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Laptop Skins for a Change

Updated on June 5, 2009

Mobile Designer Looks for Your Laptop

What is a laptop skin and why would you want one? Well, have you seen the skins offered for cell phones, iPods or even online music players? In short, skins make gadgets you already have look different. Instead of buying new and wrecking your budget just because you are bored, purchase a skin and update your gadget.

Skins not only change the looks of your laptop, they also protect it from scratches and fingerprints. Skins are typically vinyl so they are easily cleaned. If you tire of one you can easily remove it and replace it with another. Add bling, flowers or graphics to suit your mood. Price wise laptop skins are very reasonably priced. I have seen prices starting at approximately $10 and most are priced under $40.

Skins are purchased according to the size of the laptop, for example your laptop may be a 12" while someone else may be 15" or a 17". Some skins are also sold according to what brand of laptop you have, for example a Sony versus a Toshiba.

Companies such as Designerskins offer custom sized skins for most any laptop. The unique designs are great and I found a few that I would love to have. One is called the "Money Machine" and I may end up with that one.

Another company named DecalGirl gives you the ability to design your own skins. They provide the template and you send them your design. They will then turn your design into a laptop skin.

SkynMobile offers laptop skins featuring a design made of real Swarovski Crystals. They also offer one that is white and can be airbrushed or decorated with markers.

Customizing your laptop reflects your personality. Gamers, business people, girlie girls, moms and dads all have special personalities that can be brought out by adding a skin to their laptop. Skins make great gifts for those that seemingly already have everything.


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      jharna 5 years ago

      Yeah these skin covers are really awesome, I like it very much and interested to buy these Laptop Skin Cover for my new Laptop. These skin covers not only provide look but also protect device from external damages.

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      Computer Skins 8 years ago

      I think the custom design laptop skins is the way people are heading to ... they can create their unique one instead of having the same design like others.

      These designs are really cool and awesome.


      The Computer Skins Guy

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      betherickson 9 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Debbie, this is great. I love those animal print skin. Are those real animal skin? Hope it's not.. It's very fabulous. Thumb's up! :)

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      pcrivals 9 years ago from U.S.

      Great information thank you. I agree, laptops skins are a great way to protect your laptop, I can't tell you how many times I have saved my pc from scuffs and scrapes by using one. Well worth the investment!

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      Whitney 10 years ago from Georgia

      I have a koi skin on mine. My parents bought the laptop for me last year for school, and my dad picked out a skin. It's cool.

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      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

      Wow! what are they going to thonk of next to get excited. Perhaps they only want us to spend morte money.

      Thank you all for an incredible couple of months. I have enjoyed the hubs immensely and learnt a vast amount.Please enjoy to night and have a better 2008 than ever.

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      Veronica 10 years ago from NY

      I'm glad. I read all your hubs, I think they are really well written. I love how excited you get about new electronics and gadgets. They inform me a bit so that when I'm at a cocktail party and someone says they just got the new whatever, I can at LEAST honestly say, Oh I just read an article about that. I just never comment because I never have anything of value to add. (I'm a tad technologically challenged: for me it's the laptops, the sirius radio, and the cell phone - that's prety much it, lol.)

      Happy New Year, Debbie!

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      Debbie Cook 10 years ago from USA

      I take that as a great compliment! Thank You!

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      Veronica 10 years ago from NY

      I have skins on both my laptops, it definitley adds protection like you mentioned.

      This was exciting for me! I read your hubs and it is very rare I ever know anything about the gadget you're talking about! YAY!