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Kodi Mimic Skin review: smooth and quick skin for your HTPC

When reviewing a sking for Kodi, there are key aspects that I look for. One of these aspects is, without a doubt, the speed at which the effects seem to take place; if there are any effects present in the skin. In this regard, the Kodi Mimic skin seems to make all other skins pale in comparison, because its effects actually seem to happen even before the menu elements are clicked -of course, this is impossible, but this should give you an idea of how fast it was-. Besides its decent speed, this skin is up to par, on beauty and amount of possible visualizations, with skins such as the Kodi Nebula Skin or even the Kodi Metropolis Skin, This makes it a very good candidate to be named the best touchscreen Kodi skin (yes, it has touch support), if it weren’t because of the many good competitors in that segment. [Read: 10 Top Kodi skins for tablets and smartphones]

Kodi Mimic Skin main menu
The main menu on the Kodi Mimic skin looks clean and responds fast to keypresses or mouse movements.

This skin is best controlled with a wireless HTPC keyboard or a remote app such as Kore, the official XBMC/Kodi remote; attempting to control this with a pointing device might result slightly frustrating, however, if you use a device with directional arrows, you will be able to take full advantage of the features offered by the Kodi Mimic skin. This touchscreen Kodi skin lets you configure up to 6 custom menu items with 4 submenu items each. Is this skin worthy of being included on the best interface themes for Kodi? Let’s find out:

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Kodi Mimic Skin review: blazing fast, lightning shiny.

If you’re looking for cool Kodi skins, then the Mimic skin for Kodi might be the one you want to install. The Kodi Mimic skin offers up to 15 visualization modes, that can be enabled or disabled at will on the settings (plus a default one that cannot be disabled), and all of these visualizations look absolutely gorgeous. It is truly a joy to browse your media with any of the visualizations offered; though most of them are very light on media information and focus mainly on presenting it in an appealing way.

Mimic Skin review visualizations
These are the names of all the visualizations you can enjoy if you use the Kodi Mimic interface plugin.
Touchscreen Kodi Skin mimic
The panel visualization shows three movies or shows at a time, with info about them below the pictures.

In our Mimic skin review, we saw that the color scheme chosen for this skin favors a calm and peaceful experience. Designed in tones of blue, this skin can be customized with custom backgrounds for each menu element. You could have bluish tones, vivid autumn red, or any color you prefer, simply by changing the background. I did not see an option to change interface buttons, a prominent feature on skins such as the Kodi Eminence skin; nevertheles, the interface looks pretty good even without these color-changing capabilities. Look at more examples and samples of the Kodi Mimic skin below. [Read: Kodi Neon Skin review: vibrant colors for your HTPC]

Some Kodi Mimic skin visualizations

Best Kodi Skins 2015 mimic
You can customize the background image for every item in the main menu of the Kodi Mimic skin.
Download skins for Kodi wall Mimic
The wall visualization on the Kodi Mimic skin displays several items on the screen, to find your media faster.
Kodi Mimic skin posters
The posters visualization displays media covers in a long, almost 3D string you can browse with your mouse or arrow keys.
Mimic interface for Kodi bannerwall
The BannerWall visualization is ideal to browse TV shows on the Kodi Mimic skin.
Mimic skin review bannerinfo
BannerInfo is a combination of BannerWall and Panel; showing you information about your media as well as their banners.
Fanart background Kodi Mimic
The Fanart visualization is the most appealing on the Kodi Mimic Skin, displaying gorgeous fanart in the background as well as media information.

Kodi Mimic skin review: should I install it?

Mimic interface HTPC playback
In our Mimic skin review we noticed that the seeking bar doesn’t work, which is a flaw on this otherwise amazing skin.

I would recommend you to install the Kodi Mimic skin right away and test it. This is one of those skins that is sure to have something for you, because of the great amount of visualizations and the degree of customization possible with it. If you want more options, you can always take a look at our list for the best skins for Kodi in 2015 to change Kodi skin, and select your favorite from there. With so many options, your HTPC interface will never look boring!

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Alejandro is an electrical engineer, working as a software developer and part-time writer. He has a passion for technology, languages and games, and has been around the web since 2004.

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