The Insatiable Need for the Latest Gadget
Many of you reading this are like me; you have to get your hands on the latest and greatest gadgets. Awed by the technology, features, and most current human achievements designed to dazzle your imagination. Many of these new devices are designed to either entertain, make our lives easier or both. People anxiously wait in lines outside stores, overnight sometimes, to get the latest gadgets spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on their shiny new device. An entire industry has subsequently been born for accessories to protect these devices. Cases, pouches, skins, screen protectors, guards, shields, and armors developed to keep your expensive new toys from baring scars from the abuses of daily life.
Scratches are one of my biggest fears when I get a new gadget. My latest toy, the HTC Google Nexus One, is my shiny new companion and daily I am discovering the amazing things this phone can do. The very first thing I did after ordering it was order a full body and screen protector from XO Skins. With clean hands and a little concentration, this clear protector went on fairly easily and is nearly invisible. I have had many gadgets the past few years and have suffered with the bulky and flimsy cases that detract from the beauty of my newest toy. This is no longer the case and XO Skins now has a fan for life. To my horror only 2 days after installing the clear skin I dropped my phone and it skidded across my driveway. I rushed to pick up my phone fearing the worst and brushed the grit off of it. There were no marks, nothing! I couldn’t even tell I had dropped it!
So here I am typing up the story of the Nexus One that could, the XO Skins shielding and guarding it from damage, and the clumsy geek who can’t hang on to his expensive toys. If you are like me, your phone is like a digital leash, an endless supply of information at your fingertips, connecting you at the speed of light to friends and information a world away. If you told someone you could harness a connection to the whole of human knowledge in the palm of your hand a hundred years ago, you would have been burned at the stake. We truly live in a remarkable age with seemingly endless potential. Maybe that explains our relentless pursuit to have the greatest gadget connecting us at a millisecond faster than our old device.
Obtaining the Nexus One was not as difficult as some of my past gadgets. I didn’t have to camp in front of a store, braving the elements, I ordered it from the comfort of my home and got it the next day at my front door. Now how’s that for awesome? Thank you, Google. While I do miss the collective buzz of anticipation waiting in front of a store, it was nice as an early adopter, to not have to. Who knows, maybe one day Google will have a physical store and those wanting to camp on cement will get their chance. Either way, with or without the sacrifice and struggle of obtaining my Google phone, I still have the desire to take care of it, and my XO Skins has done just that.
In checking out their site at you will see a YouTube video on the left where they batter an iPhone half protected with their screen protector and the other half bare naked. As you can imagine the naked side is destroyed and unusable. They then peel away the left side that was covered by the XO Skin revealing a new looking iPhone screen, completely scratch free. On the right side next to the video you will see a flash banner with testimonials from industry experts illustrating the strength and clarity of these skins. Check it out for yourself, they are not limited to just cell phone skins and screen protectors. They cover cell phones, smart phones, laptops, iPads, GPS devices, MP3 and media players, and gaming devices like the PSP and Nintendo DSI. I have chosen to keep my phone scratch free, will you?