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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.

SAMSUNG

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?

Claire’s X Katy Perry Want You to “Eat Ur Heart Out”

Katy Perry adds some quirky fun to her newest jewelry and fashion accessories collection with Claire’s. The Katy Perry X Claire’s Eat Ur Heart Out Collection is the fifth installment from the Katy Perry PRISM Collection, which launched May 2014. The kitschy collection features limited edition items, seasonal novelty pieces, collectibles and products inspired by the lyrics and titles of Perry’s greatest hits. The “Eat Ur Heart Out” Collection is inspired by the bold, bright look of Katy Perry’s “This Is How We Do” video (you may remember the fast food visuals, props, and fast food accessories present in the video), and features silicone smartphone cases, jewelry, eyewear in fast food shapes such as “hot dogs in buns”, “pizza slices”, “cheeseburgers”, and “popcorn”.
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The Katy Perry X Claire’s Eat Ur Heart Out Collection launches mid-January, right on time for Katy Perry’s Superbowl halftime performance on February 1st, naturally when one thinks of Superbowl Sunday, it’s not just about the game, but the game-day snacks as well, which this collection perfectly honors. Along with the fast food-inspired items, the collection also features statement cherry jewelry pieces including a trio cherry necklace and adorable matching earrings. Favorite items include the hamburger sunglasses, all the kitschy iPhone cases, the retro heart-shaped sunglasses adorned with pearls, makeup bag, and spiral notebook.
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To round out the food-inspired accessories, the collection features “birthday” cake-inspired items (you can’t have a meal without dessert). these items include cupcake earrings, layered cake phone case, ring pop rings, and a macaron phone case that’s good enough to eat. Since this is Claire’s, expect wallet-friendly prices on all items, Most of the items featured above price no more than $20.00.

We’ve shared our favorites from this collection, tell us in the comments, what are your favorite pieces from the Katy Perry X Claire’s Eat Ur Heart Out Collection?

iLuv Debuts Stylish and Protective Cases for Samsung GALAXY S5

By now we’re all excited for the Next Big Thing from Samsung aka The Samsung GALAXY S5 (which we will be highlighting in another post). While you anxiously await its arrival next month, we have a lead on some hot new mobile accessories from iLuv, specifically phone cases and protective accessories, for the anticipated device. iLuv’s new line of cases features updated versions of some of iLuv’s most popular, stylish and protective cases for Samsung GALAXY S5. Some of the cases in their new range include:

Snoopy Series: Hardshell Case for GALAXY S5

Snoopy-Series-Hardshell-Case-for-GALAXY-S5-667x1024The Snoopy Series features three playful exclusive iLuv Peanuts® designs.  The super-sleek, customized fit provides direct access to GALAXY S5 controls while the durable hardshell construction protects the phone from scratches, drops, and bumps.
Jstyle® is a premium wallet and protective case for the GALAXY S5 made with full-grain, top-grade leather with a matte finish. The case contains three credit card slots, one ID window, and two slots for cash and business cards. Jstyle® conveniently maintains access to all ports and controls including the camera.
FlightFit: Dual-Layer Case for GALAXY S5

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FlightFit features a fused two-layer construction to guard devices with double the protection. The case is customized to fit securely on a GALAXY S5 while maintaining access to all ports and controls. FlightFit is available in three fun colors to suit anyone’s style.

Vyneer: Dual Material Protection Case for GALAXY S5

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Vyneer features a polycarbonate shell with a TPU frame. The translucent base allows users to show off the beautiful GALAXY S5 while the soft TPU frame protects the corners and edges of the phone from dings, scratches, and dents. Vyneer maintains access to all GALAXY S5 ports and controls.

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This privacy film protects the contents of a user’s phone screen from the eyes of nosy strangers. Featuring a five-layer construction, this film is also weatherproof and keeps the GALAXY S5 safe from scratches and cracks.

 Glare-Free Protective Film Kit for GALAXY S5

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This film kit not only protects the GALAXY S5 screen from scratches but also prevents screen glare when the phone is used in brightly lit areas.

Clear Protective Film Kit for GALAXY S5

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This film kit features a four-layer construction to protect the GALAXY S5 screen from scratches without interfering with touchscreen sensitivity.

The retail prices for iLuv’s Samsung GALAXY S5 accessories range from $9.99 to $69.99 and will be available at iLuv.com and select retailers.

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.