The iPhone 6 Plus is one of the most powerful, feature-rich and popular smartphones on the market. But just because everyone wants the same phone doesn’t mean that every phone has to look alike. In fact, one of the joys of getting a new iPhone is finding ways to make it reflect your personality. Whether you add a custom ringtone or a personalized home screen background, there are all kinds of ways to achieve that goal.
Undoubtedly, one of the best ways to make your phone stand out is by creating a custom case. Think of the iPhone 6 Plus as a blank canvas. This way you can easily express your creativity and separate yourself from the crowd. Here are some tips for making your one-in-a-million iPhone one of a kind:
Do It Yourself
Crafting a protective case from scratch is a tricky endeavor, especially with the iPhone 6 Plus. You have to account for the 8-megapixel iSight Camera, the curved edge and a variety of buttons and jacks. But it’s not impossible, especially if you have some experience using a 3-D printer and Google’s free CAD software, Sketchup. Lots of enterprising DIYer’s have already created basic templates that account for every iPhone model’s specific dimensions and features, which means you can focus on your own creative vision.
Start by creating a 2-D blueprint of your design from the top, bottom and every side. Sketchup has the ability to merge these blueprints with pre-made templates. As long as you are precise with your dimensions, the process is easy — even for abstract designs. And once you’ve locked down your 3-D rendering, Shapeways provides a full-features 3-D printing service. You just upload your file to its website and it quotes you a price. If you’re thinking of selling your designs, the site even offers special pricing for bulk orders.
Maybe the total DIY approach is a little too involved for you. No problem. Case-mate offers a custom case creation service right on its website. Start by choosing from a variety of case designs and colors. Then, upload up to six images and orient them any way you want. Add family photos, famous works of art or your own image with Adobe Photoshop. You can also add text. When you’re done creating the perfect case, Case-mate lets you show off your designs on Facebook. For just $50, it’s hard to argue with a rugged, protective case that also expresses your personality.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to change up your style on a regular basis, you might not want to commit to one iPhone case. Who knows when inspiration is going to strike again, right? Luckily, CaseApp offers inexpensive, customizable skins that you can switch out every day if you want. The skins don’t have quite the same level of protection that a Case-mate case offers, but they are scratch- and spill-resistant. Plus, you can choose from granite, leopard skin or even pizza backgrounds, so your phone is sure to turn heads when you take your next call.