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Maybe you know a little about this already, or maybe not much at all. If you are like a lot of people, you may have a vague idea about what a "skin" is; perhaps you have a skin on a media player on your computer, or a skin on your internet browser . . . just to make it look a little different. Well, I'd like to talk a bit more about what skins are and how they are used for things like your iPhone or other popular electronic devices.

The simplest way to think about a skin for your iPhone, for instance, is a sort of sticker or decal you put on your device. Of course, the iPhone 4 skins people are using are not just some sticker you pick up somewhere.

Skins are typically made of some sort of vinyl or plastic that can then be applied dry, or sometimes by a wet spray to help it stick to your device. They are made to be easy to apply and easy to remove with no lasting residue. While you may not be able to reuse the same skins repeatedly, you can always remove and apply a different skin if you choose.

The other thing you need to know about iPhone 4 skins is that they don't have to be just a thin film that you put on your otherwise bare iPhone. Now there are various skins that can be applied to, or are part of, stretchy gel cases and hard shell cases for more total protection. However, if you prefer not to have bulky cases and covers on your iPhone, you can stick with the more common thin film/vinyl type materials. This may be a better option if you use docking-type chargers or other devices with similar interfaces with your iPhone and have space/size limitations.

Having told you a little bit more about what a skin is, what about why more and more people are getting them. Well, first of all, probably the most obvious and common reason to get iPhone 4 skins is to be a little different and to stand out from the crowd. Nowadays it seems like almost everybody has an iPhone, iPad, or some sort of tablet or Kindle. But they all look the same . . . people are all different . . . so why should the the device that is so important to you not be as individual as you are?

One not so obvious benefit to a skin is that it is a great way to use a thin film-like cover to protect your cherished device without being so bulky. You can find iPhone 4 skins that cover all sides of your iPhone if you like. While cases are nice, if you plug your iPhone into various chargers or radios, etc., you likely have to remove your case.

I have been blown away by some of the fantastic covers and iPhone 4 skins I've seen. But don't be overwhelmed . . . you can choose one with simply a little bit of style, maybe customize one with a familiar picture, or go all out and choose a mini work of art. The possibilities are endless!


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