Tech

Fun Finds: PopSockets

By Camilla

Guys, I have to share this with you. Maybe, like me, you follow too many young supermodels like Gigi Hadid on Instagram and noticed that she has this cool little handle on her phone. Maybe, like me, you absolutely hate having to death grip your phone while you try to read Buzzfeed articles. Maybe, like me, you read that Buzzfeed article about how people are getting dents in their fingers from holding their phones a certain way. And perhaps, also like me, you'd love to have a smoking hot picture of your husband holding your puppy at the beach with you at all times. 

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The point is, I recently discovered PopSockets and immediately placed an order. International shipping and all. I was so excited when my little package arrived with my custom PopSocket and a PopClip that acts as a mount wherever I might need to mount my phone (like my car back in the states since I don't have GPS built in). But really, I am so hooked on this little button that pops in and out. It makes my phone so much easier to hold, and it takes selfies to another level, and we all need more selfies in this world. ;)

In addition to being a cool handle and grip for your phone, it also acts as a stand when you pop it out and stand your phone up sideways. And get this, you can wrap your earbuds around them to keep everything organized and untangled!! But on the most basic level, popping that thing in and out is seriously fun and addicting. I also just read on the website that these can be fixed to mirrors to hang jewelry. I can't get enough of this concept! So simple and so brilliant. 

PopSockets start at $8 (+$5 for a custom image). Build your own here

Phone cases: the new must have accessory

By Kenza

It's no secret that our phones need cases now, whether it's planned obsolescence or just the fact that I drop my phone more than I'd like to admit. Luckily, there are super cute cases out there that not only protect your phone but add to your vibe, your whole deal, your outfit etc. 

Personally, I've never been someone who uses that many bright colors. I'm known to throw on some coral or hot pink lipstick every once in a while but for the most part I'm a pretty neutral colored person (unless I'm working out). This holds true for my phone cases. In general they've been clear, black, white or maybe a subtle pattern. 

Currently I have this really cool marble phone case that I got from PacSun and I LOVE IT.

But, I think phone cases should reflect you. Like manicures, they stay on through a number of different outfits so ideally (unless you have a different nail color or case for every different outfit) you'd want a pretty versatile look for your phone. I think sticking to something that's fun but won't clash with a number of different outfits is important. It's your phone, you have to look at your case a lot so you may as well have some fun with it while keeping it mildly toned down. With that in mind, I put together a few of my favorite cases at the moment. 

*Also, my sister and I binge watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians from time to time, and I noticed that Kim was sporting this awesome case called a Lumee Phone Case . The idea behind it, essentially, is that the use of lighting on the case itself helps to brighten up your selfie. Which is actually pretty important, I mean you won't have to waste time finding the right lighting if it's already there in front of you. Not to mention Skyping or Facetiming will be made easier because you've got a light on your phone to brighten your face. Among those strengths, the product website tells you a lot more on why these cases are so cool. I'm saving up to buy one myself! 

*In the list above there is a phone case that doubles as a charger. I had one of these a while back and I used it when I traveled because it was durable but I didn't need any extra chords to start charging my phone. I really recommend it. The company is called Mophie and it's a really practical purchase and they have tons of colors so it's super cute!