Thursday, September 11, 2008

Why Be Boring? Be Unique! Review & GIVEAWAY: Unique Skins

Grey. Blah. Ugh. Yes, that was how I USED to feel about the exterior of my laptop. Not any more!! Let me introduce you to a very cool product called Unique Skins.

Here is the basic concept:Here is how they arrive:

And here is the end result!And yes, it WAS that easy.

Here is what I Found:
The skins are pre-cut vinyl that you place over your existing device giving it a whole new look. They have tons to choose from and you can even upload your own jpeg. And laptops are not all you can change. You can order custom vinyl skins for game consoles, iPods, mobile phones, MP3 players, and more. The skins are a Cast vinyl made by 3M™ called Controltac™with Comply. This provides a higher gloss and non-visible air release channels for bubble free application. Other features of this high end material include pressure activation, slideability and repositionability for really fast and easy applications. The vinyl doesn't discolor and won't shrink over time. They conform easily to just about any curve and last 7-9 years.

Here is What I Liked:
I especially love that you can order pre-made designs, personalize those designs, add your own design, save them, delete them, and start all over again. Check out was so easy and my package arrived super fast. Adhering it to my computer was a snap...even a non-technical soul could do it and no, all you worry warts, it won't harm your electonics! I want to order oh, about a dozen more!

Here Is What I Didn't Like:
When I tried to order my skin initially, I was using Firefox and had lots of trouble getting pages to open. Once I switched to IE (grumble, grumble), it worked like a charm.

Here Is What I Say:

This was a fun thing that I could do FOR ME. Yes, it has a practical application as it does protect my device but I could make it look however I wanted it to. In my case, I need serenity. Thus, mine reminds me, when it is shut to just "Breathe".

I would encourage you to certainly consider one for yourself as well as any of those hard to buy for male types. You know, Christmas is coming up and this would be a great gift. Prices range from $6 to $25 depending on the skin and the shipping charges are quite reasonable.


Those kinds souls over at Unique Skins have generously donated 3 - $15 gift codes for some lucky winners.

Here's the GIVEAWAY scoop:

This Contest is now closed. Watch for the Winner to be announced Soon!! Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you won't miss a thing!!

The Prize:

Three random winners will receive a $15 Unique Skin gift code.

How you can win:

  • Visit Unique Skins, jot down (1) which device you’d like to put a custom vinyl skin on and (2) what design or photo you’d put on it, then leave a comment here with that info by 11:59pm, September 19th
  • I will choose three random winners and post it on September 19th

To earn more entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra entry. Please leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Blog about this giveaway
  • Subscribing to Unique Skins’ email news
  • Subscribe to my feed or reader
  • Add me to your Technorati Favorites and I will do the same in return.
  • Twitter, Stumble or Digg this post. (You may do all 3 but it only counts for 1 extra entry)
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

Be sure to leave an additional comment for each extra entry to make sure you’re entered correctly.

Who is eligible:

You must have a US mailing address. You don't have to be a blogger to win, just supply a valid e-mail address. Make sure to leave me that email address though because if I cannot get a hold of you, you cannot win!

When the giveaway ends:

The giveaway will run now through Sept. 19th at 11:59pm CST. I'll pick the winner using as soon as possible after that. You may choose to check for your nickname at Prizey.Fetch, a new site that compiles winners in one convenient place:

Bonne Chance!!


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Unknown said...

I'd put a skin on my razor phone, and I'd customize it with alot of pink! or maybe the pink with hearts thats in there list.

Dani' said...

I would like to try one on my laptop and it would be animal print most likely. Perhaps the leopard?

Dani' said...

I blogged about the contest here

Dani' said...

I signed up for email news

mrs.mommyy said...

would love to get one for my laptop and do a custom photo of the kiddos on it

Anonymous said...

Thanks for comments on my blog, I really appreciated! If you have any technical problems a will be glad to help.


Linda said...

I'd put a skin on my LG Choc. Cell. Love the Sign design! LOL the black with blue circles design. Would probably have to do one for each side (blue front, stop back) Just gotta be different! LOL
Good luck everyone!

Sabrina said...

I'd put it on my laptop and most def use the leopard print being the leo I am :o)

Tara said...

I'd use it for an I-phone, and would put a photo of my son on it. This is a GREAT idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

mommykoala (at) live (dot) com

Ginny said...

I'd like to get a wii remote for my brother, with the avatar picture on it.

Michele P. said...

I would like to get the Guatemalan flag skin for my hubby's Zune, since he is originally from that country.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

I just subscribed to your feed as well!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Unknown said...

This contest is now closed. Thank you for your interest!