There's nothing that looks cheaper than a tablet, laptop or phone that smudges up with fingerprints within a few minutes of picking it up. Typically, an overly glossy plastic surface is to blame. I recently got grossed out by the Kurio 10s kids tablet for this very reason, but it’s far from alone. The Motorola Droid Mini phone and HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15z notebook suffer from the same slimy faux pas.
I'm encouraged by some of the latest unibody plastic designs, which not only resist fingerprints, but offer a pop of color. The Nokia Lumia 1020 and iPhone 5c are good examples. I'm also a fan of soft-touch finishes, found on the back of devices such as the Nexus 7.