The great thing about smartphone skins/covers is not just that they’re the least invasive method of protection, but there’s a bunch of styles, texture, and colors to choose from. We’ve sampled that of the most popular manufacturers, such as dbrand, Slickwraps, Skinit, and even the real wood Toast. But it often is that the options don’t tastefully match that of the phone maker’s aesthetics. We ran into this problem with the commonly blue Note 9. For example, nothing in dbrand’s inventory seemed like a good pairing with the blue Note’s color scheme to our eyes:
We had a similar concern with Slickwraps’ inventory, which sports many of the same styles, like carbon fiber, metal, leather, and wood. But then we recalled their Honeycomb series. What makes this skin notable for the smartphone space is that the metallic characteristic and colors (Black, Blue, Titanium, and Gold) match that of most smartphone aesthetics. And lo and behold, the blue color appeared to be a match made in heaven for the blue Note 9. Therefore, we put in the order and slapped it on. This synopsis shows off the result, in great detail. There’s minimal shots of this underdog skin installed out there, so we’re hoping to help those who really want to know what it looks like.
We covered the characteristics and installation of Slickwraps’ Honeycomb skin in the past, on the LG V30. If you can look past its quirks (iffy installation, plasticy-feeling material, and unusable fingerprint scanner cover), it’s well worth it. The texture and metallic sheen of the hexagonal pattern is like no other, and having used it for an extended period of time, we can attest that it’s durable. See our more-in-depth article linked below for more details.