Apple Wireless Airpods: What's So Great About These Earbuds? via @mightyskins

Apple Wireless Airpods: What’s So Great About These Earbuds?

Apple’s Airpod release was quieter than most expected. Coming on the heels of another round of iPhone announcements, they wireless earbuds could have gotten lost in the shuffle. Their quality, though, made them stand out even in a crowded market. If you are still on the fence, you might want to take a closer look at what makes these wireless earbuds so unique.

Airpods Have Amazing Design Quality

If you’re going to talk about any Apple product, you’ve got to start with design. There’s no doubt that the Airpods are a stylish bit of work, building on everything the company has done with the old earbuds and kicking things up a notch. They’re not exactly a huge leap forward from what’s already there, but why would they be? They look great and very much stay within the general aesthetic of Apple’s core identity. The dangling look takes a minute to get used to, but it’s a look that really grows on you as time goes by.

Nearly perfect,” is a term that’s been thrown around a bit when it comes to building quality for the Apple wireless airpods, and for a good reason – these are wireless earphones that actually stand up to human use. If you haven’t used the Airpods before, you will figure that they’d have a tendency to fall out, but the opposite is true. These in-ear headphones stand up to move very well, and they never feel like they’re going to fall out. They take a bit of adjustment from time to time, but you’re looking at an exceptionally well-engineered piece of electronic equipment here.

Enjoy the Ease-of-Use Expected From Apple

If there’s a problem with traditional Bluetooth earbuds, it’s that they’re difficult to use. Sure, they work great after the initial set-up – but that process can be profoundly frustrating. The Apple wireless Airpods solve this problem by creating a set-up process that is entirely painless, something that you should expect from Apple by this point. They’re incredibly easy to pair with your i-device and tend to be just as easy to use every time you put them in. There are no complicated controls, and you’ll never forget how they’re supposed to work.

Appreciate Quality Sound & Tech

To be honest, the Apple Airpods price suggests a premium experience. On some levels, it really goes beyond – the fact that it pauses music when the earbuds are removed or that it has a great battery life is just more than most would expect. The sound quality isn’t going to hold up to devices that double or triple the Apple Airpods price, but it’s much better than your average Bluetooth earbud quality. You can only expect so much from this kind of device, but Apple manages to push that experience as far as it can reasonably go.

Apple’s Airpods are a fantastic piece of work. They’re stylish, the sound quality is good, and they just work. You can’t ask for more, but Apple seems dead-set on trying their best to deliver an even better experience with each iteration. Once again, Apple has set the bar — if you want wireless earbuds, this is the market’s gold standard.

Already own a pair? Customize your earbuds with one of our Airpod skins.
This is How to Create Your Own Vape Skin via @mightyskins

This is How to Create Your Own Vape Skin

Use Custom Images for Your DIY Vape Skin

With MightySkins, you have the option to create your own vape skin from any image you want, so you can truly have a fully-customized mod. From your favorite photo of your dog, Fido to a secret message written in pigpen cipher, add anything you want to your vape. Create an instant conversation starter. Step-by-step, here’s how to make a DIY vape skin any time.

If you don’t have a vape yet, check out what Grey Haze has to offer.

Step #1: Choose Your Vape Model

From a laptop or PC, visit the Create Your Own Skin page of the MightySkins website and choose Vape Skins from the “Products You Would Like to Customize” options.

Create Your Own Vape Skin

Then, from the list below, choose your vape model.

Choose Your Vape Model

Step #2: Add Your Favorite Image

You can choose nearly any image you want, as long as the resolution is high enough, even a picture of your best friend’s face. Make sure you have permission to use the image and that it’s not explicit or defamatory. Upload your image, choose a photo from Facebook or Instagram, or choose from one of our many options.

Add Your Image

Note: The maximum upload size for images on the MightySkins skin creation platform is 15MB, and we will let you know if your image is too small when placed. Images sized 1600 X 1200 px or larger are best.

Step #3: Add Your Text/ Monogram (Optional)

Do you want to add text to your DIY vape skin? A monogram? You’re the boss here so you can add whatever you want. Choose your text, your font, and customize the color to complement your image. Then, drag the text to place it where you want it to appear on your vape.

Add Your Text

Step #4: Preview Your Custom Vape Skin

Choose the “Preview” tab to see what you’ve created. Make sure it looks how you want it and that the photo looks clear, not blurry. Take one final look at your text – how and where it appears – before your order.

Preview Your DIY Vape Skin

Step #5: Buy it!

Once you’ve created a new custom vape skin that you’re happy with, click the “Buy it Now” button, order your new skin, and kick back while you wait for it to arrive at your door.

Final Thoughts

With technology, it’s easier than ever to customize nearly anything. Make one for yourself or someone who loves to vape. Create your own vape skin today with these five simple steps.

 

Tops xBox One Skins to Purchase in 2018 via @mightyskins

Top Xbox One Accessories Worth Purchasing in 2018

There are many exciting Xbox One accessories worth purchasing in 2018, including wireless controllers, charger kits, and headsets. The benefits of purchasing add-ons for your console are added convenience and swag. Here are some products worth looking into in 2018.

Top Xbox One Controller

You may want to consider purchasing an Xbox Elite controller, which is convenient and enhances your abilities. The controller currently runs at $149.99; they allow you to use your controller at a further distance and offers additional controls that may be able to enhance your accuracy.
xBox Elite Wireless Controller

Top Xbox One Charge Kit

Charger kits can also be incredibly helpful. Purchasing new batteries and charging rechargeable batteries can be a real hassle. Purchasing a charging kit allows you to plug your charger into an outlet to quickly charge it. Also, you can continue to use your controller while it’s plugged in. A great charging kit to consider is the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit, which currently runs at $24.99.

Top Xbox One Headset

Headsets are also a beneficial accessory you may want to consider purchasing. Headsets have many advantages, including allowing you to communicate with other players online and they allow you to play your favorite games without disturbing others with the background noises of your game. A really great headset that is out right now is the HyperX Cloud headset, which runs about $80-$100, depending on the store you purchase it from.

Other Top Xbox One Accessories

There other accessories that can enhance your overall gaming experience.
Many gamers find chatpads – small keyboards that attach to your controller so you can characters at a quicker speed – useful. Look into the chatpad offered by Xbox, which costs $34.99. And, other controller accessories can to improve your gaming skills.

For instance, KontrolFreek grips cost only $14.99. These are products that you place on your control sticks in order to enhance grip and accuracy. Many people feel that these products also enhance their abilities and give them a competitive edge.

KontrolFreek Grops for xBox One

You may also be interested in looking into getting an external hard drive or an Xbox One Media remote. External hard drives, such as the Seagate-2Tb ($89.99) have several advantages. For example, they give you more space to download new games. Also, downloading your games onto an external hard drive will typically improve your Xbox’s processing abilities.

An Xbox One media remote gives you the ability to control DVDs, Blu-rays, and video streaming services with convenience. They are very affordable and you may be interested in purchasing the media remote sold on the Xbox website, which is $24.99.

Lastly, you may want to look into purchasing Xbox One skins. These skins are available for consoles and controllers for the Elite, Slim, and Kinect variations from MightySkins; they allow you to customize your devices and add your own unique touch to your gaming experience.

xBox One Skins via @mightyskins Final Thoughts

Overall, there is a wide array of Xbox One and other system gaming accessories that can enhance your gaming and video experience. Whether you are looking for extra convenience or are hoping to upgrade your gaming skills, there is definitely an accessory that will meet your needs.
How to Apply Your Vinyl Skin to a Hoverboard via @mightyskins

How to Apply Your Vinyl Skin to a Hoverboard

Hoverboards are undoubtedly one of the most fun ways to get around, and now with custom vinyl skin wraps for your hoverboard, riding can be an expression of your creativity. Applying a vinyl skin to your hoverboard is an easy and exciting way to bring new life to your device and show off your creative side. Placing distinctive vinyl skins on your hoverboard takes only minutes and requires no special tools.

Getting Started

The first step in applying a vinyl skin to your hoverboard is making sure to order a skin that fits your device correctly. Industry leader MightySkins has a large variety of custom-fitted vinyl skins for virtually every make and model of hoverboard on the market today. You can upload your image for a unique appearance, or select from favorite designs like camo, solid colors, galaxy graphics, and other fun patterns.

After unpackaging your new vinyl skin, you’ll want to clean your hoverboard to remove any debris, dirt and other substances that could cause a ripple or bubble in the wrapping. Just clean the device with an alcohol-based cleaning wipe, or a lightly-soapy, damp microfiber cloth while the device is unplugged. Pay particular attention to the wheel well area, as dirt tends to accumulate here from outdoor use. Dry the board entirely after you clean it.

Identifying Skin Locations

Depending on your model of hoverboard there will be one or more sheets containing individual vinyl skins to be placed on your hoverboard accordingly. Identify each area where the skin is to be set, paying attention to the orientation and size of the placements.

Start by applying the largest, centered vinyl sheet on the top of your board. Begin at one end of the vinyl and gently lay the skin in place. With your fingertip smooth the sheet out from end to end eliminating any air bubbles or wrinkles in the materials.

The sides of your hoverboard will likely have matching skins to lines up squarely with the middle pieces. There is most likely another set within your pack to cover the wheel guards and outer-facing surfaces of the board. Several models may also have smaller triangular pieces to fill corners and tighter spots on the device, easily identified by their shape and size.

Removing Air Bubbles & Wrinkles

Locate and place the remaining vinyl skins using the same process. To further eliminate micro air bubbles and wrinkles you can use a vinyl applicator tool or similar object with a flat edge such as a credit card. Firmly smooth out any remaining blemishes by pulling the applicator tool or card over the surface of each skin piece.

Wipe your vinyl skin gently down with a dry cloth while inspecting for any bubbles or misaligned items. If you’ve accidentally misaligned part of the skin don’t worry, it can simply be lifted from the corner end using a fingernail or fine-edged card and placed back onto the device.

 

Shop our hoverboard skins today.

MightySkins' DIY Handgun Wrap via @mightyskins

How to Customize Your Handgun for Safety & Personalization

Your gun is a tool used on a regular basis. Whether it’s an everyday carry item or a weapon that rests in your gun safe or bedside table to protect your home, you need to customize your handgun. Personalizing your weapon with a gun wrap allows you to create the gun appearance you’ve always dreamed of without contacting a gunsmith to transform or build your dream firearm. Moreover, a gun wrap ensures that you keep your existing handgun and its current parts, rather than having to order custom components for the sake of appearances.

Differentiate Between Your Gun and Others’

Do you and your spouse each have a handgun – similar models, perhaps, but not the same gun (one of you might have a double-barreled gun and the other a single with the same markings otherwise)? Do you head out to the range with your buddies on a regular basis, all of your firearms piled on a table or counter together as you take turns shooting each others’ guns? Personalizing your gun with a gun wrap is a great way to ensure that you’ll always be able to lay hands on your gun fast – especially crucial for those middle-of-the-night disturbances.

Show Off Your Personality

Most guns come in reasonably predictable colors–typically black or grey. For many shooting enthusiasts or carry permit holders, that’s just not the right way to express their style. With a gun wrap, on the other hand, you can transform your handgun to reflect your specific personality; this can include everything from camouflage (in all its incarnations) to an American flag, your favorite character, and more. Not only that, you can use a custom gun wrap to transform your rifle, handgun into something out of your favorite fictional world. Create a blaster, design a weapon to look like one from your favorite video game, or transform your gun however you can imagine.

Identify Your Mags

Magazines–especially those not created by the original manufacturer of the gun–can be hard to identify. By adding a gun wrap to your magazines, on the other hand, you can make each one unique; this makes it easy to locate the magazine that’s the right fit for each gun, allowing you to quickly grab the right one whether you’re on the range or in a dangerous situation. Being able to identify the correct magazine quickly will also reduce misfeeds and other potential problems with your gun: frustrating on the range, dangerous in a real-life situation.

Find the Right Parts

When you want to add customization, it’s important that you have the right parts – those that are built specifically for your model. Adding accessories that are designed for another hadngun or rifle can be hazardous and even deadly. So choose a gun parts supplier that has exactly what you need.

Final Thoughts

Personalizing your gun makes it uniquely yours. Whether you’re doing it for safety reasons, like being able to identify your magazines, or just for fun, you’ll transform your gun into a one-of-a-kind item that is uniquely your own. Check out Mighty Skins’ gun wraps to see how we can help you customize your handgun to your heart’s desire.

 

Drone in Flight - Protect Your Device Skin via @mightyskins

This is How to Get the Most Life From Your Device Skin

A device skin protects your phone, drone, laptop, or other gadgets from normal wear and tear while adding a touch of style to your smartphone or laptop; they help you stand out from the crowd, bring out your personality, and give you a chance to express your creative side. Our team observes hot trends to design a wide selection of wraps best suited to your device, for both recreational and business purposes. We usually tell you how to maintain your devices with our products, but now you can learn to get the most from your skin itself. 

Increase the Durability Of Vinyl Wraps

Vinyl decorative covers are prone to chemical damage. Concerned about your iPhone skin losing its edges? Then, applying a healthy coat of sealant on top of the surface should do the trick. In fact, plastic polish is capable of masking most scratches. Since smartphone skins are thinner than rubber mobile phone cases, they will wear out faster. Vinyl decals are sensitive to high temperatures which causes the colors to fade away if you leave your device out in the sun.

Protect Your Device Skin From Cracking or Peeling

One of the worst things you can do is to drop your device on the ground. Adhesive skins begin to peel off once dust gets trapped in the cracks. For this reason, it’s vital to keep the surface of your devices clean. Although a vinyl skin isn’t complicated to remove, it’s still not a great idea to take them off more than once. The sticky side leaves behind residue and won’t work as well in the future.

This is How To Make Your Laptop Skin Last Longer

Decorating your laptop is hardly a chore when you apply a vinyl skin. It’s peel and stick paper backing lets you cover your computer with flowery patterns and pre-existing images all in one piece. To prevent the vinyl skin from peeling off, be mindful of where you place the laptop. Avoid scraping the vinyl sticker on rough surfaces which includes the inside of cluttered bags with your other belongings. Instead, you could put it in a soft cover case.

Maintaining Skins For Your Game Consoles

Game consoles are another matter altogether. Custom console skins are tricky to place on a controller because the surface isn’t flat. Furthermore, there are several buttons you will often be pressing if you are an avid gamer. To avoid wearing the device skin, be mindful of how hard you grab the controller while playing. Don’t stack items above your Gaming system because it will definitely damage the vinyl.

Final Thoughts

Over time, even device skins of the highest quality eventually show signs of peeling. Getting scratches on your device cover will detract from its original attractiveness. Fortunately, there are many ways to fix this problem. No harm is done by adding an extra layer of protection to your device skin, or better yet, repair damaged skin, so it appears as good as new. This applies to any device you use though you may want to consider the materials in the wrap itself.

Branding

Endorsing Your Brand With Mighty Skins

We all know the importance of properly branding your business, or rebranding after a company shift or huge new development.  However, most business consultants will only walk you through the technical side of branding.  So, you complete the work and you try and get the word out, but there has to be more you can do, right?  There sure is, you can try endorsing your brand with Mighty Skins.

Due to the fact that we allow our customers to design their own skins, creating a line of skins to endorse your brand is quite easy.  Simply upload your logo and let the creative juices flow.  Want to hand out some stainless-steel tumblers at your next trade show?  Brand them first and make sure people know exactly where they came from.

Sure, you could place an order to have some pens printed up with your company name or some ho-hum trinket that everyone is going to misplace or throw away, but that’s not memorable.  Our skins let you create an interesting and specialized design that will make sure people remember the name of your business.

It’s a super easy process and our design center on our website will walk you through each step of the process.  If you want your workforce laptops to look uniform, create a skin with your logo for each of your workmen.  This way, you’re telling the customer that your business is one to be remembered for the future.

If you’ve gone through the arduous process of branding your business, but you’re not sure how to sustain your momentum, start skinning.  Nearly everything you use in an office can be skinned from laptops to cell phones to tablets.  Creating a universal skin will draw the eye naturally and signify that you’re presenting a unified front, plus people just may ask where they can get one if they like your business enough.

Don’t let your brand be forgotten, skin it today!  For more information about customized skins, check out our website!

Stockings

Stuff Your Stockings With Skins

Dismayed though we all may be, the holidays are right around the corner.  This means that another year has flown by at a break-neck pace and we are all stuck trying to find the right gift for all of the people on our lists.  Though the holidays may be a lovely time for family gathering and togetherness, no one can argue that the gifting process isn’t stressful.  This year, don’t stress. Here are five great reasons to stuff your stockings with skins!

  1. They’re Inexpensive – Stuck in a coffee mug rut with your kids’ teachers? Consider purchasing a tumbler and using a skin to personalize the gift.  Our skins are high quality enough to make a great gift, but inexpensive enough that you can get one for practically everyone!
  2. They’re For Everyone – A skin isn’t just something you buy for a teenage boy or a teacher. Literally everyone has a product that can be skinned and we have plenty of designs from which to choose so you don’t have to worry about buying the same thing for everyone.  Boy, girl, man, or woman, skins are a great way to make a statement.
  3. They’re Fun – Skins aren’t the typical gift. Your boss doesn’t need another pen or personalized notepad, but you know that cell phone he treasures?  That needs a skin and you’re the perfect person to deliver!   Be remembered in the office and let your boss express his love for dragons or tacos, or whatever he’s into!
  4. They’re Memorable – Want to get in good with the new HR person in your company? A skin is a better way to do it than a scratch off lottery ticket!  If they don’t win on one of those, they won’t remember it next year.  However, chances are, they’ll think of you every time they take a sip of their drink or open their laptop.
  5. They’re Just Better – Stop buying gifts that get thrown away or returned! Buy something that says you were actually thinking about that person and what they like when you purchased their gift.  Gift giving is all about the thought.  It doesn’t have to cost a boatload of money if it shows you really considered the person when you give it to them!

For all your stocking stuffing needs and more, check out our skins today!

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.