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Case Study: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Cases and Covers

So you’ve got the new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ smartphone, your next purchase should be a case, and we’ve got some great Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases and covers from Case-Mate, Speck Products, and Samsung. Whether you want to protect your new S9 or S9+ with something glittery (very “IN” right now), something practical and rugged, or something innovative, we’ve got it for you.

Some of these Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases and covers feature special talents, dazzling colors, and textures, without killing your budget. Ready to get to know these cool cases? Here we go:

CASE-MATE PRODUCTS

When it comes to dressing your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in glamour, look no further than the sparkly phone cases from Case-Mate. The above Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases are just three of the standout cases from Case-Mate’s available range. Each Karat Petals phone case, $60.00, contains real, delicately dried flowers and beautiful metallic elements are encased in clear resin. Because of this, no two designs are exactly the same. Enjoy a dynamic snow globe effect of cascading sparkle and tumbling glitter with the Waterfall phone case, $40.00. The Sheer Crystal case, $35.00, boasts tiny pieces of twinkling glass crystal reflect light in a dazzling pattern. Its two-piece construction works well with wireless charging. These three Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases also feature metallic buttons, Military strength impact protection, and anti-scratch technology.

SPECK PRODUCTS

What we love about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases from Speck Products is their seamless fusion of toughness and style. Speck tests their phone cases with up to 10-foot drop tested and boasts several other notable features such as microban anti-microbial technology and 360-degree protection, Impactium Shock Barrier, scratch-resistant matte finishes, and no-slip grips. We are highlighting from left to right: the Speck Presidio Grip Samsung Galaxy S9, and S9+ Case, $39.95/$44.95,  Presidio Clear + Glitter Samsung Galaxy S9, and S9+ Case, $44.95/$49.95, and the Presidio Grip + Glitter Samsung Galaxy S9, and S9+ Case, $44.95/$49.95.

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Of course who better to get great cases for your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, than the creators of the phone. From left to right are the Galaxy S9 and S9+ LED Wallet Cover, $64.99, Galaxy S9, and S9+ Rugged Protective Cover, $39.99, and the Galaxy S9 and S9+ S-View Cover, $59.99. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are fashion and function. We love the LED Wallet Cover for its multifunctional aspect. You can store cards in the interior pocket and get notifications of incoming calls, messages, current time, and more thanks to the LED notifications on the outside.  The S-View Flip Cover also enables you to see and interact with your phone screen through the front of the case while the cover is closed. Respond to incoming phone calls, alarms, and events with ease. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Rugged Protective Cover deflects and absorbs most impacts to minimize damage to your phone thanks to its military standards drop test.

What are your thoughts on these Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases and covers?

Snap the Perfect Selfie: EmoFix vs. Hisy Halo Selfie Camera Remote Shutters

We’ve all heard so much about the Selfie Stick, but there’s one device that we think is even better, the Selfie Camera Remote Shutter. We have the pleasure of trying out two of these selfie wireless remotes, the uniquely shaped EmoFix Shutter, and the Halo Shutter for Android from Hisy, and today we share what we love about each.
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There’s lots of love from both devices. Each has their pros and cons but overall, we’d be happy with either selfie remotes because it’s always about the picture for us. Get to know more about each device below:

EmoFix

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What we love about the colorful Emofix Selfie Wireless Remote: the 3 x 3 cm square-shaped EmoFix is a compact Bluetooth device that captures photos and videos without having to touch your mobile phones, it doesn’t need an app to be installed, works with all mobile phones, has a photo-taking range of more than 30 feet, is waterproof, boasts a metal body that won’t be damaged even if it’s dropped on hard surface, and naturally, the fashion-lover in us loves the vibrant graphic print and colors. While it doesn’t come with a built-in phone attachment (it’s so thin, it can get lost in your purse), you can accessorize your Emofix with one of their added accessories, including the EmoFix ™ Keychain, EmoFix ™ Wristband, and Phone stick + wall stick as a pack for $20.00 on indiegogo. Emofix retails for $35.00 each, but you can get it for Save $15 or 43% OFF the retail price with their Super Early Bird special on indiegogo, and you get to choose EmoFix design at the end of  the campaign.

Hisy Halo

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What we love about the Halo from Hisy is the fact that it pairs with multiple smartphones, and remote clicks for multi-camera shots, all at the same time. It also boasts a built-in headphone jack attachment that allows you to carry your Halo with you at all times (no way this baby gets lost at the bottom of your purse). You do need to download the Shutter Panorama app but you don’t have to worry about your picture quality, and the photos automatically store in your main photo gallery.Halo shoots photos or videos 30-90ft away, boasts a 2+ Year Battery Life, and is available in both black and white for the android, with the Hisy (for iPhone only) available in a variety of colors. Get the Halo for $24.99. Accessorize your Halo with the WING: Selfie Stick w/ Tripod (in Orange), for $29.99.

What are your thoughts on Selfie Camera Remote Shutters? Would you include them into your social photography?

GIVEAWAY: Win Tyla Rae’s Fashionable Tech Accessories

Two years ago we introduced you to a fantastic collection of fashionable bags for your tech toys, Fashionable Tech Accessories from Tyla Rae Designs, that perfectly fuses fashion and technology. Today, Tyla Rae still offers to stunning bags for your laptops, iPads, tablets, and smartphones. If you remember ladies, we’re not talking regular cases, we mean stylish bags that look more like chic purses than regular, boring device carriers. As this is a new year and the fact that you probably got some cool new tech devices for Christmas, we’d love to gift one of you with a new bag to go with that new tech toy. We’re bringing you what’s new from Tyla Rae and the chance to win your very own tech accessory from this stunning collection (more details on the giveaway below):

LAPTOP BAGS

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Ladies, forget the basic old black nylon, neoprene, or leather laptop bags. How about a bag with some bold color, rich texture, and elegant details. Keep your laptop safe while looking super stylish with these stunning pieces that are reasonably priced from $45.00 – $80.00 (fits laptops up to 15”). Your laptop will not shift while traveling, the lined interior protects from scratches and scrapes, it features a second interior pouch that’s great for notepads, file folders or other important papers, phone, ID card, cables, and wallet, boasts a removable and adjustable cross-body strap is included (strap drop 12″-24″), and also comes with matching detachable screen wipe that can be attached to either exterior or interior D-ring used to clean laptop, phone, tablet or glasses.

IPAD BAGS & CASES

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The same sentiment can be applied to your iPad or Tablet. These beautiful bags boasts matching enamel button hardware, a foldable stand, and hands-free viewing angles: read a book, watch movie or type in comfort, securely holds and protects any tablet you may carry, features a soft faux suede inner lining that protects against scrapes and scratches, a removable cross-body chain strap, the ability to store small items such as your phone, headphones, ID, cash and other small items, and also features a stylish leather tassel to pull open zippered pocket. The iPad/Tablet bags and cases range from $38.00 – $ $62.00.

SMARTPHONE CASES & PURSES

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Whether you go for a Smartphone Wallet Clutch, Smartphone Wallet/Wristlet, or traditionally shaped Smartphone Case, you will not be lacking on style. These beautiful fashion tech accessories boast the same attributes as the above laptop and ipad/tablet bags: removable chain straps, ability to carry and store credit cards, lined interiors, secure fits, beautiful matching enamel button hardware, and stunning colors and textures. These stunners range from $29.00 – $55.00.

So what stunning Tyla Rae item can you win today? How about a stunning Gold metallic laptop bag (see description above) and matching smartphone wristlet? The wristlet features a lined slide pocket with snap closure designed to comfortably fit your iPhone or smartphone (4.5″ x 2.31″ x .37″), gold chain handle, display card slot for your ID, zippered pocket to fit your change, and a matching detachable enamel key ring with a compact mirror.

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To enter to win these amazing prizes, see the Rafflecopter entry form below (please note all entry form requirement must be fulfilled to be eligible to win):

Fashion & Function – Cell phone Accessories for Her

We’re always on the look out for cool, fashionable accessories that are functional especially when it comes to our lifeline – our cell phones. With that said, I’m happy to introduce you to three very cool cell phone accessories that are very fashionable and solve some issues we face every day. Just add these items to your handbag and you’re all set for a day with no cell phone issues.Trellie

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I love carrying big handbags, as I’ve said numerous times, and I always keep my cellphone in my handbag. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you how many cellphone calls I’ve missed because I don’t hear my cell phone ring or see it flashing when I receive a call. That is until I was introduced to an amazing little device called the Trellie. What is this cool new must-have? Trellie is an ultra-simple, handbag accessory that notifies you of an incoming (or missed) call through bright flashing LED lights. No more fumbling through your handbag because you thought you heard your cell phone ring. If your Trellie is flashing, you know you have a call, if it isn’t, you know it’s not your phone. Trellie is also very easy to set up – just pair it with your cellphone via Bluetooth one time and hook it on your bag. Charging is never required as Trellie runs on “AAA” batteries. The Trellie comes in silver or gold and retails for $49.99 on http://trellie.com/shop/.

PhoneFetcher

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Do you find that you constantly lose your phone in your huge handbag? Maybe it falls to the bottom or you forget on which side of your roomy bag you put it in. With PhoneFetcher, you will always be able to find your cell phone in your bag when you need it whether your bag is an everyday purse, backpack, gym bag, etc. The PhoneFetcher features a headphone jack with a snug fit to ensure your phone will not fall out plus leaving the PhoneFetcher hanging out of your bag will remind you that you do not have your phone with you. The “Bling” PhoneFetcher is available in nine colors and retails for $14.99 and the “sport” is also available in none color but retails for $12.99. Get your own at www.phonefetcher.com.

Jellyfish Go-Go Juice Power Charger

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We all hate being caught out and about with a dying cellphone battery and no charger. The answer is of course a portable charger that you can take with you anyway for quick recharging. For those who want to keep the fashion aspect  in your portable charger, say hello to the Jellyfish Go-Go Juice Power Charger. This compact design is lightweight and fits easily in your pocket or backpack and features a 2200 mAh battery that provides up to a full phone charge and 6-8 hours additional talk time. It has both Micro and USB portals for universal use with various tablets and smartphones, LED Battery level indicator lights, and built-in LED Flashlight. It shuts off automatically when not in use and will retain a full charge up to 1 year. The Go-Go Juice charger comes in four colors and retails for $39.99 at http://www.jellyfishbuzz.com/power-collection/.

Tech Accessories – SodaCase Mobile Cases for Galaxy Note II

Fans of the Samsung Galaxy Note II rejoice, there are some great accessories for this amazing cellphone-tablet hybrid. Let’s talk cases shall we? No longer will you feel that other phones are getting all the cool cases thanks to SodaCase and Makery. While attending CE Week in NYC, you may have seen the tweet of my custom made Sodacase which features my blog logo – here’s a refresher

SodaCase‘s aim is to create products that promote self-expression and speak to everyone and they very much succeed with their cases. Their designs are printed directly onto the plastic case through a unique printing process. The prints are raised and have an embossed feel to the touch which helps to prevent accidental slips and drops as well as resists fading and scratches from everyday wear and tear. Some of their available designs are the popular chevron print, geometric, and florals.

But as you see in the very first image, customized cases are also available – just make sure your image is at least 300dpi and 1200×1200. Using their fun and functional customization app called Makery, you can design your own case with any image you want using photos from various sources such as Facebook, Instagram, patterns (like the ones shown above which you can mix thanks to their grid format) or just upload an image directly from your computer. Personalized cases make great gifts and is a great way for anyone to show off their personality, hobbies, etc.

Each case also comes with a matching microfiber to clean your phone, smart tablets, glasses, lenses and monitors. Even customized cases with your own one-of-a-kind design comes with a matching microfiber – see my matching microfiber above. Pre-printed cases retail for $29.99 and customized go for $39.99. And don’t worry you iPhone users, you two can create customized cases with SodaCase.

Charge Multiple Devices at Once w/ Targus

Looking for an all-in-one charger for your laptop and cellphone? One that will give you a truly mobile computing experience. Targus has a great product, the Laptop Charger with Smartphone Battery and Charging Kit, which is a convenient, all-in-one solution that lets you charge multiple devices at once.

Targus’ new Laptop Charger with Smartphone Battery and Charging Kit  is the perfect solution for anyone who needs to charge their mobile devices on-the-go. The laptop charger is 25% smaller than its predecessor, making it light, thin, and easily portable. It comes with a USB Fast Charger that connects right to the cable and makes it easy for dual charging of laptops, tablets and/or smartphones. It also features a built-in surge protector that keeps all of your devices safe from unexpected power surges and spikes. The backup battery provides extra power for smartphone users with a 5.0V, 1.0A output and 2,000 mAh of battery capacity – doubling usage time.

The Laptop Charger with Smartphone Battery and Charging Kit is available now and retails for $99.99.

Samsung Galaxy S III’s New Colorful Flip Covers

The Samsung Galaxy S III has been setting records worldwide for its innovation and now Samsung presents an innovative Galaxy S III accessory. What is it? Samsung presents a cool new cellphone case. The new Galaxy S III Flip Covers replaces your Galaxy S III battery cover to provide additional protection for your screen against smudges, scratches and dirt, give you privacy against nosy, over-the-shoulder readers and adds some bright color to a phone that comes in darker shades. For those of you who love the color pink (like me) – a color which is not offered in the Galaxy S III, this is a great way to brighten up your Galaxy S III.

How does it work? Simply remove your phone’s battery cover and clip on the hard plastic portion of the protective Galaxy S III Flip Cover in its place. The Flip Cover wraps around the side of the phone and the soft plastic felt adds an extra layer of protection over your screen when in place. The soft plastic felt easily folds back to allow unimpeded access to your Galaxy S III features. This cool new phone cover is available in multiple colors (not shown – yellow and orange). Want to spice up this cover even more? Even with the Flip Cover, it’s totally possible to add decals or bling to your cellphone, so have some fun with it.

Each Galaxy S III Flip Cover retails for $39.99 and is available now.

Fashionable Tech Accessories from Tyla Rae Designs

When fashion and technology fuse, magic happens. I fell in love with a collection of fashionable tech accessories and mobile carrying solutions from designer, Tyla Rae upon first site. I’m not one for typical cases, my camera and laptop bags are bright pink and my cellphone cases are most certainly always colored, textured, bejeweled and/or printed. Let’s face it, most laptop bags are basic and boring and while we have seen a turn to the more vibrant ipad and mobile cases for women, they tend to be very expensive and not really over a carrying solution, just decoration. Offering stunning bold prints, colors and textures at budget-friendly, Tyla Rae Designs

Laptop Bags

Also available in faux croc and faux pebbled leather in a variety of colors, I was drawn to the above faux animal print. It comfortably fits up to 15″ laptops with space to fit an additional notepad or charger, it features a lined interior pouch that holds your laptop in place with a Velcro strap, zippered exterior pocket, a matching detachable screen wipe, that can be attached to either exterior or interior D-ring, a removable and adjustable cross-body strap and it’s only $63.00

iPad/Tablet Bags

Just like the above Laptop Bags, the iPad and Tablet Bags are also available in faux croc, pebbled leather and animal print as well as the edgier studded patent leather. Both iPad 1 & 2 fit comfortably inside, also features a lined interior pouch to hold iPad in place with a Velcro strap and room for your charger, the zippered exterior pocket, matching detachable screen wipe, and the removable and adjustable cross-body. Retail price? – $60.00 for the Croc, pebbled leather and animal print while the extra special studded patent leather retails for $97.00.

Smartphone Purses

Features a lined slide pocket designed to fit any smartphone which measures 5x5x1.75 or less, slide pocket for your credit card or ID, zippered front pouch pocket to fit your keys, change or lipstick, matching detachable enamel key ring with compact mirror and a removable 22 inch cross-body chain strap. Like the above bags, the Smartphone Purse also comes in the same variety of colors and faux finishes and can be yours for $40.00 – $49.00.

iPad Cases

Ladies, never accidentally drop your iPad ever again when you have this case slug across your body. Go from securely having your iPad on your lap to tucked away safely in seconds. This must-have fits iPad2, folds into a stand for hands-free viewing angles: read a book, watch a film or type in comfort, features a soft lining protects against scratches and the removable cross-body chain strap included. Only $60.00 for the faux pebbled leather and $70.00 for the studded patent leather.

You can’t deny these stunning tech and carrying solutions. What more could a chic fashionista want? For more information on Tyla Rae Designs, including their Smartphone Cases, visit http://tylarae.com.