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The Clear-Coat phone skins introduce a whole new way of protecting your phone from scratches and scuffs. Today I have the Aurora, as well as the Full Body Protection skins to review.

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The packaging that the skin sets come in is actually very pleasant to look at. A nice, black box with the Clear-Coat logo on the front. It also tells you which product is inside, as well as “100% Clear Custom Engineered Protection”. All of the above has been printed in a raised effect too, so it is not just a plain box. Oh the back of the box it tells you what is in the box, as well as some specifications for the product.

Once you get inside the box, you are greeted with a plastic sleeve that holds the contents:

Custom Cut Clear-Coat – for front, back and sides
Application Solution
Professional Squeegee
Installation Instructions
**In the Aurora package you have both the Aurora screen protector as well as a Clear-Coat screen Protector, just in case you do not like the Aurora on the front of your phone.

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I will admit that when I first saw the bottle of Application Solution, I was kinda nervous about what I actually had to do with it. The instructions soon cleared this up for me, but didn’t make me feel any easier.  In all honesty though, there was no need for any worrying on my part.

The installation process is the same for both the Aurora and the Clear skins. Click the image below for full size instructions.

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Once you have done all of the above, the end results are amazing. After applying both skins to separate phones, I have no air bubbles left and because of the thinness of the skin (.0006″ thick), there is no intrusiveness to the phone – this was the case for both skins.  The Aurora skin, however, adds something extra.  When you look at the phone from different angles and in different lighting settings, the skins projects different colours.  This not only keeps things fresh, but is also a good conversation starter.

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A few days after applying, I had to remove the Aurora skin from the front of my phone and replace it with the Clear-Coat protector. I found that the Aurora screen protector was interfering with my eyes and also colours whilst playing games, etc. The eye interference is probably something that does not affect everyone, but I felt I should mention it, just in case.

Overall, both sets of skins were very simple to apply, even with having to use the solution. They both also do their job very well and aside from the slight issue with myself and the Aurora screen protector, everything else is still applied and working as it should be.

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Clear Coat skins are available for a wide range of devices and also available as a ‘Real Feel’ skin, as well as the Aurora and Clear-Coat. All devices, products and prices can be found on the Clear-Coat website.

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I for one really enjoy changing the way my phone looks, whether it be by using skins or cases. I was very excited to receive the Mood Ring Wrap from the kind people over at Slickwraps.com to review, especially when I remembered back to being a kid and having a fair few actual mood rings.

The packaging that the wrap arrives in is very nice to look at. A white rectangle box with the Slickwraps logo, as well as text telling you what phone the wrap is for. It has a window on the bottom half of the box that shows the wrap.  Along with the wrap itself, I also received a couple of the Slickwraps stickers, a couple of the QR Code cards (mentioned in the previous review here) and an awesome green rubber wristband.

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Inside the box you get the following

Seperate wrap for both front and rear of the phone
Two piece bumper wrap
HD Screen Protector
Mood Ring Home Button
Microfiber Cloth

When the Slickwraps Mood Ring Wrap first arrived, it looked like any other black wrap in the packaging. This all changed once I removed it from the box and got a little bit of heat behind it.

The wrap itself was very easy to apply to my phone. After giving my phone a quick rub over with the included Microfiber Cloth, which is Slickwraps branded (nice touch), I removed the wrap from the backing and it went on first time with no bubbles. The material that the wrap is made from allows you to remove and re-apply the wrap if you put it on slightly off center. The front wrap was a little more tricky but due to being able to remove and re-apply, it went on fine the second try. The Bumper wrap went on just as easy too. The end of the wrap lines up nicely with the black bits that you see on your bumper, so it is easy to apply and start from here and just feed it around the phone, aligning it as you go. The included HD Screen Protector was just as easy to apply and the Microfiber Cloth helped to smooth out the small bubbles that may be left around the edges.

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You will notice that you have the option to remove the Home Button section from the front wrap if you would like. You can use this piece on your Home Button or just leave it off. I decided to leave mine off as you will notice in the image.

After having it all applied, now was the time to see exactly how the colour changing worked. I sat back and left my phone on the arm of my chair for a few minutes to cool right down. I then just rested my fingers on the wrap for a few seconds and then removed them. I have to admit, I was impressed with how much the colour actually changed. I had perfect finger shapes on the back of my phone, in not just one, but four colours!

Since putting the Mood Ring Wrap on my phone, I have been showing it off to anyone and everyone. Even just pulling the phone out of my pocket in the middle of the supermarket has gained some interest and I have pointed them all in the same direction – Slickwraps.com

This wrap is most likely the best wrap I have had for my phone and I would recommend it to anyone who may be looking for something to add a bit of a snazzy look to their phone while protecting it from scratches and marks at the same time.