MacBook Pro Skins

  • MattyC0709

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    Nov 03, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I just bought a MacBook Pro 13.3" and now I want to personalize it with a skin on the top and a matching skin on the wrist pad. I've been going through many sites and found www.istyles.com to have a great selection that I'm interested in. But unfortunately they don't come with a hole for the apple sign to shine through.

    Does the light shine through the skin? And if not is there a way to somehow cut out the sign from the skin? Or do you know of any better sites to order good skins?

    Thanks guys.
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    Nov 03, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    Skins are made for substandard, ugly PC laptops like Dells. It is a mortal sacrilege to uglify the beautiful, sleek casing of any Mac notebook. Perish the thought! icon_eek.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 03, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    MUTTSKINS!!!!!

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    Didn't have an answer to your OP... I just hadn't seen you much and just had to say hello... LOL

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    Nov 03, 2009 11:47 PM GMT
    zdrew saidSkins are made for substandard, ugly PC laptops like Dells. It is a mortal sacrilege to uglify the beautiful, sleek casing of any Mac notebook. Perish the thought! icon_eek.gif

    *pats Zd on the head* Good boy!!!

    if you want to protect the mac from scratches have a look at body guardz

    http://www.bodyguardz.com/content/accessories/6-41.htm
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    Nov 03, 2009 11:52 PM GMT
    The best MacBook skin/sticker..

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    Nov 04, 2009 7:28 AM GMT
    zdrew saidSkins are made for substandard, ugly PC laptops like Dells. It is a mortal sacrilege to uglify the beautiful, sleek casing of any Mac notebook. Perish the thought! icon_eek.gif


    If it weren't for this website (http://www.gelaskins.com/) I would totally agree with this statement.
  • MattyC0709

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    Nov 04, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
    zdrew saidSkins are made for substandard, ugly PC laptops like Dells. It is a mortal sacrilege to uglify the beautiful, sleek casing of any Mac notebook. Perish the thought! icon_eek.gif


    I disagree with you zdrew... having a Mac which looks exactly the same like everyone else's seems rather boring. With a skin my Mac would stand out of the crowd (of laptops). I'd be giving it a touch of my own personality, not to mention protect it from scratches.

    The Speck products seem nice, but still seem rather dull while the BodyGuardz are just transparent, and the Gelaskins are quite nice, but don't have a hole for the Apple logo.

    I checked out the Tego site (www.mytego.com) which does the same as iStyles but has a cut out of the Apple logo and you can use your own design. The downside is that it's way more expensive (about 50-75% extra) than iStyles.

    So I'm still open to other ideas.

    Oh and, HI CHRIS! HAHA! icon_lol.gif Yeah long time no see. Hope the beagles are doing ok too. X)
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    Nov 04, 2009 9:42 PM GMT
    zdrew saidSkins are made for substandard, ugly PC laptops like Dells. It is a mortal sacrilege to uglify the beautiful, sleek casing of any Mac notebook. Perish the thought! icon_eek.gif


    Nah I agree with zdrew - you're not covering my mac
  • DuggerPDX

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    Nov 04, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    zdrew saidSkins are made for substandard, ugly PC laptops like Dells. It is a mortal sacrilege to uglify the beautiful, sleek casing of any Mac notebook. Perish the thought! icon_eek.gif


    Exactly, like make-up on a pig!
  • MattyC0709

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    Nov 04, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
    Nah, I think it would be a little too dull without some colour.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Nov 04, 2009 10:01 PM GMT
    DuggerPDX said
    zdrew saidSkins are made for substandard, ugly PC laptops like Dells. It is a mortal sacrilege to uglify the beautiful, sleek casing of any Mac notebook. Perish the thought! icon_eek.gif


    Exactly, like make-up on a pig!


    OK, some of those GelaSkins are pretty cool....
  • EricLA

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    Nov 04, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    I'm not big on a full skin, but I love this decal:

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    Found here: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=19243941

    There's a cool Space Invaders one, too:

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    Nov 04, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    EricLA saidI'm not big on a full skin, but I love this decal:

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    Found here: http://www.9to5mac.com/snow-white-mod-macbook


    LOL I will concede that that is really cute icon_lol.gif
  • jrs1

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    Nov 04, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    BostonVball said
    EricLA saidI'm not big on a full skin, but I love this decal:

    Screen%20shot%202009-09-09%20at%209_50_0

    Found here: http://www.9to5mac.com/snow-white-mod-macbook


    LOL I will concede that that is really cute icon_lol.gif


    that is ingenious.
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    Nov 04, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    I have a translucent blue cover for my MBPro, you can still see the styling and all, but it has a cool blue glow to it. Very basic but it makes me feel better about toting it around in the off chance my butter fingers kick in.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 04, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    People are so funny.
    I look at the screen, not the case it's in.
  • MattyC0709

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    Nov 04, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidPeople are so funny.
    I look at the screen, not the case it's in.


    Haha... true, true. But others around me would be seeing the back. icon_razz.gif Plus I'd keep it scratch free.

    Darn I really love this skin, but there isn't a cut out for the Apple logo:

    MB-NEXUS-BLU.jpg
  • MattyC0709

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    Nov 04, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    I would get it, but the logo would be blocked. I don't even know if the light can be seen through the skin.

    Maybe I could find somewhere where they can cut out the apple sign for me? icon_neutral.gif
  • MattyC0709

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    Nov 05, 2009 10:51 AM GMT
    Lol! Apparently Decalgirl (http://www.decalgirl.com/) has the exact same skins as iStyles (www.istyles.com). Who copied who? Hehe icon_smile.gif