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1) Design Flaw: There is no flap or cover for the bottom. I realize it is open to accommodate a battery change; however, when mounted up, you can see the white bottom of my Arlo device. Making it black to be discrete is defeated by this design flaw. A small single piece flap, that can be slid inside the hole at the bottom, and easily removed to change batteries, would make this a better product.
2) Design Flaw: There is no ridge on the front. The pictures provided for these skins don't show the silver bezel that my Arlo has. Since there is no ridge/edge (it is just straight), not matter what I do you can distinctly see the silver reflective bezel of the Arlo. Again, defeating the being discrete aspect. A simple edge/ridge on the front, just a few millimeters, would fix this design flaw.
While a good product, fixing these design flaws would make this a much better product.
For the most part, if you are putting this on a flat surface the hole in the bottom won't be noticeable. If you have to mount it upside down, or at an elevation, the hole in the bottom becomes a major distraction.
For my solution, to address the design flaws, I simply put a piece of black paper to cover the hole in the bottom, and painted the Arlo silver edge bezel, which does not get covered by the skins, with black paint.
The skin cover did not fully cover my Arlo Pro white cam casing. I have the cam attached to an oak tree at the corner of my property to view the back side of my house. I had hoped the black rubber skin would blend in more with the bark of the tree, unfortunately the black cover appears to be too small. Because of the thin cheaply made skin I suspect it may not last long over time. For now it is adequate.
Having read the reviews of some Arlo's allowing water in through the battery hatch, I purchased these to perhaps deter the issue. The skins however do not cover the bottom hatch. A redesign of the skin to close the bottom and allow it to be applied to the arlo through the front would better serve the waterproofing capability. Aside from that, it just serves as a covering to make your Arlo look black, instead of the standard white, which does help when placing it outside.
The quality is just fine. I wound up just throwing mine in a drawer and I'll most likely never use them. Seemed hard to get on and that was apparently more than I wanted to hastle with. I also decided I like the white because then people know they are on camera if they look up. Ultimately I figured I'd rather deter someone by being obvious than catch them after doing something,
The skins were thinner than i thought they would be and weren't as "flush" as the picture looks. I ended up ripping one of the skins a little putting it on the camera but once i got it on, it did make the camera look a little more discrete. Perhaps a small strip of reinforced rubber(silicone) on the bottom might keep this from happening..Or even a way to strap the cover on with velcro or something instead of a slip on style cover? I just wish it was a little more flush in the front as its doesn't seem to cover the lip of the camera as well as in the picture in the advertisement. Since one of these has a small rip now, i will be keeping the product but will probably be switching to a skin that fits the front of the camera better. Overall I'm generally satisfied but would have gladly paid the extra $5 for a better fit.
The skins look good and are nicely packaged. But there are two issues: (1) The skin does not cover the bottom of the camera -- it only covers the top, the two sides, and part of the back. If your camera is positioned near a door and above head height, for example, then the white camera underbelly is fully exposed. My workaround was to deploy a few strips of black electrical tape. But I would have been happier with a skin that fully covers five of the six sides of the camera, with suitably deployed flaps for mounting, etc. (2) The skin is slightly small for the camera, and so needs to be stretched and pulled to cover all areas of white.
Skins fit well and are well made and packaged; however, I wish they covered the underside of the camera a bit more - the point of getting a black skin was to make the camera look black, not still have a white underside which is visible since the camera is typically mounted overhead. If you had to make something visible, perhaps the top should have been open and the bottom more covered - which would also help since the "sync" button is on top (was a bit hard to press that button with the skin on)
They look nice. A little hard to get on, and they do not have an opening for the security mount. They do have a good sized opening for the magnetic mount and its possible to use that, but it wrinkles the back a bit. OK for the price, and they do the job I needed, which was to cover the white camera body so it was not so obvious.