Advertiser Disclosure

Best of Indie Spotlight: Customize Your New iPhone 5

Sept. 28, 2012
Shopping, Shopping News
Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners who compensate us. This may influence which products we write about and where and how the product appears on a page. However, this does not influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own.

Every week or so, we’ll be writing about our favorite handmade, vintage, and indie finds of the week. Come check out our Indie Coupons website for great Etsy discounts and coupons for stores like these! Want to share something with us? Leave a comment below.

Released last Friday, the new Apple iPhone 5 is already in the hands of over five million eager and excited people. Earlier this month, two million units sold within a hour during the pre-order sale that started at midnight on September 14th. With millions of iPhones out in the world already, how can you spice up your new iPhone 5 so it doesn’t look like everyone else’s? Break from the boring mass-produced hard cases and find one of a kind unique and handmade cases and accessories to customize your new iPhone 5 to a whole new level of awesomeness. Here are our favorite iPhone 5 accessory finds this week:

Angry Ninja iPhone 5 Case

By Hooby Groovy

At Etsy

 This Ninja case will kick the butt of all other iPhone cases out there. Made of high quality 2mm thick felt, there’s a pocket on the back side for holding your credit cards and there’s a smart closure tab with hook and loop tape to secure your precious new iPhone.

Sugarskull Black iPhone Wood Cover

By Lazerwood

At Big Cartel

Inspired by Dia de los Muertos sugarskull designs, this thin but durable real wood veneer cover offers a cool sleek armor for your iPhone without adding bulk. The wood covers come in many trendy designs so each cover can be easily removed with no residue left behind whenever you want to switch to a new design. Want something personalized, Lazerwood can also custom design your iPhone cover with whatever black and white design you want.

iPhone Dual Docking Station

By VallisWood

At Etsy

Do you have more than one iPhone in your house? This iPhone docking station comes with two ports to fit any generation iPhone or iPod and brings nature into your daily life. Just be sure to mention what generation you would like to customize the docking station to. Made of rustic real wood, your docking station will be displayed as a work of art in your home.

Retro iPhone 5 Docking System

By Old Time Computer

At Etsy

Tap into the old world when men wore cabby hats and carried walking canes. This dapper docking system can sync and charge your phone in style. Custom finished solid hardwood and handcrafted gizmos and gadgets stylize this docking system. Read the description carefully since this listing is for upgrading any other docks in the shop to be iPhone 5 lighting cable compatible. It is not a docking system by itself.

 Orange Italian Leather iPhone Wallet

By Farrago Bags

At Etsy

An iPhone case, card case, and wallet all in one, this intelligently-designed iPhone case not only shields your iPhone in fine Italian leather, but all carries your credit cards and has a secret pocket for your cash. Plus, Farrago includes free personalization with your monogram or initials!

Etch-A-Sketch Felt iPhone Case

By HeartStrings Handmade

At Etsy

Call me, maybe? This iPhone Case is a fun rendition of your childhood favorite toy – the Etch-A-Sketch! Like the Etch-A-Sketch toy, you can personalize the “Call me” words to say anything you want in any font you want.

iPhone Felt Case

by L’atelier de Luluu

At Etsy

You have never seen an iPhone felt case with such hand sewn detail and precision! All the default iPhone apps are stitched in perfect detail with the tiniest cuts of colorful felt and miniature embroidery. Cover your new iPhone with this masterpiece of felt art.

Dress up your iPhone in style. When looking online for your new iPhone 5 accessories, make sure to read the product descriptions carefully to ensure that the accessory will fit your iPhone 5 and be compatible with the new lighting cable. Search using the keyword “handmade” to discover quality products that are not mass produced and common. And don’t forget to check for Etsy coupon codes before you make any purchases.

Hope you find your perfect nerdy iPhone 5 gear!