While shooting some pictures recently at the SonyStyle store in Atlanta, Georgia, I happened to notice a larger circular display for the vibrant VAIO E series. The E series is basically a solid Core i3/i5 notebook with 15.5″ LCD, up to 8GB of RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 (512MB VRAM), HDMI, Bluetooth, etc and Blu-ray Player/Burner options. The display was getting a lot of attention, and there is good reason for that – there were many E series VAIOs there in exotic colors such as Gunmetal Black, Coconut White, Lava Black, Hibiscus Pink, Iridescent Blue, and Caribbean Green. Plus, the laptop is pretty affordable at a starting price of $799. Sony also offers keyboard skins for the VAIO E series in green, blue, purple, black and pink. The skins, model number VGP-KBV3, are a cool $20 accessory that allows you to basically add a dash of style to your regular keyboard. Engineered for a perfect fit, this keyboard skin is also constructed of durable silicone rubber for durability.[salbumphotos=3,160,4,n,n,uploaded_timestamp,center,]
The skin felt very soft and actually made the typing experience more comfortable. I didn’t notice any lack of accuracy when I was typing, even past 100WPM. I also noticed that it seemed unlikely that the keyboard skins would just randomly fall off after heavy use. However, I wasn’t able to test it for a prolonged period of time in various carrying situations.