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Is that PS3 underwater, or there an awesome decal on it?!

Over at the PS3 Forums, a few people have been making over their PlayStation 3's with funky stickers. While we'd never risk placing some kind of sticky covering over our expensive PS3's, it's still neat to see some of the designs out there. The one that started the thread, pictured here, used some kind of blue thing that ended up looking like the oceans of Hawaii on a clear spring day (best vacation ever, by the way).

Now, there are all sorts of special editions of the DS, the PSP, etc. Would anyone throw down some extra cash for a special edition PS3? We wouldn't. However! If there were special edition faceplates we could replace, like a Heavenly Sword faceplate or something, we wouldn't hesitate to drop $25 bucks or so just to feel extra unique. Plus, they're easier to remove than a sticker. Your thoughts? Sony, you listening?

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1. www.decalgirl.com

They have decals for the PS3.. well, for every system.. and they don't leave residue (so they claim) when you peel em off..

Posted at 2:57PM on Apr 24th 2007 by KillarClown

2. I like the 'faceplate' idea.

Posted at 3:17PM on Apr 24th 2007 by Xboxbydegrees

3. The faceplate idea really wouldn't work well, since the only part you could actually swap would be the top, which is usually pretty obscured unless you're one of those people who stands their PS3 up vertically so they can scratch the discs...

Posted at 3:29PM on Apr 24th 2007 by Stef Geiger

4. "who stands their PS3 up vertically so they can scratch the discs..."
I think you're thinking of the 360, or does the ps3 have the same problem?
I was under the impression it was related to the 360 using a tray loading mechanism, rather than a slot like the ps3 and wii. Doesn't matter either way to me since I keep my systems flat so that they don't have as much chance of taking a tumble, but I hadn't heard reports of the ps3 having that problem.

Posted at 3:39PM on Apr 24th 2007 by mccomber

5. I think it's pretty inadvisable regardless of loading mechanism. I just don't see the point, even if it IS risk-free. If you actually NEED to have it vertical because you don't have room, then wherever you're cramming it, it probably isn't getting enough ventilation.

Posted at 3:49PM on Apr 24th 2007 by Stef Geiger

6. @ Gustavo -- my advice may not be the best. Go to a botanical garden if you can. I remember going to one and it was... interesting. Other than that, hop some small planes to whatever island is most secluded from the industrialization and sit on the beach (just like those corona commercials). It's pretty much the least stressful thing I've ever done.

Oh! The Road to Hana should be explored only because it's so freakin' dangerous. I would never, ever drive on that road as a part of my life.

There's not much to advise... drink, sit on the beach (there are some great parasailing and scuba diving programs at every hotel), and relax. It really is a great escape.

Posted at 3:52PM on Apr 24th 2007 by ndoerr

7. I got Burberry plaid skins for my wiimote, psp, ps3, and 2 controllers from Decalgirl.com. I love them. They do come off with absolutly no residue just like they say. I've tried.

Posted at 4:16PM on Apr 24th 2007 by icy725

8. Well I stand al of my systems up and my games don't get scratched, and I think the systems look cooler standing up

Posted at 4:20PM on Apr 24th 2007 by jacob

9. My PS3 is vertical and I haven't had any problems at all.


~

Posted at 4:24PM on Apr 24th 2007 by Hiroken

10. Hey thats my skin, and the main reason i put the decal on is to protect it since i was sick of discovering new scratches and scratching it even more by cleaning it. Anyways i couldnt be happier with my new pimped ps3!

Posted at 4:48PM on Apr 24th 2007 by Mauricio Nasser

11. Nick,

Actually, well-done decals are easy to take take off. If they are gloss finished, then they look really good.

I've done a couple of Xboxes and PS2s in the past, and they still look really good. Once a good design comes out for the 360, PS3, and Wii, I'l probably cover them right up. Maybe an ALIENS, Final Fantasy, and Metroid skin respectively.

Posted at 4:56PM on Apr 24th 2007 by SuicideNinja

12. i got this one...
http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/4,5133.htm
my nephew had a fit, had to take it off the power and eject area though as you had to push down hard to eject a game but otherwise real nice! high five!

Posted at 8:23PM on Apr 24th 2007 by ptuck874

13. shoot i just got tired of seeing all the dust on the slick black :) and yeah, mine is horiz. as not enough room on the stand for vert. but no heat issues or anything, and i leave it on a couple o night of the week for the folding thing as well :)

Posted at 8:23PM on Apr 24th 2007 by ptuck874

14. Nick,

This has nothing to do with your post, but you mentioned you had an awesome time in Hawaii. I'm going to Maui on May 6th. Is there anything you would recommend to do?

Posted at 7:59AM on Apr 25th 2007 by Gustavo Tellez

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