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ZAGGskins Review: Custom Designer Skins for the iPhone

I’ve owned every single generation of the iPhone so far. With each iPhone, I never used a silicon case. From the days of my first gen iPhone, I’ve been using ZAGG’s invisibleSHIELD to protect my iPhone. It’s the strongest protection out there, and I like having less bulk to carry all the time.

Introducing: ZAGGskins–Custom Designed Skins for the iPhone

Today is the official launch of ZAGGskins, which is ZAGG’s entry into the designer skin market. Users can choose from 114 ZAGG-designed skins, or upload your own image to customize away! The neat thing about ZAGGskins is that they use the SAME material as the clear invisibleSHIELD on your iPhone. So you get protection and funky designs at the same time.

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Customizing Your ZAGGskins Online–Upload Your Own Pictures

Although there are over 114 designs to choose from, and most are designed by a local Utah artist. The designs are nice, but of course it really comes down to your taste. I did notice ZAGG subtly inserting their logo into each design. It’s more prominent on some designs versus others. If you’re proud to show the world it’s done by ZAGG great. But I can see some people not wanting the ZAGG logo on their design.

How to bypass this? Create your own custom design! Anyways, it’s always nice to have your iPhone stand out from the MILLIONS out there right? Well now you can do that with ZAGGskins.

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Here are some features:

* Scratch-proof your device with our exclusive, patented film which now includes unique patterns and custom designs
* 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
* Upload your own custom design for virtually indestructible protection that says “This is Me”
* The ultra-thin film will not add bulk to your device
* Our skins feature an easy 3-step install
* The only skin with the award winning toughness of the invisibleSHIELDâ„¢

How to Design Your Own Skin?

Just logon to the ZAGG website, and start customizing your iPhone 3G/3GS skins. It’s very easy to upload your own picture, plus you can add extra shapes for some flair. You can easily rotate, move and shrink your image. Well done for making it easy, ZAGG. It’s comparable to other customizable skin companies out there and is a very straightforward process. Check out my mad skillz below:

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Looking at the reflection of the skin against light, its properties do reveal that it is indeed the same material as the invisibleSHIELD. Installing these ZAGGskins were a piece of cake! There’s no water involved as the skins themselves are adhesive, so they stick right onto your iPhone easily. Air bubbles are pretty much non-existent due to the design. Man, if only the original invisibleSHIELD was this easy to install. Here are some pics of a quick install of a Canadian flag ZAGGskin (the bezel pieces weren’t cut properly so I couldn’t put them on–but the other samples are fine).

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The only thing is that the corner coverage of these ZAGGskins aren’t as thorough as the invisibleSHIELD. There are pieces for the top and bottom bezels, but the corners are lacking. But, even then it’s not a problem since the corners are usually the most difficult parts to install. However, the corners are cut very well to prevent peeling, and the adhesive works very well. Now that the complexity has been turned down a notch, it actually was quite pleasant installing these skins. Just line up the skin with the camera hole, then lay down from the center and start smoothing it out. Voila!

ZAGGskins are available for the iPhone, iPhone 3G/3GS, and iPod Touch. They are even available for the MacBook, Palm Pre, Blackberry, Android devices, cameras, and more. It seems ZAGG just continues to pump out skins for new models of electronic devices all the time. ZAGGskins are selling for 25% off right now at $14.99 (regular price $19.99), although this will end very soon.

Check out the following promo video:

Click here to visit ZAGG.com and be the first on your block to get a ZAGGskin!

iPhoneinCanada.ca Readers Save 20% Off Your ZAGG Order

If you didn’t know already, we have an exclusive 20% off coupon code with ZAGG. Use code “iphoneinca” during checkout to save 20% off your ZAGG order! This is a great way to save when you’ve got an upcoming birthday or Christmas order. Definitely work checking out for your MacBook and other electronic toys too.

ZAGGskins GIVEAWAY CONTEST! YOU CAN WIN TODAY!

It’s been a while since I’ve given something away! Today we have SIX ZAGGskins to give away to lucky iPhoneinCanada.ca readers! Thanks to ZAGG for sending these our way. How to enter:

Subscribe to our RSS feed. Follow us on Twitter.
– Leave a comment below explaining WHY you want a ZAGGskin!
– Winners will receive a random ZAGGskin; One entry per email/household
– Contest open to Canada and the USA; Ends Sunday, November 22nd at 11:59PM.

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GOOD LUCK! :)

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of iPhoneinCanada.ca. Follow me on Twitter, and @iPhoneinCanada, and on Google+.

  • Dusty

    I want one because that Canada custom skin looks badass! I have some wicked ideas for a skin ;)
    O ya, its my birthday today and it could be a good gift lol :P

  • pegasus

    I want one because I want to make my iphone back as colorful and as protective as ZAGGskins can give me!! Flowers would look great on my white iPhone 3GS!! =)

  • mofoman

    This is sooo awesome!
    I was so disappointed with my first experience with zagg.
    I got an invisible shield for my white iphone, but it discolored very quickly which is very annoying.

    Now that they have these skins, I'm hoping that wont be a problem.
    I would love to have one of these to give it another shot!

  • mofoman

    Ps. They aren't giving the 25% off anymore (19.99 –> 14.99)
    Customer rep said it was only for Zagg zealots…

  • mofoman

    The “iphoneinca” code doesn't seem to work for the ZAGGskins..
    Am I doing something wrong?

  • stuhFAN

    I want a zaggskin because my phone looks boring, haha.

  • François La Roche

    I want one. I want one. I want one.
    Because… I want one, I want one, I want one !!!
    ;-)

  • iVictoria

    My new iPhone 32GB 3GS has no protection at all. I just received it from FIDO yesterday and it is cold and shivering and exposed to keys, pens, pencils, pins, paperclips, scissors and other sharp objects that just want to scratch the hell out of it. Please may I have some clothes for my iPhone, please? – invisibleShield to the rescue!

  • François La Roche

    I want one. I want one. I want one.
    Because… I want one, I want one, I want one !!!
    ;-)

  • andrewboarder

    That Canada One is Sickkkk. This contest is perfect for me! I just got a brand new iphone replacement because my second iphone 3g broke. So i need to keep it in wicked condition! Help Me :)

  • Justin

    I want one because it was my birthday last week…..

  • Justin

    I want one because it was my birthday last week

  • Chantal

    Invisibleshield is the best protection product ever, we already have one for each or our 4 gps's and my iphone. The Zaggskin would be awesome!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    I have ZAGG looking into this! Will report back.

  • Tim C

    I've been waiting for some decently form fitting customizable skins for my 3GS. This is the perfect thing I am looking for! Thanks iphoneincanada~

  • G-Money

    I want one because I break almost every electronic I buy. At least this would keep my iPhone protected temporarily!

  • mikeec67

    I've put a Zagg skin on every electronic device they have one for. I love them, recommend them to everyone. A nice custom one would soooo sweet on my new 3GS. The Canadian flag ones are great but I like the Argyle ones too.

  • Tyronee

    Think of it this way. My phone is a guy, i'm a “straight” guy. My guy phone is “naked” right now. Would you want everyone to see your naked “guy” everytime you pull out your phone? I would like one to put me out of my misery an embarresment in public (A)

  • GamingSV

    I want ZAGGskin because i WAS an invisible shield owner until i peeled it off to get a new set. On the day i decided to go to the postal office after school but little did i know my mom threw it out while i was at school…. So now i can't get a invisible shield, so getting this as af ree gift would be pleasant! Thanks

  • mrluckyg123

    I Love ZAGG products, been using invisible shield over a year & would love to try this wonderful Skin look.

  • iWaYne23

    I want one because I'm tired of those bulky silicone protectors but I hate the invisible shield because of its discoloration is very visible on a white iphone so zaggs skins will be better because i don't have to worry bout discoloration.

  • rorypiper

    FINALLY!! I've been waiting for ZAGG to release these. I'm due for a new Invisible Shield and I want to try one of these. Enter me in the contest, please.

  • StubbyClapp

    I'd like one because I'm waiting on shipment for my first iPhone… in the past, I've bought Best Skins Ever but I've been meaning to make the switch to Zagg. I feel this would be a pretty nice opportunity.

  • vman1964

    These are cool and they have the best protection. I want one.
    Ron

  • x00carly

    I currently have a clear silicone case on my iPhone, and although it's protected, it's quite boring. I'd LOVE the customized Canada one – it looks really super! I looked through the ZAGGskins when I got their newsletter in my inbox yesterday and couldn't really find one I liked enough. Really hope I win! Great review, Gary!
    Eternal thanks,
    Carly xo

  • theoneandonly

    good review, but uniqueskins has the exact same thing (with a customized front cover as well, around the screen) for only $6.99. you can upload pics to it or use their designs, and it comes out fantastic.

  • LoWd0Wn

    I am a big fan of Zagg – love the ear buds and my invisible shield is about ready for a replacement.
    Love all the designs. Would look awesome on my phone – even the iphoneincanada one!!

  • G Lin

    I want to win a zaggskin because I've never had a skin for my phone and I've been using the same old case ever since I got my iPhone. The case was already used and pretty much broken, but it's better than nothing I guess. I always wanted to try a a zagg on my phone since I know it's the strongest, and I keep getting scratches on my phone.

  • cosmokanga2

    Thank you procrastination! I was going to go with the invisibleSEILD, but this looks better for my new iPhone. Winning one would be even better!

  • http://twitter.com/sands989 sands989

    I loved the invisible shield, but mine started to peel, so I took it of and replaced with a ugly white rubber cover. I really need a ZAGGskin cause my phone looks really bad with this white piece of junk on it. A cool ZAGGskin would make me feel really good.

  • deecee24

    I want one because it was my birthday today, and well I couldn't afford to do anything. Kinda sad, but this would make up for it!

  • gruven

    I would like a ZAGGskin because they have some pretty awesome custom designs and the Ace of Spades skin would look perfect on my phone!

  • nhmmom

    Those look amazing!!

    I would love one because I am sick of the big bulky cases….I need something pretty!!

  • http://www.sundaynightsuccess.com/ Jeremie

    What is the grip like with these shields? The only thing I don't like about my iPod touch is the fact that typing rapidly can be difficult because the back is slippery. I would love a thin backing that also added a no slip grip to the back of the iPod/iPhone.

    Does this skin do this? If not, any suggestions?

  • neondeon

    OK if this doesn't win me a freebie nothing will!!! :-)
    I'm a LOYAL customer of ZAGG products and have been buying their products for a few years now … shields for the iPods, iPhones, BB and laptop.

    Loyalty to their products is not the reason why I should get a freebie, but the reason I should get one is because I've been a good 'marketing agent' for ZAGG over the years. I have convinced a ton of friends and colleagues to get ZAGG invisible shield for their electronics device. I love the sleek look of these skins (really hate bulky cases)

    My only dilemma (if I win one) is once everyone else see how bada$$ these ZAGGskins are, they are going to want one as well and then I'm stuck having to put it on for them, which BTW something I've become an expert at.
    But please don't let 'my dilemma' stop you from giving me one :-), I will deal with that after.

    The Argyle one has to be my favourite, but there are a few others that I really like.

    Thanks for considering this entry.

    Cheers

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  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Winners:

    Dusty
    neondeon
    deecee24
    andrewboarder
    Chantal
    stuhFAN

    Please email me your address! Thanks.

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  • LoveInsanity

    The corners on the finished product don't look anything like they do on the website. Look at your example! It doesn't even fit the phone and leaves the corners totally unprotected and all choppy. I just got mine and I'm returning it. Waste of shipping charges that they charge you to return their crappy, misrepresented product.

  • alextm747

    hey do the custom zaggskins dont cover everything in the back it leaves some parts exposed

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    It's impossible to cover the corners due to the curves. My install is
    still perfect. This product is not for you it seems.

  • LoveInsanity

    If it was perfect, it would look like the phones they show on the website. What they show on the site is a photoshopped misrepresentation. I'm curious as to why you're not showing pictures of the top or the bottom of the phone? I'm sure it's because it's looks like mine…. sloppy with gaps on and around the corners and the ridges. And you are correct. The product is not for me. I have a problem with blatant misrepresentation. Unfortunately for consumers, when you search out ZaggSkins, you get inundated with sketchy affiliate site reviews rather than actual consumer experiences.

  • LoveInsanity

    The corners on the finished product don't look anything like they do on the website. Look at your example! It doesn't even fit the phone and leaves the corners totally unprotected and all choppy. I just got mine and I'm returning it. Waste of shipping charges that they charge you to return their crappy, misrepresented product.

  • alextm747

    hey do the custom zaggskins dont cover everything in the back it leaves some parts exposed

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    It's impossible to cover the corners due to the curves. My install is
    still perfect. This product is not for you it seems.

  • LoveInsanity

    If it was perfect, it would look like the phones they show on the website. What they show on the site is a photoshopped misrepresentation. I'm curious as to why you're not showing pictures of the top or the bottom of the phone? I'm sure it's because it's looks like mine…. sloppy with gaps on and around the corners and the ridges. And you are correct. The product is not for me. I have a problem with blatant misrepresentation. Unfortunately for consumers, when you search out ZaggSkins, you get inundated with sketchy affiliate site reviews rather than actual consumer experiences.

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  • Anonymous

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  • Jevaristo

    i just ordered invisibleshield would it be ok to put a ZAGGSKIN over it?

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