I love GelaSkins. I’ve mentioned them in my other blog, Blog in France, here. GelaSkins are removable covers for various electronic devices, from phones to laptops, including, of course, the Kindle, amongst other ereaders. (Naff name ereader – can you think of a better one?) As well as prettify your otherwise rather dull gizmo, they protect it from scratches, and from fading due to sunlight.

My kids clubbed together and bought me a GelaSkin for my birthday. Knowing that I’m a Vincent van Gogh fan they chose the skin featuring his ‘Almond Blossom’ design. It looks fabulous on my Kindle.

Admire the GelaSkin, and oh look - it's showing my free ebook!

Here are a few more very attractive GelaSkin Kindle covers to tempt you:

This design is, not surprisingly, called Books

I love Klimt artwork. Here’ his famous Kiss transformed for Kindle:

Another van Gogh design:

The famous café

Here’s the Orion nebula:

And finally another van Gogh (not that I’m biassed or anything):

Starry Night

(All the above pics apart from my photo taken from the GelaSkins website.)

There are loads more designs. I just picked a few of my favourites. And I can vouch for the quality of the covers. My Kindle gets heavy use, and a few months down the line, the GelaSkin looks as good as new. It’s not peeling anywhere, or been scuffed or anything.

I think this a really good product and well priced at $19.95. Treat yourself!

What do you think?

My birthday present from Benj finally made it to France from America. It was a Gelaskin for my Kindle. The design is Almond Branches in Bloom by Vincent van Gogh, my favourite artist.

The gelaskin came on a sheet of card and it was very easy to peel off and stick onto the Kindle. You just need to wipe the Kindle first with a cloth to make sure it’s not greasy or sticky.

I think it’s smashing. It’s not the sort of thing I’d have bought for myself so it’s the perfect present. I shall enjoy using my Kindle even more than ever now!

And on the subject of Kindles, don’t forget you can get my Beat the Hackers for yours from Amazon here!