Scroll down for the pics or read some ramblins'.
If you read the
Pocket PC Phone newsgroups, you're likely to see the
following "The paint on my Pocket PC is coming off". Some
people have units which seem to have a predisposition to the
paint rubbing off. I don't, but I feel y0' pain folks. That
said, we've always said get a case from EB Cases or Vaja,
the included one is crummy and the metal clips on the inside
scratch the phone (sorry, it's true). There's also another
option besides a case, protective (and colorful) skins from
The folks from PDA Jacket make lots of skins for many PDAs.
what are they? They're kinda like stickers for the Pocket
PC. We ordered Orange, Black, Blue, Purple and Yellow- check
the site (links at the end of this review) for more color
options there are TONS.
Application: You need a steady hand to apply these, I
unfortunately am about as steady as Catherine Hepburn after
an all night Starbucks bender, so you might want to grab a
glass of wine to "settle down" first if you know what I
mean. If you're good at pulling on screen protectors, then
these won't be that hard to apply (if you mess up, then
expect some bubbles and seams). The web site shows you how,
make sure you
There's also a lid, we didn't use it this round since we
have a screen protector. Stay tuned, when we put it on our
device, we'll post it up.
Overall, these puppies are pretty sweet, our Pocket PC Phone
is not only protected, it's slightly less slippery but the
lead story is you can personalize your Pocket PC Phone just
like other phones with face plates, cept' these are
stickers. Remember, once these are put on the device, that's
it, you can't take them off and put them on again, so
they're one-time only.
Here's a suggestion for T-mobile (and anyone else) phone are
part of our lives, they're perhaps the most pervasive piece
of technology most of us will have, please make every phone
customizable inside and out, faceplates to dialers to caller
id, to ring tones. Oh, another thing T-Mobile- where heck
are my freaking accessories I ordered 2 months ago? I love
ya'll (and Zeta is dreamy) but really, I just want my stuff
before 2003, thanks.
Back to the skins, should you get them? Sure, they're cheap
($7 or so) they protect your Pocket PC phone, and if you
were the type of kid that put stickers on your bike, then
these are pretty cool.
Click here for the Skins.
Click an image for a larger view.