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The Best Macbook Air Screen Protectors

written by: Michael Dougherty•edited by: M.S. Smith•updated: 11/29/2010

One of the most frustrating things that can happen to your new MacBook Air is a scratch on it's screen. While this may not be as devastating as a failed hard disk it is very noticeable. To help avoid this lets take a look at a top-notch MacBook Air screen protector from Radtech.

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    We've all been there. Our MacBook Air has fingerprints, oils, keyboard marks and god knows what on it. No matter what we do we can't seem to keep those nasty smudges off our screen. A lot of the substances that end up on the MacBook Air screen when it's not in use, can easily be avoided. Combine this with the need to protect your MacBook Air's screen from shock and abrasion and you'll begin to see why you might need a Screensavrz MacBook Air screen protector from Radtech.

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    Radtech Screensavrz MacBook Air Display Protector

    MacBook Air Screensavrz Display Cover Today's laptop computers are getting thinner and thinner and this means that the laptop display is getting closer and closer to the keyboard/trackpad. This is especially true with the new MacBook Air. Oils and residue left on your MacBook Air's keyboard can easily be transferred to your MacBook Air display when the laptop is closed. For this reason a laptop display protector that you can place between your MacBook Air's keyboard and display is essential to the overall longevity of your display.

    The ultra-slim MacBook Air presents an interesting challenge to companies that manufacture these fabrics designed to be placed between your MacBook Air's keyboard and display. It is difficult to produce a quality fabric that does the job of protecting your MacBook Air's display while not interfering with the operation of the latching mechanism and trackpad.

    The MacBook Air must be able to close and latch with the display protector in place and the fabric must be thin enough to not push on your laptop's trackpad, bringing your MacBook Air out of hibernation. Radtech has managed to accomplish this with the Screensavrz MacBook Air display protector by developing the thinnest gauge of their Optex fabric to date. The majority of the Optex fabric that will be protecting your MacBook Air's display is just 0.5mm thick, protecting your MacBook Air's display without interfering with it's operation. The area of the Screensavrz MacBook Air display protector that will cover your trackpad has been further reduced in thickness to 0.2mm allowing enough space to avoid accidental activation of the MacBook Air's trackpad when the laptop is closed.

    Image: Radtech

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    Radtech MacBook Air Sleevz

    MacBook Air Sleevz - Green Scratches to the exterior of your MacBook Air can be frustrating as well, but Radtech as a solution for this. I find that combining a Radtech Screensavrz MacBook Air display protector with a Radtech MacBook Air Sleevz helps me to avoid this. Before owning a Radtech MacBook Air Sleevz I had half a dozen prominent scratches on my MacBook Air. This was due to the fact I was carrying it around without a case or in a laptop bag where it had too much room to move around. The Radtech MacBook Air Sleevz has solved this for me. I am able to use the same laptop bag now without the risk of scratching the outer case of my MacBook Air. Simply slip your MacBook Air into the Radtech MacBook Air Sleevz, put your MacBook Air in it's laptop bag and off you go.

    Image: Radtech

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    Some people have been known to have custom protective films made for their MacBook Air laptop computers. In the end this will be a personal choice but I advise against it. Putting any film directly on your MacBook Air's display will reduce the quality of the images it displays and may harm your screen if not manufactured properly.

    I do not feel a protective film directly on your MacBook Air's screen is necessary, and armed with the above two products from Radtech your MacBook Air's screen should be adequately protected. Have experience with a top-notch MacBook Air screen protector? Let us know in the comments box below.