An iPhone case is often one of the first accessories that new owners purchase, and the selection for cases is quite extensive. Thus, searching for a unique case can be quite the challenge, and one that the folks at Zazzle.com have decided to embrace by offering a completely customizable option. I was given a chance to design and review a case courtesy of Zazzle. Below is a quick review.
The design process couldn't have been any easier. Either choose from a cornucopia of existing designs or embark on the create your own process. One of the first steps to creating is to choose from a limited set of case designs. Then, simply upload an image and add some text (optional), adjust the placement of your image, and you'll have a case ready to go within minutes. I chose the "Barely There Universal Case-Mate ID" case to customize, and uploaded an image that I took from a trip to Belize a few years ago. For those looking to share their work with others and possibly earn a commission if they have a popular design, you can create a simple storefront or just feature a direct link to your customized product (here's my iPhone case design).
Zazzle frequently runs generous promotions including offers for discounted shipping (including one to get 2-day shipping in town for the holidays), so you should have no trouble getting a decent deal. My case arrived within a few days of ordering, and the accessory certainly lived up to its own hype in being lightweight, almost too light for my taste. However, Case-Mate claims that the material is durable and impact-resistant, and the case fits the iPhone 4 well. The package included a screen protector, a nice touch that can save you a few bucks. One of the best features of the case was the additional slot for two cards (an ID and a credit card, perhaps?) As electronic payment systems such as Google Wallet gain more momentum, a traditional wallet may eventually become obsolete, and cases such as this one may become the norm.