Bestskinsever.com needs your help!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by daymouse, May 5, 2015.

  1. daymouse macrumors regular

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    Right I'm hoping one you you guys over in America might be able to help out bestskinsever.com.

    I've used them for my past 3 iPhones and love they're skins so when i saw they were doing watch skins i thought great. However turns out they only have 32mm skins as they haven't received they're 42mm watch from Apple yet and so can't produce the skin.

    The guy told me they just need a watch for a couple of days i assume to take measurements.

    So has anyone just north of Denver, Colorado got a 42mm willing to help them out?

    They're twitter account is @bestskinsever which how I've been chatting to them.
     
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Why don't they buy one on Craigslist
    They have the money
     
  3. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. They can place a order and wait like everyone else, or try for a developer model.
     
  4. Swiss-G macrumors 6502a

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    If they need dimensions they can use the drawings provided by :apple:
     

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  5. daymouse thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's great. They asked for the 38mm one too do you have that as well or advised where it is from?
     
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  7. mynameisjosh macrumors regular

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    Or you can just order your skin through Slick Wraps: https://slickwraps.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/111466/
     
  8. InAustralia macrumors 6502

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    If Bestskinsever did not know that you could have gotten the design specs from Apple and were taking the measurements off an actual watch, it makes me think the skins are not going to be a great fit.

    I am also stunned that they could not buy their own watch!

    I have used bestskinsever for my iPhone, but this is ridiculous.
     
  9. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    They can buy one on the secondary market (CL or eBay) if they want to make money. I wouldn't loan them one so they can take measurements for free. What benefit would they provide to me, a free skin while they make thousands? Thanks but no thanks. They are better off just purchasing their own for all their own measurements.
     
  10. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Lol a big company like them asking to borrow a watch to get the measurements?! Why don't they go out and buy their own.
     
  11. Time Less macrumors 6502

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    wow the OLED display hides that bezel nicely. unlike the pebble time.
     
  12. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    i dont trust to give out my watch if i could ship it to them
     
  13. daymouse thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah all seemed strange to me too. In the end i found the apple watch strap guideline document and sent that to them. From that they've made some test ones to check size which they're sending to me!
     
  14. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    As much money they have made from selling screen protectors over the years, you'd think they could just buy one off CL or eBay...even with the markup price. They're sounding like some new startup company. Smh.
     
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  16. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I'm missing something here, but what's so bad about their skin?

    [​IMG]

    To me, it looks like not only does it cover the entire glass, but extends out to the watch as well.
     
  17. J.C macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. It looks like I did it myself with a piece of contact and some scissors. I understand the arguments for and against using a screen protector on a watch. But if you are going to do it (I may) you would surely pick a product that precisely covers the glass only so that it's not highly obvious and highly ugly as the BSE is. Other brands are doing near-invisible protectors. The overlap is not even consistent around the screen to give the appearance that it was done intentionally. Way more of the aluminium is covered at the bottom verses the corner and the slight cutouts around the button and crown could be avoided completely by shortening the coverage by half a millimetre. It completely ruins the aesthetic of the watch. As I said, I've used BSE before (on many devices), and I went straight to their website looking for this when I got my watch. But this is god awful.
     
  18. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I love and support BSE for a lot of products. MacBook Air skin, iPad and iPad Mini skins. When I got the Logitech Ultrathin keyboard for my iPad Mini, they didn't have a skin for it available. I took them mine, and they made me a matte and a glossy skin free for the chance to use mine to template it. They also gave me a matte iPad Mini skin since I had already bought the glossy skin and put it on. Really nice folks. It helps I live in Denver. Unfortunately I can't help them with this as I:

    1. No longer skin iPhone screens and wouldn't skin the watch.

    2. Have not bought a watch as of yet.
     
  19. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    So this company not only needs to borrow a watch from one of their customers, they're also relying on a customer to recruit someone to borrow the watch from? The mind boggles.
     
  20. daymouse thread starter macrumors regular

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    No it was my idea to ask on here to help them out as I've had great service from them in the past and want to get a skin as soon as possible. Unfortunately the other good skins similar Armour suit want $20 to deliver to the UK.
     
  21. BSE-Michael macrumors newbie

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    Ouch. We surrender.

    Just to clarify a couple things...

    We ordered both the 38mm and 42mm models from Apple at 12am on April 10th like a lot of fans. The 38mm model came right away but like a lot of fans we're still waiting for the 42mm model to be delivered.

    We didn't ask DayMouse to post on our behalf. He was nice enough to volunteer. We figured it couldn't hurt but lesson learned I suppose. The full conversation is still on Twitter.

    We design and test fit the majority of our Skins on live devices for best fit. Generally 3D wrapping Skins can't be designed with 2D blueprints alone but in this case the Apple Watch Skin is a fairly simple design so we've been able to extrapolate a 42mm beta sample with the info in the watch band design guides. Thanks for the help there, Swiss-G!

    We are a relatively small company so we do sincerely appreciate it when any of our customers and fans volunteer to help us with anything.

    Michael@BSE
     
  22. chillg8r macrumors regular

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    FWIW, I too have bought skins from BSE and have never been disappointed. A good company that makes excellent products.
     
  23. J.C macrumors 6502

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    Yep, BSE have always made great products at great prices and had awesome customer service. I'll continue buying their products. But I just can't concede that this protector is decent.
     
  24. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    :D Fair enough. Seems reasonable. No harm done.
     
  25. BSE-Michael macrumors newbie

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    We certainly appreciate honest feedback as it helps us shape a better product. We know plenty of people will want a glass only Skin and we'll probably be adding that option in the near future. It might be helpful if I give some background on the initial design we came up with though. We figured the glass only protectors were going to be pretty common so we were looking to offer an alternative option that's possibly better in some ways.

    The extended coverage obviously offers protection to a greater area of the watch but should also have the added benefit of extended life. The oleophobic coating on modern screens prevent oil and smudges from sticking to the glass but it also prevents adhesive screen protectors from strongly bonding to the glass. On flat screens it doesn't matter much but on screens with curved edges it's the most common point of failure in our experience.

    Since the Skin extends to the metal body of the watch and adheres to a surface that provides a more positive bond it should outlast the equivalent Skin that covers just the glass.

    You're also less likely to feel the edge of the Skin with your finger when you swipe on the screen. It's minor but not feeling the edge of the screen protector when you swipe maintains the original experience and doesn't remind you there's a screen protector on the device every time you touch it. Not rubbing your fingers on the edge of the film frequently will also extend the life too.

    Finally, the current design is a little different than what's in the photo posted here. It more closely matches the shape of the screen. We often make running design changes to improve products so we'll try to get another photo up soon.

    Thanks for the feedback and support. Hopefully that shines some light on the subject.

    Michael@BSE

    Thanks for the continued support!

    :cool:
     

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