I got a pitch from the PR rep for GelaSkins a couple of weeks ago. I was very busy at the time but she offered to send me a sample of the product if I would just take a minute to look at the site and tell her what gadget I wanted to skin and what art I wanted on my custom skin. Obligingly, I went to see if they offered a skin for my phone – even though I wasn’t sure I wanted to skin my phone. They didn’t offer one for my phone. But 30 minutes later I had designed a work of art to grace my laptop and was completely hooked.
The art on the site is absolutely stunning. Normally, I am uninspired by the nature photos and ho-hum graphics that design-your-skin places offer. But the stuff here is wall-hanging-worthy. My skin arrived earlier this week and I found ten minutes to get it out of the package and slap it on my laptop today. Wow! My laptop was awesome before. Now it’s awesome and stunning. I can’t stop looking at it.
My kids are jealous. (my budding-photographer daughter wants to upload her own photos to skin all over her iPod, laptop, and phone.) My husband is jealous. My phone is jealous. And I’m a convert.
I’m looking around the house for other stuff to skin. That Wii might pretty up the family room with a floral skin on the side. What about my printer? My water bottle? My desk? The dog? It’s a good thing the site has a rather limited choice (it claims over 100 gadgets) of gear it can skin or I’d be slapping these thin layers of removable pretty all over everything.