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Review: MusicSkins - Stylish Protection

Protection and personalization are the two things that many people want when looking to add some flare to their electronic devices. Everywhere I go I see laptops, cell phones, and iPods covered with stickers. It's not just young folks either. It's everybody. Some look cool, some look cheap, but the ones I tested for MusicSkins were exactly what I was looking for. 

You go to the website, choose an image you like (favorite band, rapper, models, etc.), select the device you want it for (mp3 player, laptop, cell phone, game device), and order it. 

Once it arrives, you simply affix the 3M vinyl sticker to your device. Everything is pre-cut for your specific device, so it fits perfectly. The 3M vinyl doesn't leave any bubbles or residue when you remove it. It's really great stuff -- and very durable. I've been using one on my Razr phone for a couple of years and it's held up incredibly well. I found that applying the sticker is quick and easy, and if you do get it off center or something, it peels off and easily reapplies and the adhesive holds just like it did the first time. 

The folks at MusicSkins offer a pretty large selection of images and art work that almost ensure you find something that will look good on your device. To add that extra touch, they even offer matching wallpaper for your device to really complement the skin if you want to do that. 

If by some chance you didn't find anything that appeals to you on their site, you can do a custom skin from your own images or artwork. How cool would it be to have your website logo or a picture of your kid skinned to your laptop or iPod? Pretty cool stuff. I didn't get to try the custom images, as they only sent me some pre-printed items, but the print quality on my samples is excellent.

Most of the skins are $15 for small devices (mp3 players and such), and $20-$30 for Netbooks and Laptops respectively. You will have to look and see if your specific device is supported. Most of the popular ones are on their list, so it's probably a non-issue.

You can't go wrong with the 3M technology that MusicSkins uses. It looks great, it's easy to apply, and is extremely durable. You will probably get tired of the skin before it wears out. They offer a wide selection of music artists and other artwork as well. If you want to protect your device from scratches and give it a little bit of personalization, they are a must. 

$15-$30 USD (depending on device)