You can get vinyl skins from dbrand that make your phone look like wood, metal, or just very bright vinyl. Now, you can also get skins that make them look transparent thanks to a partnership with YouTuber Zack Nelson. You probably know him best as the disembodied voice behind the JerryRigEverything durability test videos. The skins are only available for a limited time, and there apparently are "dozens" of easter eggs. Read More
Google just shook up the smartphone game with the announcement of the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. Suddenly, owning a Pixel with Google's fast updates and excellent cameras is significantly more affordable (and tempting) for AP readers. Read More
People tend to think that vinyl skins for their slippery smartphones will greatly increase grip, but that's just not true. Sure, a skin will protect your $700 piece of glass and metal from fingerprints and scratches, and it might make it a teensy bit grippier, but you'd still be much better off by adding a bit of bulk and going with a case if you want real control over your phone.
However, dbrand is claiming that its new 'Black Dragon' (amazing name, by the way) skin is made of the grippiest material that it's ever made available. That's a big statement to make, but given the robot-run company's track record of bluntness on social media and the like, I'm inclined to believe it. Read More
Afraid of damaging your shiny new Note7's rear glass panel? Is your Nexus 6P's back all scratched up because of how slippery it is? Hate how much bulk cases add? Well, if so, you should check out dbrand, because their skins will reduce slipperiness and hide blemishes on your precious tech. Read More
It's not the first time Slickwraps teams up with Justin Maller to create some really unique skins for phones and other gadgets that cater specifically to the geek crowd. Previously, the two released a superhero series with Captain America, Thor, Batman, The Hulk, and more, and now they're back with Justin's Helmetica series.
Justin Maller, of the Facets wallpapers (and app) fame, is an Australian illustrator known for his beautiful low poly designs. In his Helmetica series, he takes on some famous busts and helmets from pop and geek culture and revisits them with his own signature style. And now you can have those same designs on your Android phone (and iPhone and Macbook and iPad and Playstation 4 and Xbox One if that's what you prefer). Read More
Samsung's latest flagship brothers are a lot of things: high-end, beautifully crafted, powerful, and expensive. What they are not though is drop-proof, scratch-proof, or fingerprint-proof. You surely don't want your investment of several hundreds of dollars to slip between your fingers and risk splattering on the floor only because your hand was a little too sweaty or your grip wasn't perfectly tight. You probably don't want it to get scratched from lint and other small particles inside your pocket or purse either.
If you nodded in agreement to the above statements, then you should be in the market for the Galaxy S7 skins from dbrand, well that or the S7 Edge skins if you're carrying the larger brother. Read More
Google offers this year's Nexus phones in a variety of colors, but if you want sparkly pink, you're out of luck. The company figures there isn't enough of a market for that sort of style. Most other manufacturers would agree. Read More
Last month the beta version of Minecraft for Android added a ton of new features, most notably a port of the player skin feature that's become such a popular part of the original Minecraft game. Just a couple of weeks later Mojang has instituted the changes in the public version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Go check it out on the Play Store now if you've already purchased the game, or buy it for $7.
Skins are a big deal. Not only do they allow the greatest amount of player customization after, well, making stuff in Minecraft itself, they also represent the game's first post-purchase revenue stream. Read More
Fancy a bit of customization for your Android version of Minecraft? You'll soon be accommodated by developer Mojang. According to this blog post, the Pocket Edition of the game will get a significant update later this week, with player skins being the biggest addition. If you've played the PC or console version of Minecraft, you know that custom skins for player avatars have become a big part of the game's community aspect.
At least a few free skins will be available, and Mojang will sell more as in-app purchases, with packs of around 20 skins costing one US dollar. But that's not the only way to access the feature. Read More
When it comes to device skins, dbrand is my go-to company. After going hands-on with some of the company's Nexus 6 offerings back in February, I was extremely impressed with the quality - both materials and precision cutouts. I highly recommend checking them out if you're interested in giving your gadgets a new look. (And if you missed out on the Nexus "X" symbol promotion, well, I'm sorry.)
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