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Update: Winner announced in our dbrand Nexus 5 Skin Review + 32GB Nexus 5 Contest

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Update: This contest is now closed. We are happy to announce that the Nexus 5 and dbrand case goes to Facebook follower Hebby Easterbrook. We will be having more contests in 2014 — many smartphone, tablet and now including wearables into the mix.


If you’re a Nexus enthusiast, which many of us are, then you’ve probably heard of dbrand. They’re the Toronto-based manufacturers of vinyl skins — an accessory that unfortunately won’t save your device from drops, but will definitely add style and prevent scratches. We’ll be quickly reviewing their Nexus 5 skin and also giving a 32GB version in white or black, plus your choice of skin!

Let’s dive in: We’ve reviewed dbrand in the past and all their skins are made from 3M vinyl and available in a few colours and textures. Each Nexus 5 kit comes with coverage for the back, sides and front of the device, as well as two screen protectors. Also included are a dozen different style skins to cover the Nexus 5 lens. This will add some additional personalization to your device and also protect the raised camera from scratching while it’s laying down on a flat surface.

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Installation takes a couple minutes and dbrand notes that they “meticulously measure the cutouts over a thousand times, down to the millimeter.” While I can’t confirm this to be true, I will definitely agree that the fit is precise. From the “Nexus” cutouts in the back to the LED notification cutout on the front, dbrand has paid close attention.

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The ability to mix different styles for the front and back is something unique that drands has over its competition. I tested the black leather on the back and titanium on the front and sides. The textured leather vinyl feels great in the hand and doesn’t attract fingerprints like the soft touch back of the device.

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When dbrand first launched they didn’t include screen protectors. Now, “just in case you don’t get it right the first time,” dbrand now provides two anti-glare screen protectors. These have a matte finish and keep the screen clean and clear. dbrand skins costs as low as $10 for the back piece and shipping is $3 — certainly something to look at that will set your N5 apart from all the others. Check them out here and customize your own.

Now, the contest!

To enter this contest all you have to do is either follow us and re-tweet this contest on Twitter (@mobilesyrup), “Like Us” on Facebook (Facebook.com/MobileSyrup), join us on Google+, or sign up for our e-newsletter. All current Facebook, Twitter and Google+ followers are automatically entered. This contest closes on December 31st and we’ll announce a winner shortly after.

  • arj_85

    a chance to win the awesome nexus 5 and an accompanying dbrand skin…this can’t get any better…thanks dbrand and mobilesyrup.

  • Wireless Gadget

    Nice, this would be a bonus!

  • RioMtl

    Awsomeeeee

  • Vineet Sharma

    dBrand is Good….Nexus 5 is Better and MobileSyrup is the BEST!!! Thank for bringing these faboulous contests…Happy New Year to Every One!!

  • Johnny

    Black leather and mahogany for me please!!

  • andrew

    I am so ready. Thanx for the opportunity !!

  • Tornado15550

    I would love to win!

  • Braden

    I love how many give-aways you guys have! amazing site.

  • WarRaven

    Way to go Mobile syrup, I may not have paid attention to this without your article.

  • gmaninvan

    I have the black faux leather skin from dbrand on my Nexus 4 and it is amazing. Looks oem. I highly recommend this product.

    As for the contest, pick me! I’ve been looking for a replacement for my girlfriends broken HTC One s (screen)

  • Gideon Prins

    Nice…looks good

  • Lorne

    Nice stuff for sure..

  • Chris Knopff

    Heck yes. I’d love a Nexus. please? =) Interesting skin.

  • mdnjustin

    Dang. That skin looks surprisingly good

  • Edward Smith

    This is awesome!!!!

  • Michael Vogel

    Sounds great! Thanks for a chance to win a new phone. I’m not sure if I’d replace my wife’s Samsung Transform Ultra or my Samsung Solstice II – both have shattered screens.

  • salutcemoi

    pls pls pls

  • Ricky Cheung

    good luck everyone

  • salutcemoi

    Is the winner going to be another “long time reader/follower” ?
    I’ve noticed some sort of bias on Mobilesyrup

  • Sherman Hui

    wow the mahogany skin looks amazing!

  • Michael

    please i want this N5 so bad

  • monsterduc1000

    YES PLEASE!!!

  • Mike F

    Awesome, I would love to win this phone. Especially with the skin!

  • Mr.CoolBerry

    I want to win :D

  • Thomas Yok

    You always have the best contest prizes.

  • Kelvin

    Amazing opportunity to win such an amazing phone!

  • BobSag123

    Good luck everyone!

  • userofAndroid

    Yes please….need a new Android

  • taofeeq lawal

    I would love to win pls pls pls

  • Luis Guev

    Sweet contest, time to shake off my bad luck with all other contests and win one that counts!

  • benjamin Kilar

    SWEET!!!!!

  • Desi Jatt

    Me Please.

  • Sean

    gimme

  • Jason Elliott

    This is a great contest! Love the Nexus and dbrand!

  • ehEye

    why is it that when i am fulfilling all the criteria, and hence am automatically entered, i never feel as close to being imminently told i have won, as when i have numerous ‘hoops’ to accomplish? Thanks for the simplicity mS, and thanks for the prize, to soon be on its way i’m sure.

  • Jenny Nicole

    fingers crossed!

  • Fatima

    I would love to win.

  • sharmstro

    I am certain this win would put a big smile on my face!

  • SP_Fever

    I would like to win please, this would make it an awesome Christmas !!

  • Arcsvibe

    Nice one! dbrand makes awesome products!

  • Bonny Mahesha Williams

    Lets the game begin!!

  • Thorsten Garbe

    and another contest that will be won by a person no one ever heard of!!
    nice skin so, something i will consider in the future!!

  • Marc

    Very nice prize! Thanks, Mobilesyrup.

  • joe paul

    Woooot wooooot

  • Poopfeast420

    I think it is very poor in a journalistic sense that you are reviewing the product of a sponsor without any disclosure.

  • TinaSomething

    I wonder how the ‘leather’ feels in real life.

  • James M White

    I need this ;)

  • Jason Russell

    Nice !

  • Natalie

    Sweet!! Thans for having this contest!

  • nerdworx

    Interesting twist on the skin and Canadian made to boot! Pick me please ;-)

  • Lee Min Ho

    Nexus 5, please be mine! I love you, I want you and only you!

  • Alphamon

    good stuff!

  • shaker

    Just want the phone

  • Eduardo

    That looks really, really nice!

  • iamthedruman

    Thanks dBrand and MobileSyrup! G’luck!

  • David Foggia

    Please.

  • Tyler Anthony

    So damn beautiful.

  • sydney mmanga

    awesome……

  • Anon

    Awesome contest! It’ll make great holidays for someone!

  • L Joel

    I want

  • Nitin Verma

    this looks so sweet…i would love to get my hands on this

  • Nelly Chadwick

    I would love to win this contest as a late xmas gift!! it would be the highlight of my 2013

  • Zachary Lerner-Muloin

    my plan expires on January 6th and I could use a use a new phone.

  • blzd

    So does this actually improve the feel of the phone? I have heard they feel more like paper then the soft touch material the phone already has.

  • Davidz

    My nexus 5

  • Bwnl

    I have a 16 GB black nexus5 with the blue skin. Very nice to hold in the hand and will keep the phone in mint condition.

    I just need to find a super clear bumper to show off all the goodness!

  • Tushar Pardhe

    Wow dbrand you are the best company which listens to the public and respond to their requests.

    A chance to win the nexus 5 and full customization kit. Awesome I have never entered in this type of contest. Awesome contest.

    Fingers crossed

  • Arnold .

    That will be nice to have:-)

  • Đỗ Văn Hiệp

    Good luck to everybody :D

  • Moaaz Ahmad

    I’d like to win this contest! Nexus 5 + dbrand skin, come to me!

  • Denis Toska

    i hope win!!!

  • Rohan Rajeev

    good

  • Simo

    This would be a really good 2014 start!

  • SG

    looks good!

  • Jose Leduc

    Awesome phones! Can I finally get one?

  • Brian

    would be awesome,yes please

  • Madhav Phophaliya

    may me new year begin with winning the best android phone of 2013
    please select me this time hope to win the best phone from the best phone information giver site .

  • Diana

    Really want this!

  • Dan Demsky

    dbrand is the best. I always order 5 at a time so I can mix and match / change colors often. Love it so much.

  • Andrew P.

    I’d be happy with just a Nexus 5 16Gb. But you want to give away a 32GB AND a dBrand skin too?? OK, where do I sign up???

    Good luck everyone!

  • Viktor

    dope

  • DroDro

    That looks really nice!

  • Tommy Sheppard

    I got an LG G2, not really impressed to be honest. Thinking of returning and getting the nexus 5 instead. Does anyone who has used both devices have any advice?

  • Alain Lafond

    I had a DBrand skin for my Nexus 4… Worked veru well… And lasted a lot…

  • petertinh

    Hope I win

  • TonyC

    Please let this be me. I could really use this. Would be a great way to start 2014.

  • TMX

    I’m ready..I’m ready.. I’m ready!!!

  • Mohsen

    I really neeeeeeeeed a new phone! :D

  • Grandel Cuvos

    i would love to win this !!!

  • Ghee Valencia

    My birthday is tomorrow Dec 31! It will be a perfect birthday gift if i win! All the best for all of us! Cheers!

  • Pisidan

    Would love the case for my new Nexus i just received!!

  • Roberta

    I follow us and re-tweet this contest on Twitter (@mobilesyrup)

  • Mario

    JUST IN TIME! Hope to win :)

  • Jordan Pau

    Man, great contest! Thanks to the sponsors

  • Madhav Phophaliya

    please mobilesyrup wanna win

  • Kevin Mendoza

    I hope I win!

  • JaySea

    Good luck to everyone ;o)

  • riaz paynter

    man I hope I win, I need a new phone…damn S2 is ruining my life lol

  • Rich Maddox

    dbrand skins are second to none! I couldn’t give them a higher recommendation! 5 STAR build and quality

  • CHP

    So Awesome!!!

  • pags

    dbrand has awesome skins, but if you read xda they have a serious problem shipping to canada. they lost my order and many others…then gave me lies about when they’d have more in stock to reship it.

    i suppose if youre lucky enough to get them in the mail, they are great

  • JC

    MUST WIN!!

  • Mathew McPath

    Googles latest and greatest with protection than doesn’t add the bulk. CANT GET ASK FOR MORE

  • Damon Rose

    Oh god, PLEASE! Love Mobile Syrup for their Canadian slant on mobile news. Really want to replace my old Galaxy S2X.

  • Sean Kim

    Im so ready. Lets roll this contest!

  • Rebecca Belcourt Wright

    Would love to win this!

  • David

    Hope I win!

  • Prasanna

    This would be a perfect new year gift :)

  • Madhav Phophaliya

    thanks dbrand & mobile syrup again

  • Saleh Bujra

    Thanks for the awesome contest!

  • Chris Knopff

    Thanks again, and good luck everyone. Did all I can, now crossing my fingers

  • Dan Chrétien

    Crossing my fngers!!! Happy new year 2014!!!!! :)

  • Sylvain Larive

    Best of luck to everyone and a Happy New Year!

  • Ibrahim Abed

    Sweet…looks very nice.

  • Kienerman

    love the phone I want one please!

  • Emilio

    Would be lovely to get my hands on one…

  • themartman24

    Just cracked my N4, need a N5!

  • Matthew Tully

    That would be a great start to my year! I’ve always been an Apple person only because of being scared of a change

  • richard foster

    would certainly make it a happy new year good luck everyone and a happy new year to you all may 2014 be there year you want it to be :)

  • Steve Wight

    What an awesome way to start the new year!

  • userofAndroid

    Would take this in a heartbeat.

  • bobygk

    Awesome combo, and would make an awesome 2014 for one of us!

  • Patrick Tudela

    Nice!

  • James Huntley

    These skins are sweet!

  • H3LTER_SK3LTER

    Hope I win. I need a new phone since I smashed mine in the blackout

  • William Moore

    Friend recently got a Nexus 5, sweet looking phone would love to have one myself and a dbrand skin would be sweet!

  • Daniel KG

    Happy New Years guys, I love the site,

  • A B

    A great tool for a salesperson like me.

  • Sandy

    This would be amazing . Tired of playing games on my phone. HNY

  • CALL ME GORGEOUS

    Amazing contest!

  • guardian_eyes

    thanks for this chance :)

  • petertinh

    Hope i win

  • Kishore Venktesh

    Please make this contest worldwide… I really wanna win it

  • Ghee Valencia

    Hi, no winner yet?

  • komal

    Nexus 5 I just love this phone it has 5 inch of screen size and 1080×1920 pixcel of resolution and 445 pixel density and 8 mega pixel camera with led flash light and 1.3 front camera and the best operating system kit kat 4.4 and nevertheless chance to win nexus 5 with dbrand.

  • Shaun

    Can I win this time please? Its my New Years Resolution to be more lucky

  • Vladimir Ivanov

    Wicked. I always preach the contests at Mobile Syrup. Would be great to win :)

  • Nelly Chadwick

    ooo I’d love to win a Nexus 5! I will definitely get a dbrand skin if I win!

  • Cathy Canton

    Follow and like and share all over! Thanks for another giveaway!

  • CHP

    Still hopeful for the WIN! I think I can…I think I can… ;)

  • nitin umaretiya

    amezing contest ……………..

  • Madhav Phophaliya

    hope to win the best from the best

  • Rebecca Belcourt Wright

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • HeyYoWL

    Are we going to have a winner soon? :D

  • Madhav Phophaliya

    dude select me please

  • Bret Jarvis

    This is a good phone.

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