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Casetagram: Personalize Your Smartphone Case With Instagram Photos [Giveaway]

Nancy Messieh 07-06-2013

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Casetagram (pronounced CASE-ta-gram) offers the ultimate in personalized phone cases, for just about every smartphone (see supported phones) – you can upload photos, or simply link your Facebook or Instagram accounts to gain instant access to your online photos. With an easy-to-use interface making the design process a snap (pun intended), Casetagram brings customization right to your fingertips.

We’re giving away 5 Casetagram cases, and offering you the opportunity to personalize them with your very own photos!

Designing Your Casetagram Case

Designing your case using the Casetagram website couldn’t be easier. After selecting your device, and logging in with your Facebook or Instagram accounts, you can simply drag and drop photos into the spot where you want them to appear on the case. If you drop a photo over a spot with a photo already in it, it will be replaced.

I used my Instagram account to select my photos, but you can also upload photos directly to Casetagram. There’s really no limit to the images that you can use, and quite a few cool designs to choose from.

Castegram Design


You can enlarge or drag any photo to show exactly the part of the image you want displayed on the case. Casetagram will also warn you if the image resolution is too low to be used in the final printed product.

Castegram Adjust

The only real challenge I had when designing the case was trying to figure out which photos to use.

Once you’re done with the design, you can save it to your account, and create multiple cases before deciding on which one to go with in the end. If you don’t want to use your own images, you can always browse through a huge collection of stylish and professionally designed cases – but nothing really beats having a case with your own photographs that you’re proud of, or possibly images of your loved ones to take with you everywhere you go.


Once you’ve got the design of your choice, you have a choice between three snap-on cases – white, frosty white (which is really just transparent) and frosty charcoal. I opted for ‘frosty white’ with my design, and then came the wait.

The Case Arrives

The case arrived in a small brown fitted cardboard box placed inside a padded envelope. You can opt for free standard shipping – that could take up from 10 to 20 days for it to arrive. If you’re impatient, FedEx Priority Shipping wil get the case to you in 3 to 5 days.

Once the case arrived, I opened it up and wanted to get it on the phone straight away to see how it looked. The fitted case snaps on very easily, but taking it off was certainly a bit of a challenge. You’ll have to get over the feeling that you might break it while taking it off the phone. I’ve only taken it off once and honestly don’t want to risk breaking it if I try to take it off again.

When on the phone, the quality of the hard case feels durable, and really makes the iPhone feel a lot more sturdy in your hand, without making it too bulky.


Castegram Full

Another big plus to using this kind of snap-on case is that if you use any sort of docking stations, the case won’t get in the way and you can dock your phone, so you don’t really have to deal with the hassle of taking the case off.


The snap-on case also stays clear of the earphone jack, the lock button, and the volume buttons on the side.


Now the most important part – the quality of the prints. I chose both black and white, and colour photos to print on my case and I honestly couldn’t be more satisfied with the final product. The colours are vivid, the black and white photos are sharp, and the detail in each of the photos comes through quite clearly. The finish sits somewhere between matte and glossy – giving the case just the minimal amount of shine to make your photos pop.

Castegram Empty

The side of the case has the Casetagram logo and name emblazoned on it, so if you’re not a fan of in-your-face marketing, that might be another small source of disappointment.

Castegram Logo

Casetagram cases are not cheap – costing $39.95 a pop – which is pretty pricey for a snap-on case. That said, the quality of the printed photos, together with the ability to design your own case using your very own images makes it the kind of case you won’t get sick of too fast so it’s well worth the cost. When you put a little bit of effort (and love) into designing your case, it’ll no doubt be the first choice out of any cases you might be able to use.

Should You Buy a Casetagram?

The real test for me when it comes to a case is how long it will last on my phone. After an unfortunate slip of the hand that left the back of my phone smashed, I’ve been looking for the perfect case to cover up the scratches and cracks. Most cases I’ve bought don’t last a week. Because the Casetagram snap-on case is far from bulky it’s definitely lasted on my phoned and that’s where it’s going to stay.

The quality of the printed photos is impressive, but the quality of the case itself does make me a little bit nervous, particularly when it comes to taking the case on and off. Lucky for me – I don’t want to take mine off, so in that case, I would recommend taking the plunge and ordering a case.

Use this 10% discount code if you’d like to purchase a Casetagram: MUOCASETAGRAM.

How do I win a free Casetagram?

We have a new giveaway procedure in place, which will hopefully make participating much easier. You may enter using your Facebook credentials (which will require you to sign into Facebook) or by submitting your name and email address. You’ll receive one entry simply by doing so.

After that, you’ll also be offered various methods to earn additional entries. They range from sharing a link to this giveaway on social networks; to commenting or visiting a specific page. The more you participate, the higher your chances of winning!

The giveaway is over. Here are the winners:

  • Alfred Chan
  • Amy Clarke
  • Collin Riviello
  • John Digweed
  • Charles Matulac

Congratulations! If you were selected as a winner, you would have received your license via email from If you require any assistance, please get in touch with Associate Editor Jackson Chung before June 30. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, June 14th. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.

Send your products to be reviewed. Contact Jackson Chung for further details.

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  1. wiigreen
    June 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

    it is a very nice idea to choose one of my photos as the case of my phone...

  2. null
    June 14, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Hipsters will love this!

  3. Wanda Bergman
    June 13, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    It just looks like so much fun!

  4. Onaje Asheber
    June 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Real Nice!!!

  5. victoria wilkes
    June 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    The opportunity to personalise and create something that shows your individuality and personality. x

  6. Alexis Akridge
    June 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I would have to say that the most appealing feature of Casetagram is the ability to make your phone represent "you" in the most personal sense. When it came to buying phone accessories, we've always had to seek and rely on others to represent our personality. What could be better (or more reliable) than designing it ourselves??

  7. Maulia
    June 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I could use it for my Sony ST23i? if I have it then I'm the only one who have this model and it uses my own design too

  8. Sid
    June 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm


  9. Bela Lugosi
    June 12, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Unique and beautiful phone case! Love it!

  10. Oleksandr O
    June 12, 2013 at 9:53 am

    It's original and individual.

  11. Jill Jacoby
    June 12, 2013 at 5:22 am

    I like that you will have a totally unique phone case.

  12. Mat Ryan
    June 12, 2013 at 5:10 am

    That you can customize it with your own pictures.

  13. Cynthia S. W
    June 12, 2013 at 4:53 am

    The personalization is what most appeals to me, and the fact that it is slim/thin.

  14. Briana
    June 12, 2013 at 4:44 am

    I love that the case will be truly unique to
    me. No one else will have a matching case

  15. Ascalion
    June 12, 2013 at 3:25 am

    The coolest thing is that it makes this a unique DIY type of thing!

  16. danielooi
    June 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I can put my own words on my own case =)

  17. mefink
    June 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Nobody's phone will look like mine.

  18. Dmitriy Sukhanov
    June 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm


  19. Nohl Lyons
    June 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Cool idea. What is the typical price?

  20. maxspeedus
    June 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Putting the pics of you and your love one together, priceless !

  21. Deborah Herrick
    June 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I love the idea of being able to have my grandkids' pictures right there in front of me on my phone! What an awesome idea; I've been looking for a case that's just the right one for me - found it!

  22. null
    June 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    It's amazing because I can use my photos that mean so much to me.

  23. Ashraf Mohamed
    June 9, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Casetagram :)

  24. Charles
    June 8, 2013 at 11:51 am

    personalization is appealing.

  25. Horace Chung
    June 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

    You get to make cases with your own designs, your own pictures, etc, with it.

  26. Alfred Chan
    June 8, 2013 at 7:11 am


  27. Liu Han
    June 8, 2013 at 6:48 am


  28. Caleb singleton
    June 8, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Because you feel it to be part of you not just some one else's design...

  29. Adly Asraf
    June 8, 2013 at 1:38 am

    It allow me to customize and be creative on smartphone case, that what appeal to me. :)

  30. Jeff Hirsch
    June 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm


  31. Jurmy Chris
    June 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm


  32. Adeel Azhar
    June 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    What about Casetagram appeals to you most?

    Ans: the personalization.

  33. Montaser Jito
    June 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Nice Giveaway... WoW.... now I can put my fav pics.... coooooooooolll

  34. Paul Vi
    June 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    It's original

  35. Ashwin Ramesh
    June 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Real nice! Would love to have one of these :)

  36. Sudeepto Dutta
    June 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    The fact that appeals to me the most about this snap on case that it is customizable

    Such an ingenious thought...

    I can make an awesome number based case or a Batman one who knows !!

    Perfect gift for friends on every ocassion :)

  37. Roman Vavra
    June 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    the idea that I can personalize/customize in designing my own case is very much appealing - Rene Gatdula

    as Rene said... the idea is very much appealing, especially for underground artists, like me! :)

  38. Jan Patrick Puno
    June 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    the images its all about the places, the people, the drama etc

  39. cheridene
    June 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    individuality !!

  40. Boris Belov
    June 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    i don't have a smartphone

  41. Heather D
    June 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I love things that I can personalize with my own photos!

  42. Scott M
    June 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Its nice to make it your own.

  43. Tiago Rosado
    June 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    What about Casetagram appeals to you most?

    the chance to sell to my friends since i don't have a smartphone ;)

  44. Jaypee Cruz
    June 7, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    best of it was i can have a unique case for my phone :)

  45. Dany Bouffard
    June 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    With Castagram I can customize the look of my phone to make it unique.

  46. Jasmin
    June 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    It's uniquely sexy!

  47. Amy Smedley
    June 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Easy peasy summer project for the kids!

  48. Amy Smedley
    June 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    What a unique gift!

  49. Amy Smedley
    June 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Easy peasy summer project with the kids!

  50. Amy Smedley
    June 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    What a wonderful new way to give a unique present!

  51. Rene Gatdula
    June 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    ..the idea that I can personalize/customize in designing my own case is very much appealing...

  52. Rene Gatdula
    June 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    ..the idea that I can personalize/customize in designing my own case is very much appealing...

  53. Tom S
    June 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    It's free ???