Mobile phones are more than just a tool to facilitate communication. Because they are convenient and portable, most people find themselves carrying them around, so it only makes sense to have them double up as fashion accessories. You see, mobile phones stay with the person for the rest of the day no matter where they go.
Although some people prefer a minimalist yet sleek look, others prefer conspicuous designs where their mobile phones are concerned. So if you are the kind of person who loves to tag along fashion with your smartphone, then here are some stylish mobile accessories that might interest you.
The original intention of designing a mobile phone skin was to protect the phone from the harmful elements of the environment, such as dust, scratch or moisture. However, these days they come in a vast array of colors to suite different tastes, so they’ve turned into fashion accessories for mobile phones.
If you prefer having customized designs and licensed images on your phone, then you’ll need to pay more for it. Otherwise, most of them come with standard logos and symbols to add style to every phone. Mobile phone skins sold at the shops are quite affordable, so one can get at least 3 different ones to match their outfit, mood or even event.
These are hard plastic covers that snap on the phone’s surface. They are designed specifically with the intention of protecting mobile phones from scratches, cracks and at times, damage resulting from water. What’s more, they are rubberized to provide some degree of protection in the event that your phone hit a hard surface.
They also cover existing damages while adding a bit of style. One can order theirs in a customized form, in any shape, texture, color, etc. They add the desired personal touch while performing their protective functions. The perfect example of such cases could be find on the Uunique UK website. Whether you have an Apple iphone or a Samsung handset, you can choose your phone to be covered in variety of materials, be it leather, plastic, crystals, metal etc. It will be interesting to see what the upcoming collection of iphone 6 cases is going to look like, what new designs and materials they come up with.
How about using stickers as a fashionable mobile accessory. They are a little bit cheaper compared to skins, yet they can resemble any image. Even though they are exclusively designed to add style to mobile phones, they also play another role. You can easily spot your phone on the table or when placed inside a basket that is full of multiple phones.
There’s one myth going around about the function of stickers, that anti-radiation stickers are designed with gold foil to prevent electromagnetic waves being emitted by the phone from reaching the brain of the person using it. However, the contradiction is this;
- It has not been proven that the small amount of radiation that phones produce cause cancer.
- Secondly, it is not possible for a 1 inch diameter sticker to prevent electromagnetic waves being emitted all over the phone from getting into the brain.
Just like stickers, these decorative pieces help identify your mobile phone when ringing amid other phones. Others also serve as dust plugs for jacks or ports. Charms may also alert you in case there’s an incoming call (when you buy mobile charms that perform this function). There’s a lot of variations in charms, from jeweled flowers to even video characters.
In short, mobile phone accessories serve as fashion tools to spice up the overall look of your phone as well as protect it from damage that might be caused by external factors. Anything that complements your mobile phone can be turned into a fashionable gadget to enhance the appearance of the device. Even styluses today come in different metallic finishes that make them more attractive than ever.
So, ask yourself the following questions before buying your phone’s accessories:
- Are you entirely interested in fashion alone?
- Are you interested in protecting your phone as opposed to spicing up the visible part of it?
- And lastly, what’s your budget, do you need customized yet fancy logos and symbols?
Ideally, what you want is quite different from what someone else may want as far as fashion accessories for mobile phones are concerned. Other accessories such as earphones/earbuds also come in different colors and styles. Bottom line is this; you can always maintain a personal image with these accessories. There’s no limit to how far you want to go with your phone in terms of style.