Society 6 is an online store which sells artwork created by artists from all around the world. Artwork is available as art prints, stretched canvases, iPhone hard cases or skins, laptop and iPad skins, T-shirts and hoodies.
Skins are made from an easy-to-apply, latest generation 3M material which eliminates air bubbles.
In order to avoid waste, all Society 6 products are produced only on-demand. Shipping is done via DHL, within three business days from the time you place the order. International shipping is available, but buyers need to be aware that all import duties and taxes are their responsibility and they are payable at the moment of the delivery.
Browsing the shop is easy, skins are grouped into categories such as 3D, Abstract, Animals, Comics, Gaming, Humor, Illustration, Movies & TV, People, Political, Photography etc. Unlike Gelaskins, which provide customization for both sides of the iPad, Society 6 skins cover only the back side, therefore they don’t interfere with the look of your iPad front.
Gelaskins have released a range of new skins designed for the iPad 2. If you are looking to differentiate yourself from other iPad 2 owners, then there really isn’t a better way to stand out from the crowd. These skins also offer excellent scratch protection for your new iPad, and are fully compatible with the new Smart Cover from Apple. One of the things we just love about Gelaskins is they also provide a matching iPad wallpaper background image with your skin purchase. After applying the skin and wallpaper your device will be fully dressed and ready to party. Check out some of the amazing designs available below, or visit GelaSkins to get your suit on!
Battlestar by PhilipStraub
Depths by Lawrence Yang
SpiralHole by MichaelPage
Possessed by Luke Chueh
Mike Sam and Alex by Travis Louie
Monad by Joan Salo
Emergence by Warren Mack
Keep Calm by GelaSkins
Apart from being awesomely cool, GelaSkins also provide the following features:
Customize and protect your iPad 2
iPad 2 GelaSkins are fully compatible with Apple Smart Covers
GelaSkins cover the front and back of the iPad 2
3M technology for easy application and clean removal
Super-thin (less than 1mm) tough scratch protection
Avoid the bulk of other iPad 2 cases with GelaSkins
Includes full access to the GelaSkins Wallpaper Gallery
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:
Custom iPad Skins
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.
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.
UPDATE! The InvisibleShield is now available for the iPad 2. You should order yours here, but please look carefully at the options and choose whether you want the Easy Installation or Full Protection. It defaults to easy installation.
Have you ordered your iPad yet? If so, what’s the next thing that pops into your mind? an iPad screen protector perhaps? If it is not high on your list of priorities it probably should be. One of our main concerns whenever we get a brand new slick gadget like the iPad, is how to protect it against scratches and normal wear and tear. We want to keep it looking brand new for the longest possible time. The other major concern is that our, slim, shiny iPad could lose a great deal of its charm if we hide it behind a bulky protective case. Nobody wants that! So here’s where day dreaming about the perfect iPad case becomes a reality!
What if we could show you a protective shield with real stealth qualities, by “stealth qualities” we mean it is almost impossible to detect that it is even there! Yet it is tough enough to resist even the hardest bumps and scratches. Even if such a high-tech, thin-film screen protector existed, wouldn’t it be reserved for top secret military applications only?
There is something that fits this profile though, something that has already been tested and approved by over 7 million users of iPod, iPhone and Blackberry worldwide, The Invisible Shield by ZAGG.
Made from a military grade patented material, the invisibleSHIELD by ZAGG provides real protection against scratches while fitting so precisely on the iPad that it’s practically invisible. The super-thin protective film features self-healing qualities, thus eliminating the need for frequent replacements and making it amazingly good value for money. If we consider that the original use for this material was to protect helicopter blades, we can see why ZAGG offers a 45 day money back guarantee and a lifetime replacement guarantee. Yes it’s true – if your screen protector gets damaged in any way Zagg will replace it, free.
There are three coverage options available: full body, front only or back only coverage, so you can choose to pay only for what you plan to use. Although we recommend getting both front and back iPad screen protection, the price difference between full body coverage and any of the other two options is only $10, a small price to pay to fully protect your iPad.
Moreover, we were excited to note that ZAGG is giving away one Apple iPad every week for the whole month of May! The contest is free to join and by entering it you’ll also get a 50% discount coupon, good for any of the products on ZAGG.com. Even if you don’t win the weekly iPad, you can still grab the best possible iPad screen protector at half price.
If you are still not convinced then check out this video where a ZAGG staff member gives their iPad some pretty rough treatment.
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You can see how impervious the Invisible Shield line of iPad screen protectors are to everyday wear and tear. I mean, you would not allow your iPad to have nails and screws or an angle grinder applied to the surface would you? What I know for certain is if it can handle this then it can handle anything I’m going to throw at it.
How would you feel knowing that your new iPad had the same kind of protection that was used by the army for protecting their Apache helicopter blades? No matter how careful one may be, accidents happen, that’s a fact of life. Getting an ugly scratch or two on your brand new iPad in the first month of using it doesn’t sound too good, especially if you’ve made a few financial sacrifices to afford your iPad in the first place. Take it from me – I never drop things, but a few years ago I dropped my brand new Blackberry when it was only a couple of days old… Very out out of character for me, but it happened
In line with the old saying that “it’s better to be safe than sorry”, you should consider getting an iPad screen protector before it’s too late. It doesn’t have to be bulky or opaque. You can find solutions that don’t interfere at all with the normal use of the touch screen. One of these solutions draws its inspiration from military origins, it’s called Clear Armor. The name says it all: solid scratch defense protection without affecting your iPad experience.
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Clear Armor is the transparent protection film brought to you by Case-Mate, a very well-known and reputable name in the gadget accessories industry. Clear Armor for iPad is available in three variants:
Complete front and back protection
Front only screen protection
Back only screen protection.
The lifetime warranty speaks volumes about the quality of the Clear Armor protective film, which is made of a material that is very hard to scratch. Case-Mate will replace your Clear Armor if it gets scratched while protecting your iPad, no matter whether it happens tomorrow or in five or ten years time. All you have to do in order to benefit from the lifetime warranty, is to ship your damaged original Clear Armor back to Case-Mate after you receive your new one. A small shipping and handling fee would apply, but that’s incomparably lower than the cost of new screen protection. Besides, the odds indicate that you will probably never need to make use of this warranty, which is so confidently offered by Case-Mate.
We also found a nice little video produced by Case-Mate that shows how easy it is to apply Clear Armor – although the device in the video is not actually an iPad, you can still see how Clear Armor protects while being virtually undetectable.
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Order your Clear Armor now. If your iPad had a soul, it would jump out of its box and kiss you for taking such good care of it. It’s worth noting here too the other iPad screen protector we rate very highly: the InvisibleSHIELD from Zagg.