Tuesday, December 03, 2002
Ug. I've been sick the last two days, and while it could be much worse, like when I had strep throat for more than a week last year, the constantly runny nose is getting to be pretty annoying. Hopefully I'll be over it soon.
This morning my new screen protector gadgets arrived from [Developer Depot]. The last few versions of PowerBooks have lids that close awfully tight, so the seemingly insignificant fingertip oils you leave on the keyboard end up leaving marks on the screen. With my PowerBook G4 it's more pronounced than with the old WallStreet, so I decided to do something about it (mostly because it's annoying to have to mind the little key-outlines left on the screen, partly because who knows what kind of long term wear this will have). I got the WildEepz display cushions to securely keep the PB closed, and the ScreenProtectorz, both from RadTech via Developer Depot. Total cost ended up being just over $20. You can see both products [here] The attention to detail on both products was impressive, both came with instructions that were clear, and the screen cushions came with a template you lay on your screen that lets you install the cushions very precisely. The other product I had looked at seriously (several vendors have solutions for this problem) was the [iSkin protector], which is more like a thin membrane that covers your keyboard. Looks neat, but at $25, I felt more comfortable trying out the WildEepz and ScreenProtectorz anyway.
Both the RadTech products that I got and probably the iSkin would make good stocking stuffers for your favorite Mac RoadWarrior. After a few weeks of using these I'll probably write up a more detailed review and send it over to [Jason]
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