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.

Products You Can Skin

5 Products You Didn’t Know You Could Skin

5 Products You Didn’t Know You Could Skin

Products You Can Skin

In the day and age where electronics rule and we want everything to have a personal touch, we have to be thankful for skins.  Not only do we offer a huge variety of skins for nearly every popular electronic device these days, but we also have a plethora of products you wouldn’t expect.  Here are the top five products you didn’t know you could skin.

  1. Headphones – From Apple Airpods to Beats by Dre, we have a bunch of different skins to personalize your musical experience.  You no longer have to be satisfied with the status quo.  Available in solid colors, popular patterns, or scenic designs we make it possible to keep your headphones stylish!
  2. Fidget Spinners – These little things are taking the world by storm, but they’re not always expressive of your personality.  Sure, they can keep your hands busy, but they’re also kind of boring.  Not with our impressive selection of skins!  Make your fidget spinner tell your story with an awesome skin!
  3. Mophie/Lifeproof Phone Cases – We carry skins for all types of OtterBox phone cases, but did you know that you don’t have to suffer with that boring black look for your Mophie or Lifeproof case, either?  Dress those cases up while protecting and/or charging your phone at the same time.
  4. Activity Trackers – Of course, your Apple Watch or your Fitbit is helping you to keep track of your steps and improve your exercise regimen, but is it making a stylish statement at the same time?  Probably not, as most of the activity trackers on the market come in a solid color.  Make it pop with a new skin!
  5. Home Devices – When you’re talking to Alexa on your Amazon Echo, ask her if she can change colors or designs!  She’s going to say she can’t, but that isn’t true for you.  We offer skins for dozens of home devices like Bluetooth speakers, Amazon Echo, or even your Apple TV.  Want your new Beats speaker to blaze with a fire design?  We can do that!

With our skins, you’re not limited to what comes standard on your device.  We can give almost anything a personal touch, so check out our website for more info!

 

What Are Laptop Skins and How to Choose One

Laptop skins are a thin vinyl (or rubber in some cases) covering that covers the bulk of the outside of the laptop. As with other devices, skins, or “wraps” can protect your computer from scratches and other forms of damage, such as water damage. Skins are different from cases in that cases are specifically designed to protect, and skins are primarily designed to be non-intrusive and aesthetically pleasing.

What Are Laptop Skins Made Out Of?

Laptop skins can be made of different materials. While they’re mostly vinyl, laptop skins can also be made out of cloth-like material.
However, these materials often don’t provide as high of a level of protection. Other materials include rubber and even hard plastic. Hard plastic laptop skins usually offer a higher level of protection, but usually isn’t as appealing from a visual standpoint.

How Thick Do They Tend To Be?

The thickness of laptop skins varies considerably. While most are relatively thin (e.g. around 1/32 of an inch), some are a bit thicker.

What Should You Look For When Choosing A Laptop Skin?

1. Choose The Correct Size:

The first thing to check is that the laptop skin fits the dimensions of your computer. Some of them are capable of stretching, and this makes them suitable for computers of different sizes. If you choose a hard laptop skin, it will have to be designed to fit the exact dimensions of your laptop.

2. Look For A Protective Lip:

Many laptop skins have a protective lip. This provides additional protection from moisture and scratches.

3. Check The Reviews:

In addition, it’s important to make sure that other customers have had good experiences with the laptop skin that you choose. Luckily, most websites that sell laptop skins feature customer reviews. If you purchase your laptop skin offline, it’s often a good idea to read Amazon reviews prior to choosing one. The most important thing to look for is that the laptop skin you choose appears to be likely to last.

4. Pick A Style:

While some laptop skins are quite basic in their appearance, there are others that have intricate designs. For instance, some laptop skins feature an appearance similar to wood grains or patterns. There also are hundreds of different colors that you can choose from.

In addition, some laptop skins feature a logo of some kind. While it is possible to purchase a laptop skin that has the logo of your computer’s brand, there also are laptop skins that feature other logos and decals. For instance, there are many laptop skins that feature logos for sports teams. In fact, it is possible to have any logo or design custom printed as a decal.

5. Make Sure The Laptop Skin Is Easy To Remove:

While all laptop skins are removable, some are much easier to remove than others. Often times, skins that stretch are more easily removable than hard laptop skins. However, some hard laptop skins are quite easy to remove as well. This is likely to be true if it features a mechanism for putting on and removing the skin.

Custom Skins

How to Create a Custom Skin

Custom SkinsWhen it comes to your life, do you want what everyone else has or would you like to turn your stuff into a personal statement? You have a limited number of options when it comes to the traditional cases for your gear that you can find in stores, but MightySkins has a great deal of choices for personalizing your devices.

While we have hundreds of designs available, we have found that many of our customers may want to take a more personal approach when adding MightySkins to their favorite stuff. Sure that Taco skin for your tumbler is awesome and gets a lot of compliments, it might not be exactly what you were looking for.  Or maybe you just want to add your initials for that extra personalized touch?  Well don’t worry, we have an option to suit you no matter what!

Aside from all of our attractive skin options for most of the devices people hold dearly these days, you can also Create Your Own!  From phones to tumblers we want to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want from your skin.  Here’s a brief walkthrough of how to create a custom skin.

  1. Pick Your Device – The first step in the process is to choose what device for which you will be designing your skin. We have hundreds of options from which you can choose, including many different phone cases. Simply select your item from the dropdown menu, and the process begins.
  2. Design – The next step will take you to our design studio where you will be asked to first upload an image or choose one of our available designs. Once you’ve chosen the image you want for your skin, you will be asked to add text (if you want). You can choose a favorite catchphrase, a quotation, or simply add your monogram. Choose your font, the placement of the text, and then hit the preview button. Make sure your image is PG rated, however, as we won’t reproduce photos containing explicit content.
  3. Buy It – The final step in the process is purchasing your skin. Yes, it’s really that easy. Once you enter all of the vital information, your order is sent to our team. We will get right to work on your skin and you’ll have it in about a week. However, if you’re placing a large order, please contact us directly at sales@mightyskins.com.

For more information or to see what we have to offer, check out our website!

3 Death-defying Stunts Caught on a GoPro

GoPro, the versatile brand of camera you often see attached to helmets, cars, and drones, has captured some of the most incredible footage of the past decade. With the growing popularity of GoPro cameras among athletes and daredevils, it’s little wonder that some of the most unbelievable marvels of human determination and bravery have been caught in high definition. GoPro even has an award-winning YouTube channel dedicated to showcasing some of the best footage submitted from users. These are some of the most breath-taking, death-defying and heart-wrenching stunts ever caught on a GoPro.

GoPro Hero3+ Black edition with a firey vinyl skin cover called "backdraft"

Backdraft – GoPro Hero3+ Silver/Black Edition

World’s longest jump attempt

In March of 2014, French Rally Cup driver Guerlain Chicherit attempted to break the world record for the longest ramp jump in a car. The target for the incredible final jump was a distance of 110.5 yards (101 meters) taken at almost 100 mph (160 kph). On the day of the jump, Chicherit looked visibly nervous. “When I woke up the morning of jump day, I called my wife and told her that I had a bad feeling,” he said afterwards. But with a two-year effort put into building the car for the jump, he couldn’t afford to turn back.

The GoPro camera inside the car captured the moment in Chicherit’s eyes where he realized he had made a mistake and truly believed he was about to die. A second later, the camera shows Chicherit thrown around in the cabin as the car goes into a nose-forward roll. Despite the horrific nature of the crash, Chicherit came away mostly unharmed. He may not have shattered the world record, but he came away with footage of one deeply personal experience that now has touched the hearts of millions.

Stratosphere jump

GroPro Hero4 Silver Edition in a starry, space vinyl skin called "Nebula"

Nebula-GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition

On August 16, 1960, Joe Kittinger, Jr. made history by jumping from 102,800 feet with a parachute. On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner followed in Kittinger’s footsteps by jumping from nearly 24 miles above the Earth in a stratospheric capsule. As he opened the capsule door to stand at the edge, looking down at the hills and valleys miles below, Baumgartner made one small speech before he jumped: “I wish you could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to be up really high to understand how small you are. I’m coming home now.”

At first, everything appeared to be going well, but then Baumgartner revealed that he had gone into a deadly spin. You can see his heart rate drop to zero several times in the video as the force causes him to pass out momentarily. Thankfully, he managed to correct himself, much to the relief of ground control. Baumgartner deployed his parachute at 8000 feet and landed safely on the ground below, to congratulations from Kittinger himself. He set three world records, including the feat of becoming the first diver to break the Mach 1 sound barrier. His incredible jump inspired millions to reach for the stars and beyond.

Breath-taking backflip

GoPro Hero (2014) in a snakeskin vinyl skin called "Python"

Python – GoPro Hero (2014)

The 2013 Red Bull Rampage, an event where professional mountain bikers navigate a narrow cliff to the finish line, saw a pretty spectacular stunt from rider Kelly McGarry. The New Zealander showed off for the crowd by pulling a backflip over a 72-foot-long, treacherous canyon gap, to roars of applause from the crowd.

Kelly McGarry finished in second place, and while he may not have won the race, he certainly won the crowd, taking home the best trick award for his canyon gap backflip. McGarry died on February 1, 2016, three years after his stunt, of a heart attack while biking on the Fernhill Loop Track in Central Otago in New Zealand. Perhaps he would best have liked to have been remembered as the free, adventurous spirit that he was: a person who would take a backflip over a canyon just because it was there.

 

This guest post contribution was made by MicBergsma.tv of Austin, TX, offering the latest in GoPro Accessories including GoPro mounts.

 

Do’s and Don’ts for Back to School Gadgets

Back to school has gotten a lot more complicated over the last decade. Gone are the days of buying a few notebooks and some pencils. Now we’re in the era of big-ticket gadgets in the classroom, and parents have to foot the bill. If you’re going after high-tech gadgets for your kids in the classroom, make sure to follow these simple Do’s and Don’ts. They’ll save you money, help you to buy better gear and they’ll even allow you to save a bit of your precious sanity – not bad for some simple and easy to follow tips, right?

DO Check With Your Child’s School

Apple Macbook Pro 15" Retina

Apple Macbook Pro 15″ Retina with “Splatter” MightySkin and matching wallpaper.

If your child’s school has a technology policy, it’s probably there for a good reason. Certain programs don’t work with certain gadgets, so check to see exactly what the school plans on using. You should also see if your school has policies banning certain products – it’s less likely, but still something of which you should be aware. Checking to see if your school has a technology policy should always be your first stop when gadget shopping. You wouldn’t want to find out that your son or daughter’s brand new Apple Macbook Pro isn’t allowed on campus!

DON’T Avoid Name Brands

In most areas of life, avoiding name brands is a good way to save money. When it comes to gadgets, though, there is usually a reason why certain brands dominate the field. Do not get an off-brand gadget because you never really know how it’s going to hold up. For every hidden gem there are a dozen duds, and you don’t want your child to be the only kid in class without a working gadget. In this case, it’s probably better to stick to what everyone else is buying – you’ll end up paying more in the long run if you buy something that doesn’t work.

Samung Galaxy S6 Active Smartphone with Teal Marble skin and wallpaper.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Smartphone with “Teal Marble” MightySkin and matching wallpaper.

DO Buy Rugged Gear

If you’re buying gadgets for children (or for college students) look at products designed for rugged usage. Military-grade cases and shock-proof accessories are golden, because you don’t want to know what goes on in most backpacks. Don’t be afraid of paying a little bit more if that means your gadgets will stay safe, because you don’t want to deal with repair bills. Think of any extra money you spend on rugged gear – such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Smartphone – as insurance against the usual antics of your child. At the very least, it should help you to avoid at least a few tears.

DON’T Buy “Flavor of the Month” Items

Certain items are incredibly cool for students. They’ve got all the bells and whistles, they have the best commercials, and they’ve probably been featured in a few movies. Avoid these products like the plague if they’ve been in use for years, though, because they’re not likely to last longer than a month or two. Fad tech items are always a bad idea because the technology behind them doesn’t tend to be overly sound. Buy something that’s tested and true even if your kids complain – they’ll be happier when it still works at the end of the semester.

DO Look for Back to School Sales

If you’re going to buy gadgets, make sure to shop around. Even big box stores will discount some items eventually, and online retailers tend to have great sales during the beginning of the school year. Some of these products are meant to last several years, so saving a little money now can help you to save even more over the long run. It’s always better to pay more when buying a name-brand item on sale than it is to pay less for a knock-off at full retail, so treasure any savings you can find when shopping.

And once you’ve done your research, gotten a great deal on your gadgets, be sure to personalize them with MightySkins so they can stand out in a crowd — Just like your kids!