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Old 08-14-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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Curious: Kobo Touch skins

Out of curiosity, has anyone applied any sort of skin to their Kobo Touch?

I'm curious primarily because my Kobo Touch (and I assume all others?) has a matte, diamond textured back that doesn't seem like it would do very well at all with an adhesive that might go well on another device with solid glossy/plastic backing.

I was specifically looking at adhesive skins for protection and customization at gelaskins.com, if anyone has any experience. I think I'll have to settle for JUST a cover on this one...

Thank you for your thoughts.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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I just ordered one a few days ago. I will let you know.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:28 PM   #3
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:49 PM   #4
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I put a gelaskin on my Kobo a couple of weeks ago and I love it. You don't lose the textured backing, the grip with the skin on is still good, it offers good protection from scratches ect....and hey...it looks good.

Definitely worth it if you ask me.

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Old 08-14-2011, 02:20 PM   #5
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The panel is sheer enough to get into all those contours without issue? The adhesive will permit it, as well?
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:32 PM   #6
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The panel is sheer enough to get into all those contours without issue? The adhesive will permit it, as well?
Yes, I got one also and it's perfect.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:27 AM   #7
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The panel is sheer enough to get into all those contours without issue? The adhesive will permit it, as well?
Yeah I was actually quite surprised how well it fit into all the contours on the back of the device but it does fit perfectly into all of them with no effort.

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:20 AM   #8
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Ah, wonderful, thank you for your help.

I had read on another thread that the skins do not encompass the front of the unit. Is this true?

Again, thank you.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:22 AM   #9
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Ah, nevermind. Apparently it does wrap all the way around. Excellent.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:02 PM   #10
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I put a GelaSkin on my Touch I had custom made from a photograph I had taken. Here is what it looks like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/immsm/5...in/photostream I actually like it better than the original black finish that showed every fingerprint and smudge.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #11
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I put a GelaSkin on my Touch I had custom made from a photograph I had taken. Here is what it looks like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/immsm/5...in/photostream I actually like it better than the original black finish that showed every fingerprint and smudge.
nice i have the same sleeve and a similar shot i took of a ferris wheel spinning as well, no i'm not skinning mine with the wheel but i do have to sort through a bazillion pics to decide what to skin with.

need to be extremely picky since it'll be something i see all the time.

thanks for the pic as well, i can finally see what a skin looks like on the kobo rather than the graphic on gelaskin.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:21 PM   #12
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Another recommendation for the Gelaskin. I bought a blue Touch and it got grubby quickly. The skin is easier to keep clean.

The back is super easy to put on and provides a nice grip. I had issues getting a nice straight fit at the top of the front; so it's a little crooked. Probably more of a comment about my impatience than the skin itself.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:34 PM   #13
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Another recommendation here for Gelaskin. It includes cover for both front and back of the touch which is great. I've had Gelaskin for all three kobo's that I have had. They have lots of different ones...plus you can design your own.

http://www.gelaskins.com/store/table...n/Most_Popular

I note they are sale right now.
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Another recommendation for the Gelaskin. I bought a blue Touch and it got grubby quickly. The skin is easier to keep clean.
This is another advantage that I hadn't thought of originally. My KT is black and I found that it often showed finger marks around the edges and it really bugged me. With the Gelaskin it always looks nice and clean!

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There are great looking skins available at Gelaskin. I am used to reading with solid color frames. I wonder if you guys find the patterns distractive when reading?
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