Wednesday, January 21

On the hunt for a new iPhone case

Wednesday, January 21

If you follow me on Instagram (#shamelesspug), you might have seen that, earlier this month, I got myself a shiny new iPhone 6. Less than two weeks later, the phone slid out of my pocket as I got out of our car ... and crashed to the ground. I sent a little prayer into the ether that it was OK, but alas, my prayer went unheard. The screen had cracked in opposite corners.

Thankfully, we have an Apple Store nearby that was able to replace my glass the next day.  Although I'd been searching off and on, the ordeal made me realize that I should probably make more of an effort into finding a new case.

For my last phone, which I named Wendy, I bought this case:

Mischief by geothebio

My new phone is named after something equally nerdy, but not Loki/Tom Hiddleston related. (Its name is Lylla; more on that in a moment.) So, even though I still love the design of the case, I knew I wanted something different.

But there's where the struggle lies. Thanks to living in the Internet age, THERE ARE TOO MANY OPTIONS.

I finally whittled my options down to around 25, but I'm still not entirely certain which one I want to get.

Do I go for something nerdy again?

1 | We are Groot ... by Aortic-Inkwell   2 | Big Chew by Eric Fan   3 | Army by nowaitwhat   4 | Wibbly Wobbly White by nowaitwhat   5 | Picard Facepalm Meme Watercolor by Olechka   6 | The Trickster God by InsertIcon   7 | I Am Groot by Brandi York   8 | Awesome Mix Vol. 1 by Three Second   9 | Baby Groot School of Dance by eightbreeze   10 | Life is Too Short by zerobriant   11 | Captain Picard - Astronaut in Space by Nicholas Redfunkovich   12 | Quit Smiling You Idiot by DoodleHeadDee

Or maybe I need a dose of inspiration?

13 | A World of Pure Imagination by thetrufflepig   14 | Craziness ... let's go there. by Zeke Tucker   15 | If Today Was Your Last Day by PaulMalyugin   16 | Punch Today in the Face by Zeke Tucker   17 | Keep Your Head in the Clouds by Zeke Tucker

Or perhaps I want one that's a bit more artsy?
18 | The Moon Shines Bright (Birch Moon II) by Soaring Anchor Designs   19 | Ain't Nobody Got Time For That by Sara Eshak   20 | Pardon My French by Cat Coquillette   21 | Geometric Skull by Zeke Tucker   22 | Golden Space Chevron by Zeke Tucker   23 | Stars by The Last Sparrow   24 | Skull Watercolor Painting by OlechkaDesign   25 | Skeleton Key by Colleen Sweeney

Or should I just get this one, which is the most ridiculous thing ever (and yet I want it, badly)?

Nicolas Cage by Replaceface

Help, friends! Do you have a favorite from among these options?

Side note: I prefer to buy through Society6 and Redbubble for illustrated cases like these. I did a quick search on Etsy while I was compiling this post, but found way too many cases being sold by people using art that I knew wasn't theirs. I'm just not comfortable taking my chances on supporting people who steal art.



I said I'd talk a little bit more about why my phone is named Lylla. If you didn't click on the link, Lylla is, in the Marvel comic 'verse, the girlfriend of Rocket Raccoon. When I got my case, I made a new wallpaper for my Home screen featuring Rocket and Groot, as illustrated by Mike Mitchell:


I figured it was only fitting to name the phone after Rocket's other love!

23 comments

  1. AHHH LOVE!!! Those skulls... :)

    I got my case from Nuvango and love it, but I'm always seeing so many gorgeous cases out there that I always want to switch. Hehe.

    <3 Kelsea | Kels Shark

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  2. I love ALL of the Guardians of the Galaxy ones :) I recently bought a LOTR one (because I did have BMO but a little bit snapped) and I love it but I wish I'd gotten on of these. My favourites are #1, #5, #7 and #21

    www.northeastnerd.co.uk

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  3. I vote for #10. It was my first fandom. Transformers and He-Man might have been before then but I never went to see the actors and get autographs from either of those.

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  4. So many great choices! I like #7 or #12

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  5. I've already input my vote via other social media, but I wanted to say I'm totally using this as a jumping start point for my own phone case search (because I realize it very well may take two months for me to make a decision, which is when I get a new phone) <3

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  6. So many great ones! #2 and #23 have my votes. Too many excellent choices!!

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  7. #6 would make me smile every time I looked at it, but there's something a little creepy about it, too? And you bet I know what merde means. I can be a little subversive from time to time. ;)

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  8. I got a laptop sticker from Nuvango (when it was GelaSkins) and it's great quality. I forgot that they had cases when I was doing my search. But I'll have to save looking there for another time, because I've already got too many options! :)

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  9. Bummer your BMO snapped! I bet he made for a cute case. What kind of LOTR one did you get? And thanks for the votes! :)

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  10. Thanks! I'm definitely leaning toward a GotG one, to keep with the theme.

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  11. Dude. There are so many awesome choices out there! You're smart to start early. Hopefully what happened to my phone won't happen to yours, because you'll be prepared. ;)

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  12. I learned from my last phone purchase, when my phone had no case for a few weeks and I kept getting questions about why I didn't have a case on it ;) I am far too choosy (and the designer of my current phone case has downsized her available options) haha.

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  13. It's blue with the white tree of Gondor, it's simple and beautiful :)

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  14. Is yours Kate Spade? (I can't recall.) I'd love one of the Space Cadets ones of hers, but it's only for iPhone 5s. Boo-urns.

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  15. I CAN'T DECIDE EITHER. On your options or on my own. Why is case shopping so hard? #firstworldproblems

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  16. The one before this was Kate Spade! My current one is a Sherlock one from redbubble, mostly because there weren't any Kate Spade ones I liked enough at the time.

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