An uncommon iPhone case

by on December 7, 2011

in Lists and numbers

Everyone loves a cute case for their smart phone, right?


Wrong! Men do not. They do not want a cute case for their iPhones. Which is why today I am rounding up a few choices for manly iPhone cases.

When uncommon offered me a chance to try their custom iPhone case ordering system, I was excited to create one for my husband. But then it got hard. A picture of the kids? Too cute. A picture of me? Too weird. His favorite sports team? Too logo-y. A solid color? Ok, but not really taking advantage of the ability to do a custom case. So here’s what I settled on.

I used a photo editing program to drop the color out of the photo and then I reduced the contrast a tone so that the design on the phone would be a lot more subtle than a vivid family photo. I know it’s still a bit much for him on an every day basis, but when he travels for business, he takes that cover with him.

Here are a few other manly cases I’ve spotted recently:

For the Spider-Man lover who has outgrown his Spider-Man lunchbox:

by Hard Candy on Amazon.com

For the man who is more daring when it comes to texture than color:

by chilewich, via CoolMomTech

For lovers of hardwood floors. (God, who wrote this copy? Oh, me.)

from J.Crew

Another fun but totally not cute choice:

From incase on Amazon.com

What say you? Do you rock a hot pink cell phone case? I do. What does your partner have? What’s a good choice for a custom case design for a dude?

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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