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  • Turns Out People Like To Accessorize and Bejewel Their Phones



    I never bought a case for my first iPhone back in 2007, but I did smack a screen protector on before even leaving the Apple Store. Apparently, I'd be viewed as a minimalist compared to most mobile phone owners.

    Geekaphone has done it again. This time they used some data collection and analysis wizardry to dissect the phenomena of mobile phone accessories.

    In the last nine months $497 million has been spent on phone accessories in the United States alone. The Geekaphone breakdown shows iPhone users are 9x as likely to spend over $200 on accessories than their Android and Blackberry counterparts. Also, the most expensive phones happen to be Diamond studded iPhones costing as much as $8 million. The most expensive iPhone case is the "GNG Golden Delicious" made of gold and diamonds and retails for $100,000+.

    Who owns these things?

    Apparently people who want to pay top dollar to be unique (douche-bags). Ninety percent of people surveyed said their phone case was a form of self expression. Does that mean OtterBox case owners are trying to overcompensate for something? And here I thought cases were meant to protect my device, not blind everyone around me when I pull out my phone to tweet or send a text. Cause lets be serious, who actually talks on their phone anymore?




    Source: Geekaphone
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Turns Out People Like To Accessorize and Bejewel Their Phones started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. sunhillcopper's Avatar
      sunhillcopper -
      I like to express myself by being naked!
    1. Drizahy's Avatar
      Drizahy -
      Something about 1 of the top 5 android apps being AVG makes me laugh a little inside.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      I believe the correct term is Bedazzled lol
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
      Apparently people who want to pay top dollar to be unique (douche-bags).
      lol this actually made me laugh
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      $8 million phones, $100,000 cases... if I had that much money to spend on these worthwhile items (sarcasm intended)
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by Drizahy View Post
      Something about 1 of the top 5 android apps being AVG makes me laugh a little inside.
      I facepalmed so hard I left fingerprints on my forehead when I read that (AVG and Tether Pro being top apps, not your comment).

      Quote Originally Posted by plcrules View Post
      lol this actually made me laugh
      Mr. Swanson's got some spunk in him today apparently.

      OT: Phones are the new fashion/wealth/status statement it seems. It's only natural for people to accessorize their key items in life (houses, cars, watches, clothes, trips, now phones).
    1. Subtenko's Avatar
      Subtenko -
      personally I think those glitter and jewel things on phones look tacky, eck... iphone4 looks sexy (in terms of hardware) alone
    1. randyg734's Avatar
      randyg734 -
      what a waste of money