Wed. May 25th, 2022

Toronto-based Dbrand has a new set of skins for smartphones that actually use skin.

Cowhide, to be exact.

Yup, Dbrand now offers smartphone skins in leather, which are on sale for a limited time and ship in December.

Dbrand’s website claims that the leather is 100 percent authentic (“Cows died for this,” the site rudely proclaims), whole-grain and vegetable-tanned. I’m not much of a leather expert, though Android police “resident leather expert” Ryne Hager notes that the skins sound as if they are made of “very good leather – or at least not bad leather.”

Furthermore, Dbrand says that the skins are not stamped with an artificial texture and have authentic imperfections, also known as ‘uncorrected’ whole grains. It should make the skin more durable, which is good news. In addition, Dbrand makes it clear that the skins will develop a natural patina over time.

That said, the leather skins come in at a slightly thicker 0.5mm compared to the 0.23mm vinyl skins Dbrand also sells.

Dbrand’s leather skins come in three shades and are available across a wide range of devices, including iPhones, Pixels, Galaxy devices and more. Most smartphone skins cost $ 34.95, while larger ones for MacBooks cost $ 69.95. You can also get leather skins for the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons or the Pro controller for $ 19.95. Heck, you can even get a leather jacket for Apple’s AirTag.

And for those who are really into leather, Dbrand Rubik’s offers cubes and pyramids with leather skins. Although it looks cool, you can not really solve these dice (or even mix them), as all sides are the same.

Finally, each purchase comes with a free leather key tag and a microfiber cloth (you can upgrade it to a three-pack for $ 5.95).

Dbrand’s website has a ticking counter that says the “drop” will end in 28 days (at the time of writing). It seems that the leather skins will only exist for a limited period of time, so if you want them, you better order.

You can check out all the skins out here.

Source: Dbrand Via: Android Police

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