In addition to the Kindle Sticky Skin, I also received a laptop Sticky Skin. My poor old Dell laptop has seen better days, so it could definitely use the help. There was just one problem – I had no idea what size Sticky Skin I needed.
It’s simple enough. You just measure the dimensions, right? Wrong. As you can see from the picture there’s actually a nice rectangular panel perfect for a Sticky Skin. Covering the entire laptop wouldn’t make nearly as much sense and I’d be concerned about peeling. So, being the resourceful guy that I am, I cut it down.
It’s not quite that easy, as Sticky Skins stretch. But I was able to cut it down to a reasonable size without losing too much of the beautiful design. I chose Fortress, which is a dark green castle in front of a red sky.
I mentioned in my previous review that choosing a design that matches your device is very important, and that holds true for Fortress. Fortress is dark – so dark that it’s black in some cases – and it’s not exactly brightening up my laptop any. On the other hand, I find it suitably brooding for a Dungeon Master, so I don’t mind it.
It was interesting to note that cutting a few inches off either side of the design didn’t affect the image much. It’s one of the elements of Sticky Skins; the artist creates a large graphic and then hopes for the best when it’s applied to your device. The bigger the device, the bigger the canvas, the more you see.
I like the design, but I don’t love it nearly as much as my Saint George’s Cross on my Kindle. I certainly won’t take it off though. This is the design that will go with my laptop to its digital grave, and given the somber tone, that seems fitting.
You can purchase the Fortress design for laptops from the Sticky Skin web site.