Lucky Labs Full Body Carbon Fiber for iPhone 4 Review & Pics

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Austin M., Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

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    Lucky Labs is very famous for their very cool line of iPhone, iPad, and MacBook decals. I recently got my hands on and tested some of their new iPhone 4 decals. The ones that I received were the iPhone 4 Carbon Fiber Full Body Teksure Skins. Even though these are not real carbon fiber (from my past experiences, carbon fiber will kill the iPhone 4’s signal) they still feel great in the hand and offer a texture that feel very similar to the real thing. I’ll have to say that these are some of the nicest skins that I have tried, although they do come about with a few flaws. Interested to see what those are? Read on for the full review of the Lucky Labs iPhone 4 Carbon Fiber Full Body Teksure Skins to find out!

    Let’s begin with a teardown of what is included in the box. In every Lucky Labs Teksure Full Body cover you will receive the products themselves in a neat and tight little envelope. You will also get a gigantic (but nice) instruction manual with pretty pictures on how to actually get the decals installed onto your iPhone 4. It’s nice to see that the Lucky Labs keeps it packaging simple and green unlike some other companies that use heaps of cardboards for their packaging. That being said, I am not anywhere near an environmentalist, but, it is nice to see some simplistic packaging. All right, enough with that, let’s move onto the installation process.

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    Installation was very easy and I found that you could easily install these on your phone even if your phone was filled with dust and debris. Although, I tend to steam up my bathroom and then install due to the fact that it eliminates all the dust and lint that may be floating around in the air just waiting to bubble up your shields, or in this case, your Lucky Labs wrap. All you have to do is line it up and place down, that’s all there is two it. Since the underside of the decal is a lot sticker than screen guards, if you misalign the first go round, you can always peel it off and try again.

    Let’s take a quick overview of all the buttons and the access. On the top you have two individual cutouts for the sleep/wake button, the audio jack, and the top microphone. On the side of the case you have three individual cutouts for the volume rockers and the silent switch. Taking a peek at the bottom of the case you will find three individual cutouts for the speaker, the mic, and the thirty pin dock connector. All of the buttons were perfectly cutout and I had absolutely zero issues with the wraps lining up perfectly. Going to the back of the phone you have two individual cutouts for the camera and the flash, I am pleased to report that I have had absolutely no problems when it came to using the flash in dark areas.

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    As of the moment, I do think that the Lucky Labs Carbon Fiber Full Body Skin are a decent way to trick out your phone. The texture feels just like carbon fiber and adds sexiness to the already cool design of the iPhone 4. Also, this is a good way to prevent scratches if you find full body clear shields to be rather boring. Unfortunately, the Lucky Labs Carbon Fiber does suffer from a few issues. For starters, when you are holding your iPhone 4, you may notice that the phone feels rather sharp when holding in both portrait and landscape. The iPhone 4’s bezel (if you look close enough) seems to be sanded down and not as sharp as it looks. The Lucky Labs Carbon Fiber Wraps are very sharp and do add a feeling of uncomfortableness too the phone, although, they do offer a greater amount of grip that’s better than a naked iPhone. I also found that the bezel becomes dirty quite quick. Dust and lint may get trapped in between the bezel and the adhesive and make for a very dirty look, not so good If I do say so myself.

    Overall, I can recommend the Lucky Labs Full Body Carbon Fiber Skin. If you can get some past some of the issues, then you’ll definitely have eyes staring when walking on the streets. If you're looking for a simple and easy to install way to really trick out your iPhone, give the Lucky Labs a go. You can purchase the Full Body Skin by Luck Labs from their website for $11.99. It includes two side three side pieces, two front pieces, and a back piece.
     
  2. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    As always, great review. I myself use the same back skin and matte black wraps. The front skin is horrific looking.

    Lose the apple carbon sticker haha, looks better without :D

    Thanks for the review for others to see
     
  3. Austin M. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

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    Yes, I'm going to be reviewing the Spectra Wrap soon, along with my iCarbons and SlickWraps. I'm going to remove the back Apple logo an I do agree that the front looks plain ugly, I would have liked it better if it extended down the sides of the case.
     
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    Your review is well done, but I am definitely not a fan of carbon fiber on an iPhone >.<
     
  5. Austin M. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

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    I'm not either, I just needed something protective on my phone.
     
  6. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    I like the back, just the front doesn't too good =[
     
  7. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Just wanted to say I recently got the full body carbon fiber and have to say that I am in love :)

    The carbon fiber looks amazing and makes it so that I don't have to constantly clean my phone of fingerprints. It also makes it so I don't get any scratches either with the full body protection.

    I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who doesn't want the extra bulk of a case but still wants scratch / fingerprint resistance :D

    Thanks Austin for the review. Made me real comfortable ordering these.
     
  8. bestace macrumors member

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    not my fave

    This one doesn't look as good as other stickers i have seen. It looks too plain although that is just my opinion.
     

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