Note: Read on to find out how you can win your very own MusicSkin for your Classic iPod!
If you've bought new technology, there's a good chance you'll want to customize it. It's been the thing to do over the past decade or so, as a new way of expressing one’s individuality. The makers of MusicSkins felt that with the invention of all sorts of music players there was a strong likelihood that people would be interested in personalizing their technology with music-themed skins.
A MusicSkin is essentially a sticker that one can apply to a wide assortment of hardware—MP3 players, laptops, cell phones, e-readers, even video game guitars. After I applied my Beatles “Abbey Road” theme to my classic iPod with some careful positioning techniques (i.e.: straight eyeballin’), the skin looks stellar at close range even with the slight granularity of the image.
The MusicSkin peels off easily after a day of sticking, though I do not know what it might be like after a week or a month. The makers of MusicSkins state that skins are meant to be used only once. Thankfully I found that there is enough stick available that one can readjust the skin or even store it for possible re-use.
The range of images one can choose from is astounding. Sorting through the wide array of music groups, TV shows, artists, and models at the MusicSkins website, it can be difficult to choose among one’s interests. There are still a few omissions (the Black Keys, the Roots), but really, if a particular theme is not available it is easy enough to find another choice among the hundreds available. I do wish that one was able to zoom in on some of the example pictures while browsing to get a better idea of what one will be looking at in hand. I suppose that some imagination will be necessary when purchasing.