If you’re one of the many people who see their cell phone as a social lifeline/security blanket/fashion accessory, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a lot you can do to make your cell unique. In fact your options are limited pretty much only by your imagination (and sometimes your budget). Here are a few ideas to get those creative juices flowing:

Funk your skin

Whether your main aim is to protect and/or showcase your phone, nowadays you can get skins or cases for most brands in just about every conceivable design, colour and fabric. Most cell phone providers offer a range of options, and if you can’t find one you like there, you can order something online. If you want something completely customised, a company like Wrappz or Kids Labels can help you out.

Lead a charmed life

From cool labels or buttons you can stick on to dangles in all shapes and sizes, there’s sure to be something out there for you. Visit craft markets and gift shops for interesting and different designs, or create something that’s completely unique by popping into a nearby bead shop and choosing your own materials.

Ring the changes

Don’t want to sound like everyone else? Download a tune which not only makes you stand out but also makes you happy every time you hear it. A simple Google search for “ring tones” will give you hundreds of options, some free and some for a minimal fee, from recent music hits, to specifically South African ringtones like the vuvuzela or a sound from nature.

Cool apps rock!

If you fancy being able to make a noise like a whip when you crack your phone or you want to stream music according to your mood via Songza, it’s as easy as a couple of clicks of a button to download the relevant app. For some ideas on the latest out there, see here for Android phones and here for iPhones.

If your phone means a lot to you, making it cool and unique is an easy and fun way to improve your time spent on it. You’ll be in your happy place every time you use your phone!

Bling cell phone

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