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Thanks very much—look out for my Prepaganda™ brand accessories line dropping presently!
(Just kidding; there are limits to even my narcissism.)
Not too long ago, the good folks over at Sweden-based Caseapp c/o’ed me a chance to give their custom case maker (or, in Casemate parlance, “iPhonecase maker”) a whirl and crank out my very own Prepaganda themed case. After a Photoshop-happy time playing will-it-blend with animal motifs, blackwatch plaid, glitter, and Latin (in short, all favorite things) I sent my design off over at their site and, lo and behold, in to my mailbox comes an actual plastic incarnation. The final thoughts?
Skinny ties, skinny fit, skinny case. This thing is light; coming from an Otterbox sized clunker, the Caseapp base plastic model is a lithe little thing in comparison. It’s also quite tough—some liberal chucking around of the phone produced both an intact phone and a damage free case, unlike other plastic numbers. The stickery aspect of the case cover and the case finish and likewise similarly solid, favoring clean cuts and a matte finish for maximal tastefulness.
One of the best aspects of silicone cases is the slight protuberance from the case itself that keeps the iPhone screen from eating dirt should it fall face down. In its slimness, the Caseapp case does away with this, making it a bit dicier than cases with a lip. Additionally, though I understand design-wise why the design itself doesn’t wrap around the side of the case, for $35 I’m a bit bummed to see it in practice when similarly-priced options on the market do offer that feature. It feels a touch pricey for what’s offered, though the benefits of a you-only design mean at least you won’t run across anyone else with it.
You’ve seen some of my design favorites, now I want to see yours. At any point in the next week (re)blog an image with a favorite preppy design element of yours in it, throw a few sentences up about why you love it, and hashtag it #PGStyle so I can find it on Tumblr. I’ll both reblog some of my favorites as they come in and draw a name from all the bloggers to receive the above pictured case itself!
PG Reviews: How to get it: Online at caseapp.com; shipping took me about 1-2 weeks after ordering.