Casetagram: Personalize Your Smartphone Case With Instagram Photos [Giveaway]
Picking the right case for your phone can be a challenge – whether it’s the design, the way it feels in your hand or how it interferes with your preferred accessories. If you’re looking for a stylish option to turn heads, Casetagram might just have the perfect option for you: a sleek, snap-on case designed using your own photos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, June 14th. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.