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Laptop Computer Sleeves or Sleeveless: Skins Make Travel Safer

Updated on May 5, 2015

Computer Skin

Stare at this lap top skin.  What do you see?
Stare at this lap top skin. What do you see? | Source

Sleeveless Laptops Need Skins

For the regular traveler laptop sleeves and skins are helpful. The skin is exactly what it implies. It is a thin cover that sticks to your laptop. Most computers arrive with a piece of plastic stuck on top. It seemed like a good idea to keep the plastic on. One day, the computer expert our family was updating my laptop and noticed the plastic still on, now this computer has been to Africa and back with that plastic in tack. Yep, you guessed. The computer expert took the plastic off. I was crushed. Putting it back on was futile.

The computer expert, an expert in all things computer, brought home, not long afterward, a skin for my laptop. It sticks perfectly and makes traveling good. It gives my computer an identity.

Your Computer Should Have Sleeves To Cover Skin

When traveling with your laptop the main motivation for having a laptop skin is protection from scratches when the T.S.A. folks toss your computer around. The elimination of fingerprints is another great benefit. There is no reason fingerprint on a laptop should annoy me, but they do. Having a skin on my laptop easily removes that aggravation from my life. Years of sitting in airports working on my laptop has convinced me that I am not the only one annoyed by fingerprints. Many people have asked me about my skin and when I say "It eliminates finger prints" they get really excited. Small things make life more interesting, a skin is small thing and you should have a laptop skin.

Though primarily interested in protecting my computer, I discovered another unintended benefit. My skin individualizes the computer. Computers tend to look very much alike. A Skin helps identify your computer as it disappears into the never-land of the T.S.A. security scanner. Never again will you have to worry about the traveler in front or behind you mistakenly picking up your laptop. Your Skin makes yours different from other laptop owners. Remember to remove your computer from its sleeve before you put it on the conveyor belt at security. Forgetting to remove your computer from its sleeve immediately put you in the unsavory character category and subjects you to inconvenient delays.

Where In The World Can You Find Skins And Sleeves

Wonderful computer skins are readily available on-line. The cost is anywhere from nearly nothing on E-Bay and Amazon to about $35 dollars at Best Buy. You can also create your own at Skinit. Sleeves are found just about everywhere backpacks and bicycle bags are sold

No matter where you buy your laptop skin you can be sure your computer will travel well, be easily identifiable, scratch free, with no visible fingerprints to annoy you.

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for the company:) Marlene.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I see I am in good company. I thought I was just a very finicky person because I would get close to coming unglued by fingerprints on my computer. This is a great hub about computer skins. I like the idea of being able to make my own. Thank you. And, happy travels!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      As hubbers, we all need that laptop to keep on writing even if we keep on moving especially on safaris. This is a great article with useful tips. Voted up, useful and shared.