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iPhone cases designed for the modern age of selfies and fashion

iPhone cases for the modern selfie and fashion age!

 

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a selfie is “an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks.”  The term was not in existence when I was a high schooler and college student taking occasional photos of me and my friends to post as profile photos on MySpace and eventually Facebook.  Now it is a term so common it is used among those of all ages.

In the past few years I have noticed remote shutter controls for cameras.  How neat!  I wondered what could be next.  Photos from mobile phones have become such a trend that the entire social network Instagram is based on it.  So naturally bluetooth devices were created with the same purpose of remotely controlling the shutter of the iPhone.

Low and behold, the Selfy case from iLuv!  And it’s not as cheesy as it sounds.  My initial impression was that it was just for teenage girls snapping photos of themselves all the time.  Then I thought about it.  As a parent, I am often the one behind the camera.  Fortunately, I noticed that early on and made sure to include myself in photos with my boys by taking “selfies” with them.  But, how many photos had I taken of us and missed half of a face because I could not reach far enough while still maintaining control of the shutter button?  The answer to that is “sooooo many!”  So I had to give the Selfy a try!

The case itself is relatively protective.  It is not meant for a rugged lifestyle however it is perfect for general every-day use.  The remote control is built in and slides out of the case with ease.  Simply turn on your phone’s bluetooth, connect, and voila, you are ready to roll!  Once connected, just aim your phone and press the button on the remote to take a photo.

As if the case itself wasn’t cool enough, there is a Mini Tripod to make the job even easier!  Remove the remote, attach the case to the tripod. This is perfect for vacations or quick photo shoots at the park.  What would you use it for?  The possibilities are endless!  I even used mine for some product photos for a few upcoming reviews.

The Selfy is currently available for the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5s, Galaxy S5, iPad Air, and iPad Mini.

 

A stylish leather phone case with space for all your cards...perfect!

 

iLuv has also created a great case for those who prefer to travel light with the convenience of your phone and wallet all-in-one.  The Jstyle Runway is great for the on-the-go mom!  This genuine leather case is available in black (Jstyle) or pink (Jstyle Runway.)

Inside you’ll find 8 card slots, 1 ID window, and 3 pockets for cash, receipts, or whatever else you need.  As you can see from photos, the card section is separate from that of the phone, giving added security to the cards while you use your phone.

Both my phone and cards felt secure in the Jstyle Runway but the case felt bulky once everything was inside and snapped shut.  This should not be a problem if you carry your phone in a purse or wristlet, but may cause an issue if you prefer to keep your phone in your pocket like I do.

 

iLuv has crafted two awesome cases with unique qualities that would make wonderful gifts this year!  Whether for the selfie loving teen or the light traveling businesswoman, they’ve got everyone covered.  iLuv also has an assortment of power and audio accessories to complete your gift, so head on over and check them out!

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech & Gadgets

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Tech and gadgets are always a hot gift option!  This year, phone accessories are going to be on a lot of Christmas lists due to several new smartphone models.  My husband and I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6 so we will be sure to include cases and other important accessories you will want to check out.

Stay tuned as we add reviews in the next weeks leading up to Christmas!

 

 

iFrogz Charisma Case with Mirror and Wallet
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iFrogz Golite Express: Emergency Portable Charger
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iFrogz Tadpole Active: Rugged Bluetooth Mini Speaker
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iLuv Selfy Case and Mini Tripod
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Read Our Review

iLuv Jstyle Runway Premium Leather Wallet Case
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Read Our Review

Otterbox Defender with Holster
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Otterbox Commuter Series Case with Wallet
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Zagg Invisible Shield Screen Protector (“Glass” style)
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2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Family!

2014 Holiday Gift Guide (toddlers, moms, dads, kids, grandparents, and more!)

My favorite season is here and I would love to share it with you!  As you hunt for the best gifts for your friends and family, we here at FamilyCentsability.com are putting together our annual Holiday Gift Guide.

In our gift guide, you will find gift ideas for kids, moms, dads, grandparents, pets, and more!  Many of the products we feature also include a product review so you know just what you are spending your money on.

Please feel free to pop on over and follow Family Centsability on Pinterest!  On our Holiday Gift Guides board you’ll find other ideas we’ve found and shared.  We also have a very popular 15 Minute Baked Apple Cinnamon Roll-Ups Recipe you’ll love this winter!

Keep an eye out for product reviews to be added to the products we are trying out ourselves!

 

For the kids:

CrocLights Gust Boots and Dawson Easy On Sneakers

Ivy Kids Educational Subscription Box

Kreation Krate Kind Kids Craft Box

Lil Gadgets Bluetooth Headphones
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Lunatik iPad/iPhone Styluses
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Mickey Mouse Toddler Bed from Delta Children

Muck Boots 100% Waterproof Hale Boot

Sesame Street Talking ABC Elmo Figure

Surprise Ride Seasonally Themed Subscription Box

Transformers Rescue Bots Epic Optimus Prime Figure

Zoku Ice Pop Molds and Slush Maker

 

For the ladies:

Aura Cacia Essential Oil Products for Relaxation and Health
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Family_Time.Mine Daily Planner

FRENDS Stylish Headphones
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Gaiam Fitness & Wellness Products

iFrogz Phone Cases & Accessories

iLuv Selfy and JStyle Runway iPhone Cases

Lepow Poki 10000 mAh charger for phones

Little Pink Tools

Muck Boots 100% Waterproof Hale Boots

My Amazing Blowdry Secret Hair Care Line
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Otterbox Commuter Wallet Case
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Silk’n Hair Removal Device

 

For the men:

Muck Boots Wellie Style

Otterbox (rugged) Defender Case
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Zagg Invisible Shield Screen Protector

 

Press and brands:  Please contact us if you would like your products to be reviewed and included in our gift guide!   

 

Get your Christmas shopping done early with the annual holiday gift guide from FamilyCentsability.com!

 

 

 

 

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