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Keyboard cover for Thinkpads

2013-06-18, 16:00 PM

Hi, I am interested in buying some keyboard cover, mostly to prevent dust from settling on my new Thinkpad L520's keyboard.

 

Looking around, mostly on ebay, I have seen keyboard covers supposedly compatible with Thinkpads (featuring the trackpoint) but the images tell another story.

 

Has anyone ever bought any such keyboard cover for their laptop? Is it worth it?

Would greatly value your input

 

I am currently watching the following keyboard covers

- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271031155142

- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251198179341

- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320847549985

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Re: Keyboard cover for Thinkpads

2013-06-19, 17:25 PM
yes they are good at preventing dusts and key wears on the keyboard. But they can affect the keyboard tactility and feel.
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Re: Keyboard cover for Thinkpads

2013-06-20, 8:37 AM
Thank you for your response.

Is there any particular keyboard cover that Lenovo endorses, i.e. has tested to fit properly with Thinkpads?
As I said, I am worried a little bit about the trackpoint usability being affected.

Some covers/skins seem to have a hole for the trackpoint, others have the plastic wrapped around the trackpoint.
This is the case with some skins sold by Lenovo USA (not available fore newer models and outside the US)
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=460&Code=0A61213&category-id=60AC6A0372B14F5BA7B12F1FF88E33C7&hide_menu_area=yes
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Re: Keyboard cover for Thinkpads

2013-07-01, 17:04 PM

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Keyboard covers on Thinkpads

2015-05-29, 9:18 AM

I would like to ask if there is any reason to advise against using soft, silicon skins/covers on Thinkpad laptops, e.g. like the following

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COOSKIN-TPU-Keyboard-Skin-For-Lenovo-Thinkpad-X220-X220T-T420-T420S-t520-/221662551813

 

I had seen some version of this sold by Lenovo itself at some time, although it seems they were not particularly popular.

 

Since I may leave my laptop open for long periods of time, I want to prevent dust gathering on the keyboad, as well as to prevent wear&tear on the keyboard itself during use.

(the cover in the link above also claims to have anti-bacterial functions, which would prevent micro-organisms from dwelling on the keybard)

 

So, is there any reason not to use them?

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