Anyone with an iPod knows that they attract scratches like flowers attract bees. The first time you put an iPod into your pocket with some loose change you can kiss goodbye to that mirror finish and flawless screen. This has created a flourishing market in cases and protectors (and not a few interesting mods)
Unfortunately most of the solutions to this problem bulk up the iPod and prevent it docking with any of the items in the other, equally flourishing market of iPod accessories. The answer? Stickers!
GelaSkins are a fairly tough vinyl (plastic-ish) coating, which is pre-cut to shape (most iPod models covered) and backed with an adhesive that can be removed without leaving marks. The coating is tough enough to withstand most of the day-to-day abuse the iPod gets. There’s a huge choice of unique designs available on the website so there should be something for most people.
Included in the package is a clear screen protector made of similar material – again, this is adhesive but can be removed without leaving marks.
The only tricky part for me was attaching the stickers to the click wheel. You can see that there are three separate stickers for the different parts of the wheel and aligning them in the right place took a bit of time. Other than that, the gelaskins work as advertised. They also seem to be quite scratch resistant themselves and the coating on mine hasn’t really degraded a lot in the month or so I’ve had it.
My design? A depiction of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, showing man being touched by His Noodly Appendage 🙂