Summer’s here and we’re all on the go; whether it’s on holidays abroad, day trips closer to home, or simply commuting to work or the library. It’s the time of the year where we are generally away from home longer and use our mobile phones more, so what better time to add a little style to your favourite companion? From new phones to old ones, here’s how we’re doing it.
We’ve teamed up with My Personalised Case who provided us with two phone cases and a power bank to share with you how easy it is to turn something plain into something pretty and personalised.
Phil and I both have older-style mobile phones, but as they still work and we don’t see the need to spend a month’s income or more to purchase the newest model; however, we also like for our products to look nice, and what better way to jazz up a phone but with a personalised phone case?
The other issue I have is that my battery tends to quickly deplete and that means that I must ration out my mobile use when I go into the city or am out with the kids as I don’t want to run into the situation where I need to make a call in an emergency only to find out that my battery is dead. The simple and affordable solution to that is a battery bank so that I can charge my phone, even on the go!
My Personalised Case has 2 battery banks to choose from and dozens of phone and tablet cases available in an array of styles, so have a good look around their online shop and see which option will be the best fit for you, or the person you are lovingly creating a gift for.
Designing your own case is as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Choose your phone model and choose the case that you would like.
2. Choose the template you prefer; one single photo, or a collage.
3. Upload your photo(s) and place them where you would like for them to appear on your case. Add some text, too, if you’d like!
That’s it! Now all you need to do is confirm your order and they will ship it out to you.
My order arrived within about 3 days of placing my order. It was well-packaged so I didn’t have to worry about anything being damaged. The power bank was inside its own little cardboard box, and the phones were each wrapped in a simple black back with a sticker, giving them the feeling that they were carefully made and posted off.
The cases chosen were a hard case and a wallet case; both of which we thought would be durable, and after almost two months we haven’t had any issues with the cases or the power bank with heavy use. Phil loves this photo I took of the children this spring:
While I chose a photo I took in Co. Down a while back while out on a day of immersing myself in nature and observing red kites and dolmen. The fog lying in the valley below during sunrise was just so pretty. The sunburst lined up nicely with the speaker, too.
The wallet design gives my phone a little extra protection when it falls off the night table when I’m too blurry-eyed to see straight after hitting the snooze button! Another good feature is that the holes where the charging cord and earphones go in have covers to keep them free of dust when not in use. And if I’m going on a short walk to the shops, I don’t have to take my clunky wallet as there are a couple of slots to hold my bank cards secure.
For the power bank, I chose 3 photos from my time in Japan, as I’ve been reminiscing about my time there as I see places I’ve lived and visited on the news with the recent flooding and typhoons. I have three of the seasons represented with my memories of fun times in Toyama, Kanazawa, and Kawaguchiko.
I haven’t used a power bank before, although Phil has one from his employer that he has used on occasion. This one is about the size of my phone (without the case), and a little heavier, but I don’t notice the weight when I have it in my backpack that goes everywhere with me.
I charged it up using the cord that came with it, and then when my phone needed to be charged, I used a nifty charging cord that I purchased inexpensively to keep in my backpack so I don’t forget to take one with me. At the time I charged my phone the first time it was playing my favourite radio station via blue tooth to a speaker, and it charged up more quickly than I expected from 37% to 100%. One charge of the power bank recharges my phone 2-3 times, which I think is pretty decent.
So now that our phones are rockin’ for summer, we can go out and travel the countryside in leisure and not have to worry about running out of battery life to take photos or send them by text to family. Whether Phil has his phone on his desk at work showing off his beautiful children, or I have my phone charging on the train table while chatting with the kids, we’ll all be reminded of the memories we’ve made along the way; and memories never go out of style!
Now that you’ve seen how easy this is, are you ready to make your own phone case?