Tuesday, March 24, 2015

11:13 AM

Your PlayStation Can Now Match Your Personality And Décor — Here’s How
When you walk into somebody’s home for the first time, one of the most interesting things you can do is scan their bookshelves. Whether they’ve got 2,000 books or 20, it’s still a fascinating way to get some insight into your host’s personality, interests, passions, and so forth, because even though books are so common, everyone’s shelf is bound to be different.

This used to be the case with other electronic items, too — collectibles like records, CDs, DVDs, and video games. These days, however, digital downloads are reducing the amount of personal style and history that you can show off with your electronics. However, there's a way to recapture that feeling of individuality. Similar to how some tech enthusiasts modify their computer cases, it’s now possible to modify the look and feel of your video game consoles and controllers to make some truly one of a kind pairings!

This isn’t about paint, special custom-built models, or other major investments. No—all you’ve got to do to make your PlayStation 4, Xbox, or other console look unique and expressive is to wrap it in a vinyl skin. Companies are now offering inexpensive, visually stunning, and tailor-cut skins online to really give your video game platform a killer look. Online builders let you mix and match different colors, textures, and other elements to get the combination you want (think industrial looking metals, soft and homey wood grains, and eye-catching primary colors).

However, having a PlayStation 4 skin isn’t only about creating something unique to impress visitors. It’s also about protecting a costly investment. A high quality PS4 skin can offer solid shield against scratches, bumps, and spills from liquid, food, and other hazards. This is especially important for modern consoles with increasingly fragile components. As the recent Xbox rollout showed, even companies with deep wallets often ship products with glaring issues. To make things even worse, the optical drives within machines are getting faster and faster. This is fantastic from a performance-based perspective, but the faster a drive works the more fragile it becomes. This shouldn't matter if a machine is kept in a pristine, mint condition state. However, use of a gaming console often means moving it to new locations, or using it at parties, or having children or pets play around it in living rooms. You could quite easily ruin the exterior or interior of your console or controllers, or you could trigger one of its built-in problems.

Thankfully, the same high quality PS4 skins that provide a sense of colorful individuality will also protect the console. The most obvious protective benefit of PlayStation 4 skins comes from the more dramatic collisions, but the skin should offer significant protection from crumbs, moisture, and other more insidious problems. If you’re playing on a smooth or slick surface, it also means added grip and a far reduced chance it accidentally gets knocked off. Little events aren’t a huge deal, but over time, they can add up to push a damaged system over the edge.

Shopping for a PlayStation 4 skin is easier and more streamlined than ever, so long as you find a company offering 3M vinyl, perfectly cut designs, tutorial videos, great customer service, amazing colors and textures, and inexpensive prices. Seems like a tall order, but you’d be surprised by how some leading companies have evolved, offering more than just skins for your gaming console but for any of your devices—your iPhone 6, MacBook Pro, or even a smart watch! After you make your PS4 controllers and consoles look like the coolest objects in your home, check out the latest collection of gadget skins to invest in a great looking skin for all of your devices.