Now that you’ve got that shiny and expensive new gadget in hand, how are you going to keep it from getting all scratched up and smudged? Do you really think your electronics are any match for the rigors of the road? A protective skin from Wrapsol can be a great investment in protection.
I haven’t jumped on the iPhone bandwagon for a lot of reasons. The main one is that in the U.S. the phone is sold locked into the AT&T monopoly, which is getting ready to drop its unlimited data plan (because it can) and they suck from your wallet like nobody’s business if you dare try to use it internationally. Another key reason is the truly sucky battery life. I do have an iPod Touch, however, which is almost an iPhone but without the phone part and the hefty ongoing charges every month after purchase. (Think of the iPhone as a timeshare with maintenance charges, the Touch as a condo.)
So when the Wrapsol people offered to send me one of their skins to review, I slapped one on my new iPod Touch and have been using it ever since.
I like these transparent skins a lot. They let you retain the sleekness of the original Apple design instead of mucking it up with something bulky, like a rubbery case. The screen touch functions work just as well as they did before the skin application, but with no fingerprints on the screen. I can wipe this on my shirt without any worries about scratches. And if I drop it, which is going to happen sooner or later, there’s added shock absorption built into these Wrapsol skins. If your kid drops food or juice on your expensive device, there’s extra protection. You can see a video of how they work here.
They don’t just make the skins for Apple products though. You can get one to fit a Droid, a Blackberry, a Nexus One, even netbooks, Kindles, and cameras. The skin comes pre-cut in the exact right dimensions, with all the necessary holes already in place. This template below shows what you get for the Droid Eris that Kara reviewed a while back.
As you’ve probably started to realize, the hard part of this is actually getting that skin perfectly aligned onto your device. I’ve tried this with three different brands now and I never seem to get it 100% right. This Wrapsol version is repositionable to an extent, so you can nudge it a bit one way or the other during the process, but it’s still hard to line it up perfectly, even on the sleek Touch.
That process involves wet fingers and a little squeegee too, so don’t think you can just pop this on as you’re walking out the door. (Unlike with the BodyGardz brand I reviewed before, there’ not a spare skin in the box with these, so you have to get it right the first time.)
If you’re patient though, you’ll get it close enough to be be able to get to all your buttons and then your fancy new device will stay scratch-free and protected. See the whole line at Wrapsol.com. If you buy direct they’re $25 to $30, but at online retailers the price drops significantly.
Get the iPod Touch version at Amazon.
Get the Wrapsol Kindle cover at Amazon.