Protect your laptop and personalize it with photo-quality art. GelaSkins are thin vinyl coverings that fit smoothly over the outer case of your laptop, held on by a patented 3M adhesive for easy removal. They are not cases, but coverings like you see on buses or El cars. GelaSkins come in many shapes and sizes to fit laptops, netbooks, and smaller handheld gadgets too. You can browse thousands of choices at the GelaSkins.com gallery. More than 100 artists have designs there, including iconic art from Keith Haring an M.C. Escher, up-and-coming artists, plus classic art from Marvel Comics and National Geographic photos. You can also create your own using your own photos or art too. GelaSkins for laptops cost $29.95.
Most designers make laptop cases and sleeves nowadays, complete with their signature logos and style. (A case usually has a handle and will fit other items. A sleeve is a sheath that fits over the laptop to protect it in your backpack or tote.) Here is the latest from Coach: the Poppy Tartan Laptop Sleeve. Itsbright plaid pattern mixes with graffiti on the back to give it a "preppy-punk" vibe. Fits a 15-inch laptop. Cost: $88.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times