smart resin skins for iPhone and iPad review are resin-based skins for your iPhone and iPad that provide some protection from scratches and scrapes, but an incredible amount of grip to keep your device from falling or sliding in the first place. In fact,'s smart resin skins will stick to many everyday surfaces, including glassy, porous ones.

It's easy to apply's smart resin skins. You just line them up and stick them on. And they're just as easy to remove. They're not thick enough to really protect from any significant drops or falls, but the tackiness and grip they provide are meant to reduce the chances of those from happening to begin with.

The smart resin skins come in basic colors, which includes black, white, and red, fluor colors, which includes bright orange, green, pink, and yellow, and metallic, which includes blue, gold, silver, and purple. Each iPhone pack includes a smart resin sticker for the back -- with the Apple logo cut out -- as well as the top and bottom of the front. iPad packs contain only the back sticker and come in the same colors.

You can also get a universal companion sticker to put on your car's dashboard, desk, bedside table, or any other surface so you can just stick your iPhone or iPad there and keep it in place while your drive, type, game, watch video, or do pretty much anything else. are meant to be used instead of, not in addition to, a conventional case. Due to the thickness of the skin, isn't compatible with most cases. If you have a pouch or extremely loose soft case, it might work. But don't count on it.

The good

  • Provides excellent grip
  • Protects from scratches
  • Reusable
  • Variety of colors

The bad

  • Doesn't protect from impact
  • Not compatible with most cases

The bottom line is a great product. It's simple, easy to use, looks good, and makes your iPhone or iPad damn near un-slippable. If you've ever had your device slide off a table and go crashing to the floor, or slide from your fingers and careen to the sidewalk or driveway, you'll know exactly what I mean.

It's thicker than a film sticker, but less bulky than a case, and what you give up in protection you make up for in prevention. If you or anyone you know complains that their iPhone or iPad just won't stay in place, point them at


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