Other World Computing Introduces “The Laptop Screen Protector” Customized keyboard covers prevent damage to delicate laptop LCDs

Jan 7, 2001 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC), a leading provider of products and services for the Macintosh marketplace, today officially launched a line of Laptop Screen Protectors (LSPs) designed to prevent damage to laptop monitors while the laptops are closed.

Made from 100 percent natural, top-grain cowhide, LSPs are made to fit across a laptop’s keyboard to prevent the keyboard and buttons on the base of the laptop from coming in contact with, and leaving skin oils or permanent marks and indentations on, the laptop screen or LCD (liquid crystal display).

“Apple PowerBooks and other laptops, including some Windows-based machines have had serious problems with the keyboards or buttons on the base of the laptop coming in contact with the laptop screens,” said Larry O’Connor, president and chief executive officer of Other World Computing.“The results are marks – sometimes permanent – on the LCD screen. We have been troubled with this problem for years, and recently developed a simple, yet effective solution. OWC’s Laptop Screen Protectors fit nicely between the keyboard and the screen, providing a soft, protective barrier that eliminates unwanted contact when the laptop is closed.”

The company has initially produced three sizes of the LSP, including 4- x 11-inches, which was custom made for the Macintosh iBook Dual USB; 5- x 11.5-inches, which fits over most standard laptop keyboards; and 8.5- x 12.75-inches, which was designed to fit over the entire keyboard and palm-rest area of the Apple PowerBook G4 Titanium.

“As laptops continue to get thinner and lighter, we are confident a product like the Laptop Screen Protector will prove to be a ‘must have’ accessory for laptop owners,” O’Connor said.

The LSPs from OWC do not require any after-purchase treatment and are designed not to shed or leave lint in-between the keys. Pricing for the LSPs begins at $14.95, and they can be purchased online at


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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