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!
So you’ve pre-ordered your iPhone 6 (or you’re currently camped outside the Apple store) either way, you can’t invest in a new phone without tricking it out with all-new gadgets, now can you?
A few of my favorite accessory companies are already jumping on board to create iPhone 6 products. From cases to wallets I’m downright excited to start dressing up my new (soooo close) iPhone with some of these amazing iPhone 6 accessories below.
Grovemade Cases ($49-$129): If you decide you want to go a more natural route, Grovemade is making leather and wood cases for your new toy. Show off the most of the phone with just a bumper made of maple or walnut.
Case-Mate Wallet Cases ($60): Handcrafted from premium leather, the Wallet Folio for iPhone 6 presents a timeless, sophisticated look. Featuring multiple slots for cards and cash, this contemporary design redefines the boundaries between form and function for the modern commuter.
Otterbox Defender Series Case: The Otterbox can survive even the worst smartphone abuses. Butterfingers everywhere rejoice, they’ve got the iPhone 6 covered!
Case-Mate Karat Cases ($50): Treasure the luster and dazzling display of 24 karat gold. Each iPhone 6 Karat case offers a truly unique design with genuine gold leaf highlights thoughtfully placed to create this translucent and radiant finish.
Zazzle Cases ($40-$57): If it’s just a cute or customizable case you want, Zazzle is ahead of the curve. They’re already offering a variety of stylish options for the iPhone 6 and we’re drooling over several of them.
Did you pre-order the iPhone 6 or 6 plus? What iPhone accessory can you not live without? Share your thoughts below!
Stylish smartphone protection isn’t always easy to find. Sometimes the style outweighs the protection elements, and let’s face it, most of the time the really protective smartphone cases aren’t very stylish at all. Recently, I got the opportunity to try out the OtterBox Commuter series cases which offer just enough style and protection that any on the go woman (or man) could use.
The Commuter series cases are one of the best cases I’ve put my hands on. Not only are the cases protective, but once you entrust your smartphone within its grasp it’s feels downright indestructible!
3D Commuter Series Western Flower
Protection: The Commuter series cases come with 2 layers of protection (actually it’s three). It includes an inner rubber case, a hard shell exterior AND an easy to install clear screen protector. Smartphone ports need protection from crumbs, dust and everything else too and OtterBox keeps the debris out with easy to maneuver port covers. After placing my iPhone 5s in this case, I literally felt like I could toss the phone across the room and it wouldn’t suffer a scratch, dent or one but of damage from impact. This case keeps your device so secure that it took longer to remove the protective case than it did to install it. (It was so secure that I was a little timid in maneuvering the removal for fear of damaging my device.) That’s real protection.
Style: The 3D Commuter series western flower case in sea foam, is a feminine break away from the typical glitter, rhinestone and pretty in pink cases. The two tone of aqua teal hues, coupled with the 3D floral design was a welcome standout to what’s considered as fashionable smartphone accessories.
Overall: As one of the most protective OtterBox Commuter cases that I’ve used, this case definitely gets an “A” for protection and “A” for style. What more could you want from a smartphone accessory that showcases your personal style while protecting your beloved device!
Commuter Series Wallet
Protection: The Commuter series cases come with 2 layers of protection (actually it’s three). It includes an inner rubber case, a hard shell exterior AND an easy to install clear screen protector. Smartphone ports need protection from crumbs, dust and everything else too and OtterBox keeps the debris out with easy to maneuver port covers.
Style: This case isn’t the most stylish, but it is protective and quite practical. The OtterBox Wallet secret card tray houses 3-4 cards. (I used mine to keep my ID, bank card and Metro Card in my hands at all times, since you can rarely catch me without my smartphone in hand.) It’s not as stylish as one would expect, which is why I added some flare with a mirrored protective screen cover. This practical smartphone case is now a wallet and a mirror. SCORE!
Overall: As one of the most protective OtterBox Commuter cases, this case wallet case is handy when going out without a bag or purse. It easily slides in and out of your pocket with ease. Now that I’ve added a mirrored protective case it’s a welcomed update from a one dimensional practical accessory into three and that makes me a pretty happy gal!
What do you look for in stylish and or practical smartphone accessories? Which one of these OtterBox Cases do you like best? Share your opinion below.
Common rocks the crowd at Best Buy Theatre in New York City
Wednesday night, Case-Mate redefined mobile fashion during New York Fashion Week at ShowCase – hosted by Fergie and Quddus, with a live performance by Common featuring beats by DJ Mia Moretti.
During the official launch of Case-Mate’s “Right Case. Right Occasion.” global marketing campaign guests enjoyed music, fashion and glamour, along with riveting previews of Czar, the SS ’13 collection from Bravo’s “The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection” contestant Cesar Galindo and styles from other up-and-coming designers.
Fergie greets the crowd at Best Buy Theatre in New York City
Fergie and Common rocked it out as the hosts, while Common killed his performance, which included a freestyle session. Mia Moretti spun a great DJ set while Case-Mate’s hottest mobile cases were paired with looks from Cesar Galindo’s Spring 2013 CZAR collection. Not only were guests treated with an awesome concert, but many also walked away with a giftbag filled with goodies including Case-Mate iPhone cases, a travel valet and more! Check out a few red carpet & event pics below!
Common arrives at ShowCase in New York City
Fergie arrives at ShowCase in New York City
Designer Cesar Galindo arrives at ShowCase in New York City
A model highlights extraterrestrial style during the ShowCase event…
Common surprises a superfan with a personal on stage performance & kiss…
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.
Calling all Rebecca Minkoff fans – it’s time to rejoice and head over to eBay for the Fashion Vault items of the year! A few weeks ago – we featured on of Rebecca Minkoff’s iPhone 4 cases (Rock Out With Badass Phone Accessories) and the time is now to expand on your gadget accessories designed by a true fashion designer – Rebecca Minkoff.
For a limited time only eBay’s Fashion Vault is featuring the stylish creations for the iPad and iPhone.
Wondering how much these designer digs might cost you? Look no further, check out the prices and shop directly when you click below…
Do you plan on buying designer digs for your tech toys this season?
As the anticipation of this week’s trip to Blog Her ’11 gets closer and closer, I’ve been hearing more and more about one major fashion accessory that gets all the “OOOOOHS & AHHHHHS”. The laptop sleeve. I know what you’re thinking, “Isn’t BlogHer about Blogging?” Well, of course it is! But don’t forget the droves of fashionistas on site that will be checking for the flyest accessories to covet for themselves.
Check out my top Five (leather) picks that will give you the fashion flare to jazz up that cold tech piece of yours.
Designer Wool Felt/Brown Leather 13″ MacBook Air Sleeve Case
This rib & hull MacBook sleeve case is made from high quality German designer felt with a full leather front pocket. This classic design is made with thick 1/8″ 100% wool designer felt and semi-aniline brown leather that will look even better with time.
• designer felt – thickness: 3 mm – 1/8″ ; density: 0,28 gr/cm²
• full leather front pocket to hold USB drive, CDs, pen, etc.
• sturdy and slim design
• water repellent
Available at ETSY.com
Personalized Leather Sleeve for Kindle – Nook – Galaxy Tab – eReaders
Slim leather sleeve which can be adapted for the following eReaders:
-Nook & Nook Color
-Samsung Galaxy Tab
Each sleeve is made using quality vegetable tan leather hides which are then hand rubbed & aged with dye to produce rich and vibrant finishes. Personalize message can be place on either front or back and or both sides of the sleeve. Message can be printed using any font of your choice. Neatly fit between 1000 – 1500 characters depending on font style & font size to convey your message that will last a lifetime. Leather sleeve is available in the following colors: Antique, Black, Brown, and Tan. (If you want a different color, contact the company and they’ll customize it to fit your needs!)
Wild Honey Leather Monogrammed Tablet Sleeve
This Mini Wild Honey soft as lambskin Leather Lined sleeve for iPad or other tablets as a classic gem. Magnetic snap closures with optional strap or outside slit pocket. Designer Wool Felt inside a Leather Case or Envelope – the interior is made from premium felted wool (soft as cashmere) double plush thickness, fully lined inside with moleskin and wrapped in a leather case. The laptop is recessed into the case about an inch so that you can firmly grasp the top of the sleeve without strain. This slick design slides smoothly inside your briefcase or bag or you can carry it under your arm.
Available at Chapin Leather.
Vegan Leather Macbook Air Sleeve
This stylist laptop sleeve is made with vegan material (faux leather), which is animal and eco friendly. It touches, feel, look and strong just like the real leather except its not CUT from animal.
This sleeve is special made to Fit Perfectly the Mac Air 11”.
Features & material used:
~Upholstery foam is added to ensure your device is kept safe from scratches, bumps and smudges.
~ Interior cotton liner for easy sliding and protection
~100% vegan leather
~Cotton interior liner
~Snap & rivet
Color: White Zinfandel with Black Trim
Available on Etsy.com
1950s Classical Beethoven Album Patent Leather iPad Case
Handcrafted from real leather in a soft black finish and lined with the softest black fleece. Hardware is all nickel. Fits original iPad and iPad 2 with smart cover this case can be used 1. Book Style – ipad slides in the full pouch while you’re not using it, slide it into the leather strap and corner inserts while you are using it. 2. As a stand – To use this case as a stand, just fold the two covers backwards to form a “V”, and button the strap.
Available at Brinda Kay Design.