• 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.

    33 of 36 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.

    16 of 17 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?

    134 of 151 people found this useful