While some accessories to customize and highlight your style may come and go, smartphone accessories are here to stay. If you’re anything like me, you obsess over finding the most stylish iPhone accessories (or other accessories for #TeamAndroid) that’ll stand out from the crowd of common and standard protective smartphone gear. Since joining team Gold iPhone last year, I’ve been analyzing and obsessing over the latest in bling-worthy cases and accessories and finally I’ve found my favorite mix of illuminous iPhone cases that’ll make any girl feel bright and golden and I’m sharing them with you below!
I’ve shared my love for this chic Trina Turk case before – and because I continue to received compliments and questions about it, it’s simply my favorite iPhone accessory! Fashionably guard your Apple iPhone 6 with this Trina Turk chrome case, which features a slim, sliding 2-piece hard shell for easy docking and removal and a stylish print. ($29.99)
This Isaac Mizrahi collection case exclusively from Best Buy is another favorite. The chrome and floral palette is a super flirty compliment to any Spring or Summer style moment. Personalize your Apple iPhone 6 with this Isaac Mizrahi New York CO8485 case, which features a printed floral design for a fashionable look. The hard shell exterior and TPU interior will undoubtedly keep your cell phone safe from scratches and bumps. ($19.99)
This Case-Mate gold leaf accessory could be the most popular of them all. I’ve seen plenty of my favorite D&D readers rocking this subtile bling case and since it by one of the leaders in stylish mobile accessories – it’s no surprise it made the list of my favorite gold iPhone cases. With a translucent finish and 24K gold leaf highlights, this Case-Mate Karat CM031453 case outfits your Apple iPhone 6 with a stylish appearance. The polycarbonate shell and TPU bumper offer defense against bumps and shocks. ($49.99)
Sometimes all you need is simple style and protection and that’s what this Dabney Lee gold iPhone case gives you! It’s a sleek outer shell case that protects with minimal bumper or interior shells. With a variety of options, you can find the perfect Dabney Lee case to suite your stylish mood at DabneyLee.com.
What are some of your favorite gold accessories to tote all day? Did I miss any? Don’t be stingy, share your favorites in the comments section below!
There are tons of Apple iPhone and Apple Watch consumers spending thousands on the latest accessories to customize their gadgets. Outfitting your technology with accessories that reflect your personality is not only a great way for self-expression, but it’s also a way to showcase your personal style.
No other company gives consumers the opportunity to showcase their personal style quite like Case-Mate. I’ve outfitted plenty of my gadgets with Case-Mate cases and accessories from the iPhone 3 to the iPhone 6s and now my Apple Watch has a few stylish options to choose from too!
The Turnlock Band for Apple Watch 38mm is a “totally rad” ode to the 90’s in vibrant “shocking pink”. The bangle-styled band creates a fashionable look that’ll add a flair to any Apple Watch wearing wrist. The signature logo-engraved metal charm is also a cute add on for this slip-on style watch band.
The flexible elastomer band for 38mm Apple Watch fits wrist sizes up to 7.75 inches, however small wristed gals beware, one size doesn’t fit all. The band was a little too loose for my particular taste, as it commonly twisted and twirled around my tiny wrist.
As cute as it looks, I also wonder if my watch was actually able to measure some of the health measurements like heart rate and exercise — since the watch never actually stayed in place flat against my arm, there’s possibility that there’s a lapse in data recorded from the Apple Watch sensor on the back of the watch.
Overall it’s definitely a cute accessory to add to your Apple watch band collection. Since the Apple Watch is fairly new, I’m sure there will be more than plenty of enough options coming out of the Case-Mate collection.
For now, you can get your hands on your own Turnlock band or the Rebecca Minkoff band collection or check out my personal favorite – the Milanese Loop band. Add a few of your favorite bracelets and bangles to create a stylish arm party of your own.
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I love styling my Apple Watch accessory with bright bands and plenty of bling, and if you’re anything like me, then the Turnlock band from Case-Mate is definitely a stylish accessory that you’d want to add to your accessory closet too.
Are there any new Apple Watch accessories that you’re a fan of? Share your tech style tips in the comments section below.
Believe it or not, smartphone accessories are a major part of the wardrobe. A smartphone case is as important as the color of the smartphone itself. But some cases are just to difficult to decide between. Case-Mate has come up with a way to let you try out some of their best cases, making it easier to decide which ones to keep. Introducing the Case-Mate StyleBox, the world’s first-risk-free trial program for luxury smartphone cases.
How Does the Case-Mate StyleBox Work?
1. Select Your StyleBox
Choose one of the unique StyleBox assortments shown below that have been curated by our stylists
2. Choose Your Device
StyleBox assortments are available for the iPhone 5/5S & Samsung Galaxy S 4
3. Keep Your Favorites, Return the Rest
Try your StyleBox assortment for 7 days — shipping is on us!
Simply keep the ones you want and return the rest. The more you keep, the more you save!
The Case-Mate luxury cases range in price from $30 – $140.
* Limit one (1) per customer
Case-Mate StyleBox Options
the ANSLEY Stylebox
Curated to enhance the look of the elegantly styled woman, the Ansley is inspired by fine jewelry that shimmers.
The sophisticated design of each case in the Ansley Stylebox is ready to wear day or night as a tribute to the timeless appeal of rich sparkle and shine.
the INMAN Stylebox
Perfect for “girls-night-out,” the Inman features a stylish assortment of contemporary designs for the modern woman.
Our selective approach to identifying and sourcing beautifulsubstrates with superior accents, patterns, colors and textures result in products that are timeless in quality and worthy of admiration.
the HABERSHAM Stylebox
From the office to the treadmill, the Habersham will help you button up for work or let loose for the weekend.
This collection of cases is designed to accent a wardrobe of high-end casual wear while also complementing today’s stylish athletic apparel.
the PONCE Stylebox
For the trendsetter on the leading edge of fashion, the Ponce features modern looks inspired by vintage luxury.
This ageless collection creates a classic look that is a staple of sophisticated style.
The StyleBox by Case-Mate is similar to those shoe and jewelry subscription service you see. Did you think that smartphone cases would be so on demand that they would start one for them? Case-mate is definitely onto something here!
What is fashionable tech? Fashion meets technology is the name of the game & now there’s no reason why your personal tech should lack style and individuality that reflects you! We’ve got a taste of our favorite must-have trends for the season (MOST of them under $100) including iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy S4 cases and much, much more below!
Leather arrived as a strong trend on the 2013 Spring runways this past season, with more lightweight options than have been previously characterized by the classic material to accompany the traditional cropped leather jacket and skinny leather pants. Elle pointed out this particular shift in their 2013 Spring Trend Guide, and we are seeing the same trend in tech accessories, with leather options ranging from leather tech gloves to quilted leather headphones. Discover some of our favorites from designers like Kate Spade below.Kate Spade New York Quilted Logo Leather Tech Gloves ($148, Bloomingdales) | 2. A.L.C. X Frends 20th Anniversary Capsule Collection Exclusive Taylor Headphones ($275, Intermix Online) | 3. Trendy Techy Black Quilted iPad Bag ($20, Miamica) | 4. iPhone 5 Madison Case ($80, Case-Mate)
Everyone from Elle and Cosmo, to even Oprah noted the 2013 Spring print trend that was seen abundantly on the runway in every form from floral to graphic, strips to tribal, and all prints in between. With so many print possibilities, they began to pop up fairly quickly in the tech accessories space from designers such as Jonathan Adler and Lilly Pulitzer.Lily Pulitzer Floral Print Mobile Charger ($28, Nordstrom) | 2. Kate Spade Harrison Stripe USB ($50, Kate Spade New York) | 3. Urban Outfitters Printed Earbuds ($4.99, Wanelo) | 4. iPhone Jessica Swift Giselle Print Case ($40, Case-Mate) | 5. Jonathan Adler On-The-Go iPhone 5 Charger ($38, Horchow)
Shine and sparkle seem to always be on trend in fashion, but for spring 2013 it was all about everyday bling. Daytime shine became the new daring fashion statement, according to Instyle, and with sequins and rhinestones no longer only for a night out, we began to see this trend infiltrating the world of everyday tech and mobile accessories as well.iPhone 5 Champagne Glam Case ($50, Case-Mate) | 2. Audio Technica Headphones w/Swarovski Elements ($564, CrystalRocked.com) | 3. Everwanted Glitter Mini Speaker ($21.95, Zazzle) | 4. Swarovski Crystalline Memory Stick ($60, Macys) | 5. Iridescent Beauty Glitter Laptop Skin ($40, Etsy)
The natural retro vibe has begun to grow back in to fashion in the form of wooden accessories, as noted by Vogue who points to the bags and wooden platforms seen in the Resort 2014 collections of everyone from Michael Kors to Chloe. The same is true in the world of mobile and technology accessories. See some of our favorites in the market below.Triple C ‘iSolar Backup’ Portable Solar Battery ($45, Nordstrom) | 2. Driftwood iPad Dock ($108, Anthropologie) | 3. Triple C ‘BluBoom’ Portable Speaker ($74, Nordstrom) | 4. iPhone 5 Zebrawood Case($50, Case-Mate) | 5. Hasselblad Stellar Zebra Wood Camera ($1,950, HasselBlad Stellar via Werd.com)
The runways of Spring 2013 also saw metallic accents in everything from shoes and handbags to jewelry as documented by FashionMagazine.com. Though, metallics accents may not seem like a novel concept for tech accessories, we have seen a shift from solely the traditional silvers to the inclusion of fashionable metallic colors such as rosegold and the pairings of different textures, such as polished and brushed.Stelle Audio Pillar ($349, Stelle Audio Couture) | 2. ‘Taylor’ Headphones ($199.99, Nordstrom) | 3.Damier Graphite USB Key ($540, Louis Vitton) | 4. iPhone 5 Brushed Aluminum Case ($50, Case-Mate) | 5. ‘Ella B’ Earbuds ($99, Nordstrom)
Via Case-Mate blog
Father’s Day Gift Guide – Smartphones and Tablets
HTC One Android Smartphone
We’ve yet to hear of anyone being disappointed with this phone. HTC latest smartphone the HTC One can help dear dad control his entertainment system without switching devices. We’re sure that he will definitely appreciate that!
With cameras that take beautiful bright pics and booming speakers, the HTC One is a win this Father’s Day. The crisp screen and beautiful aluminum uni-body design will make dad grateful to you this Father’s Day. Available on almost all major US carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint)
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Android Smartphone
If HTC doesn’t rock dad’s world, you have an alternative; the Samsung Galaxy S 4. With interesting features like Air Gestures and Smart Scroll, Dad will have new ways to interact with his smartphone. Not to mention the 13 megapixel camera and it’s many functions, Dad will be taking pictures all day and sharing them easily! Available on almost all major US carriers (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet
Depending on dad’s travel time and taste, he may or may not like 10 inch tablets. Either way, we have something for every dad out there! With Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, dad gets a great screen size without giving up portability. Weighing less than a pound the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is your dad’s new travel buddy. The stylus is stylish again and will help dad multi-taskCheck out some specs below:
- Display: 8-inch, 1280×800, 189 ppi, touch + pen digitizer
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB, microSD up to 64GB
- Cameras: Front- 1.3MP, Back- 5MP
- OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Battery: 4,600 mAh
If he thinks 8 inches is too small, don’t fret! There’s a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and now it’s better than ever. It has 4lG LTE connectivity with Verizon Wireless service. Dad will have service whether in the house or out with Verizon’s reliable 4G LTE network. Work and play become fun with multiscreens and easy document editing. The Galaxy Note 10.1 with Verizon LTE service is a great option
BlackBerry Z10 or Q10 Smartphones
BlackBerry is on their way to a comeback. Don’t sleep on them If you remember dad enjoying the days of BBM and if you see that he would like to come back. Give him a dose of BlackBerry 2013. We’re talking touch screens, video chatting, intuitive keyboards and more. With the new BlackBerry 10 OS, dad will have a ton of things to do on his new phone. Z10 Available for AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Q10 available on T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
You can check out Divas and Dorks review for the BlackBerry Z10 HERE.
Father’s Day Gift Guide – For His Listening Pleasure
With his new smartphone and/or tablet, dad may want to enjoy music on a personal level.
Monster Inspirations Headphones
With strong bass, sturdy fit and interchangeable headbands, the Monster Inspirations are a great combination of young style and bass heavy sound. For more details check out the Divas review of the Monster Inspiration HERE
Ferrari Cavallino T350 Black Audio Headphones
For those dad’s who are into sports cars and love the Ferrari logo, the T350 over the ear headphones, will give your sports car fanatic dad luxurious look and sound over his ears.
Check out what we thought of the Ferrari T350 headphones HERE.
Bower’s and Wilkins P3 Headphones
For the Father who enjoys the sophisticated headphones, the P3 on-ear headphones by Bowers and Wilkins are super lightweight and compact.
Not sacrificing quality and sleek style, the P3’s offer a less intrusive and more business friendly look. The case helps for traveling and great protection
Bose QuietComfort® 20 Headphones
These are the first noise-canceling headphones from Bose. A brand that we’ve have grown to trust to deliver quality sound and hardware, we’re sure that dad will enjoy listening to music with the Bose QuietComfort® 20.
Beats Pill by Beats by Dre
Don’t let the size fool you. The Beats Pill is just what the doctor ordered for a Father’s Day gift! Dad can get his groove on anywhere with this speaker. He can change tracks from his phone. He can even stay professional and make conference calls with the Pill’s mic and Bluetooth capabilities!
This tiny ball is a great addition to the home office / home gym or anywhere. Fitting in the palm of your hand, the Sony Wireless Speaker can bring entertainment to dad anywhere at any time. At the affordable price, you can afford one for each corner. Dad can readjust the sound to his liking! Connect through Bluetooth, NFC, and even through auxiliary cable. Of course it works like a speakerphone also! You can get it in either black or white.
Father’s Day Gift Guide – Accessories and Fashion
Backup Power From Zagg : Don’t let Dad run out of juice on his gadgets. Make sure he keeps this Zagg Sparq Wall Charger & 3100mAh Back Up Battery around for those long days of fun on his gadgets. It can power smartphones and tablets 4x faster than a standard USB charger!
Telstar MP50 Mini Projector
Let dad show off how portable he can be with the Telstar MP50 Mini Projector. This itty bitty projector fits in the palm of your hand. Watch up to 2 hours of content anywhere with this extremely portable projector. The Telstar MP50 projects up to a 70″ 16:9 image 9 feet from the wall or a 50″ image at 6 feet from the wall. The 85 ANSI Lumen LED Pico Projectors is powered by Texas Instruments DLP technology with up to 1080p resolution. Small in size but not in power!
WD – My Passport Ultra Portable Storage Drives
Where can dad store all those movies and photos while he’s not showing them off on his mini projector? With the WD (Western Digital) My Passport Ultra Portable Storage Drive, dad can easily tote around up to 1 TB of data. Fast and easy transferring with USB 3.0 and four different color choices to choose from, this is great for the dad that saves every single picture and video.
Charge Anywhere With myCharge Amp
myCharge AMP 6000 :If Dad needs to charge multiple devices, the myCharge Amp is a great gift. It can charge up to 2 devices at once. The compact design makes it easy to bring along. You can charge nearly any device through the USB ports. A great add-on to the list of dad’s gadgets!
Geekwear: If dad is an audiophile, these headphone cufflinks are cute accessories that you will enjoy giving and dad will definitely enjoy receiving.
If headphones aren’t dad’s thing, try the USB port cufflinks. The geeky dad will enjoy these great accessories!
G Shock Limited Edition Watches
A lot of technology goes into the G-shock 30th anniversary watches. Casio partnered with leading independent footwear brand, SUPRA, to design their own signature timepiece and Vaider Lite high top. The G-Shock GA200SPR-1A is black with beautiful red accents to match the sneaker.
The innovative GA113B-1A comes in black with blue accents, metal band keeper and gold IP case back engraved with G-Shock’s 30th Anniversary logo, which was created by world-renowned graphic artist, Eric Haze, making these watches a G-Shock collectors’ dream. Black resin band analog and digital watch with black/blue face.
Case-Mate Rosewood iPhone and BlackBerry Z10 Cases
Give the special father, grandfather, brother this Rosewood case from Case-Mate to give their iPhone and/or BlackBerry Z10. This collection of cases from Case-Mate have a masculine flare. It’s about time someone paid attention to these men! This sophisticated case gives your phone a nice new shape and look. Case-Mate Rosewood Case
If Rosewood doesn’t suit them, you can go with Case-Mate’s brushed aluminum case has a nice sleek, casual “masculine” look. Case-Mate Brushed Aluminum / Gun Metal Case. Looks great with the everyday denim outfit!
Case-Mate has a great selection of cases for all types of phone. They have cases for the BlackBerry Z10 (Yes the BlackBerry!), iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S III. You gotta love Case-mate’s wide range of cases for ALL devices.
If dad likes the simple finish, the Case-Mate signature flip is a classy design. It protects the screen while giving dad sophisticated look. The Case-Mate Signature Flip case offers the protection and classy look dads love!
As our “Best of CES” pick of 2013 – the Case-Mate Crafted Collection offers a luxurious alternative to everyday iPhone adornment. If you’ve ever desired an elegant accessory to accompany your ever evolving style – the Case-Mate Crafted Collection, just may be the be thing created for your smartphone. Recently, I got the chance to check out the Pearls Collection in Black, Silver and Gold as well as the chic Madison Collection case in black.
The Pearls Collection is crafted from genuine mother of pearl. Individual pieces of this exotic pearl are thoughtfully selected and carefully laid into an artistic design pattern that enhances its pigmentation and luster. The additional finishing touch of slowly polished and brushed aluminum creates a stunning contrast and gives the Pearls Collection its chic, refined beauty.
The classic beauty of the Madison Collection embodies the iconic trend of quilted fashion accessories (an absolute must-have for any Chanel bag owner.) Adding a touch of bling with Swarovski Crystals to compliment the quilted genuine leather makes the Madison case perfect for the fashionable, modern woman of any age.
Luxury is never cheap, and neither are these Crafted Collection accessories. Case-Mate is moving into a more luxe market of accessories with the Pearls and Madison Collection, starting at $100 these smartphone cases may be a little bit more than what you’re used to spending on accessories. But if you think about it, isn’t your smartphone one of the most expensive accessories you own anyway? Why not invest in an accessory that not only protects your valuable smartphone, but also compliments your personal style?
Everyone’s abuzz about the innovative Blackberry Z10 device. Case-Mate has answered the call to launch statement-making Blackberry Z10 cases to protect this hot new mobile phone. Whether you want a one-of-a-kind case made from precious woods, a classic leather flip or a modern metal case, Case-Mate has got you covered. Check out a few of the Blackberry Z10 cases by Case-Mate below…
Inspired by vintage automotive interiors, the Crafted Woods Collection is a marriage of sophisticated authentic natural materials and thoughtful attention to detail.
Crafted Zebrawood, $80: Sustainably-harvested in Central Africa, the light-colored Zebrawood is patterned with a chaotic and wavy stripping that resembles a zebra’s distinctive stripes. The richly-veined coarse texture of the Zebrawood wood adds a natural feel to the case and highlights the beauty and strength of the wood’s interlocking grain.
Refined Brushed Aluminum, $50: Sophistication is in the details. The Brushed Aluminum case excites with a blend of sleek, sporty look and top-notch protection. Available in Brushed Gunmetal with Black.
Signature Flip, $50: Uncover style with the Signature Flip. Fashioned from genuine leather, the tailored design has 360-degree front and back protection. An ultra-soft microfiber lines the inside for extra protection and polish. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the boardroom and beyond.
If you’re looking for a more custom option for your Blackberry Z10 why not take a look at the new Olo or Make My Case
- Tough Classic, $35: Built to withstand sudden drops and accidental falls, the Tough case is the epitome of protection. A snug, form fitting silicone wrap provides shock resistance, while the polycarbonate hard shell protects against impact. Available in Black.
- Barely There, $30: A sleek style shows off more of the BlackBerry with the minimal case design. Covering the back and corners, the hard shell design absorbs shocks and impacts. A soft-touch, matte finish adds a modern touch to the classic style. Available in Black and White.
MAKE MY CASE: Design your own custom case with images uploaded from your computer, Instagram or Facebook. Experiment with different layouts and background colors to create an unique case all for you!
Are you looking closer at the Blackberry Z10 and these custom casing options? How do you feel about the new Blackberry Z10?
Always evolving a portfolio of classically-styled mobile accessories inspired by a thoughtful approach to elegant materials, detailed assembly, and finishing detail – Case Mate has done it again with their new Pearl Collection of accessories. If you’ve ever desired an elegant accessory to accompany your style, nothing says classic elegance like pearls.
Famed for its shimmering beauty, the Pearls Collection is crafted from genuine mother of pearl. Individual pieces of this exotic pearl are thoughtfully selected and carefully laid into an artistic design pattern that enhances its pigmentation and luster. The additional finishing touch of slowly polished and brushed aluminum creates a stunning contrast and gives the Pearls Collection its chic, refined beauty.
To ensure a dazzling luminosity, the Crafted Pearls Collection features genuine Mother of Pearl harvested from mollusks found in the Pacific South Seas and Hawaii. Individual pieces of the exotic pearl are thoughtfully selected and carefully laid into a unique artistic design pattern that enhances its pigmentation and luster.
Available for the iPhone 5 in gold, black and silver — the Pearl Collection comes at an elegant price tag as well, retailing online for $150. Who says the cost of beauty is too high? Would you invest in a luxurious Pearl Collection accessory by Case Mate?
As we come to the end of one of our most successful year’s yet, we’re so happy to share in the giving spirit of this holiday season by announcing the winners of one of our biggest promotional giveaways ever!
Over $2,000 in cash and prizes in this year’s Diva Days Of Christmas giveaway and with fabulous prizes from our sponsors: Case-Mate, Plantronics, Boy Meets Girl USA, XBox, Windows, HTC, Windows 8, Lane Bryant, Sears, Fabulous Furs, Sprayground and General Motors.
Thank you to all our loyal readers that entered, shared and supported Divas And Dorks in 2012! We can’t wait to bring you exciting promotions, giveaways and more in 2013!
March Madness has begun in full swing and Case Mate has launched the mother of all giveaways by giving away a gadget of your choice everyday this month!
Have you had your eye on one of the latest and greatest smartphones or tablets? Well now is your chance to win one!
Enter once a day, every day in March on the Case Mate Facebook page for a chance to win your favorite device (choose from: Apple New iPad, Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Blackberry Bold 9900, Motorola Droid Razr, Apple iPad 2 or Amazon Kindle Fire) AND an entire wardrobe of accessory cases. They’ll be picking a winner everday! Only entries from today’s Sweepstakes Period will qualify for tomorrow’s daily drawing, so enter today and every day for your chance to win! Check out the daily list of winners here.