Plonking down your hard-earned cash for a new Surface, whether it's the Pro, Laptop, Go, or Book, means you'll also want to protect it from everyday abuse. On a recent reddit thread, a user shared a photo of their skin with a design pattern that caught my eye.
So, I ordered one up to try it myself on Surface Book 3. The MasiBloom skins can be found on Amazon ranging from $9 to $15 with various designs. Here are some photos and whether I think it's worth it.
MasiBloom for Surace: What it is
Printed in China, there are around 25 different patterns available depending on the Surface. What I like about this series is the bright, colorful, and artistic designs, which differ from other companies like dBrand's more monotone look.
As you have guessed, these are just vinyl stickers. If you order for Surface Book 2 (or Book 3), you get two stickers – one for the top and one for the bottom ($15). For Surface Laptop and Surface Pro, you get one, but it only costs $10. For Surface Go fans, that version is only $9.
The Surface Pro and Surface Go get some matching decals for the sides too, which is neat.
They're all sized quite accurately and have cutouts for the Surface logo, and rear camera/microphone where applicable.
There is even a separate style that is mostly clear with a simple partial graphic, which looks cool.
MasiBloom for Surface: How is it?
Some people hate stickers on laptops, while others prefer them. I'm in between, sometimes preferring a clean look, other times not so much.
The MasiBloom is a bit tedious to install and line up. I wished the Surface logo was more than a square cutout and had cross lines as a sticker (like how dBrand does it). It makes lining up the decal infinitely more manageable, and it looks better. I opted to keep the square sticker on and cover up the logo because my alignment was off slightly.
On the plus side, these are thick vinyl. That makes installing the decals a bit easier as you can peel back, realign, and try it again without worrying about tearing it (using a hairdryer can help too). On Surface Book 3 15-inch, you are dealing with a giant sticker, making it harder to manipulate due to the size. Surface Laptops, Surface Go, and Surface Pro should be much easier.
I appreciate the matte design, which means you won't see fingerprints. It also feels nice with a slight texture that helps take the chill out of the Surface's metal chassis.
I do feel like this will provide moderate scratch and scuff protection to the Surface Book 3. I can't complain about the price. For $9 to $15, you're getting a visually stunning graphic on your laptop (so long as you find a style you like).
Overall, I am quite happy with the MasiBloom, and it's worth checking out if you like the look. I'll probably order one for my Surface Pro soon.
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