MacBook Pro Essential Accessories

Discussion in 'Apple Accessories & Peripherals' started by sickflick, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. quicksilver

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    this is my third MBA, and i've always left them naked. i do use a tucano sleeve when i bring my MBA with me. i also have a portable HDD to back up my MBA. at home, i connect my MBA to a 4TB HDD and a 55" LG TV.
     
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    Speaking of mouse vs trackpad, I use the trackpad when browsing the web IMO trackpad is way better than mouse when browsing web. When working with DAW or graphics application i use the mouse.
     
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    Hi, would like to ask which one is better for keyboard protection (against grease and to avoid "shiny keys" after extensive use): silicone cover or decal stickers?
     
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    A word of advice, if you're using a MacBook Pro with a Retina display, Apple had published a notice that such can damage the display when you close it:

    Of course, if you really need to use a keyboard cover, just make sure you remove it when you close your MBP.
     
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    Oh, perhaps I should purchase silicone cover since it's removable. Thanks for the advice! :)
     
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    I recently upgraded to Macbook Pro 13inch Retina, Is it advisable to put screen protector and palmguard? My only accessory right now is a moshi iglaze case. Thanks!
     
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    ^Screen protector - No
    PalmGuard - Yes
     
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    I'd caution you not to use any of those. There's a possibility that they might damage your display. Please refer to this notice published by Apple, which specifically applies to any MacBook Pro having a Retina display, which necessarily encompasses the third and fourth generations of MacBook Pros (i.e. rMBP, ntbMBP and tbMBP).

    While said notice did not specifically mention screen protectors, I'd still advice you against installing one given that, as stated in the notice, "the clearance between the display and the top case is engineered to tight tolerances" and that any "additional thickness may interfere with the designed closed position of the display", which eventually "could result in damage to the display when you close it".
     
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    ^^

    This is helpful. #tightTolerances

    I bought a screen protector at a good discount last sunday (thanks to the recent IT show sales here) after experiencing a mishap with my old MBP where my screw driver accidentally drew a line on the matte screen. But nevertheless, I'll check if it can still survive the tight space between the screen and keyboard.
     
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    Does this also mean that its not advisable as well to use a clear protector on the trackpad as well? Even if it is a bit recessed than the palmrest?
     
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    I've only had a trackpad protector once, on my old 2005 iBook. But I took it off after a month because it just gathered lint on the edges, became sticky, and couldn't really be cleaned. Never needed or wanted one since.
     
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    1. Stickers. Lots and lots of stickers.

    For office use:
    1. Monitor
    2. Apple keyboard
    3. Apple trackpad
    4. USB-C hub for the current-gen macbooks.

    You get dual screens and prevent wearing down the keyboard and trackpad. If dual screens are not your thing, you can press Command+F1 to switch to cloned display, and set the brightness of the macbook to zero; this will save your macbook display as well.
     

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