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Old February 2nd, 2013, 06:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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These really are nice, and they look great. Here's a shot of mine that I just applied the other night. Also, the link is included if you want to buy them.

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Old February 2nd, 2013, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks amazing, I think I am going to get the leather back, do you know where it shipped from?
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks amazing, I think I am going to get the leather back, do you know where it shipped from?
According to their site, Canada. Where in Canada I couldn't tell you, sorry.

I am interested in that CF skin. I was hoping that iCarbons would have some for the Nexus 4 but they don't.
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They're just patterns in adhesive 3M vinyl, not actual "Carbon Fiber" (or "leather" for that matter) ... it makes all the difference in the world.
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They ship from Canada. Takes about 7-10 days and shipping is $3. Just because they aren't real carbon fiber or leather doesn't mean they aren't nice.
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They're just patterns in adhesive 3M vinyl, not actual "Carbon Fiber" (or "leather" for that matter) ... it makes all the difference in the world.
I am well aware of what they are and how they work, thanks.
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I am well aware of what they are and how they work, thanks.
The generic comment was intended for those who erroneously use the term "Carbon Fiber" for vinyl such as the OP, but if the shoe fits ... go ahead and respond. I repair and fabricate carbon fiber structures, and am willing to call attention when I see such cheap misrepresentations of the real thing.
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These really are nice, and they look great. Here's a shot of mine that I just applied the other night. Also, the link is included if you want to buy them.

dbrand inc. We Are the BOSS of VINYL SKINS!

That picture can easily be labeled as a leaked image of the moto X phone :P
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so this is just a cover for the back? so it's just as thin as a screen protector?
if so, I assume a bumper fit with this on? and that it's just for aesthetics and won't provide much protection in terms of shattering from impact (but will do for scratches).
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so this is just a cover for the back? so it's just as thin as a screen protector?
if so, I assume a bumper fit with this on? and that it's just for aesthetics and won't provide much protection in terms of shattering from impact (but will do for scratches).
Yeah, just a cover for the back. A bumper WILL fit with this on. It's 3m final so it's pretty strong. It may help on an impact but not sure.
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It fits fine with the bumper on. It's mainly for scratch protection. I decided to carry the phone naked for the first couple months and now the back is starting to get scratched to hell. Still no scratches on the screen though. I'm convinced the back isn't gorilla glass.

Here's a picture with the dbrand back and the bumper:

http://img.talkandroid.com/uploads/2013/02/2013-02-04-17.02.09.jpg
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It fits fine with the bumper on. It's mainly for scratch protection. I decided to carry the phone naked for the first couple months and now the back is starting to get scratched to hell. Still no scratches on the screen though. I'm convinced the back isn't gorilla glass.

Here's a picture with the dbrand back and the bumper:

http://img.talkandroid.com/uploads/2013/02/2013-02-04-17.02.09.jpg
that looks really nice, but so does the pattern and glass on the phone itself.

sigh... manufacturers make good looking devices and everyone just ends up covering it with cases.

btw, what case/bumper is that?
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btw, what case/bumper is that?
Its the official lg bumper
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It fits fine with the bumper on. It's mainly for scratch protection. I decided to carry the phone naked for the first couple months and now the back is starting to get scratched to hell. Still no scratches on the screen though. I'm convinced the back isn't gorilla glass.

Here's a picture with the dbrand back and the bumper:

http://img.talkandroid.com/uploads/2013/02/2013-02-04-17.02.09.jpg
I liked the bumper but it bothered me that the bezel wasn't covered on the front side on the top and bottom. Almost like it isn't sized right. So I sold it....on eBay....for $40.
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The generic comment was intended for those who erroneously use the term "Carbon Fiber" for vinyl such as the OP, but if the shoe fits ... go ahead and respond. I repair and fabricate carbon fiber structures, and am willing to call attention when I see such cheap misrepresentations of the real thing.
It's not completely erronious, since the website does say, "Carbon Fiber Skin". I think most people can figure out that it's not real CF. It's not a Ferrari.
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I think those people who honestly believe that these are real CF or leather are those kinda of people that belong in a certain State Farm Commercial.


Back to these vinyl skins, I have the "CF" one coming. I don't want a case, but I felt that the back could use a little protection. It could match all the real CF on my car.
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It may help on an impact but not sure.
It won't help with an impact at all, you just won't be able to see the damage.
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It won't help with an impact at all, you just won't be able to see the damage.
yeah, the glass could be cracked underneath and you would never know unless you peeled it off.
i guess ignorance is bliss
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Love these skins! I bought a leather and carbon fiber for my brother but he didnt want it and im not gonna use it (I tried it and not my style) If anyone wants to buy that one on the cheap i can send it out to you for 8 bucks shipped! Let me know
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Mine supposedly shipped out over 2 weeks ago and I'm still waiting on it.
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Mine supposedly shipped out over 2 weeks ago and I'm still waiting on it.
Email them. Their customer service is great.
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I put my phone inside a cloth pouch. When I lay it on the table, it is always on top of the cloth. Hardly any scratch or my other phones I had.
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Nice CF back! I purchased one recently off Amazon from ArmorSuit. It looks to be the same, and I personally like it a lot.
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Nice CF back! I purchased one recently off Amazon from ArmorSuit. It looks to be the same, and I personally like it a lot.
Yeah, it's really nice. I love it. I got a clear case to go with it. I'll post pictures when I get it.
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Mine finally arrived today. Here's hoping I don't screw up applying the damn thing. I have no idea why I bought one of these, should have bought a few. I always screw these skins up.
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Mine finally arrived today. Here's hoping I don't screw up applying the damn thing. I have no idea why I bought one of these, should have bought a few. I always screw these skins up.
You can't screw it up. They peel right off with no problem and stick again with no problem. You'll see.
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@Krunk83, that's good to know as I ordered one the other day. I'm using a diz tpu case which does seem to be ok protection, but I find the "buttons" very difficult. I want to use my bumper with the great buttons but almost no protection. The dbrand films seem to be a good scratch protector for the back.
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You can't screw it up. They peel right off with no problem and stick again with no problem. You'll see.
Yeah thanks. I nailed it on the first try anyway. Well, almost. It's the slightest bit off to one side, but you can't tell. The letters line up perfectly so it's good enough for me.



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Yeah thanks. I nailed it on the first try anyway. Well, almost. It's the slightest bit off to one side, but you can't tell. The letters line up perfectly so it's good enough for me.



*hopefully this pic shows up, kinda streaming it from somewhere.
That looks really good if I ever drop the phone and the back glass cracks this is always an alternative
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The CF skin doesn't play nicely with the Google Nexus Orb charger though. Yes, the charger will charge thru the skin. However the phone doesn't want to stick to the charger very well. That's a bummer.
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The CF skin doesn't play nicely with the Google Nexus Orb charger though. Yes, the charger will charge thru the skin. However the phone doesn't want to stick to the charger very well. That's a bummer.
It stuck fine on mine.
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It stuck fine on mine.
Well it survived the night attached last night, I guess it just needed a little cleaning.
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