GelaSkins PS3 Controller Skin – Union Jack

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I’ve got another skin review today for you, this one is for your Playstation 3 controllers. If you’re looking for a way to protect and give you controller a bit of style, then keep reading. I got the Union Jack version of the GelaSkins PS3 Controller Skin from our friends at Gaming Zap. Yes I’m in the United States but I happen to like the Union Jack flag, and eventually I’d like to get over there to visit, but that’s neither here nor there really. Let’s just get into the review…

Info:

Product Name: GelaSkins PS3 Controller Skin – Union Jack

Author: Kristofer Brozio

Provider: Gaming Zap

Price: £10.95 / $16.83

GelaSkins are removable covers for protecting and customizing your devices. They feature stunning, photo-quality graphics ranging from fine art prints to contemporary urban images designed by our growing family of artists from around the globe.

Patented 3M adhesive make GelaSkins easy to apply with no residue left behind. The adhesive allows you to reposition the skin so you can easily get a perfect fit.

No Scratches
GelaSkins defend your device with a durable anti-scratch and anti-UV coating.

Premium Materials
After loads of research, we chose the best materials available. The advanced 3M adhesive contains patented micro-channels that prevent air bubbles from forming and allow for easy application.

Features
– 3M Technology for easy, repositionable application and clean removal
– Leaves no residue
– Durable scratch protection
– Unique designs

The Review::

The GelaSkins comes in a plastic envelope basically with a cardboard backing for support while transporting.

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Looking at the skins on the paper, it’s hard to see how they’ll fit on the PS3 controller. At least I thought it looked that way.

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The skins are 3M Controltac, which I’ve had a lot of experience with. It’s good stuff really, it’s tough, durable and easy to apply and take off if need be.

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So to get his show started I got out my PS3 controllers.

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The skins are actually in seven pieces, so you’ve seven things to do with them, or actually fourteen since there’s two controllers. Here’s as close as I could really get so you can see the separate pieces.

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So I took my time and for the most part I didn’t run into any major problems. It was tricky around the button since that whole section goes around the joystick as well. Other than that it all went very smoothly, and I’m very happy with the results.  The skins do have a slight texture to them, so you will feel it under our thumbs as you hold the controller. It’s not a bad thing though, I like it.

Here’s a bunch of pictures from different angles:

 

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Conclusion:

I like products that really have no flaws, they’re easy to review. I also like products that make me happy, and these do. The GelaSkins PS3 Controller Skin is great way to protect and add a bit of style to your controllers. I can easily recommend this to anyone I think. Sure the Union Jack might not be your style, but Gaming Zap does have other styles for you to pick from.

 

10-10-award reco-award

 

PROS CONS
+Looks great
+Fairly simple to apply
+Quality made products, they should last quite a while with care
+Can be removed without residue
-None really

Scores::
Overall: score-9-10
Aesthetic: score-9-10
Value / Price: score-9-10
Build Quality: score-9-10
Usability: score-9-10

Disclosure:This product was given to Review the Tech for review by the company for review purposes only, and is not considered by us as payment for the review, we do not, and never will, accept payment from companies to review their products. This product may have also been bought by us for review purposes and does not influence the review.