TwelveSouth is a company as known for their fantastic innovations (for example, the PlugBug) as their curiosities (the BookBook case). The SurfacePad for MacBook doesn’t fall in either category: it’s a strictly utilitarian accessory, a thin leather sticker for the keyboard of your MacBook Air that makes it feel more pleasant to type on by putting an almost imperceptibly thin layer of dyed cow flesh between your palms and the cold unibody aluminum.
TwelveSouth kindly sent me one, and I’ll be reviewing it next week. Right now, my first impressions are that I think it looks a little wonky (the MacBook Pro version of the SurfacePad looks a lot less out of place, in my opinion) but it is undeniably a lot more pleasant to type on an Air using one.
Either way, the SurfacePad only costs $29.99, will fit both the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air, and comes in black or red. If you’re looking to give your MacBook Air a little glam, you could do worse.