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DecalGirl Kindle Skin - Blossoming Almond Tree [will only fit Kindle (5th Generation)]

4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

  • Certified "Made for Kindle" skin [will only fit Kindle (5th Generation)]
  • Special non-glare matte/satin finish
  • Durable adhesive stickers that are easy to apply to the front and back of the device, and remove cleanly without leaving any residue
  • Manufactured by DecalGirl in Lewes, Delaware, USA

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 20.7 x 0.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 9 g
  • ASIN: B005Z44516
  • Item model number: AK4-VG-BATREE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at 7 Dec. 2011
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Product Description

DecalGirl skins for Kindle feature distinct artwork printed in vibrant color onto premium adhesive-backed cast vinyl that is then sealed with a special sating/matte protective coating to reduce glare and prevent fingerpints. Printed in the USA.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars These ARE just a set of stickers 18 Mar. 2012
If you're reading this because you're looking for a case, this is the wrong product for you. If you're reading this because you're looking for a decoration for your Kindle that will also help to protect it from fine scratches, then this is a well-made, well-fitting product.

IMO, it's really unfortunate that 'skin' is used to describe both decals and some forms of close-fitting cases for electronics goods, because this creates real confusion. Which isn't diminished by descriptions of vinyl decals as providing some protection for your device.

To do the skins justice, they DO provide a small amount of protection for your Kindle but only from minor cosmetic damage to the outside (NOT including the screen). The skins are narrow enough that they do not affect the Kindle's ability to fit inside a case - even the form-fitting Amazon leather covers.

The Kindle 4 decals come in several parts, so there are no covered over joins on the device surface where the stickers would be vulnerable to damage. Most of the stickers are fairly easy to apply - as long as you go slowly and carefully, they transfer easily and air bubbles are not hard to avoid/smooth out. I found trickiest of the pieces to be the one for the front of the Kindle - where, even with the button cutouts to help, it took me a bit of fiddling to ensure that it was evenly spaced. Thanks to the good quality of the thick vinyl, repositioning is easy: leaves no residue and can be done repeatedly without affecting sticking power. I've got the library set on my Kindle, and my mum asked me to get this set for hers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pretty and easy to apply 16 July 2012
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I bought this as a present for my daughter, so she gets a kindle ready-personalised. The product is, as others have said, a set of stickers that fit very well to your kindle of choice. Having read the reviews here, I knew exactly why was getting it - decoration and so we don't get kindle's mixed up. I guess it is expensive, but I had a quick look round and couldn't find anything cheaper. It stuck on surprisingly easily - I was dreading it a bit, but it went well, and the stickers do give the kindle a great look.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars HUH. 31 Jan. 2012
For what you get, It is way too expensive for what is basically a set of stickers! Not what I expected at all, HOWEVER , It does give the kindle a very pretty look, though I doubt it does much in way of protection. It is only really very aesthetically pleasing. I like the way my kindle looks with the blossom trees.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars transforms a dull grey gadget 20 Jan. 2012
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I looked into all the cases when I was buying the kindle and wasn't inspired by any of them! And the more I watched people reading kindles on the tube the more I realised they're just like a mobile phone and I've never put mine in a protective case. The skin is the perfect way of transforming your kindle into something you'd actually want to pick up without spending a fortune and adding bulk and weight by putting it in a case. Very easy to apply, looks glam and everyone wants to know where it's from!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decoration 10 April 2013
By Nicole
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I love this as a decoration for my Kindle, it makes it look far better than the boring grey that the kindle comes in! I would recommend for people to buy a sleeve for their kindle at the same time as making this purchase .
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5.0 out of 5 stars nice feel to it. 19 Feb. 2013
By Sekrabs
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This is the second 'skin' I have bought, (sadly loosing the first kindle) they are surprisingly easy to fit on. The choice this time was much less than when I chose my first, I wanted the same skin as last time, but this is just as pretty. I bought it to differentiate at a glance from my husbands kindle. Recently, he used mine to read something, and he said the kindle felt less slippery and nicer to feel than the uncovered one. So we have ordered another one for him! My only request would be that a few more 'masculine' design patterns were available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty 8 Oct. 2013
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Overpriced for basically just being a set of stickers, but I do like it! Makes my kindle look different and it's easy to apply
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars cover 2 Dec. 2012
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I think it is over priced but will do the job reuired and it would the sort of patten my wife will like,as least I hope so.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars gift of kindle and Decalgirl
i purchased this as a gift to you with the kindle i bought for my friends 60th birthday
i was very pleased with it and the ease it which i was able to fit it
delivery was... Read more
Published 15 months ago by hilary james
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle STICKER
The only thing I have bought from Amazon that I have returned - it is absolute rubbish and is nothing more than a glorified sticker!
Published 17 months ago by Lorraine
3.0 out of 5 stars Not used it yet
It was not whot i thought it was going to be.
would not recomend to a friend.
order a cover next time.
Published 21 months ago by PAULA COPE
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
Easy to apply and really pretty, brightened up my kindle and I like how much of a choice of different skins there are
Published 21 months ago by Naomi
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous cover
Really brightened up my Kindle, and I always receive comments about it. I do also keep my Kindle in a waterproof case, as I don't like leather products - I recommend this. Read more
Published 22 months ago by reyno
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect and easy to apply
I really wanted to update my kindle and this kindle skin was perfect.
It was really easy to apply and looks great!
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars hope if does'nt shed its leaves
expensive for what it is. I should have bought the case. Pretty to look at but not sure it will stand up to much wear and tear
Published 23 months ago by lark
5.0 out of 5 stars classy skin
bought this for my granddaughter it protects the kindle and looks really cool.Very easy to fit too .Makes the kindle look great
Published on 16 May 2013 by trish
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
Such a magnificent product makes my dull grey kindle just come to life! It looks great and holds up a lot better than I imagined it would!
Published on 24 April 2013 by notherenotthere
5.0 out of 5 stars kindle skin
this was brought as a present for my daughter to protect her kindle although it does as it says and stops any scratches, i personally do not think it was worth paying £18 for
Published on 20 April 2013 by julie
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