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Pretty good cover, but dampens speakers
on February 10, 2017
I didn't have super high expectations for this product, but here are some things I liked/didn't like.
The cover is made of a grippy silicone, which you may or may not like because it takes some getting used to. I also like that I can still see the caps lock light through the cover. I know some brands block the light completely, so it's a nice feature. Lastly, the cover dampens the noise of typing, so people who type quickly or use the backspace button frequently (ie. myself) won't be heard as much anymore.
Not so good:
The spacebar key has the Kuzy logo very noticeably printed on it. I don't mind, but aesthetics is a major reason people buy Apple, so this might ruin the Apple keyboard's look for you. The grippiness of the silicone also definitely slowed me down in the beginning, but I don't take notes on my computer for school (I typically handwrite my notes) so speed isn't incredibly important to me -- but this learning curve with the keyboard cover might incredibly frustrating for someone who types quickly. Lastly, the speakers are slightly dampened by the cover. There's a definite difference in sound with and without the keyboard cover.
*I also recommend getting the keyboard cover with black keys. I got the clear/transparent cover for my Air, and it made unsightly "bubbles" from contact with the keys on my laptop.
**UPDATE: After a couple months of use, I just ended up taking off the cover for several reasons. Firstly, it does get warped with use. Secondly, although it does a great job of keeping dust out of the keys, you can SEE all the dust, tiny specks, and debris accumulate between the keys on the cover, and the only way to remove it is with some tape. The grippiness of the keys ultimately slowed me down too much as well, because it required me to really have to PRESS each key. Lastly, it dampened the noise of my speakers, so I had to turn my volume up pretty high to watch videos.