A Find: Add some zing to that boring black laptop
February 27, 2006
Yeah, yeah, black goes with everything. But with the oversaturation of boring black and gray laptops out there, itâ€™s perfectly natural to crave a little variation when expressing your portable-computer personality. Thatâ€™s where Skyn Mobile comes in. The company is marketed as â€œthe new leader of the mobile fashion industry,â€ which makes me think thereâ€™s a tech-savvy gadget girl revolution brewing (itâ€™s about time!). Skyn’s stick-on laptop covers ($35-$40) add an instant pop of color to your usually-drab hardware, ensuring that youâ€™ll be the focus â€” and envy â€” of your next boardroom get-together. Choose from four solid candy colors (lilac, pink, lime, and teal), a funky floral â€œEvaâ€ pattern, or a Swarovski crystal monogrammed version of the reusable, glossy-finished covers. The covers fit most standard 14-, 15- or 15.4-inch portable computers, but check the online measurements against your computerâ€™s dimensions before you place your order. While you new press-on prettifier wonâ€™t do much in the way of protecting your laptop from damage, it will turn it into an instant accessory. After all, why should your iPod and cell get all the fashion glory?