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Kindle Skins-do you still like?
« on: October 30, 2008, 06:28:42 pm »
Hello to all and boyhowdy it's good to be over here!  This question is for the folks who bought the kindle skins- how do you like them? I have read where some of you took the skins right back off immediately and others were very pleased with them.  Now that the newness has worn off, do you still like them?
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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 02:51:54 pm »
    Yes, I still like my red Kindle skin. It was a little annoying to get on, but I like the color and I only ever really see the color when I first pick it up. My awareness of it goes away once I have started reading.

    One thing to remember about the skins if you are repositioning a piece that has stretched out of shape due to moving it is set that piece aside for an hour or so and it will go back to it's original size.

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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008, 06:49:20 am »
    I just put my skins on, and I wasn't sure I liked them at first; I had gotten used to Eleanor the Kindle the way she looked.  Now I think it's like when your spouse gets a haircut, it takes some getting used to.  Now I'm enjoying them.  Will check back at some point!

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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008, 07:11:08 am »
    Are you getting your skins from this site:

    http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/2,289.htm

    I am trying to figure out which one would look good with my saddle M-edge cover. Somehow, Aloha-blue just doesn't seem to fit!

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008, 07:19:58 am »
    Are you getting your skins from this site:

    http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/2,289.htm

    I am trying to figure out which one would look good with my saddle M-edge cover. Somehow, Aloha-blue just doesn't seem to fit!

    Thoughts?

    L

    Hi Leslie!

    Yes that is the company I used ...LOVE THEM!  Great service! 

    Before they so graciously added the Leopard I was considering one of the Zen skins...

    There are some really nice ones on the site...

    Happy Choosing!

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    « Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008, 09:37:51 am »
    Are you getting your skins from this site:

    http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/2,289.htm

    I am trying to figure out which one would look good with my saddle M-edge cover. Somehow, Aloha-blue just doesn't seem to fit!

    Thoughts?

    L

    Hi Leslie!

    Yes that is the company I used ...LOVE THEM!  Great service! 

    Before they so graciously added the Leopard I was considering one of the Zen skins...

    There are some really nice ones on the site...

    Happy Choosing!

    bb
    I agree...fabulous skins and great quality. I had one on my phone that I constantly stuck into my front pocket while working at DD's school...the edges look just as sharp as when I first put them on. I didn't realize they now have Kindle skins...I'm excited by that but also...which one do I choose??? So many choices!

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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #6 on: November 02, 2008, 10:18:51 am »
    I have an iPhone and a Kindle so I am searching for a matching pair...and then they have to match my M-edge cover. Choices, choices! Ack!

    L

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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008, 10:38:34 am »
    Thanks for the replies!

    Since I prefer to use Joy (my Kindle of course) naked, I was wondering if the skins being glossy would have any affect on being able to hold her comfortably. Her casing has a matte texture that I find doesn't become slippery and with the back being mostly rubber, it makes for a nice grip. I have small hands and some arthritis and I find that reading with a cover really makes my hands uncomfortable where with Joy naked she's lighter, slimmer, very comfortable, and fits my hands better.

    I guess I'll take the plunge and get some clothes for Joy. I really like the Blues Club- interruption- OMG I just looked at the Decalgirl website and she's added alot of new skins for the Kindle! Now I can't decide which one I like best!
    Check it out: http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/2,289.htm
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    « Reply #8 on: November 02, 2008, 11:21:50 am »
    Are you getting your skins from this site: http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/2,289.htm L

    Yes, that is where I got mine. The official name of mine is Humidor. Maybe burlwood would look good with the saddle?

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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #9 on: November 02, 2008, 01:27:35 pm »
    Are you getting your skins from this site: http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/2,289.htm L

    Yes, that is where I got mine. The official name of mine is Humidor. Maybe burlwood would look good with the saddle?

    I looked at both Humidor and Burlwood. I was thinking of something with a slight bit more flair. Even though my Kindle has decided he's an English gentleman, I still like a bit of pizazz. What about this one? Opinions?

    « Last Edit: November 02, 2008, 01:51:51 pm by Leslie »

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    « Reply #10 on: November 02, 2008, 01:51:04 pm »
    Love all the starz!!!  Just enough to jazz up your gentleman and still keep his English Sensiblities...hehehe!

    Thats a yes vote from Leopardo and me!

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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #11 on: November 02, 2008, 02:25:58 pm »
    Oh gosh, now I am looking at skins for Ruby. I have the red M-Edge cover. I like Poolside & Leopard Spots, kinda like Zebra also. I'll have to think on this one.  ??? I like your choice Leslie.

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    « Reply #12 on: November 02, 2008, 02:56:02 pm »
    I love that one! If it were leaves I'd have it in a heart beat!

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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #13 on: November 02, 2008, 03:06:00 pm »
    I was going to go order and then....

    William Sterndale Bennett was a British composer, so I was thinking I'd like something with a musical theme. I also have an iPhone and was planning on buying a set. So, I started looking at the iPhone skins and look what I found!



    I just emailed them and asked if they could make a Kindle cover in this pattern. I also asked if they could do it in a sepia tone, to make it look more old-fashioned and to match my saddle cover. We'll see what they say. I'll report back.

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    « Reply #14 on: November 02, 2008, 03:10:49 pm »
    Wow, that would be nice. Hope they can do it for you. :)

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    « Reply #15 on: November 02, 2008, 03:14:31 pm »
    Leslie,

    Please check for a PM from me...shared some more info that may be helpful...

    They worked great in getting me the Leopardo Cover...I bet they do the same for you!

    all the best,
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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #16 on: November 02, 2008, 03:16:02 pm »
    This is the one I bought for Eleanor:




    The cover cover I'm making uses red, white and black Asian fabrics.

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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #17 on: November 02, 2008, 03:18:09 pm »
    Leslie,

    Please check for a PM from me...shared some more info that may be helpful...

    They worked great in getting me the Leopardo Cover...I bet they do the same for you!

    all the best,
    bb

    Thanks, bb. I did get your message!

    It seems to me that if they already have the design on vinyl, running it through their Kindle pattern should be simple issue. They say every cover is custom made.

    I'm curious if changing the color will be more of an issue. We'll see what they say.

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    Re: Kindle Skins-do you still like?
    « Reply #18 on: November 02, 2008, 03:18:41 pm »
    This is the one I bought for Eleanor:



    The cover cover I'm making uses red, white and black Asian fabrics.

    Betsy

    Oh, I bet that's going to be a gorgeous combo!

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    « Reply #19 on: November 02, 2008, 04:46:20 pm »
    Do you have to worry about the skin being to busy...i have been looking at skins and am trying to decide..but am also afraid if it is to busy it will be to easy of a distraction..

    ohhh some kindle's have names..who knew..i've only had mine for a couple of days...so no name yet
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    « Reply #20 on: November 02, 2008, 04:52:04 pm »
    Leslie. . .

    I would TOTALLY buy a music themed one. . .I like the sepia tone idea too. . . so if they need convincing you can tell them they'll sell at least 2   :)

    The other one I like is the burlwood. . .mainly because I don't think I'll want the screen saver.  I like the rotation of ones it comes with.  I lot of the busier designs seem like the screen saver is an integral part.

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    « Reply #21 on: November 02, 2008, 10:45:04 pm »
    I am still undecided on a skin. I am still undecided on a name!! I keep thinking of my 'Kindle to be' as a "him" and most of the skins I like are too girly for a him!
     

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    « Reply #22 on: November 03, 2008, 03:19:07 am »
    I am still undecided on a skin. I am still undecided on a name!! I keep thinking of my 'Kindle to be' as a "him" and most of the skins I like are too girly for a him!

    That was my dilemma, too! Sir William gave me a piece of his mind about "Aloha" that's for sure! LOL

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    « Reply #23 on: November 03, 2008, 01:26:03 pm »
    I have an iPhone and a Kindle so I am searching for a matching pair...and then they have to match my M-edge cover. Choices, choices! Ack!

    L
    We recently got iPhones and I am definitely going to get a matching set. I love all the options out there but I keep going back to the Leopard that I had for my other phone  :P

    One note Leslie...I did email them to find out if the front piece needed a separate screen protector...it does. The screen protector goes down first and the skin on top :-)

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    « Reply #24 on: November 03, 2008, 01:42:06 pm »
    We recently got iPhones and I am definitely going to get a matching set. I love all the options out there but I keep going back to the Leopard that I had for my other phone  :P

    One note Leslie...I did email them to find out if the front piece needed a separate screen protector...it does. The screen protector goes down first and the skin on top :-)


    Front piece for the iPhone? I'm not sure what you mean.

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