By now, you must have heard about the limited edition Iron Man Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the insane bidding wars on eBay this device has given rise to. Even if you are willing to fork over an unspecified but large amount of money for this version, the device itself is in short supply, with only a 1000 to be made available. If you love the look of this red and gold version though, there is luckily a rather simple and more cost-effective solution available to you, courtesy of SlickWraps.
With their recently released Iron Man skin for devices such as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, as well as the latest iPhones you can essentially transform your device into an Iron Man edition phone. Is this a viable alternative to getting the real thing? We find out, as we take a quick look at how to convert your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge into the Iron Man edition![aa_image src="https://cdn57.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Iron-Man-SlickWraps-6-840x560.jpg" alt="Iron Man SlickWraps-6" width="840" height="560" class="alignnone size-large wp-image-615767"]
On first hearing about this skin and what it aimed to do, I have to admit that there was some amount of skepticism as to what the quality was going to be like, and how much it’d be able to mimic the actual version. Luckily, I was very pleasantly surprised with the product, which proved to be a very high quality and does look a lot like the real thing, save for the image of the Iron Man mask that is on the back panel on the actual device.[aa_image src="https://cdn57.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Iron-Man-SlickWraps-7-840x560.jpg" alt="Iron Man SlickWraps-7" width="840" height="560" class="alignnone size-large wp-image-615768"]
When it comes to installation process, it is recommended that you check out the video guides the company has available on their website. Overall, the installation is quite simple, especially for those already comfortable with installing skins on their devices, with the difficulty ranging from easy to a moderate difficulty. With a lot of components present, however, the process can be somewhat time-consuming and will require your full attention and care, but the final result is certainly worth it.[aa_image src="https://cdn57.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Iron-Man-SlickWraps-11-840x560.jpg" alt="Iron Man SlickWraps-11" width="840" height="560" class="alignnone size-large wp-image-615772"]
The various parts include the red front and back pieces, the gold side pieces that go around and cover the metal frame, along with all the smaller components to cover the camera unit, the heart rate monitor, and the physical home button. While installing the various parts, it is recommended that you have a blow dryer to help attach the bits that are being finicky and not wanting to stay stuck. The packaging also includes duplicate pieces for a lot of the smaller components, which is great if you do end up messing up with these parts that are a little harder to install.[aa_image src="https://cdn57.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Iron-Man-SlickWraps-13-840x560.jpg" alt="Iron Man SlickWraps-13" width="840" height="560" class="alignnone size-large wp-image-615774"]
Worth a mention is that, while there is a skin available for the home button up front to help maintain the overall style and look, because what you’re essentially doing is putting a sticker on top of the fingerprint sensor it doesn’t work anymore. If you are someone who does use the finger scanner a lot, this a part that you will have to leave out.[aa_image src="https://cdn57.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Iron-Man-SlickWraps-17-840x560.jpg" alt="Iron Man SlickWraps-1" width="840" height="560" class="alignnone size-large wp-image-615821"]
As you may have noticed with the original device, there is a special edition wireless charger that is available alongside it, that looks like an arc reactor. SlickWraps has a skin available for your Samsung wireless charger as well, that mimics that look, which you can get your hands for an additional $4 if you buy it as a part of the set, or for $9.50 if you pick it up separately.[aa_image src="https://cdn57.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Iron-Man-SlickWraps-4-840x560.jpg" alt="Iron Man SlickWraps-4" width="840" height="560" class="alignnone size-large wp-image-615765"]
As far as the pricing is concerned, you’re certainly not going to have to shell out the hefty premium that you would have with the original device. Instead, the SlickWraps Iron Man Hero Series skin is priced at just $25, with the additional amount mentioned above for the Samsung wireless charger skin. This skin is also available not only for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6, but for a few other devices as well, including the latest iPhones.
So there you have it for this quick look at converting your Samsung Galaxy S6 to the limited edition Iron Man version! SlickWraps has allowed for a great alternative to the real thing, at only a fraction of the price. The look it results in is absolutely spot on, and the quality is great overall, and the fitting and the cutouts are perfect. If you are an Iron Man fan, this is definitely worth a look. You can find out more about the SlickWraps skin and place an order for it here.