Although skinning your new iPad may not be the first thing you're thinking about doing once you bring it home, skins do provide a layer of protection against hard and uneven surfaces and will keep nasty scratches at bay. Let me just warn you now — the iPad is a little awkward to carry (it's pretty likely you'll drop it a time or two) so a skin may help give you some traction against the slick back surface. And if it's a skin you're looking for, why not slap your favorite band or musical artist on the new gadget?
MusicSkins released a line of skins for your iPad today that represent your musical taste, but they're doing it in a pretty classy way — the designs aren't generic and obnoxious, and some even look like works of art! For $20, it's a reasonable investment for your new purchase. And don't laugh about my inclusion of Third Eye Blind in this roundup — you know you love them too.