HTC One with a dbrand skin

We have a really special giveaway for you guys this weekend! The team over at dbrand has sent us an HTC One with their awesome skin in Ferrari red and black carbon fiber already installed, and one lucky Android Central reader is going to win it! We'll get to the contest in a minute, but first let's take a look at the dbrand skin on the device.

Win an HTC One courtesy of dbrand and Android Central!

Made from 3M vinyl, dbrand’s skins are precision-cut to match the cut outs and shapes of each specific device. With a range of textures including titanium, carbon, wood, and leather, and a variety of colors for each finish, you're sure to find the perfect look for your device.

One reason I personally like to use a skin on my device is for that added layer of protection. Many people don't want to cover up their beautiful phone with a bulky case, but no one likes to get scratches or dings either. While skins can't do much against drops, for daily wear and tear on your phone skins are a great solution.

HTC One with a dbrand skin HTC One with a dbrand skin.

While I don't have experience installing the skin on the HTC One, as it came installed on the device we're giving away, I have installed one on my BlackBerry Z10. It's not a complicated process, and if you take your time and follow the instructions dbrand provides, you will be assured of a perfect fit on your device. The skins are durable and will stand up to normal wear and tear so you don't have to worry that it's going to start fading or coming up at the edges. However, if you do decide to remove the skin, you will be pleased to know that the 3M vinyl won't leave any sticky residue behind.

All-in-all, dbrand has a great product for a reasonable price. A skin like the one installed on this device will run you $20, but since they are so durable and carefully crafted, it's money well spent. Also worth noting, you don't have to purchase a full skin. The pieces are sold separately, so you can mix and match the colors and coverage however you like. You can check out all of the options over at their website and keep up on their new products and other announcements on Facebook. You can check out our review of the LG Nexus 4 dbrand skins as well.

Win an HTC One courtesy of dbrand and Android Central!

Now, about that contest. As I mentioned, dbrand sent us the HTC One you see in the pictures above, with their skin pre-installed. This is the Google edition of the HTC One, so it's not tied to any carrier.

To enter, leave a comment below. Just one comment. If we catch you spamming and leaving multiple comments you will be disqualified from the contest and probably banned from future contests as well, and nobody wants that. The contest is open world-wide, but it's up to you to make sure this version of the HTC One will work on your carrier. The prize is just the phone, and the winner is responsible for any service and accessories. Good luck everyone! We'll announce the winner next week.


Reader comments

Win an HTC One courtesy of dbrand and Android Central!


.....sigh, so I just wasted a couple years well sporting BlackBerry and Apple devices THEN..
I saw this beauty! slapped me in the face and now I'm drowning in my own drool :')
this absolute beauty DESERVES an awesome owner ;)

Kingston, JA

Unlikely to win here, but still wanted to comment.

I had cracked the glass on the back of my Nexus 4 pretty badly. Having already claimed once this year for a broken N4 on my insurance I was having to make do and watch it steadly get more and more shattered.

Discovered dbrand last week and ordered the CF skin on Friday. It arrived here in the UK the following Tuesday which is amazing. We have family in Canada (where Dbrand are based) and it's not unusual for deliveries to take a month.

The skin went on perfectly first time with all the cut-outs lining up exactly. Looks great and feels great.

Now I just need to replace the default screen protector. You know the one with the power symbol, "+" and "-" on it. It's getting embaressing.

If I won the HTC one it would go to a good cause. Donated to a family member to release them from the clutches of the fruit company.

I DO want this, since muy carrier is mad (or something like that) to HTC cause these phones never reached Mexico. It'll be a great replacement for my HTC inspire.

Thanks a lot guys

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liefs ♥ Angela Luca :*

My dream phone! (minus the skin, but hey even the skin looks pretty good!)

I think I'll be happiest little lad if you guys decide to grant me this prize! Thanks!

I love how they put the speakers in the front! This seems like a really great phone, hopefully I'll win it! Goodluck everyone and congrats to whoever wins!

I had a HTC One VX and it was a good phone,but I would love a new HTC One,i hear it's awesome!!!!!

HTC One to rule them all!

My current phone is an HTC 4g; and I am about to upgrade;
I would love to stay in with htc brands...

I want to get this for my brother who's coming home from the Navy to cheer him up! I can't afford one though, so I'll try my luck! It looks great!

Looks slick! I would love a new phone! I have been dying to get an android but just can't afford it. Fingers crossed :)

Had numerous android phones before, then I bought a HTC One SV. GAME OVER !!! Will never switch from HTC, my wife hates her iPhone after using my phone. I want that HTC ONE soooo bad, read all the specs on it, plus that skin already on it. WOOOOOO. The wife would definitely would want to toss her iPhone in the trash. Pick me pick me, ill be your best friend.

WOW looks great! wish i could win this living in France and phones are so expensive, I have to live off my old nokia, some say retro but need android in my hands! for the long trian journeys lol :)

Is there anyone else besides drands I can order these skins save from ? They promise a delivery from Toronto to states in 7 - 14 days. I emailed them a question 2 days ago still have not heard back from them.

Is the contest still open?
I love you guys! Please if i won, i would value my first android phone more than my own life

My HTC desire may be able to stop a bullet, but I can't hear the person I'm calling unless i put it on speakerphone! How embarrassing! But it's not a problem so awful that I need another one. D:

HTC: Voted Best Smartphone of 2013!!!
Superb phone and I would love to get this with all my heart.
Was unable to get a replacement for my HTC One X and i'm still on a contract and I can't afford a new one
This is the most perfect phone I would love

Well, I figure the odds aren't exactly in my favor... But YOLO ill try :P I just hope that this phone is given to someone who deserves it... :) # Androindcentralling :P

I would love to win this phone! My wife just had her 2nd open heart surgery and money has been very tight and haven't been able to get a new phone. It would benefit us.

The dbrand skin looks SO GOOD in red and black on the HTC One, I can't get it out of my mind.......I might just HAVE to buy one of these skins for my current phone if I don't win this contest !

Man that's a tight phone! Since I'm rocking an original One X & I'm a man on a budget, I could certainly use it. I'd make you proud!

GS6 edge trumps HTC one because of heating problems. Also, GS6 has benchmark scores that are off the charts. So, yeah I would love to have a GS6 edge.

I love the HTC ONE phones period! But with this our these skins it's like icing on the cake! And to top it off, is the fact that I not only want to one really bad, but Need one REALLY BAD ALSO! I am on a very limited Income so I could never afford it otherwise!!

HTC one M9, looks realy good in primum section of Smartphones range. software configuration & hardware quality Awesome. i love the interface & design of htc smartphones. i think #HTConeM9 Top2 list in 2015

I have been always been a Samsung user. But recently tried my friends HTC and LOVED it! Would REALLY like one of my own! :-)