How Materials & Coating Matter In Choosing Best iPhone Cases

More often than not, it’s the aesthetic value of an iPhone case that we use in deciding whether or not we’ll purchase it. It’s all about the design to the point that we sometimes neglect the importance of its quality and overall durability–or even just how much it can protect our iPhone as well.

But just how important are the materials and coating of a smartphone case and what do we need to look for in choosing a suitable casing? It’s very relevant to familiarize yourself with the most common types of materials and coating that make for a premium iPhone case, which would prove to be helpful the next time you invest in one.

Materials

TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)

best iphone casesTPU is somewhere between a hard plastic and soft silicone, and also known as soft, jelly casing. The beauty of a TPU casing lies in its softness and flexibility, making for a durable bumper for iPhones. Its main functionality lies heavily on being able to protect a smartphone with its rubber-like texture and material. It has good shock absorption and impact resistance, which bodes well even when the phone is accidentally dropped.

However, one of the downside of a TPU case is how it turns yellowish over time. It’s just in the nature of this kind of material, in addition to the fact that it’s rather hard to create a crystal clear TPU case as well.

PC (Polycarbonate)

If you’re looking for a much clearer type of material than TPU, then PC would be the better choice. PC is also a kind of plastic, like the TPU, but is its complete opposite due to its hardness and non-flexible properties. Because of this, PC is deemed as the strongest type of plastic available and is also among the most expensive. The Ayano ‘Mosaic’ collection is a great example of transparent iPhone cases that are made of high-grade PC material. It is clearer, harder, and a whole lot durable.

ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is also a kind of hard plastic. However, it is a much cheaper than PC since it’s not as durable and sturdy.

Hybrid (TPU + PC)

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Bling My Thing Expression is a perfect example of a hybrid case.

The combination of a TPU and PC casing, such as the Bling My Thing ‘Expression’ collection, fuses together its best assets together in one design. With the Expression best iPhone cases, the back part uses a very thin (0.04mm) PC material, while TPU is utilised for the side/bumper–making this very flexible yet highly durable. The bumper is obviously opaque as the back is crystal clear. Having a hybrid case such as this one guarantees better protection from accidental drops, sharp edges, dirt, smears, and also provides a chic aesthetic value as well.

Coating

UV Coating

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The Bling My Thing ‘Wish’ design has high-grade UV coating, which protects it from scratches and unwanted marks.

UV Coating is among the most essential aspects of a reliable smartphone case. But what does it exactly do? First and foremost, it lends beneficial properties that protects your phone and case and preserves its polished and smooth finish. Such properties include wear or scratch resistance, anti-fogging, and even glare reduction. This limits the chances of your case having scratches whenever it comes close to a sharp-edged objects. The Bling My Thing ‘Wish’ best iPhone cases have quality UV coating, which keeps it safe from unwanted marks.

Anti-Smudge

When it comes to casing pet peeves, don’t think you’re alone whenever it bugs you that you have dirt and fingerprint marks on your smartphone custom case. This is where the anti-smudge coating comes in, in order to prevent those unwanted smears and keep your case smooth, clean, and as slick-looking like it’s brand new.

At the end of the day, it’s all about making a worthy investment when it comes to choosing a suitable case for your iPhone. Decide which qualities you want to prioritize more and look into what material or coating it would best match.

Currently Trending: Shimmer Metallic Jewelry Tattoos

You may have it seen it on your favorite celebrities such as Beyoncé or Sarah Jessica Parker or perhaps on some of your most followed style bloggers, and have wondered to yourself—what are those glimmering jewelry-like accents?

Apparently, these metallic faux-jewelry tattoos are the new trend in vogue that’s slowly but surely gaining traction in the fashion industry. This fad was put into motion when it became a staple for music festival outfits. Soon enough, it made its way to fashion blogs and the red carpet as well. These metallic jewelry tattoos are definitely not new in the industry, but it’s only now that it’s marketed and mass-produced specifically as faux-jewelry and accessories.

Decorative Metallic Jewelry Tattoos:

These decorative jewelry tattoos designs generally come in metallic hues with designs that are mostly boho-chic. Such designs comprise of feathers, geometric and angular shapes and patterns, chains, ropes, and motifs and graphics derived from Greek, Egyptian, and Native American influences. As such, these can be easily applied onto the skin and be worn as regular jewelry pieces like bracelets, arm bands, rings, anklets, chokers, necklaces, and even as a regular body art accents.

Metallic Temporary Tattoos

You can mix and match (In Photo: Bling My Thing Metallic Temporary Tattoos in Glisser &  Losange Design)

Probably the best part about this is how they can stay on the skin for a couple of days, even reaching a week if you’re careful enough. It’s the perfect add-on, especially come spring and summer season, when it’s all about showing some gorgeous skin under the sun. The fact that they’re also water resistant is a big plus when hitting the beach or going outdoors.

Shimmer Metallic Jewelry Tattoos

Ready for the beach (In Photo: Bling My Thing Metallic Temporary Tattoos in Cygnus Design)

Ready for the beach (In Photo: Bling My Thing Metallic Temporary Tattoos in Cygnus Design)

And as with regular jewelry and accessories, these tattoos can be played around and mixed and matched with a wide range of everyday outfits. They can be used in a rather minimalist manner or just pile them all on according to your liking. It’s a fabulous means of expressing one’s sense of style and personality with the same glamorous and chic appeal of jewelry, and minus the committal part of a real tattoo.

Metallic Jewelry Tattoos

Keeping it chic (In Photo: Bling My Thing Metallic Temporary Tattoos in Glisser &  Rigel Design)

Keeping it chic (In Photo: Bling My Thing Metallic Temporary Tattoos in Glisser &  Rigel Design)

Just recently, Bling My Thing has just officially launched line of Temporary Tattoos that feature a wide range of designs and themes that you could choose from. So far, there are 13 gorgeously exquisite sets that comprise of several metallic tattoos that could be worn and adorned all over your body. Bling My Thing is all about the glam factor and these jewellery tattoos definitely put the “fab” in fabulous when it comes to effortlessly chic style for everyday wear.

How To Choose a Sleek, Slim Clear Hard Case For Your iPhone 6

Have you ever felt uncomfortable using a bulky iPhone 6 case? While some cases are meant to look sleek and modern, there are plenty of mobile cases in the market which can easily break and damage your device. With most recent release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, plenty of users are looking for the perfect hard case to protect their expensive device from drops, cracks, and even bending.

When it comes to choosing the perfect hard case, there are some important aspects to keep in mind before trusting a case to keep your new device safe. The best type of case to purchase are hard shell iPhone cases, plastic cases that are too thin are found to be the least sturdy against cracks.

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Choosing the Best iPhone Case Against Damage

Hard shell cases come in a variety of fashionable and trendy designs. While there are plenty in the market that prevent your expensive device from scratches, dents and dings from daily usage- some of the thinnest 0.3mm cases can break easily. These thin and sleek cases that measure 0.3mm in thickness are known to crack under the slightest weight and pressure. The flexible cases are useful against slight scratches on the surface instead of protecting against damage caused by a hard fall.

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Iphone 6 Cases

Why Choose Clear Hard Cases?

If you love to show off your phone’s sleek design, completely clear cases are the perfect option to stay looking trendy and chic. Clear cases do not cause the device to become overly bulky as most cases do so you can stay looking fashionable with a protective clear case. While most transparent cases are just plain in design, adding a touch of glam with Crystal iPhone cases will easily give your phone a whole new appearance. Crystal cases come in a variety of different designs to personalize your device’s look.

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Tips to Choose a Thin and Durable iPhone 6 Case

The iPhone 6 is obviously a delicate and very thin mobile design, it’s noted to being the thinnest device currently in the market. While most users choose to purchase a cheaper case that add a lot of weight and bulkiness, some like to go for an ultra-thin iPhone 6 case. A slim and ultra-sleek iPhone 6 case will show off your new device while also preventing against unwanted damage.

When choosing a case, there are a few tips to keep in mind.

  • Some users complain about using plastic hard shells iPhone cases that are not durable and long-wearing. With a high quality case you can protect your power ports and connectors against liquid spills and the gradual buildup of dirt and debris under the case.
  • Your case should be at least 0.4mm thickness while still maintaining a thin appeal. The weight will protect your iPhone from the toughest drops.
  • Always choose a snap-on case which will help cover the back of your device. The raised-front bumper will help to protect the screen from drops.
  • Easy to access buttons and ports is important for all cases. Hard cases with cutouts perfect for the device will make it user-friendly.

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Best Sleek & Slim Clear Hard iPhone 6 Cases

The top Premium iPhone cases that will not only protect your multi-hundred dollar device but also give it a new trendy appearance.

Clear Case with a Twist- AYANO Mosaic Collection

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With a unique translucent finish with tiny cubic patterns etched across the surface- the Slim, Translucent Mosaic Hard Case By Ayano is sleek and protective to spice up to your device. Made out of scratch and smudge resistant high grade polycarbonate for a durable and protective case.

Available Colors:

  • Mosaic Ice (White)

  • Mosaic Cappuccino (Brown)

  • Mosaic Sakura (Pink)

Minimalist Ultra-Clear Cases- AYANO Motoki Collection

ultra clear case for iphone 6

A durable yet sleek Ultra-Clear, Hard Case from the Minimalistic Motoki Collection By Ayano is made out of high-grade polycarbonate which makes the case extra durable. It’s ultra clear with a few color choices with a anti-scratch coating to protect your device.

Available Colors:

  • Pink

  • Ultra Clear

  • Tinted Grey

Elegant Clear Case with Simple is Beautiful Collection

jeweled iphone cases

Add a touch of class with Simple is Beautiful Collection Jeweled iPhone cases, a great way to protect your iPhone from the accidental bumps and scratching with its anti-scratch coating while still showing off the Apple logo. The Sparkly Swarovski® Crystals add an essential accent to the hard case cover perfect for everyday use. Each crystal is beautifully placed individually to ensure excellent hold.

AVAILABLE COLORS:

  • Milky Way Series

  • Papillon Series

  • Casino Series

  • Wish Series

Tempered Glass Screen Protector Review

Admit it, there’s been times when you’ve dropped your mobile phone and that split second before you picked it up your heart has sunk to the floor. Most of the time the screen is probably going to be alright. But then there’s the other times where you probably won’t be so lucky. Once the screen shatters, you’re in all sorts of trouble. From missed calls and texts to getting it fixed at a ridiculous price – plus you also have to find an actual place that will replace it for you without ripping you off.

It’s just better to protect the phone rather than fix it! We all have that friend that walks around with a shattered phone and hasn’t bothered to get it repaired. Don’t be that guy.

Shattered iPhone while charging

CC Image “Apple iPhone cracked glass cover” courtesy of Håkan Dahlström on Flickr

There are a few screen protectors brands scattered throughout, but I got my hands on the tempered glass screen protector from Bling My Thing and gave it a try on my beloved, yet vulnerable iPhone 6.

Contents of Screen Protector

Comes with: screen protector, microfibre cloth, electrostatic absorption paper and alcohol prep pad

Instructions were simple enough to follow and were included in the packaging itself.

Naturally, installing it took a bit of careful maneuvering, but surprisingly the bubble-free promise on the back of the packaging was true to its word! The only trouble was aligning the screen protector on top of the phone which took a couple of tries, but apart from that, it was indeed hassle-free.

Bubble-free installation

Very easy to place on mobile device

Of course the first thing I tried was to scratch it with various things, such as keys, coins and even knives. None of which left any marks on the surface of the screen protector. It is also highly oleophobic (fingerprint-resistant)!

Keying the screen protector

My keys couldn’t do much against the protection

One thing that really bothered me before was that some screen protectors made the touch surface dull and that meant that sometimes pressing and sliding fingers over the phone didn’t register as clicks. Not with this though. Everything worked just as it did without the screen protector, you barely notice it’s there.

No finger prints!

No finger prints!

At just 0.33mm thick, the screen protector doesn’t add any noticeable difference to the phone, yet it covers all the usable areas of the touch screen.

Bling My Thing’s tempered glass screen protector can be found on their official website.