What on earth is a laptop keyboard protector? And why do you need it?
It is a thin transparent cover that can be used to cover your laptop keyboard. It reduces the exposure of the keyboard to environment. This in turn helps in keeping the laptop keyboard neat and clean for a longer period of time without much cleaning effort from your side.
The idea of a notebook keyboard protector can be primarily traced back to the Macintosh users. Macintosh, a white laptop from Apple Inc, was very vulnerable to dirt and dust. So transparent keyboard protectors were promoted to preserve its beauty. As of today use of keyboard protectors have penetrated to other computer and laptop users as well.
Various materials are used for manufacturing the protectors. A notebook protector is usually made of plastic or silicone among other materials. Silicone is more protective in nature when it comes to fluid spills on the keyboard. A silicone keyboard protector will easily prevent any damage from water and oil spills. But it may not be very resistant to corrosive liquids like alcohol.
So what are the main reasons for which you should have a protector in place? I have compiled a list of them below. Check them out
Here is a list of the popular and good protectors. A cover made by any of these is among the better ones available in the market right now.
KeySkin notebook keyboard protector is a product that mostly targets Mac users. Its covers are made of Silicone for extra durability. Each laptop keyboard cover is an exact fit for the model it is made for. KeySkin covers come in various colors for you to choose from.
Protect Computer Products
Protect Computer Products is an established provider of computer and laptop protection parts. A protector from them comes with a price but then that assures of quality and service for a long time to come. A look at their customers will convince you on this. Most of the computer manufacturers like Dell, Toshiba, HP, Compaq, IBM, Fujitsu and Panasonic use protectors from PCP. The fact that American Army uses their products speaks a lot of the quality and durability.
ProTouch is a laptop keyboard protector from iSkin that specializes in accessories for Apple products. ProTouch snugly fits onto the keyboard and provides the protection you have been looking for. It reduces the noise of key strokes. This is ideal for use in school, office or home. The new age ProTouch comes equipped with Microban antimicrobial protection to prevent growth of microbes that can possibly cause odour. This is a perfect match for Mac keyboards.
Seal’n Type is another reputed laptop keyboard protector brand. It s pre-moulded to fit each hey of the keyboard. It’s hygienic and can be sterilized to prevent bacteria development. Soft durable polymer is used to make the protector. Its flexibility ensures minimum difference in the force used to type on the keyboard. Seal’n Type laptop keyboard protector comes in different shapes, sizes and colors. It can even be customized as per your needs.
On the flip side there are so called disadvantages of using a keyboard protector. But if you ask me its nothing more than a temporary glitch that you will get used to once you start using a laptop keyboard protector.
I seem to be biased, don’t I? Well now let’s move on to the disadvantages