One of the ways to customise the look of your gadgets is to buy and apply skins to them. However, it seems that applying a Nintendo Switch Skin can actually damage the console.
Skin manufacturer dbrand has been applying vinyl skins to a number of consoles so they can look to help players customise their gear when the machine launched. Having tried multiple machines both pre-release and retail units, they found the hardware is coated or cured in such a way that the adhesive in stickers and skins doesn’t play nice.
Taking to Reddit, dbrand alerted potential and existing Nintendo Switch Skin customers of the situation.
During the prototyping phase, dbrand found signs of issues when the skin had been removed
Well played debrand for being up front with the issue instead of not alerting people to the issues like some lesser companies might have done. That kind of customer first thinking is what builds trust. Check out their other skins for other electronics on the dbrand official website.
As dbrand mentioned on the Reddit thread, we have to agree that the Nintendo switch with the Matte White skin on it “genuinely did look dope.” See for yourself below.
Anyone who pre-ordered a dbrand skin is going to be refunded and should get a notification email when the refund has been processed.
The Nintendo Switch is available now globally.
*We are not affiliated with dbrand and their products, we just appreciate their honesty at a time where they should be making money.