There have been a few companies that have serviced BlackBerry devices with unique and desirable skins in the past; UKarbon is one such company. Keeping up with the latest BlackBerry 10 devices makes solid device skins hard to find. UKarbon has skins for a range of devices and BlackBerry is included in the mix. They have a variety of different skins with matte, carbon and leather looks along with wood variants, even custom decals. If you’re looking to personalize your device, look no further.
I found that installing the skins is fairly straight forward; be sure you take your time to line up the edges and cutouts. Keep your fingers off the adhesive side and you can apply and reapply as many times as you need to get the desired fit. I was pleased to find that UKarbon already offers BlackBerry Priv skins which are somewhat rare these days. On some of the slight curves on the back of Priv, I did have to apply some heat using a hair dryer, and under some low heat and pressure I was able to seal the skin and get perfect adherence. What’s nice is that since you apply the skins yourself, you can control how the material lays out on the device and get things just to your liking.
The effect is striking as you can see in some of the photos. The skins really change the way the devices look and feel. The skins have a nice quality. They’re thick enough to withstand scratches and nicks but also thin enough not to add unneeded bulk and heft. Another point to mention here is that you can get mix-and-matched assortments. You could get red edges, a blue back, gold camera cover, whatever you’d like – UKarbon has tons of options for you to choose from. DJ Reyes over at CrackBerry has done an excellent video tour on installation and her impressions.
Tune in this Sunday, Feb 21st at 8PM, to see who wins their own UKarbon skin on BerryFlow Upstream #88.