Are Keyboard Covers Bad For Laptops?

Keyboard covers are protective devices that can be attached to a laptop’s keyboard to protect against dust dirt and spills.

In addition they may also help to prevent injuries from occurring as a result of coming into contact with objects that could damage the device or its components.

However many people wonder if these covers could potentially do more harm than good when it comes to using a laptop for long periods of time.

This article takes a look at whether this is actually the case or not.

The potential negative aspects of using a keyboard cover on your laptop include:

Possible overheating issues resulting from reduced airflow around the device due to its placement over the top of the keys themselves.


In some cases this can cause problems for the laptop’s internal fan which is used to prevent the CPU from overheating.

The possible buildup of dirt and dust underneath these devices over time.

Some people may not like how it alters the feeling when typing or using their touchpad (some covers are quite sticky to use).

A reduction in the readability of screen contents due to potential scratching if you try to remove the cover.

Are Keyboard Covers Bad For Laptops?

While these concerns certainly shouldn’t be ignored they can generally easily be managed – especially when compared with what might potentially happen if your laptop were exposed to liquid spills excessive humidity or extreme temperatures leading many manufacturers to recommend that this type of accessory be used even when notebook computers are stored in dusty environments.

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