Keyboard Protection for Chronic Crumbs

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Q: I know I'm not supposed to eat at the keyboard, but as Peter Cetera once crooned, it's a hard habit to break. Without fail, my Macbook keyboard finds itself a catch-all receptacle for my breakfast, lunch and dinner morsels. Do you have a protective solution that protects both the keyboard and the good looks of my laptop?

I'm looking for a solution that won't break the bank or make my laptop look like it's covered by a dead jellyfish, like most of the clear rubbery covers look like. Help!

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Editor - We have to admit we share the poor habit of eating while working on the computer (such is the life of someone who makes their living online), so your dilemma is one we can sympathize with. Traditional keyboard covers made of silicon offer protection from debris and liquids, but their tacky-sticky feel leaves us wanting for a better solution, especially since the silicone-style covers eventually warp and look sort of nasty after long term use and inbetween keyboard cleanings.

So if you want a cover with less tacky, smooth surface typing feel, you might want to check out these NewerTech NuGuard Keyboard Covers. They sell for $17.99 and come in red, pink, white and black, can be washed and reapplied over and over.

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