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If you can find a skin specifically for your keyboard, go with that instead......
on 20 December 2015
Sadly, there is no actual keyboard skin made for the unusually shaped UK keyboard on my Dell laptop. I guess there is no market for this, and so I was compelled to buy this generic skin. If you are a touch typist, it's visually ok - the letters on the keys do show through, although it takes a bit of concentration to see them. This particular size was way too big for my keyboard, although this turned out ok, as it is a rectangular shape, and my keyboard is not. In order for all the keys to be covered, I had to cut this to shape. If your keyboard is square, measure the KEYBOARD and not your display (which is usually how your laptop is measured) as the keyboard dimensions are quite different. That being said, this generic thing does pretty much what it's supposed to - it protects your keys from all the crumbs and garbage in the air that would normally fall on the keyboard. It's actually rather surprising how dirty this thing gets over the course of just a few days - so I imagine all that dirt would normally actually be falling into the keyboard. It is easy enough to clean - it pretty much just rinses off with a bit of dish detergent, and dries fairly quickly with a wipe of paper towel. It's not tremendously sticky, but it does have a tendency to stay where you put it. I have noticed that it stretches a bit - especially around keys that you use often, like the space key. But considering I had absolutely no other alternative but to buy this, I'm pretty satisfied. That being said, if you can find a keyboard skin that is manufactured specifically for your keyboard, I'd purchase that instead. This skin is pretty much a last resort, if you can find no other that would fit.