A while back I reviewed Unique Skins, removable skins that you customized for your iPhone. This time around, we’re going to stick to the pro artists since my Unique Skins designs were just plain pathetic! Today we’re going to check out a Canadian company that has artist-designed removable skins–GelaSkins.
What are GelaSkins?
GelaSkins, based out of Toronto (aka the center of Canada, haha), makes a wide selection of removable skins (iPods, cameras, laptops, etc) featuring almost 70 artists. The designs are amazing and the product itself is really easy to apply and remove. Featuring 3M’s top of the line Controltac adhesive vinyl. At less than 2 millimeters thin, the vinyl features tiny grooves that allow for a perfect bubble-free application every time, yet protecting your iPhone too.
How to Install your GelaSkin
After receiving some samples in the mail I was very impressed with the product’s design and quality. Since I already had an invisibleSHIELD installed on my iPhone 3G, I decided to install the GelaSkin right over top of it! The vinyl is very thin so it does not add bulk to the phone. The install took about 30 seconds and I must say it was probably the easiest “skin” install I’ve done so far. Why was it so easy? It’s because of the grooves in the Contraltac material which allows air bubbles to escape easily. No water/spray necessary!
The design I put on my iPhone was Gummi Anatomie by New York-based artist, Jason Freeny. After the back piece was installed, I went to GelaSkin’s iPhone wallpaper website to save the free matching front wallpaper to my iPhone 3G (first gen users will have to save to their computer and manually upload). There are front wallpaper images that accompany every single image on the site.
Don’t listen to me, just check out the pics here and decide for yourself:
The Final Verdict…
An iPhone 3G GelaSkin will cost $14.95. This only includes the back piece–which may seem pricey to some people. However bear in mind these are top quality designs by real artists, not your run-of-the-mill-Joe-Blow–they need to eat too.
So if you’re looking for something original to make your iPhone stand out from the crowd, plus some minor protection too, check out GelaSkins. Standard shipping in Canada is a very reasonable $3.95 and there is a 30 day return policy on unopened skins. On returns, you can send back your opened skin and exchange it for another one, minus shipping of course.
GelaSkins iPhone 3G CONTEST GIVEAWAY!!!
How can a review on iPhoneinCanada.ca happen without some sort of giveaway? We definitely give away the most iPhone prizes out of any site on the internet! You guys get FREE swag just by visiting, how cool is that? Maybe one day I’ll set it up so you guys mail me a prize instead! LOL. Anyways, two lucky winners will win the following iPhone 3G GelaSkins:
How to Enter this GelaSkins Contest Giveaway
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2. Follow me on Twitter (sign up here). Send me the following tweet:
“@iphoneincanada please enter me in the Gelaskins contest!”
I will choose two random winners from the people who have sent me a tweet on Twitter. Winners will be announced on Twitter only within the next 24 hours! Don’t delay, act now if you want to win some GelaSkins!
Winners of the Unique Skins Contest…
A while back I had a contest for a Unique Skins giveaway. Here are the three lucky winners:
2. Mike Kelly
Congrats to the winners! I will be sending you an email shortly!