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Ideas for a keyboard cover?

By Tink! ·
I need a keyboard cover for a Dell keyboard, Model RT7D50

Of course, it is a slightly off-kilter shape from the standard keyboard. Dell's quote for a cover was $26. To me, that seems like an awful lot for a piece of plastic to cover a keyboard.

Anyone ever do a homemade/custom made keyboard cover themselves?

Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks!
Tink :)

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You're thinking too hard!

by NexS In reply to Ideas for a keyboard cove ...

A tea-towel or pillowcase would do nicely, and much easier to apply/remove before and after use.

Not to mention that you'd probably already have them lying around the house!


One added bonus is that, when you fall asleep at the keyboard, it isn't hard to convince your sleepy brain that your keyboard is a satisfactory pillow!

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Not really sure what you want here Tink.

by OH Smeg In reply to Ideas for a keyboard cove ...

When you say Keyboard Cover do you mean something to cover the keyboard when it's not in use or a Waterproofing Membrane?

If it's the latter there is one on E Bay for $11.99 US here

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Dell-RT7D50-keyboard-cover-/310276275477?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item483de83d15

If it's just something to cover the Keyboard when it's not in use I use a sheet. Towel, Pillow Case or so on. At work I used to have Keyboard Covers Made up with the company Logo embodied on them. They worked quite well once you stopped the staff stealing them.

Col

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If you're thinking of something for when the keyboard is not in use...

by TobiF In reply to Ideas for a keyboard cove ...

A friend of mine bought himself a Yamaha Keyboard (i.e. a synthesizer). And he had a tailor make a nice custom cover in black velvet. Very stylish!
It's not hard to do even on your own. Usually, you'd folder inwards and stitch on the inside, but here, stitch on the outside, then cut to leave abt 5 mm / quarter of an inch, then cover the double material with a nice contrasting band that you stitch on top.

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by OH Smeg In reply to If you're thinking of som ...

No you miss the point here

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by OH Smeg In reply to If you're thinking of som ...

Interesting as you type the thing sends. Must be some interesting keyboard Shortcuts involved.

But anyway Tobi you are missing the point here no Contrast Strip but Free Hand Embroidery of the Owners name in a High Contrast Metallic Thread looks far better.

Col

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ah yes, guess i should have clarified

by Tink! In reply to Ideas for a keyboard cove ...

Forgot when I typed this that there are indeed more than 1 kind of cover. The kind I need is the plastic kind to protect the keyboard during use. This particular keyboard is located in the plant which means the fingers touching it will tend to be very dirty.

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by NexS In reply to ah yes, guess i should ha ...

Dirty, grotty fingers can be circumvented with a big, loose-ish plastic bag. Make sure it's see-through so that the keys can be visible.
:)

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Glad pack?

by TobiF In reply to Ideas for a keyboard cove ...

A roll of Glad Pack. One layer, NOT tightened. Replace daily. :)

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