A couple of weeks ago when dbrand offered up all its skins for 25% off, I mentioned how boring most Android phones look these days (save for a few, like the Moto X since it's customizable). As a result, we decided that going hands-on with some dbrand stuff might be pretty fun, and what better phone than the oversized-and-aesthetically-boring Nexus 6 to be the guinea pig? I threw a variety of different combos on this beasty, which includes some super sleek options and also a couple of the worst combos I could possible think of (because why not?).

Regardless of color, one thing always stayed consistent: these skins are quality. Even across the various textures and designs there is a clear level of care put into each skin, because they're all cut perfectly. All seams and cutouts are absolutely perfect across the board, which is quite impressive on something like a Nexus, where the "nexus" logo on the back could be quite difficult to get right.

Applying the skins was also a pretty easy process, and by the sixth one I was basically a pro (though I nailed it on the very first one - it just took a bit longer). dbrand has some solid tutorials on its site about applying the skins, which were incredibly helpful.

Anyway, enough babble from me. Let's look at some of the creations I threw together with the skins dbrand hooked me up with to check out.

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I call this one "tangelemon."

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Maybe it's all in my head, but I swear it feels faster when covered in carbon fiber.

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Nothing's better than gold and yellow together. Except maybe everything.

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This one was inspired by Will Ferrell in Elf. Also, this one's for Liam.

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White, black, and red? That can only mean one thing: GO BULLS!

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Out of all the different combos I made, this black leather with white camera ring might be the sleekest. 

One thing that I really like about dbrand is the various style options: nexus logo, no nexus logo, X only, etc. While I really like the Nexus logo itself, I think the X-only option is my favorite because it looks great in both portrait and landscape, while still keeping what I feel is the most defining feature of the Nexus logo. It's sleek and minimal, just the way I like things. But really, you can't go wrong with any of them.

I've tried a couple of different skins over the past year or so, and I will say this: dbrand skins are a higher quality in every aspect than the competition. From the textures to the cutout, these are basically as high-quality as they come. If you're looking for a way to spruce up your phone, tablet, game controller, Macbook, or even your Pebble, dbrand is the first place I'd go.