MacBook Accessories You Regret Buying

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  1. sillyserious

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    Just got my first mac laptop, a white MacBook, and was immediately on the hunt for accessories. The first ones I got were a screen protector, an Arix magic eraser, and a silicon keyboard protector (transparent).

    The screen protector was a wise move, I think. And the Arix eraser worked wonders on the few smudges I managed to subject my new MacBook to. (I cut the foam bars into small cubes to conserve their use :) )

    But, after just a few days of using the transparent silicon keyboard protector, I noticed that it attracted dust and dirt, making the shiny-new MacBook look prematurely used. Now I'm ready to admit that it was not such a good buy - at least for me. There goes my 1200.

    Have you regreted buying any MacBook accessories? Why? Might help newbies like me temper our impulse accessory buying ;)
     
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    the silicon keyboard protector after awhile does look dirty specially on the letters you use the most... tried washing it but it's still there.
    since my keyboard is white, I decided to buy another cheaper silicon keyboard protector, it's just plain flat but for the price of 100-120 pesos, it's worth it.
     
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    for my iMac- it is the lousy silicon cover for the keyboard- capdase pa naman.

    it's just so much harder to type with the cover...
     
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    capdase silicon keyboard for me, it is now living inside my cabinet... also some of the bags that i bought in ebay...
     
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    I guess... the most "pinagsisisihan" accessory is the silicone cover. I got those too but trashed them after three days.. Another accessory I regretted buying is an expensive laptop bag and that Uniea U-suit. I could have bought other more important accessories such as a self-powered (AC) laptop cooling pad with usb hub.
     
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    The MacBook case... I never actually needed it, using it just suffocated the vents.
     
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    I bought a clear green speck hard shell cover for my mac. I ended up not liking it and preferring the bare look. I ended up giving it to my girlfriend to use on her MacBook when she got hers. I also gave her the free silicon keyboard cover that I got when I got my MB at Digital Hub, since I ended up making way more typing errors that I do without it.
     
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    black incase hardshell :(
     
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    Mine's my Uniea-U suit. I should've left my mbp bare instead =(
     
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    Y did u regret buying the incase hardshell? I have been using mine for almost 6 months. Works perfect.
     
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    didn't really have to get anything, since i'm now using a black one. The time i was using a white one though was a different story. i bought garskin for it, the DJ style doodles, and it looked perfect, then i had to sell it. so for a reason, i regret buying that one, wasted my 1.5K...
     
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    A MacBook hard case. The MacBook is already considerably bigger and heavier than my old PB 12, and the case just made it even bigger and heavier.
     
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    Ditto on the typing errors while using the protector. Did your girlfriend like using the Speck hard shell and the silicon keyboard cover?
     
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    Hi, Cubee - Hope you don't mind me asking where you bought your plain, flat keyboard protector? And does using it affect your typing (e.g. more errors)?
     
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    are you serious? i love my black incase hardshell...

    If only this accessory is available in the phils, i would have bought more colors...

    I'm very satisfied with it...
     
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    speck crystal case - so many scratches when all the while I thought i was protecting my macbook
    cheap keyboard protector - not perfect fit. lots of smudges
     
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    If I remember it right I bought it at cd-r king... i think it was 120 pesos for the notebook and 80 pesos for the keyboard only..
    actually it doesn't bother my typing, i got used to it... ;)
    check this site: http://www.cdrking.com/local/produc...18-613867773-1772331&prod=Keyboard Protectors
     
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    For me, its the keyboard silicon cover. I think it attracts dirt much faster so i opt not to use it and instead bought Sher to clean my macbook.
     
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    you're most welcome ;)
     
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