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Silicon Sheet Keyboard Condom

By , May 19, 2009 7:52 am

Here’s something a bit weird and wonderful. I saw these keyboard protectors for sale. They protect your laptop from food, spills, and dust. Since it was so cheap at $7, I thought I would give it a go.

This label has sime odd translations on it.

This label has sime odd translations on it.

I prepped it by dusting off the keyboard and then I just laid it on top. It’s not the most attractive thing, but we’ll see if it’s a keeper. I’m usually pretty careful not to eat or drink directly over my laptop, but you never know.

Also notice the funny benefits that are on the package. It’s another case of something being slightly lost in translation.

  • Made the best Japanese Silicon, soft touch
  • It is flexible, easily fixed and helps muffle typing noises.
  • Make you enjoy foods while operating your PC
  • It is washable and Make virus away from your fingers.

So how does it all work out in the end? Not so sure. It fits well enough, but the plastic isn’t exactly clear so it picks up a lot of reflections in overhead lights. I have a backlit keyboard, so the reflection is less of a problem when it’s dim and the backlight comes on. Also, it’s kinda stick and makes the typing experience very odd. My fingers don’t glide from key to key as easily when typing quickly.

Although it protects, it also makes it harder to see your keys.

Although it protects, it also makes it harder to see your keys.

I first saw these when a friend of mine from Singapore was using it on her Toshiba. It seemed a good idea at the time. it does protect from spills and dust. Somehow, it reminds me of the plastic that comes on some car seats or furniture. It may be functional, but I think you should take it of before you actually use it. So overall, I think this classifies as a “FAIL” for me. It’s coming off soon.

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