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sam2428
Mar 9, 2011, 10:03 AM
Has anyone had experience using the lucky labs teksure skin for the ipad? I know there are a lot of threads in the iPhone section, but i didnt see too much for the ipad.

What are your thoughts? Are they well made? Will they come off easy, and if so, do they leave a residue behind?

Looking to pair this with either a smart cover or a zaggmate case!

Thanks



sam2428
Mar 9, 2011, 09:57 PM
Really? No one?

Aqua Bliss
Mar 10, 2011, 02:26 AM
Unfortunately I don't have any feedback on using them but really want to get one for my iPad2. They look great in pictures, especially the carbon fiber, it looks thick and durable.

However, with the tapered shape of the back of the iPad2, I'm not sure how they are going to cut the case, will it have a cutout for all the openings or will it just stop short of the openings.... either way may look weird for that skin unfortunately (sigh).

They say on their website that they are getting an iPad2 on launch day and expect to turn their skins around 1 business day following.

SchneiderMan
Mar 10, 2011, 03:41 AM
Yes and it's pretty awesome.
No residue and they come off pretty easily yes.

http://www.gadgetmac.com/storage/product-images/The%20Lucky%20Labs%20Teksure%20skin%20for%20iPad%20and%20MacBook%20Pro.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSIO N=1296590336838

3goldens
Mar 10, 2011, 05:03 PM
yuk!

Aqua Bliss
Mar 10, 2011, 05:15 PM
SchneiderMan, any idea how the same skin will look on iPad2?

wfj5444
Mar 10, 2011, 06:03 PM
Brushed Metal looks nice in their site.

sam2428
Mar 10, 2011, 08:56 PM
Finally some replies lol

Yea, im curious about how it will look myself. I think it would look fine even with cut outs for the buttons/etc. What I'm really curious to know is how they handle the speaker holes.

If they just leave a huge cutout for the speaker, i will definitely not buy one of these. Going to wait for some pictures before I make a purchase.

And yes both carbon fiber and brushed metal look sweet! I was actually thinking of the carbon with a brushed metal apple logo :D

iSingandiDance
Mar 10, 2011, 09:35 PM
I am very intrigued, but would like to see how the updated version looks before purchasing.

This + smart cover = potential win

findnemo
Mar 10, 2011, 09:39 PM
It won't look that good compared to the iPad 1 since the iPad 2 uses a tapered design which is a pita to put a skin on.

It won't cover 100% of the iPad.

sam2428
Mar 10, 2011, 11:25 PM
It won't look that good compared to the iPad 1 since the iPad 2 uses a tapered design which is a pita to put a skin on.

It won't cover 100% of the iPad.

I think it will be fine. The macbook covers have little slits int he corners so that it fits properly around the curves. I would imagine something similar to this for he iPad 2. But i might be wrong...

I'm planning on having one of these (or something similar) with the Zaggmate case in front :)

SchneiderMan
Mar 11, 2011, 03:48 AM
SchneiderMan, any idea how the same skin will look on iPad2?

Unfortunately Apple couldn't care less about 3rd party accessory makers and redesigned the speaker which will require skins to have "ugly" cutouts. It all depends how well The Lucky Labs and others design skins for the iPad 2.

sam2428
Mar 13, 2011, 02:57 PM
So looks like Lucky Labs have an image up on their website of for the new iPad 2 skin design.

I'm not impressed at all...actually i think it looks terrible. I'll wait for more pictures to be put up, like the black carbon fiber, but it doesnt look like they will be getting my business. I know the picture is bad quality since they took it quick, but i just dont like the design at all. At least it allows for the smart cover to be used...

NEW
http://theluckylabs.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/p/ipad-2.jpg

Original
http://theluckylabs.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/a/parudao-wood-teksure_1.jpg


What do you guys think?

NewYorkRanger
Mar 13, 2011, 03:45 PM
Wow, what an embarrassment of an iPad 2 product. Talk about rushed to market...

abooch1
Mar 13, 2011, 06:12 PM
Yep doesn't look good at all... still waiting for colored skins that cover the edges of the back..

sam2428
Mar 13, 2011, 06:15 PM
Yep doesn't look good at all... still waiting for colored skins that cover the edges of the back..

Me too

LateAppleFan
Mar 13, 2011, 10:12 PM
I loved these textured skins from Lucky Tabs and almost ordered one before I saw the sample photo. Granted, the wood texture design is probably not the best choice to be used as a sample. I assume the brushed metal design would probably blend in better with the aluminum back of the Ipad 2.

I sent them an email concerning the current design not protecting the edges and not aesthetically pleasing. I would love it if they can come up with a curved version that covers the entire back, with holes and gaps to allow access to the buttons, camera, etc. The speaker section will be tricky, maybe with tiny holes? Of course, they will have to ship it in a shallow box instead of a flat envelope.

I don't know, I may still order the brushed metal skin if I can't find anything better the next few days, just to try it out.

Found an interesting version of the carbon fiber skin on ebay with more coverage, just exposing the corners:

http://i51.tinypic.com/2qb6250.jpg

Aqua Bliss
Mar 14, 2011, 12:39 AM
I wrote to Lucky Labs about the shape of their skin and the response was the below. I think they make a good point - seems that creating a skin that wraps around the tapered edges would start to fray in no time then it would just be messy.

------------

That was our original thought and we labored for many hours over that. There were a few issues that arose. 1- It was impossible to get the material to conform properly to the corners. We tried slitting the corners like we do with the MacBooks but it just looked horrible and 2- when it wrapped all the way around the edges, our hand would catch it while holding it and would peel it up. And that was only after a few minutes of use. After a few days it would be MUCH worse. Plus the edge of the material against our hand just felt really sharp. In the end, we like this design best because 1- It works and 2- it still allows a little of the really cool Apple design to show through.

asleep
Mar 14, 2011, 12:46 AM
They are screwed, then, because the above is unacceptable.

Too bad.

Have to see what LuckyLabs comes up with.

SchneiderMan
Mar 14, 2011, 01:14 AM
Maybe it will look better if they avoid the corners but try to cover as much space as possible.

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3222/ipad2ksicopy.jpg

sam2428
Mar 14, 2011, 02:03 AM
yea.... I agree the wood probably isnt the best example. Brushed metal might look better, but still will leave edges exposed.

Still waiting for a better option. If nothing, i might just have to go with Zagg on the back.

Brandon083
Mar 14, 2011, 08:55 AM
I actually just ordered the wood one for my iPad 2. I quite like the way it looks. Will see if I like it once I get it on my iPad though. I had a coupon so it was only like 16 with shipping. If anyone wants to use the coupon it is sitelaunch35 for 35% off any item (good through may 27th).

Macmar88
Mar 14, 2011, 09:53 AM
I actually just ordered the wood one for my iPad 2. I quite like the way it looks. Will see if I like it once I get it on my iPad though. I had a coupon so it was only like 16 with shipping. If anyone wants to use the coupon it is sitelaunch35 for 35% off any item (good through may 27th).

Thanks for the coupon I didn't get the skin for the iPad but iPhone 4 Wraps instead.. But Thanks a bunch :D

wfj5444
Mar 14, 2011, 10:48 AM
I think the wood version is the issue. I ordered brushed metal and I expect it won't be such a contrast.

And awesome, I ordered 3 days ago before the discount *sigh*

sam2428
Mar 14, 2011, 02:16 PM
Would anyone considered putting a clear skin (like zagg or phantomskinz) underneath the Lucky Labs skin?

I know it sounds weird, and maybe even over kill but just curious. I doubt it would add any serious bulk. This way you have full protection and still can have a teksure design.

I really like the way the black carbon fiber looks with :apple: cut out

iRabbit
Mar 14, 2011, 03:41 PM
I actually just ordered the wood one for my iPad 2. I quite like the way it looks. Will see if I like it once I get it on my iPad though. I had a coupon so it was only like 16 with shipping. If anyone wants to use the coupon it is sitelaunch35 for 35% off any item (good through may 27th).

I ordered the light colored wood one, with white logo inlay. Ordered it yesterday. I think it will look nice with my blue smart cover :)

sam2428
Mar 14, 2011, 11:18 PM
New image up on the Lucky Labs website:

http://theluckylabs.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/n/e/nezuko-w-curly-maple-logo.jpg


Still havent made up my mind about these...

kramerica2
Mar 15, 2011, 05:22 AM
They looked so good for the first iPad, and look so bad now...

The first thing they must do, is to embed the speaker grill holes to the cover itself. That alone, would make a huge difference.

Other than that, the brushed metal doesn't look as bad as the wodden cover, but still, they can make an effort and cover a bit more.

wfj5444
Mar 15, 2011, 12:20 PM
For me the purpose is to protect the back, and I really don't want to bother with wet apply method that everyone else uses for films. If there were a clear film for the back that didn't need water, I would be in.

sam2428
Mar 15, 2011, 12:37 PM
They looked so good for the first iPad, and look so bad now...

Yea, i think thats why these seem so bad. The original looked so clean and sleek that I can help but compare the two.

I guess its not terrible, but i dont know.


I'm still curious to know if anyone would use this on top of a clear full back skin?

sam2428
Mar 15, 2011, 04:57 PM
http://theluckylabs.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/a/carbon-fiber_1_25.jpg

http://theluckylabs.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/h/white-carbon-fiber_1_20.jpg

http://theluckylabs.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/a/parudao-wood_1_24.jpg

http://theluckylabs.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/n/e/nezuko-wood_1_25.jpg

http://theluckylabs.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/u/curly-maple_1_23.jpg

http://theluckylabs.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/r/brushed-metal_1_20.jpg

adster
Mar 15, 2011, 05:46 PM
Maybe it's just me, but there is so much exposed around the edges. Because of that A) I think it looks sloppy and unfinished and B) leaves room for the edges to get super scratched.

I like the idea and styles, I just wish it was better fitted to the iPad 2 back.

reputationZed
Mar 15, 2011, 06:24 PM
I actually just ordered the wood one for my iPad 2. I quite like the way it looks. Will see if I like it once I get it on my iPad though. I had a coupon so it was only like 16 with shipping. If anyone wants to use the coupon it is sitelaunch35 for 35% off any item (good through may 27th).

Thanks for the code. Just ordered the brushed metal. Thought about the black carbon fiber, but decided that in ye long run I'll probably be happier with the brushed meta.

hdfan67
Mar 18, 2011, 02:09 AM
I actually just ordered the wood one for my iPad 2. I quite like the way it looks. Will see if I like it once I get it on my iPad though. I had a coupon so it was only like 16 with shipping. If anyone wants to use the coupon it is sitelaunch35 for 35% off any item (good through may 27th).

Thanks for the coupon code Brandon.

I ordered the Nezuko wood finish. I like texture - the brushed metal looked a little too homogeneous to me - maybe in real life it looks more brushed. But I think the Nezuko will look pretty good with the navy leather smart cover. Or not. . .we'll see. :rolleyes:

Agreed that these look worse than for the original iPad, but if you try to use the exposed part as a complementary color versus being bugged by it, it seemed OK to me.

wfj5444
Mar 18, 2011, 07:37 AM
I got mine in last night, but I didn't have time to apply it. I bought Brushed Metal and it looks nice. A bit more like the aluminum on the iPad back than the pictures seem.

Interestingly enough the apple logo is cut on my skin as ordered, but they don't remove it. I hope its easy to peel off of the backing. :)

NewYorkRanger
Mar 18, 2011, 12:08 PM
I loved these textured skins from Lucky Tabs and almost ordered one before I saw the sample photo. Granted, the wood texture design is probably not the best choice to be used as a sample. I assume the brushed metal design would probably blend in better with the aluminum back of the Ipad 2.

I sent them an email concerning the current design not protecting the edges and not aesthetically pleasing. I would love it if they can come up with a curved version that covers the entire back, with holes and gaps to allow access to the buttons, camera, etc. The speaker section will be tricky, maybe with tiny holes? Of course, they will have to ship it in a shallow box instead of a flat envelope.

I don't know, I may still order the brushed metal skin if I can't find anything better the next few days, just to try it out.

Found an interesting version of the carbon fiber skin on ebay with more coverage, just exposing the corners:

http://i51.tinypic.com/2qb6250.jpg
Can you link the eBay page please?

Aqua Bliss
Mar 18, 2011, 07:35 PM
Same style different seller:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Ipad-2-Carbon-Fiber-Back-Skin-Sticker-Black-/120696986165

DS3
Mar 18, 2011, 07:43 PM
Same change with the gelaskin I was going to (probably still will..) get. Definitely far less visually appealing...

Maybe if they had a silver carbon fiber so it didnt have such a contrast with the exposed aluminum..

iRabbit
Mar 18, 2011, 11:12 PM
I got mine in last night, but I didn't have time to apply it. I bought Brushed Metal and it looks nice. A bit more like the aluminum on the iPad back than the pictures seem.

Interestingly enough the apple logo is cut on my skin as ordered, but they don't remove it. I hope its easy to peel off of the backing. :)

I got the light wood and applied it today... Got a few compliments on it already. Only gripe was the cutouts werent perfect (around camera) but a little time with exacto knife solved it. For the money, I thought it should be 100% accurate. It has a nice texture feel to it. Thick, not cheap feeling. Was very easy to apply if you follow directions. Apple cutout in middle popped out easily :)

wanchu83
Mar 19, 2011, 12:58 AM
they have variety choices and their install process is easy. I have the white carbon fiber and there are some tecture, and i like the fact that they try to cover much area as possible(othere than mic and speaker, only corners are uncovered). I don't think you will be disappointed. just my 2cent

reputationZed
Mar 19, 2011, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the code. Just ordered the brushed metal. Thought about the black carbon fiber, but decided that in ye long run I'll probably be happier with the brushed meta.

I just applied the brushed metal skin to my iPad. Aesthetically I think its OK but it does not blend with the aluminum back as well as I'd hoped. On the positive side it does have a nice textured feel to it and seems durable enough.

http://thfd.smugmug.com/Other/Forums/BBA7854iPad/1221305402_gCjo9-M.jpg (http://thfd.smugmug.com/Other/Forums/7305329_XAcTU#1221305402_gCjo9-A-LB)

http://thfd.smugmug.com/Other/Forums/BBA7863iPad/1221305696_7LWsR-M.jpg (http://thfd.smugmug.com/Other/Forums/7305329_XAcTU#1221305696_7LWsR-A-LB)

Aqua Bliss
Mar 19, 2011, 06:02 PM
Hey Zed I just applied by JustStickIt skin today as well. Probably the same as lucky labs (pics below). Surpised by your brushed metal pic, I thought it would have had a lot higher contrast than you show it. On their gallery pictures the contrast is much higher.

reputationZed
Mar 19, 2011, 06:24 PM
Hey Zed I just applied by JustStickIt skin today as well. Probably the same as lucky labs. Surpised by your brushed metal pic, I thought it would have had a lot higher contrast than you show it. On their gallery pictures the contrast is much higher. I thought LuckyLabs picture looked a bit odd, almost like the iPad was more white than aluminum, may have had something to do with shooting against a pure white background. I think that my picture is a better representation of what the brushed metal skin actually looks like on the iPad2 (though they did do a better job of aligning their skin). At the end of the day though I'm satisfied with it.