Upon reaching secondary education, the students' first task is to wrap and protect their sworn enemies: textbooks. Safeguard and stylize the things you actually care about with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of customizable skins for iPhones, iPods, laptops, gaming systems, and more from GelaSkins, an online hotspot of technological personalization. Though shipping is not free, the Groupon can be used toward shipping.
Each skin features a durable, scratch-resistant coating. Skins are easily applied and removed using a non-gunky adhesive. The stylish and functional coatings turn any device into an enviable work of art. Browse the site to see if you have a device fit to be skinned alive. The total number of compatible unclothed machinery exceeds 100 and includes numerous phones, iPods and MP3 players, laptops, gaming consoles, and eReaders. As for the design itself, users have the option of browsing the gallery or uploading a custom masterpiece. Bedeck an iPhone with an army of all-seeing aliens ($14.95), a Zune HD with a graphic ink pond ($14.95), or a Wii with five dancing figures ($29.95). GelaSkins has even teamed up with a number of collaborators, including Marvel comics and National Geographic, to bring recognizable and professional imagery to the backside of your electronic sidekick.
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