iCarbons is a great little company out of Florida with an incredible track record of producing the finest quality minimalist protection for iPhones, Android devices and other tech gadgets. They use very high quality Polyvinyl Chloride produced by 3M for their Architectural Finish series which provides users with a natural look and feel of materials like carbon fiber, wood grain, and metal. With 12 different colors to choose from it’s hard not to make your device yours with iCarbons.
One impressive thing about their company is they handle everything themselves in-house and never farm anything out to third party companies. That said, it’s pretty impressive in this day and age as most companies do the opposite and are essentially a husk of what they appear to be. Everything from designing the templates for the next big device to pulling, packing and shipping your order everything is done by an iCarbons employee who cares about their brand and ultimately your product experience.
I’m glad that I got one for my iPhone 5 as I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6 a few weeks after installing the skin. Thankfully I was able to test it out for a bit on my daily drive before I got my new phone. That being said, I would have to say that for someone like me who doesn’t like bulky cases and pretty much prefer to have my iPhone how I bought it — iCarbons skins are perfect.
My iPhone 5 is more of an iPod or backup iPhone I have for testing purposes, having the skin on it gives me piece of mind when I’m shoving it in my backpack with things that might conspire to scratch it. My only concern for getting one for my iPhone 6 is the how camera sticks out and preventing you from casually laying it on it’s backside for fear of scratching the camera’s housing or even the glass lens cover. More likely than not I’ll get one of their cases that is compatible with a front skin as a compromise.
Bottom line: if you like minimal cases for your devices and enjoy industrial design then you should probably go out and buy an iCarbons skin or even two! If you think you may have any trouble installing them then go ahead and check out their installation tutorial video page where you can easily learn how do do it yourself.
Rating: 5/5 Stars
I would like to say that this review should have been out about a month ago, however, due to a few unfortunate circumstances I was unable to get it out on time. My sincerest apologies to iCarbons for lagging behind so hard on this.