhesive in between every few keys! The Apple keyboard layout is ideal for putting a small strip of adhesive gel (perhaps a thin layer of the sticky, rubbery feeling sticky stuff they stick paper advertisements to DVD's with). A thin layer of that is plenty sticky enough to resolve our issue --but is designed to not leave behind a residue.

    I think the idea of this product is great, and if you could redesign it to stay on while typing fast it would be perfect. But if you expect, or have an ideal that someone should choose between protecting their keyboard and being productive you're sadly mistaken. 1. That doesn't have to be a choice, I feel this issue could easily be resolved. 2. People WON'T make that choice in your favor!

    76 of 90 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts about as long as...

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    you decide to wash it. The keyboard protector was good for two says or so, but quickly starts to pick up dust and finger markings which show quite clearly because of the clear color. The protector also leaves keyboard impressions when you close your screen and when you try to wash it as directed on the package (light detergent and a wet cloth), there ends up being splotches on the product which also affects the backlighting of your keyboard. If you buy this product, you will probably have to replace it every week as cleaning is not an option. Definitely not worth the price and the product does not last.

    68 of 77 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!

    62 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Moshi Keyboard Protector

    • Written by from Minden

    This product is AWESOME. 5/5 for this.
    I love how snug/perfect it fits. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. For all the people complaining on cleaning, you probably 95% did it wrong. For all who are worried about cleaning, don't be worried. Info for cleaning:
    1. Apply some mild detergent (i.e. dish washing detergent) on a damp cloth
    2. Gently scrub both the front and backside of ClearGuard with the cloth
    3. Rinse ClearGuard thoroughly with water
    4. Place ClearGuard on tissue paper and air dry naturally
    *Note: Excessive force during cleaning may induce wrinkles/creases
    Do not use soap to clean ClearGuard.

    52 of 53 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.

    56 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for what it was intended for

    • Written by from Austin

    I have had this keyboard guard for a year. It does protect against spills and splashes, which is exactly what I got it for after ruining a laptop keyboard with a drink one time. The downsides are that it dulls the look of your keys, making them hard to see when they are not back lit. And it also makes the sound of the computer tinny. I am not sure about the heat dissipation issue, but I use my laptop several hours a day, and have never had any heat issues so far. If you have long fingernails though, you might end up cutting through the film after a time. But even with the problems, I love this guard and rely on it to protect my computer. If this one had a hole, I would buy another one in a second.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Product for your MacBook

    • Written by from Franklin

    I just purchased the Moshi ClearGuard for my new MacBook and I am so glad that I did. The product is really great, I have no problems thus far with it. It is really thin and does not impede on my typing whatsoever. You can still clearly see the backlighting through the cover. In my opinion the cover is great, I really enjoy the feel of typing with it plus it is so simple to remove and clean. Would highly recommend the product.

    49 of 55 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be standard equipment

    • Written by from Belleville

    This protector should come in the box with every Macbook. If you appreciate how exquisitely prone Macs are to damage from even the slightest exposure to liquids (something I learned the hard way fairly recently), then you understand that a protector like this is a requirement, not a luxury, and I'm somewhat annoyed that I have to pay extra for it. But it is what it is. Don't wait until you experience a catastrophic failure due to accidental spillage (specifically NOT covered by any warranty), as I did, before making this small investment to protect your much larger investment.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Lewisville

    I've been using this for a few months now and I have a recommendation before you start using it. After a while the used keys get a white haze from the oil and skin from your fingers which is difficult to remove. I was cleaning my macbook with klearscreen iKlear and I sprayed some on the Moshi. It made the keys less 'sticky'and easier to clean off the muck. BTW, I tried other key covers and this is by far the best.

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    its cool, unless you hover over your keyboard like me.

    • Written by from MISSOURI CITY

    I bought this item because of the positive reviews. For what you get, it is extremely expensive. It is basically just a thin piece of elastic plastic. The packaging is very nice, and I would be willing to bet that the package costs the manufacturer more to make than the unit itself. It has several problems. First of all, I am using it on a 17" macbook pro. Although they say that it fits this unit, I can tell you that it was definitely not designed for it. The edges of the unit go past the recessed keyboard area, so the unit is constantly slipping off, because the plastic hovers over the top of the keys rather than sit on them. The top function keys are not a perfect fit, and the unit slips off whenever I press the delete key. I am thinking of trimming the edges of the unit with an Xacto blade so that the unit will sit on top of the keys, rather than hover... hopefully this will help cure the slipping, which is extremely annoying.

    40 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Ogden

    I recently noticed my macbook unibody (about 2 weeks old now) getting a lot of grease, dust buildup on the keyboard and the keys itself. I ended up purchasing the iKlear solution to clean my keys up--which I highly recommend, it did wonders for me-and it made my keys look brand new again. And I also purchased this Moshi keyboard protector to prevent further buildup. So far I've used to for 3 days and it is fantastic. You can barely feel the silicone type skin underneath your fingers. And it is specially made for the macbook keys, so it fits well. If you're looking for great protection for your keyboard, but don't want the hassle of bulky silicone covers, definitely get this one. It is 1/5 of the size of regular silicone covers and it does a great job!

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Keyboard protector for Macbook pro!!!

    • Written by from Kelowna

    I bought this keyboard protector right after just getting my macbook pro 13"
    I read the reviews and people say that it was good.
    But i didn't have high expections...its just a keyboard protector :\
    But wow! when i put the keyboard protector, it's like it isn't even there! it fits perfectly on the MCP keyboard! And i love how smooth and clean it feels when i touch the keyboard.
    It still do feel the rubber feel when typing, but it isn't so much that it disrupts you.
    I think this product is a must for macbook users because i notice after a while the keyboard get really durty with dust and hair. Also the greese makes the keyboard look disgusting.
    Love this product, MUST HAVE!

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ah,,,,It happened!!

    • Written by from Hampton

    My son bought a Macbook in October of 2009. I went with him to the Applestore - my first exposure to Apple and Apple People. One week after buying the Macbook - he spilled a cup of coffee into the keyboard. The Macbook was FRIED. Apple gave him a brand new one. He bought this cover. I needn't say more, but I was so impressed by Apple - that I gave up 30 years of PC use and bought an iMac a month later. I'm so impressed by this iMac that I'm buying another one for my wife's birthday.

    42 of 50 people found this useful