Igor Kromin |   Consultant. Coder. Blogger. Tinkerer. Gamer.

It's been some time since I've had this EXOSkin on my rMBP and since I've been getting quite a few comments about it, I've decided to write something up. Overall, this is a good cover for the laptop and it really gets the attention, so if that's what you want, this is the product for you.

This was the end result, looks pretty cool to me!
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The EXOSkin comes in a flat A4 pack and consists of several sheets of stick on vinyl. When I unpacked mine, I quickly decided that I did not want to use all the parts and really only wanted to cover the lid of my MacBook Pro. I travel a fair amount for work, so this was really a scratch cover for me (and now after having it on for a month, it has saved the cover from a few scratches already.
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What impressed me about this vinyl is it quite thick and has texture to make it feel more like it was real wood. So it doesn't only look like wood, it feels like it too.
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It comes on high quality 3M material.
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So I disconnected all the cables from my Mac, cleaned the lid from any dust and began the sticking-on process.
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It took a bit of fiddling to get it to stick straight and I had to remove it a number of times mid-way because the Apple logo was not lining up correctly. The edges were a good fit, but are not 100% matching the shape of the Mac, however, it is close enough. There is about a 0.5mm gap around the whole edge where the cover does not reach.

I'm quite happy with this product, it makes your Mac stand out and certainly gets the attention, even if people do not say anything, I've had airport security staff simply touch it to see if it was real or not. For its small price, it's worth the investment.
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-i

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