Most asthetically pleasing iPad 2 carbon fiber skin?

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  1. Nykwil, Mar 17, 2011
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    Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    So far in my search for a decent looking carbon fiber skin, the most pleasing looking without compromising in looks; the winner, it seems, belongs to icarbons:

    http://www.icarbons.com/products/ipad-2

    the corners look the best

    I knew from the start the new curves on the ipad along with the speaker grille, camera and buttons would make it difficult for skins.

    Luckylabs just doesnt look right. PERIOD.

    Bodyguardz looks overly busy and there's no apple logo cutout (if you're into that kinda thing)

    http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/bodyguardz_carbon_fiber_skin_review


    anyone else know of other carbon fiber skins that looks good?
     
  2. zaxdude macrumors regular

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    I went with Skinomi Techskin for the iPad2. Skinomi TechSkin

    I didn't go with black tho - I went with the silver carbon fiber.
     

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  3. jcmeyer5 macrumors 6502

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    I give the win to iCarbon due to the coverage on the corners.
     
  4. zaxdude macrumors regular

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    I didn't think the corner coverage was all that great on the iCarbon. The pic I'm attaching is the "wood look" as it was the only picture that really showed how the corners look. I'd wager the carbon fiber would be the same.
     

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  5. VidPro macrumors 6502a

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    I love the look. I think I know what to order now. Thanks!
     
  6. adster macrumors regular

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    These looks great! I wonder how they work with Apple's Smart covers...
     
  7. Nykwil thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes they would be the same. But it's more aesthetically pleasing to me vs the bodyguardz type corners. It's give and take.
     
  8. sam2428 macrumors 6502

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    I ordered from iCarbons the day before yesterday in White carbon fiber with black apple logo. I received a shipping notification today.

    I too think its the best looking of the bunch!
     
  9. sam2428 macrumors 6502

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    The Skinomi siliver carbon fiber looks really nice actually (minus the corners). I think it would blend in very though. I may have to look into that if i dont end up liking the white (or if it stains easy) which I am afraid of.
     
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    Icarbons are, by far, the best at this stage of the game.

    Really hoping they do a silver carbon one, to keep the existing aluminum look going.
     
  12. itcrashed macrumors regular

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    I like JustStickIt.

    I happen to like that it doesn't go all the way to the edges.
     
  13. borealiszio macrumors newbie

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    i thot luckylabs have the same somemore they having 35% discount now
     
  14. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Watch the install video.
     
  15. jcmeyer5 macrumors 6502

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    What he said. The carbon fiber one they install in the video fits better than that wood one.
     
  16. Chewy954 macrumors newbie

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    I'm stuck between the iCarbons and Phantom Skinz white or black lol.

    Does this void your warranty? I'm just worried about getting it, and if Apple ends up issuing a recall for the bleeding backlights and I have this installed :/.
     
  17. VidPro macrumors 6502a

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    I'm assuming they peel off. Am I wrong?
     
  18. Nykwil thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No it doesn't void your warranty because you're not opening it up.

    Yes, it should peel off easily with little to no residue.
     
  19. VidPro macrumors 6502a

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    Great. I'm placing my order today. My only other concern is screen protection. I like the look of the carbon fiber bezel but what if you have a screen protector on?
     
  20. sotie macrumors 6502

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    Are you saying you're worried that a screen protector will void your warranty? It won't.
     
  21. VidPro macrumors 6502a

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    No. I'm wondering about how you install this front bezel cover with a screen protector.
     
  22. Nykwil, Mar 18, 2011
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    Nykwil thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Probably cant have both. It's one or the other.

    From my experience with my original iPad however, a screen protector is unnecessary. I went an entire year without a screen protector on and the glass was pristine. But I take care of my gadgets so ymmv.

    just got a free bodyguardz carbon fiber skin in the mail today

    Sorry for the crappy pic:
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    Really dont like the corners :eek:
     
  23. Bigchris macrumors member

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    The corners look different then they did in the video ?
     
  24. Nykwil thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This one is from bodyguardz that I got for free in a facebook contest.

    I want the one from iCarbons
     
  25. Bigchris macrumors member

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    Oh ok, whew... I got scared there for a sec, I placed my order last night from iCarbons.
     

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