iCarbon White Carbon Skin for PS3 Slim review

Dec 15, 2011 by

iCarbon is a known company that manufactures and sells custom-skins for the most popular electronics out there. iCarbon sent me their “White Carbon Skin” for my PS3 so I could review them. I gave them a month of use. These are my thoughts:

  • Durability: How durable are the skins? How well do they handle the heat of the console when in use?                         After a month of use, with long term game-play (which cause the console to heat up); I could say they are very durable. I rarely move my PS3 and never dust it. I take a look at it today, and it doesn’t look dirty. I was impressed because I constantly have to clean my iPod skins in the morning due to the dust it gathers. I was surprised not to see any black spots or stains on the skins, they hold up well to dust. Now I take a close look at the top and side skins (because they are the parts that get heated up the most), I check for any heat stains or signs of melting, I also check to see if the glue was still intact. I found none of those, no heat stains, no signs of melting, and the glue was still perfectly set. So I can say that they can handle the heat. I also live in a tropical island and there is a very high amount of humidity here, I have found so sign of the humidity affecting the skins. I give these skins a 10/10 in durability, because I have never seen any skins that can handle so much stress from heat, dust and humidity.
  • Style: How good do they look? (Opinion)                                                                                                                                                                          I can say that my PS3 has never looked this hot!  (Sorry for the quality on the pictures)

As you can see these skins cover every inch of the PS3, giving it a stylish carbon fiber look and feel.   I give these a 9/10 in style, because they look awesome, but they are not perfect.

  • Installation: How hard was it to install?                                                                                                                                                                          The question should be how easy were they to install, because they are very simple to install! It was easy for me, because of my experience on installing skins on electronics. I believe that it would be a simple experience for less experienced users. They do not require heat to install them. It is very easy to identify where each piece goes on the console. One thing that I didn’t like was the fact that they only have a installation video for the PS3 FAT and none for the Slim. I give them a 9/10 in installation, because they are very easy to install.
  • Pricing:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                At the price of $34.95 on the official iCarbons site, I think that they are fairly priced for the quality and style of the product.   I give these a 10/10 on pricing, because I have seen more expensive skins that are far less durable than these.
  • Overall:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Overall I think these skins are a very good buy! The durability on the skins is incredible. They make your device look beautiful. Installation is not a hassle. The pricing is fair. I give these skins a overall rating of 8/10. I highly recommend these skins, and any other product from iCarbons!   

You can purchase these skins  here. I would also like to thank iCarbons for sending me the skins for review!

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