Cell Phone Cases – To Be Or Not to Be – Ugly

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There’s one thing you can count on in a rapidly changing, lightning fast evolving world and that is that there will always be trend-setters. Trend-setters move us forward in every area from medicine to fashion to space. Which is why one long-standing, burning question recently received an answer: if they can put a man on the moon, why can’t they come up with a decent-looking cell phone case?

This important, life-changing issue has been the focus of some of the greatest minds for about 20 minutes or so. In reality, this question arose recently at a morning breakfast meeting in one of those “Have you ever tried to touch the tip of your tongue to the tip of your nose?” kind of breakthrough moments. I found myself looking around the room at the variety of individuals therein and found that for all the actual individuality in dress, hair or vocation, there was no individuality in their cell phone holsters.

Today a cell phone could be likened to a gun in the old west. A man’s ilk was determined by the type and presentation of his first line of defense. Whether functional or flashy, it was housed in a holster which said as much about the man as the gun did. As I inventoried the specimens there, one thing was abundantly clear: it was the dullest, most pedestrian collection of leather I had ever seen in my life, mine included.

People choose cases for various reasons. Some choose a plain brown wrapper so as not to detract from their personal clothing style. Some choose a case that offers functionality and safety for their instrument. Some choose a case due to the phone type which dictates the size and fit and how it’s to be worn. And some make no choice at all as the case is part of the standard phone package from the manufacturer.

This burning question required an answer, thus giving birth to research. What I soon discovered was that for the over 3.3 billion cell phone users out there, there are actually choices for their holster which go way beyond the black, brown and boring. The internet boasts quite a few sites which can offer the stylish, cell-phone-someone to sport scintillating, sexy stuff. Have a favorite luggage manufacturer? There may be a holster to match. What about a clothing line? You can dress up together. How about carrying your phone in a crocs holster to match your crocs shoes? Have a Disney character your daughter’s daffy about? Or how about just going with a basic sports theme whether you follow football, baseball, basketball or Nascar?

These days thin-skinned describes the covering on your phone. These state-of-the-art digitally printed, snug-fitting housings keep your lifeline safe and sound-worthy unlike some of the more cumbersome, cloddy sheaths. They come in different colors and shapes, even custom designs. Need to express yourself beyond all limits? Then a Coveroo may be what you need. A Coveroo is a faceplate of your own or someone else’s design which comes to you in the mail and attaches to your phone after removing the existing one. Coveroos support all major phone brands, and using laser technology, won’t peel, fade or rub off.

Looking for your next bold statement to the world? Look no further. Me? I just decided to be pretty in pink.