The ProTouch XT Keyboard Protector
The primary selling-point of mobile computing is the ability
to condense the processing power of a desktop computer into
a compact, sleek frame which can be conveniently utilized whether
on train, plane, boat, automobile, or in the park, classroom,
or boardroom. Unfortunately, the convenience of laptop portability
has been hindered by two significant factors: volume and vulnerability.
The sound of scores of students clacking on keys is enough
to disrupt just about any class, significantly reducing the
practicability of coordinated laptop use in class. And a keyboard
is very easy to destroy on a desktop unit, and the gates of
potential hell on a laptop. One quick spill of a soft drink
or YooHoo bottle is more than enough to thoroughly destroy
any non-ruggedized mobile computer permanently. In fact, the
typical consumer guide recommends backing a laptop in a preheated
oven sans storage media.
With the introduction
of the ProTouch XT, both laptop and desktop users can finally
use their keypads silently, with the additional benefit of
protection. Measuring just 10 by 12.63 inches, the “medium” sized
PXT (also available in small and large laptop versions) easily
slipped onto our laptop screen and extended into shape in
seconds. Unlike competing solutions, PXT doesn't require
permanent attachments such as Velcro to be fixed to your
laptop screen. On our test model, once extended, the form
fitting protection sleeve successfully eliminated virtually
all noise as well as that especially annoying blinking indoor
fluorescent glare. Because the screen is designed with a
self-supporting bellow, we were able to adequately position
it snugly with minimal obstruction of screen.
Finally, complementing the portability of laptops, the PXT
architecture enables it to swiftly and conveniently collapse
from its fully extended mode into an easily transportable flat
shape (measuring no thicker that one inch).
It is difficult not to recommend the PXT considering its benefits
to the ears and those looking for sturdy protection outside the
boundaries of the class. With its ability to rectify the two
most common limitations of laptops, the LPH should be bundled
with all new laptops. For more information, log on to: at www.iskin.com.