I was recently contacted by a Swedish Company called CaseApp who produce custom laptop skins and mobile phone cases. They wondered if I would be interested in reviewing one of their custom made products, and as I am the world’s worst at looking after my laptop, I thought this would be a great product to try out.
My laptop was purchased last year, but after being used every day it is showing signs of wear and tear. I have snapped plastic on the corner of the lid after dropping it, and there are lots of scratches on the lid too. CaseApp has designs for a laptop skin, but I liked the idea that you can design your own using a favourite photograph or image.
Designing your own skin is really simple. You simply choose the device or size of laptop that you are designing for, the select and upload your chosen image. I was told that my image wasn’t really optimum in terms of quality, but I decided to go with it anyway as it was the picture I wanted to use. You can also add text, clip art or use a collage image if preferred. Once your design is finished, you just save it to your cart. It really is that simple.
The skin arrives flat in a large envelope with a cardboard piece that stops it from bending. The image is like a vinyl and is backed by a sticky adhesive so it can be peeled from its mount and very easily put onto your laptop. It is easy enough to do, but if you do make a mistake, you can unpeel it from your laptop and re-affix.
The skins cost £22, which I think is quite reasonable. They make your laptop personal and also protect it against scratches and stains. They are also easy to remove or change if you get bored of looking at the same picture every day. They are a great idea, and would make a good gift for a techno lover.
*I was sent a code to make my CaseApp skin – the opinions are my own.