Gelaskins Marvel Collection

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor on March 6, 2010 · 1 comment

in Hardware, Personal Stamp

Earlier in the blog, I mentioned that I had changed my host so that I could apply labels to posts and introduce some new features.  This is one of them.  Items under the tag Personal Stamp are things that are less tech related and more about me and my life.  I hope you’ll appreciate these little diversions.

Every now and then, one finds some thing that isn’t really tech related, but is just so cool that you just have to share.  This article is about one of these things.  I’m tagging it under Reviews, but it is kind of a mini-review.  Consider it a bonus!  Woo!  Bonus!

Ok, enough silly.  On with the cool.  What I’m here to rave about is Gelaskins new offering.  Gelaskins (at makes colorful decals to decorate (and to a limited extent protect) laptops, iPods, and other mobile devices.  There are other companies in this market, but Gelaskins is one of the more established ones.  Gelaskins started with collections of art from independant artists, but now allows you to upload your own images for them to make into colorful device covers.  This is a great way to make your laptop, iPhone, or iPod distinctive so you always know which one is yours.

But I’m not hear to talk about that.  I’m hear to talk about Gelaskins newest addition to their collection: Marvel Comics.  Yes, the folks at Gelaskins have done a deal with the folks at Marvel and they have gotten a selection of Marvel Comics artwork for creating new skins for your devices.  Some is artwork from the old traditional comics, and some is newer artwork that may have been created just for this effort.  I’m not sure.  It’s all cool.  Right now they have 16 Marvel images available for a variety of devices.  Most feature Spider-Man and Iron Man, but there are a couple of X-Men images and one that features a collection of Marvel covers.  Hopefully more images will be coming soon.

Normally on The Nifty Tech Blog, I won’t review something unless I’ve actually had a chance to touch it and live with it and I can really vouch for it.  While I do have Gelaskins on all of my laptops, and my wife has them on her iPod and iPhone, and those have all been beautiful and relatively easy to apply, remove, and change, I have not (yet) gotten my hands on anything from the new Marvel collection.  But there are some beautiful images to customize the devices of any Marvel Comics fan.  Based on the pictures on site, and my past experience in Gelaskins, these look like a safe bet.

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Keetara Coleman March 11, 2010 at 4:20 PM

If your Gelaskin has been on your laptop (or whatever) it can be saved if you have to get rid of that item. If you are very careful when removing the Gelaskin, it can be preserved to be replaced on your new item. We ended up taking one of the Gelaskins off of one of Scaleslea's laptops when he had to turn it in for some serious service. We weren't sure if it would get damaged and wanted to save it in case the computer had to be replaced. So, we slowly and carefully pull it off and smoothed it on to a plastic bag. That was then carefully rolled up and placed in another plastic bag to protect it. The computer came back fine and Scaleslea replaced the Gelaskin with very little problem. Looks as good as it did the first time he put it on!


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