Team

Meet the Mighty Skins Team

You already know where to go to get the best skins on the market with the widest variety, but do you know the team who works behind the scenes? The trouble with e-commerce is that people don’t often get to see the people backstage who keep the show going off without a hitch. You can walk into a store and see the people who are stocking the milk, ringing up your purchases, and bagging the groceries, but with e-commerce it’s a little bit more difficult. For this reason, we thought our customers might like to meet the Mighty Skins team!
David – David is the captain of our ship and he is responsible for starting Mighty Skins almost ten years ago and he worked out of his garage with a single printer and the drive to make average things a lot less average. He still works to oversee the day to day operations in an office right next to our production floor. When he’s not at work, he’s spending time with his family!
Brianna – Brianna is in the center of the Skins design team and she has her hands in every part of the process. From researching what’s hot right now, to designing it, and creating the proper fit, our company wouldn’t be what it is without her. In her free time, Brianna enjoys showcasing her Italian roots in her kitchen!
Rebecca – Rebecca is a graphic artist and native Floridian and she is the one who makes sure all of your skins fit the way they do. She aims for precision and exceeding expectations and enjoys her involvement in the entire process.
Suszette – Suszette or “Kue” as she is affectionately known in our company oversees not only the graphic department, but also the receiving department. She is the one who makes our ship sail so smoothly. When she’s not working with us, she finds herself ensconced in the fashion world as both a designer and personal shopper.
Julian – If our machines don’t work, Mighty Skins doesn’t work so Julian is imperative to our process. He’s shown a talent for keeping many different machines running the way they should be and that’s what he does for us. He makes sure our equipment is running at maximum capacity so you get your skins on time. In his downtime he enjoys the gym and volunteering at church.
Jason – Jason is responsible for the Skins site fresh new look. His expertise in photography, graphic design, animation, and videography keeps our site on point. He recently returned to Florida from California, so if you can’t find him at the skatepark or the beach, he might be free diving in the ocean!
Charlie – Charlie is the last line of defense when it comes to the quality of your skin. Every skin that comes off the line goes straight to him for a final inspection. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with his dog or going to the gym
Willie – If you want to know why your skin comes off our line perfectly and gets to you very quickly, meet Willie! He’s the one who’s at the helm of our printing department. When he isn’t there, he’s probably camping or hanging out with his family.
Eric – If you’ve ever needed support of one of your orders, chances are you’ve dealt with Eric. He is there to answer questions, offer support, or provide assistance in getting customers the perfect skin. He’s got ten years of support experience and it shows. When he’s not at work, he’s likely to be gaming or providing commentary for a professional wrestling organization.
Christy – Christy is known as “Cece” around our offices and she’s the smiling face and cheerful voice behind our customer service department. Providing backup to Eric, Cece’s 10 years of experience is helpful is finding customer’s the answers they’re looking for. Off the clock, she likes gaming and drawing.
Now that you’ve seen the people behind the website, check out what we have to offer!

Customize Your VR Headset via @mightyskins

3 Ways to Customize Your Virtual Reality Headset

Your virtual reality headset is a vital part of the gaming experience. Most people have an elementary idea of what these headsets look like, but there are many options these days to help create custom virtual reality headsets that can honestly look great. If you are searching for a way to make your headset your own, we have three fun options you can use to customize it.

Add Padding

Depending on the kind of virtual reality headset you have, padding may be a concern; some of them come with sufficient padding, but others do not provide any. This can be an issue when playing for long periods of time so it can be a good idea to consider adding some. There are many padding options, from foam to quilted cloth, that can provide the kind of comfort you want. Keep in mind that you will need padding that can absorb sweat and that can be cleaned regularly.

Vinyl Skins

There are lots of companies that offer gorgeous skin designs for your virtual reality headset. These range from fun ones that can transform the set into a pair of eyes, to lovely artistic ones that feature landscapes and animals. Depending on the virtual reality headset you have, you will need to find the options that best fit the size and cut. All of the companies that provide these skins have measurements that you need to check carefully against your headset so that you can get the perfect fit. These skins are highly durable so that you do not have to worry about them peeling off. There is no need to keep the same old black headset when you can transform it into a colorful work of art.

Vinyl Skins for VR Headset via @mightyskins

We offer gorgeous skin designs for your virtual reality headset. These range from fun ones that can transform the set into a pair of eyes, to lovely artistic ones that feature landscapes and animals. Depending on the virtual reality headset you have, you will need to find the options that best fit the size and cut. All of the companies that provide these skins have measurements that you need to check carefully against your headset so that you can get the perfect fit. These skins are highly durable so that you do not have to worry about them peeling off. There is no need to keep the same old black headset when you can transform it into a colorful work of art.

Eyesight Adjuster

Not everyone’s face is shaped the same way or is the same size, which can make virtual reality headsets for some people more uncomfortable than for others. One way to fix this is by adding an eyesight adjuster. These adjusters allow you to get the perfect distance for your headset so that you do not get eye strain after hours of playing. It is a great way to customize your headset, and if someone else wants to use it, you can quickly remove it.

These are just some of the ways you can customize your virtual reality headset so that you can genuinely have a great time playing. Why should you have to play with the most basic of headsets when you can transform yours into comfortable and fun ones? With skins, eyesight adjusters, and extra padding, you will create a one of a kind headset.

Amazon

Top Amazon Products We Can Skin

Since the mid-nineties, the internet has been a thing of beauty for many people as it allows us to accomplish a lot of tasks that used to require several trips around town.  We can shop, we can pay our bills, maintain our insurance, and chat with people from different areas.  Since the internet became a staple in almost every home, one site has been there to provide us with a one-stop shop for nearly everything we want.  That site is Amazon and here are the top Amazon products we can skin.

Certainly, Amazon has proven their worth by offering lower cost solutions for many home desires from e-readers to tablets to speakers.  However, those products are usually pretty non-descript and lack the personal touch we often want from our gadgets.  That’s where we come in!  We offer skins for many of the most popular products to add a little flair from your personality.

  1. Echo – Have an Amazon Echo that sticks out like a sore thumb with your home décor? Solve that problem with one of our skins.  Available in solid colors and funky patterns, our skins provide a great way to make your Echo stand out or blend in to your preference.  Go ahead, ask Alexa how she feels about it!
  2. Kindle – Want to spend your days lounging on the couch reading a great book on your brand-new Kindle? Of course you do, but I bet you also want that Kindle to be easily distinguished from your roommates or your husband’s.  A skin is an awesome way to show your Kindle some love!
  3. Fire Tablet – Did you buy into the hype surrounding other tablets or did you opt for the lower priced powerhouse of a tablet that Amazon offers? Well, if you did, we have the perfect compliment to your new device!  From landscapes to patterns to skulls, we make it easy to express yourself while protecting your tablet!
  4. Echo Show – If you’re a true gadget lover, then chances are you’ve already gotten your hands on the Echo Show! Dress that baby up with a cool floral skin or show your patriotism with an American flag!  No matter what you choose, you’ll be able to show off your personality and your tech-savviness at the same time!
  5. Echo Dot – Want the benefits of the Echo without taking up as much space or spending as much? Amazon introduces the Echo Dot!  This pint sized speaker and Alexa combo is about half the price and an eighth of the size and we have the perfect skin to make it your own.

We all want our gadgets to say a little something about ourselves.  To skin your Amazon related products and more, shop our website to find what you’re looking for!

turquoise camo vinyl gun wraps

Just How Durable are Vinyl Gun Wraps for Customization?

Adding aftermarket camouflage or another slick design to your gun can be a tedious task given the limited options available. Among these options, vinyl gun wraps standout to be one of the most popular. The question people are asking is, “How durable are vinyl wraps for guns?” Here’s your answer.

This is What You Should Look for in a Gun Wrap

Certainly, every gun owner wants his new decor to survive the scorching sun and other harsh conditions. You want your wrap to last through whatever stress you decide to put it through because you expect to make the purchase once. You should be looking for something waterproof (helps prevent against rust) that is going to last for several years. Does vinyl make the grade?

What’s the Difference Between Vinyl and Other Types of Gun Wraps?

A vinyl gun wrap is like a sticker that comes in a shape customized to your pistol or rifle model. Here are the perks:

  • Unlike hydro-dipping and cerakote, vinyl wraps are super inexpensive. So, that’s one bonus.
  • Another perk to choosing vinyl is that it is easily replaceable. If you decide you want to change the look and feel of your gun, you can peel off the wrap and replace it without too much hassle.
  • Additionally is that you can choose nearly any print you want, and aren’t limited to the manufacturer’s designs.
  • Next, vinyl is super easy to place on your gun without any special skills. Hydro-dipping and cerakote require some trial and error or professional placement.

Here’s the downside:

  • One potential downside to vinyl is that it won’t last a decade or a lifetime like hydro-dipping and cerakote can. Instead, you might get up to five years life out of one durable wrap… if you take good care of it.

So, is Vinyl the Best Choice for You?

If you’re interested in a customization that will increase the life of your gun’s finish by protecting it from the elements, doesn’t cost much, is easy to place on your own and just as simple to replace, yes vinyl is a great option for you.

On the other hand, if you’re more interested in a semi-permanent solution, you may want to check out your other options for customizing your handgun or rifle.

If you’re interested in seeing what you can order today, check out our vinyl gun wraps today.

7 Apps to Help Manage Your Homework

It’s back to school season, which means you may be wondering how you’re going to focus on studying and stay on top of your homework and assignments.

Fortunately, there are apps for your computer and smartphone that can help.

The apps listed below are thoroughly tested, specially picked and can work complementary to each other and help you in various ways.

App #1: Wunderlist

To-do lists are more popular than ever and that’s not without a reason. Whether you use pen and paper or more tech-savvy methods to write down your lists, tracking your upcoming tasks can bring a sense of control in your busy life and reduce stress.

Wunderlist is a to-do list and task manager app that works on both desktop and mobile devices, offering accessibility from everywhere. It has a good mix of features for every type of user. Its clean design is a great plus, as people tend to use more often products that are aesthetically pleasing. And, a to-do list app works only if you use it consistently.

App #2: Toggl Time Tracker

Complementary with a to-do list (and a personal must) is a time-tracker app. It’s not irrelevant that procrastination is one of the most popular words in student memes (and sometimes professional ones). One way to tackle that is having a clear image of the work you produce and the guilt (or sense of accomplishment) will motivate you to continue.

Its best feature is that you can group tasks by project and by “client” so you can have a clear view what is for school and what is for your employer and at the same time, divide your study time by subject and specify the task you work at the moment.

Its browser widget is great to remind you when you are slacking. So, no more excuses to procrastinate!

App #3: Pocket

With Pocket, you can easily collect stuff to read later and actually read them. Based on your interests it also recommends articles that might interest you and the great thing about this is that it doesn’t recommend very similar stuff to what you have already read, but unique and well-written content that may align with your general preferences.

For studying, it can be a useful tool to track the online sources you find during your first steps of your research when you are working on an essay or project.

App #4: EasyBib

Bibliographies are often a complicated part of school work, as it is necessary to stick to a certain style that your teacher or university prefers or requires.

Everyone knows how boring it is to write down resources by hand, but apps like EasyBib make a student’s life a lot easier.

EasyBib uses your phone’s camera to scan a book’s barcode and create a citation formatted in MLA, Chicago, or whatever format your school uses. iOS and Android systems are supported and the browser widget will save up valuable time when working from different devices.

Don’t forget to be consistent with the style you choose!

App #5: Memrise

If you are studying a foreign language this is hands-down the app you need to download right now. It offers subscription plans for offline use, but the free version is great too and you can still have access to the useful material.

Memrise uses what’s called “elaborate encoding” to help you memorize your vocabulary and grammar. Instead of having to read through words and their translations, and trying to memorize them as they are, it helps to create associations between the translation and words you already know in your native language.

The best thing about this app is that the most popular textbooks have their own courses in Memrise so you can easily study on your own what you are learning in the classroom and actually prepare yourself for an upcoming test.

App #6: Forvo

Speaking a language with a good accent isn’t a matter of sounding educated or impressing people. Correct pronunciation can change the way you orally perceive a language and it helps you learn faster since hard-to-pronounce words are almost impossible to memorize.

Forvo allows you to quickly access hundreds of thousands of pronunciations stored in its huge database. With over 325 different languages available on it you can sure find the pronunciation of the word you are looking for.

App #7: Khan Academy

For the self-learners and people who want to learn something more than what their classroom provides, Khan Academy is one of the very few apps out there that allows you to learn almost anything for free. Truly free.

With over 10,000 videos and explanations at your fingertips in math, science, economics, history, and more, you can use it to quickly brush up your knowledge of a certain subject or truly prepare for an upcoming exam.

Its content is divided into school year levels so you don’t need to hassle very much to find where you should start, a common problem with many other similar apps.

Final Thoughts

The mentioned apps are only a few from what is out there and certainly there a lot of alternatives that may work for others. Some of the apps provide additional benefits (like offline use or additional exercises) to premium users that pay a monthly fee, but this doesn’t hamper the ability to benefit from using the free version.

 

Author Bio:

Eirini Kafourou handles communications for Megaventory the online inventory management system that can help small businesses synchronize stock and manage purchases and sales over multiple stores. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

Tumblers

The Tumbler Craze

For years there have been hundreds of solutions created for keeping beverages either hot or cold, but rarely could the same drink container do both.  Then something crazy happened, the Yeti company burst onto the scene with a stainless-steel tumbler that kept ice in cube form for hours or could keep your coffee steaming hot well past your lunch break at work.  After that, it seemed as though everyone was releasing a stainless-steel beverage container.  Since it looks like everyone has one, it’s nearly impossible to differentiate, but we’ve got you covered.  MightySkins is the answer to the tumbler craze!

Admit it, you can name at least five people who carry a stainless-steel tumbler with them at all times, and why not?  They’re nearly perfect.  They can keep a drink cool while you lounge around the pool all day long or keep your cocoa warm while you rake some leaves.  There’s a reason that they’re so popular and it’s because they’re awesome.

Due to the recent popularity of stainless steel beverage containers, we had no choice but the answer the call.  Think about it, if three people at your job have the same tumbler, how do you tell them apart?  With a skin, that’s how!

We offer skins for tumblers for ten different major brands from Yeti to Ozark Trail.  It doesn’t matter if you have a 22-ounce Pelican Tumbler or a 64 ounce bottle from RTIC, we have a skin to make yours stand out!  Are you crazy about sushi?  Do you have an undeniable love for the mythical unicorn?  Are you loco for tacos?  We have your back, or your cup!

If our traditional skins don’t suit your needs, we also have several brands for which you can create a customized skin.  Want to make sure your kids aren’t fighting over their tumblers?  Create your own skin and eliminate the possibility!

It doesn’t matter how you carry your drink, but you can make sure you set yourself apart from everyone else with a skin from MightySkins.  Check out our website and feast your eyes on everything we have to offer!

Gift

The Perfect Gift

As the holiday season approaches, many early birds have started searching for that perfect gift to buy for their family and friends.  Don’t be left out in the cold buying some run of the mill present that everyone already has.  How many neckties does Dad really need?  This year, consider a skin for your loved one’s favorite device.  A skin from us makes the perfect holiday gift for your family and friends.

When you think about your brother, your mom, or your best friend, what is one thing they always have with them?  Is it a tumbler full of their favorite coffee?  Is it their beloved cell phone that they never go without?  Do they perhaps always carry a tablet or laptop with them wherever they go?  Well, think about how much better that device would be with one of our skins.

If you know that your sister has a yen for all things butterflies, consider gifting her one of our many skins that have a butterfly theme.  Our skins are well made, yet inexpensive and make a great present for anyone on your holiday gift list.  If you want your loved one to know you were really thinking about what would make them happy, our skins are the perfect way to do that.

If you don’t want one of our ready made skins, consider creating a great collage using an online photo program and uploading the image to our site to create a custom skin for everyone on your list.  Have a great family photo, but don’t have the funds to have it matted and framed for the whole clan?  Wouldn’t it be a great gift for your family to create a skin for their favorite device on our site?

From tumblers to laptops, we have a skin for many different electronic devices.  If your little brother can’t leave his drone alone, personalize it for him.  If your co-worker is constantly confusing her tablet for yours, make hers stand out with a great skin that you know she’d love.

When it comes to Boss’s Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, or birthdays, skins make the best gift that money can buy.  Check out our site for the full array of what we have to offer!

Drone Visible When Flying - Prevent Flyaways

This is How to Make Sure Your Drone is Always Visible When Flying

What can you do to prevent drone flyaways?

Before you ever fly a drone, it’s important to inform yourself about the rules and precautions necessary to have a safe, exhilarating experience. In some cases, you may even be required to have a license in order to fly (Check the FAA website for more information about what to do in your personal situation). So, follow the rules, have fun, and keep your drone in your line of vision.

Never lose sight of your quadcopter again.

MightySkins now has an entire line of drone skins for several different models. While we don’t usually like to toot our own horn, these skins excite us because they serve a dual purpose. Besides providing you with unlimited customization, a drone skin can solve a major problem you’re likely up against.  

Let’s face it: sometimes drones escape. There’s not much you can do to prevent flyaways (or losing your machine because you went against the grain and soared out of your own sight on purpose). Take your drone as far as possible without losing sight by adding a splash of color. Our new quadcopter drone skins make it easier to see when flying long distances.

While adding a splash of color is fun, it’s a good idea to take every possible precaution to prevent crashes. Afterall, quadcopters don’t grow on trees. Here’s what else you can do to prevent drone flyaways:

  1. Set your battery correctly to optimize aerodynamics. If the battery falls out, you could lose power in-flight and that will definitely cause a crash.
  2. Avoid flying near power lines. If you hit a power line, it could ruin your electronics, cause an explosion or a crash.
  3. Regularly calibrate your compass and GPS. If not, your drone won’t know which direction it’s going.
  4. Maintain manufacturer-recommended altitude when flying. This ensures that your radios stay connected.
  5. Don’t set your home point next to buildings. When it comes time to land, doing so could cause your machine to land on top of the building or, worse yet, crash on the edge.

Which models are drone skins available for?

Customize with ease and extend your line of visibility – it’s just more exciting this way. If you own one of these models, you can find a skin you love.

We have customization options for nearly every version of the brands above. Shop our drone skins to find the perfect pattern or color for you.

Students

The Perfect Device Skins for Students

It’s official, summer is on its way out.  You’re starting to see school buses on the road again, district billboards are announcing the first day, and you’ve probably dropped some money buying new clothes, college books, and new shoes for the student in your life. However, did you remember to protect and cover some of their devices before they head back to school?  We have some perfect skins for students.

Putting a skin on your student’s device isn’t only about customizing their electronic experience.  These days, you can’t be too careful and a skin allows your student to protect their device.  It also can provide parents with peace of mind as a skin will create a way to better identify the gadget in the event it goes missing in school.   Here are just some of the devices students are taking to school right now.

  • Laptops – With skins available for over ten brand names and hundreds of models, we have the right product to make your students computer stand out. By choosing from one of our unique skins, you’re not only protecting an expensive product from scratches, but you’re also ensuring that there is a solid description of the product should something happen. If the model of your favorite student’s laptop isn’t available in our online catalog, we offer a universal skin to fit nearly any laptop on the market!
  • Tablets – Whether your child has an iPad or a Fire tablet, we have a skin for it. This skin will set your student’s favorite tablet apart from the rest of the pack.  Tablets are expensive, but protecting it doesn’t have to be. We have hundreds of skins from which you can choose to give your child’s tablet a stylish and distinctive new look.
  • Headphones – Let’s face it, headphones are not cheap these days, so the idea of your child losing them at school is a little bit terrifying. It would be a lot easier to identify your student’s particular headphones in a lost and found if they’re a little bit different than the others.  We offer skins for a great deal of the popular brands.
  • Fidget Spinners – First, make sure your child’s school hasn’t banned these popular items before they take theirs with them. However, if they’re allowed to have them you’re definitely going to want to be able to readily identify your student’s fidget spinner.  We have plenty of skins that will make your child’s spinner one of a kind!
  • Cell Phone – Personalizing your child’s favorite device is important when you think about the fact that everyone has the same phones with the same popular cases. Skin your student’s phone or the case and make it stand out from the rest.  By choosing a customized skin, you can add their name or a monogram to their product.

Don’t send your student back to school without skinning their stuff first!  Check out our selection on our website!

Application of skins

How To Properly Apply a Skin

So you’ve joined the ranks of people on a quest to personalize all of their favorite devices.  You’ve done the heavy lifting and picked your pattern and you’ve waited out the mail carrier to bring it to your home.  However, now you’ve encountered the task of outfitting your item of choice with the skin.  Don’t worry, this helpful blog will teach you how to properly apply a skin from Mighty Skins.

  1. Clean it Up – Whatever device you’ve chosen, from your cooler to your favorite tumbler, we have one rule. It’s got to be clean.  Simply take a damp cloth (don’t saturate your electronic devices) and wipe it down, making sure to clear any debris.  You don’t want to use any solvents or ammonia based cleaners during this part, as it may cause damage to the skin or adhering issues.
  2. Check the Skin – Sometimes, in the mailing process stuff might be on the top of the skin itself. Make sure there’s nothing hanging off or clinging to the edges.  If you’re satisfied with the appearance, go ahead and wash your hands and ensure you’ve dried them thoroughly as all of the excess oils in your skin can also cause issues with your skin application.
  3. Remove It – Now, we remove the backing to the skin, but please be careful during this process. You’re going to want to make sure that you’re not inadvertently stretching the skin out or it obviously isn’t going to fit properly.  All of our skins are made to fit your devices precisely, so this should never be a problem unless the skin has become damaged during the backing removal.  This will be especially important in the narrow areas of the skin.
  4. Place It – Now comes the moment of truth. Lay your skin on your device precisely, paying attention to any buttons, cameras, latches, etc.  Don’t worry if you don’t get it right the first time, you can easily remove the skin to shift the positioning.  Keep doing this until you’re satisfied with the placement, it’s not going to lose its stickiness.
  5. Smooth It Out Now – Once you’ve gotten the skin into the position that it is meant to be in, smooth it out. Starting from the middle and working your way toward the edges, press down firmly, removing any awkward bubbles or ridges along the way.  You can use a credit card wrapped in a paper towel to assist in the smoothing process.

That’s it! You’re done!  Now you’re on your way to enjoying a personalized device.  Doesn’t the simplicity make you want to skin another device?  Check out what we have to offer here.