• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a very nice palm rest

    • Written by from Antigonish

    The colour match is seamless and it is a great protector against scratches.

    I am disappointed however with how the packaging was sent for the product (it was a gigantic box full of bubble wrap for something that could have fit in an envelope). Also, when applying the protector to the computer you must remove a tab that is connected to the back for easy peel back - unfortunately that tab is stuck to the front with a bit of glue which cannot be removed. In an attempt to remove the adhesive the protector has now been permanently stained orange (which may be a base to the material the protector is made of... I am not sure) in the one corner. It does not accent the new laptop at all very well... =(

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Partially Perfect

    • Written by from Marshalltown

    The main part of this product, the palmguard, is incredible! It is a perfect fit, despite what others have said, as long as you take your time applying it, you will be extremely pleased. (Plus, unlike many skins or adhesive add-ons, this can be removed and re-applied, so if you mess up, take it off and try again). The color match is near perfect, only give-a-way is the line at the top from the level change, which I thought might lift and peel after time but the adhesive is great and I've had absolutely no problems with it.

    The reason I say "partially perfect" is because of the trackpad skin. It definitely affects the use of the trackpad, I noticed it right after application when trying to "tap to select" and sometimes when trying to use multi-finger gestures and noticing it is unable to register how many fingers are being used. I'd think making this thinner could solve that problem, but until a resolution I will keep it on because in the end, it is successful at its job, keeping oil from skin off the trackpad and reducing wear.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ehh.

    • Written by from Tucson

    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.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Protection, but with bad fit.

    • Written by from St. Andrews

    It looks nice on besides the fact that the trackpad piece is actually too small for the trackpad so there's an ugly space all around it in which particles collect. The right side of the palm piece keeps peeling up every couple of days. Not majorly, but I have to smooth it out. The feel is like sandpaper, especially on the trackpad. I'll use it because I paid for it and my macbook needs protection, but it's not the best product.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My trackpad stopped responding!

    • Written by from Nantucket

    I purchased the palm guard together with my 13'' MacBook Pro. I loved it! The colors was perfect, it felt well and I was sure my MacBook not only looks great, but will be protected.

    However, a few days ago ( now my MacBook is 6 months old), a certain spot on the trackpad stopped responding. It acted weirdly as it did not want to move and respond to finger movements. I read all sorts of forums, apple support, nothing helped until I decided to unstick the trackpad palm guard. I touched the stop which did not respond and it seemed fine. Then, I sticked back the palm guard and it was working fine.

    I have no idea where the problem came from, I would like to understand. Overall, it is a great product, I find it very useful and protecting, but as I described before, for some reason the trackpad did not respond.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good lord...

    • Written by from Kansas City

    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?

    135 of 152 people found this useful