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    Casetify's Custom Impact Phone Cases Have Been My Go-To For Years — Here's Why

    This slim protective case absorbs all the shock of all my drops — and it looks good while doing it.

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    Hi, friends. Me, again. Only, instead of swooning over my favorite travel accessories and athleisure apparel — two things that I wholeheartedly adore but don't always encounter every second of every day — today I'm here to chat about something I do.

    Rebecca Norris holding her Casetify Case with a PopSocket PopGrip attached.
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    That's right, today it's all about my phone — or, rather, the exemplary case that protects it. The one in which ends up accessorizing every mirror selfie I take. The one that makes me smile just from seeing it because unlike so many cases, these cases are the most colorful, creative, cheerful tech accessories I've ever encountered.

    As you may have read within that photo — if so, kudos to you for stellar vision — today's topic is Casetify phone cases. Specifically, the custom Impact silhouette. $55 for a phone case? Some might say it's pricey. But peace of mind knowing your phone is in the best (and most stylish) protection possible? Now, that's what I call priceless.

    Back to the Casetify Impact case. What I love most about this case is that it's protective and stylish. So often, chic phone cases are flimsy and do little to nothing to protect against drops. Not the Casetify Impact case, though. It's built to withstand chaos — no, really, I've dropped it more times than I can count and not once has my phone shown any evidence of such.

    Oh, you thought that was the only paragraph spiel on these cases? Cute. No, but really, there's even more to love about Casetify Impact cases and the brand's product offering as a whole. Namely, just how endlessly customizable they are.

    Four varying Casetify Impact phone cases.
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    When selecting a case — Impact or otherwise — you can choose a collaboration you like most (more on those, below) or you can click directly to the customization tab. If you opt for an artwork-adorned case, you can choose your border (you have a choice of clear, sheer, and matte). If, however, you opt for full customization, you can add your initials, monogram, name, or whatever word you see fit.  

    Also, while artwork cases are available in eight styles, fully customizable cases are sold in 10 styles—including not only the Impact case, but ultra-trendy glitter, mirror, and neon sand-filled cases, too. 

    While full customization is cool and all, I always end up choosing cases from artist collabs because Casetify is on top of it with their creative offering. At any given time, you can expect to be able to shop over a dozen different artist collabs, of which I'd almost guarantee you're bound to find something you like.

    Three colorful custom Casetify Impact cases.
    Rebecca Norris / BuzzFeed

    My current favorite artist collabs are Slimy Oddity (bottom left, above), Nawarastudio (middle), and Oh So Graceful (top right)—all of which are funky and filled with color and good vibes. 

    My love affair with Casetify didn't just begin upon seeing their latest installment of artist collabs fit for a very fun, very colorful summer, though. I've been a long-time fan — so much so that I've relied solely on Casetify cases since getting an iPhone X in July 2018. Three years of steadfast devotion? Yeah, I'd say that's pretty review-worthy, don't you think?

    Rebecca Norris / BuzzFeed

    Back when I first discovered Casetify, it was totally by chance. The brand's PR reached out to me to send samples and the rest was history. Ever since receiving that first mailer and actually getting the cult-favorite case in my hand, I've been a devoted fan. So much so that — even though I'm sent seasonal releases and new artist collabs here and there — I still buy cases from the site on my own volition, both for myself and friends and family as gifts. And that's major. After all, as a writer whose job it is to review products and write about trends — who is sent so many things to sample on a regular basis — it's pretty rare that I'm sent something that I then feel compelled to go out and buy. One is enough, right? Or, rather, I always have backups from other brands. Not when it comes to my Casetify Impact case, though. It's the only one that will do.

    The best part is that over the years, the quality of the cases have remained *chef's kiss*. No, seriously, not once have I encountered a Casetify case that I wasn't fully satisfied with as far as protection goes.

    As much as I adore my beloved Casetify cases, I *do* think that some things could be a bit clearer on the site. Namely, how your customizations will play into the end appearance of your case — but, then again, that could just be me.

    Rebecca Norris / BuzzFeed

    However, assuming that I'm not the *only* person in the world to get this wrong—given thousands and thousands of folks order from Casetify — I'll share what I've learned in my years of being their number-one fan.

    First off: The cases come in a variety of finishes (which I mentioned above). What's not entirely clear on the site, however, is that the border you choose to accompany the art you select will determine the overall finish of the case. Bear with me. For years, I've only ever opted for the sheer borders — I dig the jelly finish and the overall color selection. However, just this month, I saw that a stunning new matte blue border was available and just had to have it. But, when my case (pictured on the far right, above) arrived, as much as I loved the color, I was a bit baffled by the matte finish. After all, when you choose a sheer border, you get that shiny jelly look.

    Second: I wish there was a way to forgo the logo on the camera rim. Of all the things you can customize at Casetify, that's not one of them. That said, there is now the option to choose between the regular black and white rim and a rainbow rim (V Pride-friendly and V pretty).

    BUT in the grand scheme of things, those two mini qualms are so insignificant that it'd never stop me from fawning over the never-ending selection of customizable Casetify cases.

    But don't just take my word for it. Thousands of phone owners (and celebs!) entrust their beloved tech device(s) with Casetify. And for good reason!

    The point is, what are you sitting here still scrolling for? If you've been looking for the best phone cases in the world, it's high time you head over to Casetify to customize your own Impact case for just $55 (available for iPhone and Samsung phones). Of course, if you prefer bulkier or even slimmer silhouettes, you have options—which, BTW are still affordable and range from $45 to $75 depending on which you choose.