MacBook Pad ComparisonOn June 27, 2021 by Coleen Lewis
MacBook pad comparison: oneLounge 1Thin and iLoungeMax Soft Touch
Comparing two MacBook pads from the same price segment: why buy the oneLounge 1Thin?
Unfortunately, the MacBook case doesn’t have the durability of titanium alloy that we’re promised in future devices. Over time, even the most careful users get small scratches on the cover, traces of stickers, a little color fade (especially if it is Space Gray). So you have to resort to additional protection: usually it’s a lining on the body and keyboard macbook.
We released our branded oneLounge 1Thin overlay for MacBook. And in this comparison, we want to show its advantages over its similar counterpart iLoungeMax Soft Touch.
The texture solves everything
At first glance, you can’t tell the difference between the two covers. But when you remove the film and take both in your hands, you notice that there is a difference. First of all, our pad is lighter. This is important because over time, a heavy pad can undo the hinge of the display. It is better to choose a lighter one. Second, the texture of the oneLounge 1Thin is nicer.
Compared to its analog, it is velvety, so fingerprints and dirt are less noticeable, even with prolonged use. We had both protective pads in use for two weeks. We noticed that the cheaper counterpart iLoungeMax Soft Touch yellowed faster.
The warranty on the overlay is 2 years?
Actually, it is. An important advantage of the oneLounge 1Thin over any competitor is that it has a 2-year warranty from iLounge. What does that mean? If the pad comes to you defective, if it gets damaged (through no fault of your own), you can demand to replace the damaged product with a new one.
In the case of a comparable analog: it broke after a week – no one will compensate anything, because there is no warranty. Excluding, of course, cases with defects, when the law provides for a replacement.
Cutouts for cooling
The only thing that raised questions about the oneLounge overlay was the lack of cooling cutouts. It seemed to be a problem at first, but over time, as experience with use has shown, dirt and dust started to get clogged in the holes on the analog. At the same time, the Mac, which had the overlay of our production, did not become more warm, even though both performed all the same functions.
Generally speaking, cooling cutouts when you have the M1 are generally unnecessary. The MacBook on the new chip almost doesn’t cool down, handles cooling tasks very well and overall is much more productive than previous Intel-based versions.
In fact, the oneLounge 1Thin overlay could also be compared to the branded Incase Hardshell Dots, which sells for at least 50 bucks. The texture and quality of construction is quite capable. But we decided that the comparison of accessories similar in price segment will be more reasonable, because in our store you can buy the oneLounge 1Thin for $30, and for the remaining 20 to buy a protective film on the display and a cover for the keyboard.