posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 06:05 PM
I'm speaking specifically of laptops, here. Mine is a MacBook 13 White. But this applies for Airs, Pros, Unibodies, etc.
Step 1. Buy a keyboard protector. I use Moshi. It's hard to get used to at first, but you will be so glad you got it. Mine is clear, some brands make
transluscent colored ones but are rumored to attract more hair and dust.
Step 2. Buy a wrist rest protector and trackpad protector. It prevents staining and can protect against dust and things. I use Moshi for this, too,
but I only use the trackpad protection on the button. Anything on the actual touchpad impedes function but I just ordered a new brand, I'll let you
know how it works. You can get colored ones from places like iSkin but I find that they leave a residue. Moshi does not leave a residue!!
Step 3. Buy a screen protector. I use one that I put inside my laptop between the keyboard and screen when I close it, to prevent the oils from my
fingers and things from getting onto the screen.
Step 4. Accessorize. Buy a bag. Buy a Gelaskin. My Gelaskin is gorgeous. It's a tad scratched now but it's prevented my Mac from getting scratched
instead! You can also get colored stickers to put over the apple logo to change the color of it. I didn't get one of those, but I might... I've had
my laptop over a year. Gelaskin also makes cool stuff for iPods and some phones.
You could buy a good screen cleaner if you want. And there are screen protectors for the new Unibodies.
Protect your laptop FIRST, before something happens to it and you go "How do I cover up this stain/scratch/chip?"
Make sure you have a warranty. It's very good. They'll do adjustments and some replacements at no charge.