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Sgp Skins Add Metal Accents to Iphones and Other Gadgets – Just Watch Out for the Sharp Edges!

by Paul Strauss
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While some of us love the clean minimal design of our iPhones, I’m sure some of you guys would prefer to give your gadgets a little more personal flair. If you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, these metal gadget skins might do the trick.

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Made by SGP, these metal skins are made of a wafer-thin layer of nickel or 24K gold-plate sealed with an anti-rust coating. Each set of self-stick metal decals for the iPhone and iPod Touch comes with not only a precision cut face plate, many come with a matching metallic accent ring you can stick around the Apple on the back.

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The skins come in a variety of colors and styles, ranging from sublime to garish. I personally like the cobalt blue designs the most.

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As an added bonus for iPhone and iPod Touch owners, SGP includes a bunch of metal icons for you to stick on other things, presumably cut out of the scrap metal that remains from cutting out the hole for the screen.

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And just because you don’t have an iPhone, you don’t have to feel left out of the metal mayhem. SGP makes metal skins for a variety of other electronic gadgets ranging from cell phones to media players to digital cameras. (They also make some really cool wood, leather and carbon fiber skins for laptops.)

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Prices for the metal skin kits range from $15 to $25 (USD) depending on the size and complexity of the decals. They’re all available over at the SGP Store.

(FYI – SGP warns that their metal skins are razor-sharp, so you’ll want to read the instructions and use care when applying them, otherwise you might end up with something a whole lot nastier than a paper cut.)




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