Casetify launches iPhone cases that look like Crocs with Jibbtiz. Yes, for real.


Have you ever ever wished an iPhone case that seems like a pair of Crocs? You recognize, the ugly-but-comfy slip-on shoes lined in holes that you’ll be able to optionally adorn with colourful push-pins? You haven’t? Nicely, apparently some designer at smartphone case maker Casetify noticed a pair of Crocs and thought to themselves, wow, that would make for an ideal iPhone case!!

No, we’re not kidding.

Casetify this month launched a brand new series of iPhone cases that look precisely like Crocs footwear, full with their trypophobia-inducing holes and units of pushpin decorations that help you personalize your telephone case with issues like flowers, rainbows, smiley faces, and…uhhh…a stick of butter. A bit of toast. A snail. A motel keychain??

I’m sorry, however what the precise **** is occurring right here?

These cases are promoting for $52!

Whereas ClassyBuzz doesn’t sometimes cowl smartphone cases or equipment, once we noticed this new product line we knew we needed to make an exception due to its actually oddball nature. Is that this press release a prank? Is that this an early April Idiot’s? Vaporware? Have we time-traveled to the Eighties for new product concepts?

We remorse/are completely satisfied to tell you that these cases are actual. We’ve them in hand and have put them by means of their paces.

Right here’s what we will report. The cases themselves are available in black, lavender, cream, and pink. They’re comfortable and versatile with their silicone finishings, as described. Additionally they have bumpers on the corners and the promised raised bezel to assist shield the display screen. Casetify says they supply as much as 4 ft of drop safety. However in fact, nobody is shopping for these cases for their safety capabilities. They’re shopping for them for the “aesthetic” in the event that they’re shopping for them in any respect.

Accessible solely for iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max, the cases have both 13 to 14 holes designed to carry the pushpins. These are offered in units of 5 pins that promote for $22 — this isn’t an inexpensive joke to take part in!

Picture Credit: Casetify

At launch, there are 4 important units out there: a “cottage core” set with a mushroom, snail, strawberry, flower, and duck; a “retro west” set with a dalmatian-spotted cowboy hat, matchbox, cowboy boot, motel keychain and 70’s trying happy-faced flower (no, I don’t know the way the flower is western both); a “diner breakfast” set with the aforementioned butter and toast, a smiley face, checkered coronary heart, and the textual content “thanks!” as you’d discover in your diner test; and the “peace love earth” set with a teddy bear, heart-shaped world, happy-faced daisy; yin yang image; and completely satisfied rainbow.

Picture Credit: Casetify

There’s additionally a Restricted Version “Barbie” set with pink barbie pushpins like Barbie’s face, model, jacket, heart-shaped glasses and the 12 months “1959.”

That one sells for $82! Eighty…two…{dollars}. 

I don’t even…why…

We requested Casetify the way it got here up with this um, “distinctive,” concept.

The corporate advised us that it’s designed many revolutionary merchandise over the previous few years, like its mirror cases, pillow cases, and bounce cases, and it thought these new pushpin cases would merely supply its clients “new methods to precise themselves with their on a regular basis tech.”

“The primary pin units we’ve produced have been developed with our best-selling prints in thoughts, and likewise bearing in mind trending merchandise amongst Gen Z and Millennials,” a spokesperson stated.

After we requested what was the deal with the butter, they famous, “could be surprising to know that food-related gadgets promote rather well haha!”

Picture Credit: Casetify

Okay, however butter? Actually? Is that due to that viral butter bench? Have telephone cases now tied themselves to area of interest TikTok tendencies?

To not point out the cottage core set can be seemingly impressed by the web development that romanticizes nation life and residing in concord with nature — an aesthetic that grew in reputation because of TikTok’s subcommunities pushed by its customized algorithms. Now it’s jumped from the display screen into your pocket.

In any occasion, regardless of having large pins protruding of the again of the case, it wasn’t too exhausting to shove the embellished case into your pocket or pull it out. The cases and the pins are pretty clean, so whereas they tug a little bit in your garments, it finally ends up not likely getting any extra caught than, say, your Popsockets grip, for instance.

In the meantime, truly adorning the case with pins wasn’t too troublesome both. Pushing the pins in did require a little bit effort, notably on the underside row for some motive, however as soon as in they felt pretty safe.

The pins will be combined and matched primarily based in your temper, Casetify says, however the debut picks have been pretty restricted. After all, we needed to strive jamming some Crocs Jibbitz (aka Crocs pins) into the holes of the case simply to see. In spite of everything, if the cases supported Jibbitz, that would have opened up a wide selection of customization choices! However sadly, the rounded-backed Jibbitz we had readily available — these sparkly Hello Kitty charms — have been simply too massive. Bummer.

Casetify says it’s planning to launch extra pin units and cases sooner or later, together with by means of upcoming model collaborations, like the one it did just a few months in the past with Barbie, which precipitated this Push-In case line. We don’t know which aesthetic group will probably be subsequent to get the pushpin therapy, however there are plenty of “cores” to choose from.