+John Pozadzides impressive mod ;-) reminds me of when I took a dremel to my aluminium case to widen up the ventilation holes, although I would have personally turned off your machine and taped up any vents, so conductive dust didn't get inside ;-)
This is all because some wankers at apple were So afraid of whoever is responsible for the design to tell them, to shout it out loud - hey, what have we done here?! And others - TO Not to buy it. Thank you.
Piano teacher here: There is some simular motion between typing at the keyboard and playing at the keyboard.
If you rest your wrists on the edge and type a lot you increase your chance of getting tendentious. Your hands shouldn't actually touch the laptop body when you type regardless of what laptop or keyboard you are using.
Don't worry about warranty. Likely taking a file to your case will void it anyway. Besides that, the Macbook Pro case is not raw untreated aluminum. The now bare metal where you just filed will not be more susceptible to corrosion.
This video should be called: "How to make your Macbook Pro worth $1000 less, get a file..." I am sure this is a real issue and maybe Apple should consider a slight design change and this guy hit it on the head. But I am also sure Apple has seen this and already started the process of suing this guy saying he copied / altered their design!
Minor issue. I can't stand the apple app menu that is detached from it's window. OK, it might work fine on a normal computer, but if you have multi-screen it is a disaster. In general, Mac OS is not impressive on multi screen.
What happens when you forget to take your meds just once. Listen dude - put it on your "reminders". My MB Pro is an investment over 3k, and my cleaning pad makes a nice wrist rest and does the same thing. Would you like some cheese with that whine?
I wouldn't buy an Apple product with a sharp or dull edge but in fairness, has anyone bought anything these days that didn't have to be "fixed, tweaked or modified" ? My new Samsung 5 550 Chromebook which I dearly love also has a pretty sharp edge which I didn't notice before. So far, I wouldn't change a thing on it.
Oh puh-LEEEZ. If you have to take a file and shave the case for the purpose of usability, you haven't just voided the warranty, you've voided any argument about how wondrous and smart Apple's designers are.
The guy had a minor problem with the design of a product he owned. He fixed it so it met his requirements. He thought others might have the same concerns. Why so many negative comments? Personally, I wouldn't buy anything where form is put before function (as seems to be the case for many Apple products).
nosotrosdes perdonen mis queridos amigos de google ,no quiero verme como un ideologo,pero nosotros los de google neciresitamos un espacio para poder escribir al estilo de facebook y sonico,yahoo. y porque no lo tenemos mis amigos de google? tomas valdez siempre sera de ustedes como usuario y hasta como vocero de este espacio que ustedes nos brindan.
+Cali Lewis google plus is for smart people. Smart people dont buy apple first off, and secondly even if they did, they wouldnt need a fucking video to show them how to file things. Just get a damn pc or wireless keyboard.
Maybe it is well thought through approach, very user friendly. You really want to slit your wrists working with Mac - here you go, you can do it right there at you laptop - just slide your hands away... done - perfect design
+Barrie Tingle, not necessarily true. Car manufacturers don't make the parts for their cars either. In most cases the parts to different cars are made by the same manufacturer. I worked for a company that made airbags for Rolls Royce, Cadillac and BMW. So you spend £200000 on a Rolls and the parts are made by the same company that makes parts for £40000 Cadillac.
I see what this man is saying. Yet I see no reason to damage a very expensive computer. (For example, it's like getting a Bugatti and cutting the hard top off to make a convertible. I do not see a reasonable explanation for this. There are cheap ways to overcome the edges without damaging an expensive piece of equipment which I would love to have.
This guy obviously came over from the PC/Winblows side and cannot make the radical change from stone age to modern day. He normally just used the Cntl, Alt, Del keys, now he actually can use the full keyboard and has to learn the proper hand ergonomics .