Electronics, like babies, are born naked, run out of battery life quickly, and are replaced by a newer, faster generation every two years. Solve one of the aforementioned problems with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of mobile-technology cases online from Case-Mate.
With a boatload of coverings for iPhones, iPods, BlackBerrys, Droids, HTC phones, and tablets, Case-Mate ensures that portable electronics never have to roam the information superhighway without proper attire again.
Slip an iPhone 4 into the form-fitting, minimalist design of a Barely There case ($24.99). BlackBerry 9700s or 9780s can snap into a Pop! case ($29.99), while BlackBerry 8520s or 9300s can snuggle into a translucent Gelli checkmate case, made from flexible thermoplastic material that absorbs impact and provides a soft grip, similar to an action figure that accompanies you on base-jumping expeditions ($14.99).
Case-Mate’s custom-design options provide nonconformists a way to make their electronic extensions stand out. The Webby Award–winning I Make My Case provides unique aesthetic elements from artists around the globe for users to slather onto digital cases, which are then printed onto strong Lexan plastic (starting at $34.99). The DIY tool, meanwhile, takes user-uploaded photos of a grandmother, cat, or favorite frisbee and emblazons them on device wrappings. Case-Mate will ship anywhere in the United States for free.