SlickWraps Silver Carbon Series Ipad 2 Skin Review

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  1. weisjt macrumors 6502a

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    Slick Wraps iPad 2 Silver Carbon Skin

    Slick Wraps has come through again with the wraps for the new iPad 2. You can get these in a number of textures and colors from carbon to wood. I did reviews on the board series and ebony wood series iPhone 4 skins not to long ago and judging from how they fit and the quality, I knew the iPad 2 skin would be just as nice.

    PROTECTION
    This is just a skin so it will not protect you iPad from any drops other than providing some scratch resistance. The protection that the skin gives you is the piece of mind that when you slide your ipad across the table or on the desk that you wont be scratching up the front or back. The back skin leaves partial bits of the corners uncovered as the wrap would be hard to contour the new iPad curved corner design. The from skin covers the whole bezel and the thickness gives the ipad a little bit of lay on table protection.

    FUNCTIONALITY
    These skin from SlickWraps are very functional, being that they are thin you are able to use them with many other accessories. You can still slide it into your sleeves and leather stand and they act as a added layer of protection from wear and tear. Everyone will probably want to know if it will work with the smart cover? well do to the thickness of the skin on the back the magnetic smart cover will simply attach right over the skin, it worked for me without a hitch and I didn't notice any weakness in the magnets because of the skin. The carbon wrap that I got adds a small bit or grip to the ipad also. To keep the minimal feel of the new iPad 2 SlickWraps is a good functional minimal protection solution.

    QUALITY & DESIGN
    The design of the back skin I think could be slightly better in the corners, they are exposed a little bit with the current design, being that apple went with a curved body design it is very hard for companies like slick wraps to make a design that will wrap those curved corners. In my experience when a wrap company tries to make a unique design that will wrap curved edges it backfires because buyers end up not installing right and want refunds or replacements. Also covering the corners ends up being resulting in using small pieces barely attached to the skin that peel up easily and get caught on real easy. The front shield is very simple as it covers the whole bezel except camera bezel and home button. The quality is great they use 3m vinyl that is high quality and doesn't leave residue behind when peeled off, if you are careful you can even reuse the skin multiple times.

    Overall Slick Wraps has a great solution for the minimal protection ipad users out there and the design and quality is really good, I recommend it and if used with smart cover it gives you a good amount of protection. You can get the texture models for $30 dollars and add 2 crystal clear screen protectors for $10 bucks, you can also get vinyl wraps in matching colors to your smart cover for $16 dollars. Check out all the options SlickWraps offers on the SlickWraps Site, also follow @slickwraps on twitter for deals on all of there products.
     

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  2. Xultar macrumors 6502a

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    It looks nice but upon closer inspection coverage on the edges and corners is SPARSE to say the least. That is a no go for me.
     
  3. dadoftwogirls macrumors 6502

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    Agreed! My carbon fiber from BodyGuardz covers much better.
     
  4. weisjt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    there is no doubt that the coverage could be better like i said in the review, i personally dont like the body guardz version because of the small little pieces in the corners, i am hopeful that there is a much better solution out there than these two designs, phantom skins has a decent looking one
     
  5. Xultar macrumors 6502a

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    I was @ the mall in SF and the Phantom folks wanted 65 bones to apply back and front. I was like errrrr NO! They almost had me. but I just couldn't stomach that.

    I could buy a case for $65.
     
  6. weisjt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that is all install i think it is 35 dollars on the site or something like that, i think mall kiosks are dumb, to me wet installs and vinyl are the easiest to install its the darn static cling ones that get me haha 65 is a rip for sure
     
  7. JRichmond macrumors newbie

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    New discount code

    I have a new discount code for slickwraps.com. HEARTSW20
    It's good for 20% off.
     
  8. glen e macrumors 68030

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    65$????

    icarbons.....covers corners with just a hit of a hair dryer...$30


    someone hoping you don't know what di-noc costs...
     
  9. aimlink macrumors newbie

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    I'd like to comment here. You make a very strong point here and I couldn't agree more. Your point here is even more important where choice of materials are concerned.

    I have Slick Wrap skins on my iPod Touch 4G, iPad 2 and iPhone 4. I've had the most trouble with the iPod Touch 4G and iPad 2 installations since the backs have curved edges.

    With the iPod Touch 4g, I've tried only the wood series. The edges wouldn't hold until support recommended that I use a blow-dryer to warm the edges of the skin. This not only freshened the adhesive, but softened the skin so that it molded over the edge. Worked like a charm.

    I tried a Leather skin with my iPad 2. On my first try, the edges wouldn't stay moulded to the rounded edges and would lift after a few hours. In frustration I removed the skin and after some discussion with support, they sent me a new leather skin. They advised that I spend at least 5 minutes pre-bending the edges of the leather skin. This I did, and the skin fitted a LOT better, however, there was still slight lifting that would irk the eyes of any perfectionist. Furthermore, the thickness of the leather skin interferes with optimum functioning of a smart cover. I've since replaced the leather skin (good riddance) with a wood series and this latter experience is much better. No problem with installation or my smart cover.

    The leather skin was a bitter sweet experience in that it looks great but lacks function in that it doesn't fit well despite an inordinately high amount of effort in installation and furthermore, it doesn't really work well at all with a smart cover. Don't be fooled by the full 5 star ratings there. I've tried twice to leave a review about this and they mysteriously come up missing. However, my 5 star reviews are very much there.

    After all that's said, I do love their wraps and recommend them, but not without some reservation.
     

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