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Old 07-13-2011, 03:23 AM   #1
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Skins to make a K3 feel less slippery ?

I'm looking for a skin for my K3 that makes it feel less slippery .

These skins are not satisfactory :

1. 'Marware SportGrip Fitted Silicone Kindle Case'
Some of the 1-star reviews mention the fact that static is a (big) problem with this skin .
 
2. 'DecalGirl Kindle Skin'
This skin doesn't make the K3 feel less slippery , or like this 5-star review by Pen Name says : "The decal is matte and feels pretty much the same as the kindle feels, so you won't notice a difference in that area at all."
 
So my question is : what skins are available to make a K3 feel less slippery ?
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:22 AM   #2
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For what its worth, purchased a skin on Ebay from seller mightyskins1 ...9.99 and is good quality in my estimation.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:33 PM   #3
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I find that the matte Decal Girl skins are more than satisfactory for gripping the Kindle, but everybody's different.

This silicone cover seems to have excellent reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Purple-iPearl-...0574703&sr=8-2
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:04 PM   #4
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all about skins!

and the matte skin from decal girl does make the kindle feel much less slippery
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Thanks for your replies , pidgeon92 and kindlekitten !

I just ordered the Matte/Satin Reverie skin directly from www.decalgirl.com :



I especially like the description :

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A boy sits alone on a hill under a tree, a silhouette’s shadow against the dark blue night, staring up at the magnificent shining moon with the realization that we’re all just tiny specks of dust when it comes to the things in the sky.
Stardust , that's what we're made of .
Literally !

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That's an impressive looking skin. Really like it.
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I thought the DecalGirl skins were little more than sticky backed paper with perhaps a thin vinyl coating. The one I had for my K2 a few years ago felt lke paper and reminded me of the stuff my mom used to cover kitchen pantry shelves. I guess they look good, but I cannot say they provide any protection and certainly don't add any grip factor. I think I spent longer trying to apply the darn thing than I did with it on the K2. I wonder if anyone makes a stick-on Kindle 3 back plate made of neopreme and that is about 1/8 inch thick? I've seen similar back plates for iPads.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:12 PM   #8
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they are thin vinyl. IMHO, the std back is much better than the skin. Skins look great, but the one I had made it harder to hang on to. I'd LOve to have a thick adhesive cover.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:53 PM   #9
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IMHO, the std back is much better than the skin. Skins look great, but the one I had made it harder to hang on to.
What coating did your DecalGirl skin have , the High-Gloss or the Matte/Satin ?
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