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Custom iPhone 4S Barely There case from Case-Mate

17.04.2012 - 15:27

So far my iPhone 4S has been caseless. I've been carrying it around in a small pouch by Golla. The pouch has a couple of problems though: It's slow (and loud) to open and headphone jack doesn't fit in it well. For quite a while I've been dreaming about a Custom case by Case-Mate. Unfortunately it took me a good while to create a design I was completely happy with. Finally I came up with an idea of cute hot air balloons on sky.

Custom Case-Mate Barely There iPhone 4S

Case-Mate offers a couple of different types of cases for several different devices to choose from. I chose a basic Barely There case.

Custom Case-Mate Barely There iPhone 4S

The designing process was easy enough. When I had the image done I just uploaded it at the Case-Mate site and aligned it on the case mockup. The tool on the site is made with Flash and on it any design looks a bit crappy. So don't be alarmed if your images look somewhat pixelated when uploaded there. I used the resolution of 300 dpi for my balloons to make sure it's quality is good enough. The case took three days to be processed and sent and it arrived to Finland two weeks after the order was made.

Custom Case-Mate Barely There iPhone 4S

The result is very good quality and pretty. The colors are very close if not exactly the same as on my screen. The image is set precisely as I aligned it on the mockup at the site. The pack included also one basic screen protector, a cleaning cloth and a soft applicator card. The case itself is slim, feels nice and soft in hand, and snaps on the phone nicely.

Custom Case-Mate Barely There iPhone 4S

Custom Case-Mate Barely There iPhone 4S

Custom Case-Mate Barely There iPhone 4S

Suomeksi (In Finnish): 

Olen omistanut iPhone 4S:n nyt jo muutaman kuukauden ajan ja sillä ei ole ollut kunnon suojakoteloa. Olen haaveillut kustomoidusta Case-Mate-kotelosta, mutta minulla kesti aika pitkään suunnitella kotelo, johon olisin täysin tyytyväinen. Lopulta sain idean piirrellä söpöt kuumailmapallot taivaalla. Case-Mate tarjoaa muutamia erilaisia koteloita useammalle eri laitteelle. Valitsin Barely There -kotelon. Suunnitteluprosessi oli melko yksinkertainen. Kun olin saanut kuvan valmiiksi, latasin sen suunnittelutyökaluun ja asettelin paikalleen kotelon päälle. Työkalu on tehty Flashillä ja se näyttää kuvat vähän pikselöityneinä. Kotelo valmistettiin ja postitettiin kolmessa päivässä ja kaksi viikkoa tilauksesta se oli perillä täällä Suomessa. Lopputulos on hyvälaatuinen ja nätti. Värit ovat onnistuneet ja kuva on aseteltu koteloon juuri oikein. Paketissa tuli mukana myös suojakalvo näytölle. Kotelo on ohut, ja istuu hyvin puhelimeen ja käteen.

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I'm Mervi Emilia Eskelinen, a petite artist and web crafter from Finland, who helps indie businesses, freelancers and bloggers to own it online. I have 18 years of experience and a formal education in everything about web design, development, branding and online marketing.

3 comments for "Custom iPhone 4S Barely There case from Case-Mate"

Marta @ I love breakfast's picture

It's so cute that I actually start to regret I don't have an iphone.

Mervi's picture

Thanks Marta! I was slightly concerned if my hot air balloons would work, but I ended up being really happy with the result. Case-Mate seems to have cases several different devices, so you don't have to have an iPhone to get a self-designed case.

And I don't think they are too expensive either, considering the quality and the fact that you can use your very own design. This one cost 35 USD + little less than 10 USD for shipping. It was about 34 in euros and most iPhone cases I've seen around here cost very near or even sometimes more than that.

Of pink and the Weekly Wrapup | tasselflower blog's picture
[...] For quite a long I had this problem with pink: I thought it was too girly. And too girly felt somehow lesser. It's not, but I was in a misconception it is. At some point I embraced the girly and went for it with pink. If iPhone would've been available in hot pink, I'd got that one. (Instead I customized a pinkish case for it.) [...]

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