Not unlike an 8-year-old, I love a good sticker. Previously, I have used some computer skins aka "computer stickers" found on etsy, but they didn't hold up like they should have [Tangent: Nevermind that I bought one for a 15" laptop and I own a 13", so I cut it to fit and it looks super janky! Oops!] Unfortunately, it has had its run of camoflaging the nicks scratches and proof of me eating around my laptop. Time for an upgrade!
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I was super excited when they arrived at my door! When ordering, I was pretty much thinking it would just be glorified shelf liners, but it was thicker and had an ever-so-subtle wood grain texture. [Tangent: The quality will surely be needed as it is evident my my smashed iPhone, that I am not good at having nice things.] After peeling off the old skin and cleaning all the
My contact at SlickWraps had prepared me to check out youtube tutorials like this one before slapping that baby on, plus he told me to use a hair dryer to bend the corners, but even with the tutorial and pro tips, I didn't trust myself to tackle it. Its a biblical fact that I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler. Instead, I hired my boyfriend, who is selectively meticulous and has mild OCD to take over the techno-stickering.
Note the extreme yoga posing and looks of intense concentration. I will admit, it will definitely take you a good 30 minutes plus to put it on, but if you place it a little askew, with a little elbow grease it can be easily peeled off and will restick like new. [Tangent: I was really worried that it was gonna be a one shot deal.]
After sticking everything in it's proper place and trying a variety of techniques, I learned that the little smoothing tool included with the slickwraps packaging had a QR code on the back that when scanned would lead you to a site instructing you on how to put the skins on. [Tangent: To me it just seemed like an extra step.]
Even though, my SlickWrap came to me gratis, I definitely think they are worth the expense. It's a lot of fun to add some pizazz to something I spend so much of my day. Also, its an extra layer of protection for my 'puter from dings and scratches without having to use a bulky hard case. After searching through the SlickWraps site, I learned the company makes a casing for just about anything from Roku boxes to headphones. Also, I would definitely follow their facebook page and everywhere else in social media because they are forever giving out exclusive promotions and such; I'm cheap and love a deal.
Stay tuned for part two because there is a giveaway. WHAT WHAT!?!? How's that for a cliffhanger?