Add a little personality oomph to your iPhone 5 without the extra pocket bulk of a case; opt instead for something thin-skinned. If concerns that the phone's aluminum back cover is easily scratched, skins by GelaSkins will keep your gadget looking as fresh as the day you unboxed it, while also letting that geek flag fly high. Plus — each skin has a matching digital wallpaper to keep your iPhone fully accessorized. Check out our skins of choice in the galley.
If you don't want to bulk up your iPhone 4 or 4S with a case, try these LuxePlates on for size. Made out of stainless steel and etched with one of many sweet designs, LuxePlates simply attach to the back of your phone to give it a unique look that you can't get with a case. Plus, they're easy to remove without any leftover residue. The sides and front of your phone will still be exposed, but if you love your iPhone's sleek shape, this might be the way to go. All LuxePlates come with an affordable price tag of $27, so check out the designs and pick your fave in the gallery!
Hey iPhone owners: remember how frustrating it was when Motorola introduced that R2-D2-themed Droid last year? You knew you weren't going to drop your iPhone in exchange for an Android device, but boy, that thing was pretty sweet. Well, your patience (and loyalty) has paid off with this R2-D2 iPhone 4/4S Skin ($10) from Etsy seller Killer Duck Decals.
Fitting the front, rear, and sides of your iPhone 4 or 4S, this decal gives you the Android look you always wanted, without having to go through the learning curve of a new OS. Want to see more? Get a better look at this decal in the gallery!
I may not have the "artsy" gene, and can't paint a barn to save my life, but I watched Bob Ross's The Joy of Painting every single week when I was a kid. Not only was he the king of creating "happy little trees," but his voice was so soothing I often fell asleep while watching him paint. If you don't know who Bob Ross is, then I feel old.
So imagine my excitement when I came across these Infectious The EarlYears ($14 and up) gadget skins from artist SteveORama. Fitting your BlackBerry, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and laptops, you can outfit your electronic essentials in happiness in Bob's familiar form and let them pose as daily conversation pieces as well. Bob Ross has quite the following, so be prepared for some "happy little tree" comments from your fellow commuters. Check out more images of the skins in the slideshow!
Charity: Water is an organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water to developing countries where it isn't readily available. Designs range from a blue doodle to a design made up of the yellow water jugs the organization uses to bring water to those in need, to stunning photography from areas of the world it was able to help. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds from each skin will go directly to the cause.
We love a good "how-to" around these parts, and thanks to an astute shutterbug here at Sugar HQ, we were directed to a fun and totally awesome one on Photojojo.
Since you're all submitting such amazing photos to our Cool Capture group, I can assume that our GeekSugar Community consists of photo nerds of varying degrees and you'll all be excited to test out this particular tutorial that teaches you how to make your own iPhone skin from an image of your favorite camera. Whether it's an old-fashioned Holga, your new DSLR, or your trusty hot-pink 35mm from the '80s, you can complete these step-by-step instructions with minimal sweat. You're probably using your iPhone to take more pics nowadays anyway, so why not dress it up a little?
Find out more (including where to point your browsers to get the full instructions) after the break.
Starting at $15, your laptops, MP3 players, ereaders, and more can be skinned with the faces of Bella, Jacob, Edward, the Wolf Pack, the Cullens —or heck, all of the above — just in time for Eclipse to hit theaters on June 30. But it doesn't stop there — made from high-resolution images and printed on 3M vinyl, mega-fans can even purchase life-sized skins of the cast to stick on their walls at home. Now the hard part — choosing which character to buy. Sorry Edward, I'm Team Jacob all the way.
Today, GelaSkins announced its latest comic-themed skins from Marvel. Choose from 75 templates for your laptops, iPhones, and iPods, some of which were ripped straight from the comics themselves. Personally, I like the comic book cover collage which features new and retro covers alike. Would look pretty sick on your laptop, no? Prices start at $15, so head over and choose your superhero now!
Even if you didn't get to party with Tim Burton himself on Tuesday night for the unveiling of his career-spanning collection of art in NYC, you can still go check out the goods at the MoMA, and now can don your iPhone or laptop in his work as well. GelaSkins is known for their huge selection of artist-inspired gadget skins, and have plucked the artwork right out of Burton's "The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories" and handed it to us in a collection called Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys.
The iPhone skins will set you back $15, and the Laptop skins start at $30, but seems like a deal if you're a Burton fangirl, or just adore his creepy-cute art, like I do.