I don’t know about you, but when it comes to spoiling myself with a new gadget, I always like to make it feel like it’s mine, I like to customize it, to make it unique. In short, I like to be able to tell my iPad from a thousand others at a glance.
Speaking of the iPad, most cases available on the market aren’t customizable, so one needs to be content with whatever designs he or she can find. I’m not saying that they are ugly, I’m just saying they aren’t unique. While looking for something to “tattoo” my new iPad, I made this discovery which is too cool to keep secret, so I’m pleased to share it with you: SkinIt.
SkinIt is a website where everybody can direct the production of their own customized iPad skin. After you go through the creative process, the final design will be printed on a durable, premium grade 3M Vinyl film which enables easy application and residue-free removal. All iPad skins produced with SkinIt are carefully cut to fit the contour of the device. Being low-profile and non-interfering with any accessories such as docks, chargers or adapters, these skins don’t alter your iPad experience in any way, while enabling it to become truly unique.
The iPad skin designs are grouped in more than 20 categories, from sports, military or religion to art, fashion, entertainment or zodiac. It’s easy to have your own American Idol, Disney or “The Simpsons” iPad skin, as SkinIt offers countless designs in all these categories.
But perhaps the coolest feature of SkinIt is the iPad skin customizer, which enables you to create your own skin from scratch, using photos from your personal archive, from photo sharing websites such as Photobucket, Facebook or SnapFish or from the skinit.com image library. This is a skin I’ve created using one of my cat’s photos and some cool graphic elements from the SkinIt library:
I must confess I love it! Custom skins also make great gifts. How would you feel if you received as a birthday present an iPad skin featuring your children, your pet, or simply a happy moment of your life captured in a photo?
For those of you who’d be happier with a ready-made design, here are a few amazing iPad skins you can choose from. These are only my top picks, but you can browse through the whole collection on the SkinIt website.
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