To be honest, I’m not a big fan of smartphone cases — and I’ve tried a lot. Most of the cases I’ve sampled are extremely bulky and hard to hold in my pocket; they’re also heavy, adding just a bit more weight to the supposedly portable experience. Worse, they claim to be virtually indestructible, but the last case I used certainly didn’t stop my phone from developing a crack in the screen. So, when I needed a skin for my iPhone 6, I decided to look at the terrific new smartphone skins that have been popping up on the web. Skins for the iPhone 6 and a wide range of other smartphone models (from iPhones to Galaxies to the HTC One M8) are not only functional, but also attractive.
On any great smartphone skin company’s website, you’ll be able to experiment with dozens of different styles, colours, designs, textures, and finishes. You can create bold, wild conversation pieces or go for a more subdued, classy look—using metallic, leather, or imitation wood-grain finishes. These colourful and eye-catching colours are perfectly cut and designed to fit your iPhone exactly, so there’s no chance of mismatching or covering up abutton. Lining them up on your smartphone is quick and painless, with the best providers in the business showing you how to apply gadget skins on their websites. In a short video, you’ll see how the material can be peeled away and reapplied if necessary without leaving any glues behind on your phone. Once applied, it’s so snug and precise that it’s difficult to tell where the phone ends and the skin begins!
Once applied, the iPhone skin provides style, protection, and enhanced grip. Made from top-notch 3M vinyl materials rather than low-grade plastics, these skins will show very little wear and tear, even after months of use. They protect your expensive investment from scratches, spills, and other hazards and show off your unique style choices at the same time. Enhanced non-slip textures feel great in your hand, and also ensure that if your phone is nudged on a slippery surface, it’s got a much better chance of holding on. Best of all, iPhone skins are never bulky, heavy, or cumbersome — perfect for the today’s mobile commuter who doesn’t want any more added weight.
Another great feature is that you can typically get any skin for iPhone 6 or other models for a great value—often less than $20 per skin. I’d recommend this slim alternative to the hard case to anyone who has a smartphone and who wants the opportunity to inject their own personality onto their device. Your phone is with you all of the time, so you should personalize it with a skin that offers both protection and personality — at an excellent price.
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