For those who don't like the white back or want protection

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  1. Mac Wilson

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    3M DINOC Black Carbon Fiber Di Noc - 12" x 24" 2 sq ft | eBay

    I just put some of this on the back. It's not a smooth surface, so it may not be such a great idea, but it seems to be holding...for now. You can cut this, and heat the corners to cover the entire back. People use this for iPads, and they sell it pre-cut for this.
     
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    nice to have in mind. are there any pics? :)
     
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    Heck no! :D

    Like I said, I just slapped this on without any real intent on keeping it on, as an experiment. It's not awful, and i'm going to leave it, but you really would need to cover as much of the white as possible.

    Again, white would not be my first choice for a backing cover. Contrast it with pitch black, carbon fiber, and your pushing it......:D
     
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    hmm, while this may be useful it doesn't solve my gripe about the back. The back white casing has too much flex to it. I was hoping for a more solid backing like on the HP Slate 500 or even the Ipad. I constantly feel like I'm gonna crack the back from holding it too hard.
     
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    !!! I'm totally doing this :D
     
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    Have you tried this? If so, what do you think?

    I'm game, and ordered the Carbon Fiber Skin Protector. I'll report back when I receive it and get it installed.
     
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    Yes! , a pre-cut one. I'll bet it's the 3M stuff that Ebay seller has. It's all the same stuff it seems. But you also get a screen protector (I don't use these)

    I may get one myself.

    The only problem I see guys, is that the back is not smooth. I installed this stuff on an old iPad and the bond was very strong.

    But I just removed this stuff from the slate and it wasn't on there very well (because of the uneven surface). Only time will tell if this is a decent solution, but the bond is perhaps 1/2 that of a smooth surface. The up-side to this, is that I swore I would never put this type of stuff on another ipad as it was a bear to take off (made me nervous )
    but with the slate it came off without any difficulty. In the long run this may be a bad thing.. I don't know.
     
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