Update: See our new review, GelaSkins – Skins for the iPad 2
One of the coolest benefits brought by modern technology is that we can enjoy fine art without needing to spend a lot of money on a house full of paintings. I’m not talking here about the subway graffiti or about artistic tattoos, although they can also be considered modern art forms. I’m talking about common gadgets such as mobile phones, laptops, netbooks, or the new kid on the block, Apple’s iPad. All these can be customized to match their owner’s personality and style, to express a mood or to illustrate an attitude. In this article we are going to show you how to turn your iPad into an art item while protecting it from scratches and bumps with GelaSkins.
GelaSkins are removable art prints that come in the shape of skins paired with matching desktop wallpapers to make your iPad look like an amazing work of art. Being printed on a thin, UV-coated, premium grade 3M vinyl film, GelaSkins are scratch and wear resistant. Moreover, thanks to the high-quality adhesive which contains patented micro-channels, the skins don’t form those annoying air bubbles that are almost inevitable when applying lower quality skins. The GelaSkin can be easily removed without leaving sticky traces all over your iPad which could take ages to clean, or may never go away completely.
Anyone with an artistic nature will enjoy the new look of their iPad wearing a GelaSkin designed by the artist of their choice. The artwork collection include works of famous artists such as Gustav Klimt, Wassily Kandinsky, Edvard Munch, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh or Alex Noriega, but also amazing nature photos offered by National Geographic and cool comics characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk or Wolverine.
There’s a GelaSkin out there for everybody, all you need to do is browse through the amazing collection of mobile art made available on their website. In the unlikely event of not being satisfied with any of the designs, you can create your own iPad skin online from the scratch, by uploading your artwork. The design process is guided and a helpful video is also available to help you enjoy a smooth and satisfying creative process. We found it cool that one can have their own, unique iPad skin for a comparable price to ordering a ready-made one.
Applying the skin on the iPad is eased a lot by the fine grid on the back of the vinyl film which helps setting it in the correct position. The desktop wallpaper that comes with the skin is so precisely matched that it creates a seamless design that makes you forget you’re using the same device as million other people.
With GelaSkins you won’t only be the happy owner of an iPad but the owner of that unique iPad that speaks volumes about who you are. Dare to be unique! Visit the GelaSkin artwork collection and choose your iPad skin now. The good news is that if you hurry up you’ll catch their current limited time promotion: buy 3 skins and get 1 free.