Sweet.. Mahogany sounds like it would be quite nice with the white keyboard/trackpad and white apple.
It does, however, the cheap plastics they used are a pretty big turnoff for me.
When I have time to get back to it, I'm going to finish fabricating my aluminum palmrest and screen bezel. I've already done rough versions, using a spare keyboard assembly I have lying around, so I know how to make it work and roughly what it will look like. The rough version also helped me refine my measurements, and I already have the final drafted onto a sheet of thin gauge aluminum (roughly the same thickness as the stock plastic). This time around, I'll probably have a machine shop cut it. I can do a clean job with what I have at home, but it takes a while, so having someone else do it gives me time for other things.
@Antonio I haven't analyzed the MacBook too much. This'll be my first venture into one. Honestly, I don't like the new keyboard design very much. The floating key layout appeals to me more. But I have heard of the keys/palm-rests cracking very easily. Thats disappointing.
@Jacob When my dye comes in, I'll test it with an old iBG3 case I've got knocking around. I'm interested to see if that'll work myself.
Question that I'm not sure anybody has the answer to: Do you think that an SMT LED below the white keys on the MacBook will show through correctly? I doubt it will but I figured I'd ask anyway. I haven't been able to find any MacBook Air keyboards on eBay, and direct from Apple will probably be incredibly expensive.
Yeah thats what I was thinking as well. I don't like messing with the keys because I've got a thing about my laptops keys being perfectly smooth when I type and such. I might drop the backlight keyboard idea until MacBook Air keyboards start popping up around. But I'm still planning the LED lit port mod. I went to Radioshack and splooged in preparation yesterday. So I'm ready for when this thing arrives.
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