..but luckily not mine.
But more on that later.
The Asus EEE 900 is 9 Inches of pure lurve. This super compact laptop as everything you need to stay connected – etc. etc. Basically it means I can type anywhere I want and it weighs about the same as a few of my books that I am hauling around at the moment.
So I decided my little baby needed some personalization. Now I had this debacle with my beloved MACbook – when I first bought it, I covered it with this protector, that protector, screen covers, etc. etc. – and it all damaged it far more than it helped. Once I pulled the protecting cover off it, it was left with a horrid scratchy looking residue that would not come off. The point is I learnt that covers and what not can do more damage than good.
So with the ASUS (let’s call him Burt), Burt needed some va-va-voom. I wanted to protect the cover first rather than stick a load of gems one (like how I did with my Nintendo DS…yes another tragic story of gems that won’t come off with taking a layer of paint…)
I found this product called Deco Clear at Strapya World (fab shop, don’t go there if you don’t want to spend a load of money on bits of junk).
I choose Clear with Sparkles:
You basically paint on one coat, wait 20mins, paint another coat, wait an hour, then stick your gems on. It comes off in the manner of PCV glue.
So I painted on the coats:
Arrgghhh! What have I done!
But don’t worry as it dries CLEAR with glitter.
For flexibility I bought a load of loose gems so I could make any design. I went for psychedelic type:
The next stage was to transfer this onto the laptop. Since I have always been grap with ratios and what not, I got the other half to lay out the outline of the pattern:
*NOTE – You may want to confiscate Grand Theft Auto 4 or BOTH of the Playstation controllers, otherwise this job will take a lot longer, with constant ‘breaks’.
Unfortunately I had to go and do other things, whilst the boyfy kindly filled in all the gaps – I knew he would get possesive over it anyway after a while because he had to get the angeles straight and what not.
Anyway here is the finished thing!:
It looks much nicer in real life – I have already had admiring glaces across Starbucks at my laptop.
The cost of customizing was $9 for the Deco clear, about 10 packs of crystals at £1 each so around £15, plus a lot of earache. Worth it, totally!