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!



Wish me luck.....

I like the pattern on it but, man that's tough to cover up such a cool looking phone.

Though... It would suck to have the bad ass red version and scratch it up.

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I've just bought myself a new HTC One in black, do I dare be greedy? Yes I dare... Please can I have this phone so I can give it to my sister as an engagement present?

I think we have put the whole world in a difficult yet impassible reservoir dogs situation. In relation to the current Syrian spotlight. With little knowledge or care if we knock the first domino over

Oh boy the Google Edition HTC One... this is my dream phone! Too bad I can't afford one haha. That skin looks amazing! I am seriously hoping to win!

That's one great looking skin to amplify the greatness of HTC one! already a heavenly experience.... Loving it.. Waiting for HTC one max so eagerly, till then I will enjoy this piece of art

Love Android Central, don't know what I did before the app. Htc one yay!

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Man, I love me some dbrand. Their skins are the only thing I've ever had on my N4 and there's never been a scratch on it. Looks great on that phone, too. Count me in!

I had a Sprint version of HTC One for a short time. I really liked it and it had the best sound quality of any phone I have used. However, it had a bad reception problem I couldn't live with. So I dropped HTC One and Sprint all together and switched to Verizon. I now have a HTC Droid DNA. I missed the sound quality of HTC one...

God I think you for letting android central pick me for this new htc one, in jesus name Aman.

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I'd love to get this and fully try out Android. I love my Z10 but the HTC One had caught my eye and my brief encounter impressed me. The dbrand skin looks really good too.

The skin is looking great!! Lovely device, only made better by you guys!! Thanx for great post AndroidCentral!

Wow, this is such a lovely gesture from dbrand & Android Central. dbraand definitely adds such beautiful aesthetic value to our mobiles & tablets. Beautifully crafted skins to the T. Android Central as always a step ahead in redeeming its followers with such goodies, way to go guys, cheers...!!!

Top Reasons for my life to be Shine with it :
1. Its HTC!
2. Its The best yet 2013 Devices!
3. Its Skinned! Carbon skin. I love the most.

Hope I can replaced my old devices to this new Device. Have been using 5 HTC devices and still want it!!

Pick me!!

i has one of their protectors on a nexus 4. really easy to put on, good protection and they looked great. would love this phone with this on.

Would love the developer version I have a Sprint One that I love on WiFi and would gladly seek it and pay my ETF to actually feel like I have the best android phone on the market


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Great competition!

This would be so amazing to win.

I LOVE dbrand those funny robots are awesome at what they do and their customer service is top notch.

My first and only smart phone up to today is an HTC Sensation. I got it in Aug 2011. I've always admired HTC's attention to detail and making things really user friendly. I've read a lot of blogs and reviews about the HTC One, and it is seen as the best one in its class. Today, my phone I think is ready to retire, as the upgrade to ICS last year was not smooth, and made my phone experience a lot of issues since. It was a burdensome experience, to say the least. But, I love the HTC brand and am hoping to win the HTC One you guys wanna raffle off. If I do win, I wanna thank you guys from Android Central and dbrand in advance for your generosity.

Love HTC and the carbon fiber just makes the phone look even better than it already did. Already planning on getting a One when upgrade comes around so would be great to get this lovely thing early!

I've been super impressed with the HTC One's build quality when playing with it at the store, but haven't had the extra cash to spend on one. I've also been a fan of dbrand for as long as they've been around. :)

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That skin has me rethinking the cases I bought for my one. Winning this contest would sure clear some jealous air in my house.

Google play edition@@ LOVE IT!
HTC had truly made us a wonderful ASTONISHING phone, the skin make it more stylish, more durable, more taking breath!!!

Gimme gimme gimme a phone at the midnight! Fingered crossed!

I got the HTC one and I love it .this would be a great present for my girlfriend who has the blackberry z10

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I need a phone badly (my current one needs to retire) and One Google edition would be awesome

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Please save me from Samsung. I miss my old HTC that had a very hard meeting with the kitchen floor.

Hell yea! I'd love this as a late birthday present! Cuz by the time you announce the winner my birthday would have passed most likely. (its 9/11 just for the record)

From my ParanoidNexus with the Awesome AC App

It will be the perfect present for my wife, for our wedding anniversary :)
It looks amazing.

Damn. This looks way better than the unskinned htc one ! Now this would be something really sweeet to own . :D

My 1st "HTC" was my 1st touch, was also THE 1st "HTC TOUCH" also know as HTC P340. Have been a fan since. Truly a solid product. Would love to have the "One". Sorta complete the circle for me, lol

No harm in trying eh :). I wish I win one. Symbian to this baby will be the best thing ever

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Hello from Singapore! That's one good looking HTC One! Hardly see this type of skins available in Singapore.

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Good people of android central. Today you are offering an amazing HTC One device with it's amazing quad core processing power, gs4 camera killer in any comparison. It's 32 gb drive..who ever should win her and her beautiful skin should really care for this phone. And I remember..HTC brought Android to all this. An amazing software amassing followers by the millions and the devices we all love. Earth bless HTC!
Wait did I say it had beats?

Really digging the black and red accents on the skin. I'm in need of a new phone after dropping my phone a few weeks ago. Using my galaxy tab 7.7 is not a great phone substitute! Good luck everybody!

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Love it love it love it. HTC make the smartest, most beautiful, simply useful devices on the planet. This will be like owning a little piece of history if HTC don't make it through and start making a profit. Praised as the best smartphone of this year and no one's buying it. I love mine and now hopefully I'll have two so I can give me old one to me bro and finally get him off apple.

Plz choose me oh shiny little phone!
May there be bright times waiting ahead on our journey through live!
May we have the strength to carry on thtough bright sunshine and reflective screens.
Even trough hard rain with no umbrella!
May the drop on the floor not end our adventure trough live!
Cheers litte shiny phone!

Oh my god! I would love this ever since my Nexus 4's screen cracked this past Wednesday and has been unresponsive! 2nd time this has happened this year. ugh. :(

Hellyeah! I have been a loyal Motorola fan for quite some time but this would definitely convert me. I'd even leave my MotoMob Google+ community that I started for this phone. :-!

Always love android central's giveaways!! Hope I can win this HTC One with the skin! Would be great if it is an Android Central skin thought... but if I get to win this it is going to be so awesome!!! Love yall ANDROID CENTRAL!!!! :D

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This is the most beautiful phone that i have ever seen. It is a great piece to have as a collection. I recommend the htc one to anyone.

Man that is one gorgeous HTC One. Seriously, the skin just makes it downright sexy.

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I can't afford a Ferrari but this is awesome! I'd have the slickest phone around.

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Ohhh man!! My broke ass can really use this phone...def need an upgrade from my samsung Gs2..i hope i win ;) but if not congrats to the lucky punk haha

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The HTC One already looked great and they made it look even better. Would love to win it since my old android is 3 years old and overheating. Great giveaway!

Oh, the odds.

P.s. best way to estimate the active user base for Android Central?

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My first android phone was an HTC Legend... I really loved! I know, I will love this one too! :)