January 28th, 2008, 03:55 Posted By: bandit
DecalGirl PSP Skin Kit (Slim & Lite)
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Overview : DecalGirl PSP Slim skin kits covers the front and back of the new PSP Slim, completely wrapping the area around the directional control as well as exposing the openings for the speakers and LED lights. Printed at art-quality resolutions on premium grade cast vinyl then covered with a clear protective coating, our full-color PSP Slim skins use an innovative, patented repositionable and removable adhesive backing for fast, easy and accurate installation and goo-free removal! Includes a download code to get a free matching wallpaper for a seamless look!
Quality/Usability : One of the biggest faults of the PlayStation Portable (PSP), is that it attracts and shows finger prints easily due to its shiny gloss. DecalGirl not only attempts to prevent fingerprints but also prevent scratches and add a new refreshing look to your PSP. Hey, who likes to be generic? Why not stick it from the rest of the PSP crowd with a new look without modifying your PSP?
The PSP Slim & Lite skin kit comes on one sheet. The skin contains both the front and back skin for the PSP Slim. The front contains one big vinyl skin. There are also skins for the buttons if you decide to use them. The back contains three skins (battery door cover, UMD door, right).
To apply the console skin, I simply started with the front face skin. Since the skin has holes cut out for the LEDs and speakers on the PSP, it would be easier to measure and apply the skin. You'll need a sharp object or pen to punch out the small vinyl cut outs that are not needed. I worked my way from the WLAN/Memory Stick LED lights to the middle to make sure the skin went around the bottom buttons and Power LED/Hold. Once the bottom half has been applied, I worked my way up by smoothing it out. Like with all my portable devices whether it be the PSP, Nintendo DS, MP3 players or cellphones, I have a screen protector. Since I have a HORI screen protector on my PSP, the skin kind of overlaps the screen protector. This is a good thing and bad thing because it prevents tiny particles of going under the screen protector but if I need to remove it for whatever reason, I would have to remove skin as well. If I placed the screen protector on top of the skin, the corners of the screen protector would stick up and attract dirt.
The back is very very easy as there is nothing in the way. Just line up the corners and simply smooth it out. There are a couple of ways to smooth out the skin. You can use a credit card or something similar, your fingers or a rag. I personally use my fingers first to set the skin in place and use a rag to flatten and smooth the skin out. I dont use a card because it has sharp edges/corners and if there is a small hard particle that got trapped underneath the skin, it can ruin the skin.
Whats great about the DecalGirl PSP Skin Kit (Slim & Lite) is that it comes with matching background wallpaper to match your vinyl skin. The code is on the skin itself. To get your wallpaper (you'll need access code), simply go to GetMyWallpaper. Get your wallpaper and load it onto your PSP just like transferring any file.
Conclusion : Overall, the DecalGirl PSP Skin (Slim & Lite) fits perfectly with the PSP Slim & Lite. Like all DecalGirl skins, its easy to clean, easy to remove and it wont leave any sticky residue. If you mess up a section, you can simply lift it up and reapply it. Some other skins on the market, either leave residue on your device once removed or if you mess up, it wont look good when reapplied. Its great that DecalGirl included a matching background wallpaper.
DecalGirl also makes skins for the original PSP, so people who still have the phat, you're not left out.
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