Colorful Keyboard - a year later!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I think the one thing I get the most questions about (other than my hair and blogging in general) is my keyboard! I have to agree, it is pretty awesome! I bought the decals and applied them just over a year ago and thought I'd give a little review or update on how they've held up so far.

In case you're totally clueless about keyboard decals let me tell you a little bit about these ones. They come on a sheet approximately the size of your keyboard. It is not a silicone cover, they are individual pieces. The decals come cut exactly the size of your keys so you don't have to trim them but you do have to take your time and apply them one by one, carefully so they're not crooked. They're just like stickers and they claim to come off clean without any residue but I can't speak for that as I've never tried to take mine off.

I have them on both my macbook pro's keyboard and my iMac's keyboard.
All these photos were taken for this post and are recent.  The decals have held up surprisingly well. The color hasn't changed at all in the year they've been on and I don't see any wear on the letters either. The only down fall seems to be they get a little static-y. Cat hair tends to stick to the top of them but it's really no big deal because it does wipe right off.

Excuse my kind of dirty keyboard in this next photo - I'm just trying to be completely honest here, ya know?  Here's a close up of what they look like now. I eat while typing and I'll grossly admit I've never cleaned the keyboard so I'd have to say it's not so shabby, right?!
All in all you can't really go wrong for under $20! They're so pretty and they brighten my day every time I sit down at my computer.

The seller I bought them from is no longer in business (at least not under the same name) but you can still find these same exact stickers in a variety of places. You can find them here on amazon. Or on etsy - all you have to do is search with the keywords "rainbow keyboard decal" under all items or just "keyboard decal" if you'd like different colors.
xoxo

42 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I might have to get some when I've got some spare money! Thanks for sharing :)

    teaforowls.blogspot.co.uk xox

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  2. I love those! I have seen quite a few Washi tape keyboard DIYs as well!

    I especially love this one: http://hernewleaf.com/2012/01/16/diy-washi-tape-laptop-keyboard/

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  3. this is the main reason why i am dreaming about a macbook! :D

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  4. Love them and glad to hear that they actually stay nice. I always thought they would be hard to keep bright and nice.

    I clean my keyboard far to often and mine doesn't look have as clean. Don't know why...but mine gets gross pretty fast, which I hate. Yours look totally clean girl :) don't sweat it.

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  5. I love the stickers, but my main concern is how the stickers affect the backlight. Any thoughts?

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    1. I really don't rely on the backlights because working in the dark gives me a headache but just sitting here right now I can see the light peeking up from in front of the keys. When I look at the keys from the top I can see the light from all around the keys but not through the decals.

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  6. Wow, I can't believe how great they still look! You don't want to see my keyboard if you consider that dirty, either, hah!
    I definitely would look into the keyboard stickers if I had a Mac, definitely makes it pop!

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  7. Thanks for sharing this! I admire the decals pretty much every single time you post a picture that includes them. This post might be the motivation I needed to actually get some of my own!
    -C Marcia (Sequins)

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  8. they look so cool, too bad I don't have a apple keyboard, and I can´t find those for my off brand keyboard :(

    have a nice day

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  9. They're so pretty! I have to admit, I eat at my keyboard too without cleaning it out. Though sometimes I drop my laptop and then all the crumbs fall out. That counts as cleaning, right?

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  10. They really have held up well! Wow.

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  11. Thanks for sharing! And the static issue may not necessarily be an issue with the covers themselves, since my keyboard tends to get static-y all on its own. Also, this seems to be a great option, since my keys are showing wear from my angry typing style and I'd like to protect them.

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  12. They really are beautiful, I bet it makes computer work less of a chore! xx

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  13. These are amazing ...would bring a smile to my face every time I opened my lap top!

    mittens-discovering.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. That's great!! I like it :))

    http://patricia-aliena.blogspot.de/

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  15. So CUTE! And I must admit I'm impressed with your patience. I don't think I could sit still long enough to apply them!!

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  16. I love these so much! My mom actually has them on her keyboard, I'm a little jealous. I want to put them on an iMac keyboard!

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  17. They are so pretty *____*
    I wonder if they make them for toshiba laptops...

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  18. Oh my goodness! This is gorgeous!

    Thanks for the link, going to buy myself some!

    Sharleena xx

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  19. I have never seen it before and it's gorgeous!!!! xoxo from Rome

    www.rockandfrock.com

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  20. It's okay, the boy and I also eat over our computers. This morning I discovered he'd been eating some Asian tuna salad concoction when I accidentally rubbed sesame/chili oil into my eyes. It was on the keyboard! -_-'
    You're doing much much better with yours!

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  21. I really liked it ever since you showed you'r keyboard in a preview post. I really would like it there's something like this for normal pc keyboard :)

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  22. I actually sought these out several weeks ago on Etsy. Unfortunately, I discovered that because I have a MacBook that's one model earlier than yours, the stickers won't work on my keyboard - the keys aren't flat all the way across, they're beveled on the edges. :( So, that must mean I need a new computer, right?

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  23. Very cute! I think I'll have to get myself some of these when I finally get a new computer.

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  24. :( I bought myself some of these a few months ago, but the space bar and the command buttons are wearing off

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    1. What a bummer. I would contact the seller if it wasn't too long ago. Mine aren't showing any wear at all, ever after a year and I'm at my computer 7 or 8 hours a day most days.

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  25. So cute! I've always wanted keyboard stickers, but I don't have a mac :(

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  26. I'm so glad you did a post on these. I always LOVE your keyboard! I'm glad they're holding up well because I want to get me some. Woohoo!

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  27. Cute! Does the backlight of each key glow through?

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  28. Ohh..! My mac keyboard is a bit different from yours and from what I found on etsy, I think it's because my keyboard is European .. Does anyone know if exist these keyboards for European Mac keyboard? <3

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  29. ooh! and i was going to ask you about them earlier too! ahah.

    dorothy
    theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com

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  30. I found your blog because of this post and have put in the request for my own keyboard decals. I'm pretty sure Amazon delivery will be visiting my house pretty soon. :)

    Other than just this post, I am loving your blog. I love your hair, your style and I'm putting that calendar notebook and little post its on my Target list.

    I love finding new inspirations. Thank You.

    <3, Tabi :D

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  31. So lovely :)
    A little harder to find for a PC but I think I might have lucked out at last.. let's hope they fit :D

    Some days I feel like a total Kaylah copycat - very similar tastes on many counts methinks.

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  32. Aah, I so want one of them, too! :)

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  33. Amazing, would make a cute back to school gift x

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  34. Wow! I think you’re going to make a lot of girls envious. That keyboard is really cute! For some reason, it makes me feel that these colors are going to help an individual to be more eager and excited in doing their homework or tasks. It looks lively, and I believe it can affect your mood in a good way.

    Lance Vartanian

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  35. I would love have purple keyboard. Or this one. I don't know, everything colorful!! It really is amazingly cool.

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  36. hey I like. Now just have to find out where to get me some

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  37. This is such a cute idea and definitely a great way to bright up your day.

    http://daisy-doll-chain.blogspot.com.au/

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