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DecalGirl skins provide stylish protection against scratches and fingerprints while letting you have fun with non-permanant customization.
Great quality graphic decals for all kinds of devices.
|Should I Buy?
If you want to give your device a new look while protecting it from scratches, yes.
Founded in 2003 by a husband and wife team, DecalGirl is now a company of 30+ people providing custom decals for more devices than I can count. This includes not only smartphones of all makes and models, but game consoles, computers, eReaders, MP3 players, and more. There are likely thousands of designs to choose from, each of which is available on all supported devices. You can even create your own custom skin from your original pictures, artwork, or logo. (Nothing copyrighted of course unless you have the rights to it!)
Following the advice on the packaging, I wiped down my phone so it was dust and fingerprint free and then applied each piece. I started at the back, applying the battery door and camera sections first. The pieces fit perfectly, and I had no trouble getting them on straight. The next section was the the piece around the back of the phone, and it was a bit harder to put on. Luckily you can reposition it as necessary so with a little perseverance I was able to get it on pretty evenly around the curves. The small sections on the front of my phone didn't give me any problems, but when I got to the last bit I did struggle a bit getting it on straight. This was the part that covers the top above the screen and around the screen. I think to a casual observer the application looks fine, though I can see where a bit of the decal is a bit wobbly.
The whole process only took a few minutes and since you don't use a liquid to apply the decal it's ready to use right away. No leaving your device off for 24 hours for fear of damage to the internals. If you plan to use a screen protector with the decal, you can do so, as long as you have it on your screen before you apply the decal. And speaking of your screen, DecalGirl provides a free wallpaper to download that matches your skin perfectly to provide you with a complete look.
A skin provides a different kind of protection for your device than a case so obviously you're not going to have that security against dents and such if you drop your phone. However, if you want a stylish way to protect your device against scratches and fingerprints, decals are a great option. DecalGirl provides thousands of designs to choose from for hundreds of different devices, and offers the ability to design your own skin.
Whether your device is brand new and you want to keep it from getting scratches, or it's old and scratched already and you're looking to give it some new life, DecalGirl likely has a design to suit your taste. BlackBerry skins from DecalGirl range in price from $9.99 for smartphone to $14.99 for the BlackBerry PlayBook. You can check out their full selection at the link below! Of course, if putting something so colorful on your device is just not your style, ShopCrackBerry has a great selection of clear and carbon fiber patterned skins that will add that extra layer of protection in a more subtle fashion.
DecalGirl skins for BlackBerry
The Bottom Line
Customizing your BlackBerry or other device can be a fun way to keep it in good condition, or to bring new life to a device that's already scratched. Decals are inexpensive and great if you don't want to invest in a case.
Of course, if putting something so colorful on your device is just not your style but the idea of a skin appeals to you, ShopCrackBerry has a great selection of clear and carbon fiber patterned skins that will add that extra layer of protection in a more subtle fashion.