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Since I used to be eight years outdated when Star Wars: A New Hope hit theaters, I grew up as a passionate Star Wars fan with a home office adorned with authentic paintings, Topps enjoying playing cards, Lego kits, and extra. Thus, once I heard that Casetify was going to launch its Star Wars collection on Might the Fourth, I instantly despatched an e mail to my firm contact. Circumstances for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra arrived a few days after I piloted the Millennium Falcon and was taken prisoner by the First Order in Disney World.


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The Casetify Star Wars assortment consists of instances emblazoned with scenes and paintings from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Again, and Return of the Jedi. There are instances for all iPhones from the iPhone 7 via the 13, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21 and S22 series, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Pixel 6/6 Pro The accessible graphics depend upon the smartphone you’ve gotten, so try what is offered to your mannequin. Casetify additionally has Apple iPad instances, Apple Watch bands, MagSafe chargers and wallets, and Apple AirPods instances as a part of the Star Wars assortment.

Star Wars paintings is displayed on Casetify Impression, Extremely Impression, and Compostable case types. I attempted out a silver Millennium Falcon case for my iPhone 13 Professional Max, a beautiful binary sundown on Tatooine case for the Galaxy S22 Extremely, and the basic A New Hope scene on an iPhone 11. Some instances will probably be accessible completely via the Co-Lab iPhone app for 2 weeks following the launch of the Star Wars assortment.


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Millennium Falcon Restricted Version case

I’ve an entire Han Solo cosplay outfit with a duplicate blaster, a cardboard cutout of Han Solo is distinguished in my residence workplace, my on-line person title and Twitter title had been created for my ardour for Palm PDAs and Han Solo, and all of my cell gadgets are named with Bacca on the finish since Chewy is my fixed companion. Given this stage of Han Solo fandom, the sort people at Casetify despatched alongside the Millennium Falcon Limited Edition case for my Apple iPhone 13 Professional Max.

Casetify states that there are 1000 of those instances being made accessible for the iPhone 12/13, 12/13 Professional, and 12/13 Professional Max with a retail value of $149. This restricted version case has the Millennium Falcon etched into an aluminum alloy panel that covers your complete again, apart from the digicam opening. It appears to be like incredible, with half of the Falcon exhibiting because it heads up the again of your iPhone. The title of the ship, Insurgent image, conventional Star Wars log, and extra are discovered on the again.


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The digicam opening is surrounded by the everyday black border and Casetify title across the ring. The border rises simply above the cameras in order that they’re protected while you set your iPhone down on the again.

The perimeters of the case are silver and made with 50% recycled materials. They’re clean and curved to completely match the iPhone 13 Professional Max with ample openings and completely designed raised buttons. The strong edges of the case present strong safety. The perimeters rise above the show, too, in order that the display screen is protected while you set your iPhone face down on a floor.


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The inside of the case exhibits the MagSafe circle the place magnets are positioned. My MagSafe-compatible wallets do connect to the again of the case, however the connection shouldn’t be as robust as different instances. I attempted just a few MagSafe wi-fi chargers, and they don’t work via the metallic again of this restricted version case, so bear in mind there’s choose MagSafe compatibility right here on this case. The again of the case is kind of thick, however wi-fi funds by way of Apple Pay nonetheless do work with the case utilized.

The case appears to be like superior in particular person and may be very nicely constructed. My spouse shouldn’t be a fan of the etched aluminum really feel, and others could not like feeling it on the again of the case. Others could take pleasure in utilizing their fingers to really feel the strains of the Corellian freighter and carry a chunk of Han and Chewy with them all through the galaxy. It is clearly an costly cellphone case, and solely severe Star Wars followers will contemplate it.

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A New Hope case

There are Star Wars choices for iPhone homeowners from the iPhone 7 via the iPhone 13. I attempted out the Star Wars: A New Hope case for the iPhone 11 since now we have three of them in our family. With this case mannequin, Casetify provides a spread of safety, weight, and body colours to suit your type.

Apple iPhone 11 mannequin choices vary from $40 to $60, with the Extremely Impression mannequin priced larger as a consequence of its larger stage of drop safety which is apparent with the elevated materials within the 4 corners of the case. Mirror and compostable choices can be found too.


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The matte black Impression case I attempted out has ample openings and raised buttons across the edge with a basic Star Wars artwork exhibiting Han, Luke, Leia, and Obi-Wan characters with numerous fighters and the basic yellow Star Wars phrases on the again.

The Impression case offers drop safety as much as 6.6 ft, so even when attacked by a Stormtrooper, your cellphone can survive a fall out of your palms. Everyone knows a Stormtrooper might by no means truly hit your cellphone with a blaster, so it is best to solely have to fret about unintentional drops and never laser blasts.


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Newer mannequin iPhones have extra choices for the A New Hope case, together with Impression Crush and MagSafe fashions. Costs for different iPhones vary from $50 to $80, with extra shade and magnificence choices too.

Tatooine Binary Sundown case

The ultimate case I attempted out took me again to my youth with a basic Tatooine scene of Luke Skywalker’s residence and sundown. The Tatooine Binary Sunset case was examined on a Galaxy S22 Extremely in Clear/Pink shade. It’s accessible for $65 as an Extremely Impression case that’s able to drops due to its internal edge lining.

The Clear/Pink shade scheme matches completely with the pink colours within the sundown scene with the basic Star Wars phrases in black. It is a pretty refined Star Wars case that gives somebody with a pleasant trying case with out being too centered on the heavy mechanics, weapons, or characters of Star Wars.


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The artwork covers the entire again of the case, excluding the opening for the digicam array that additionally has the usual Casetify border with branding. The entire cameras on the S22 Extremely are nicely protected by the case.

There are openings on the underside for the S Pen, speaker, mic, and USB-C port with one other mic opening on the highest. Raised buttons are discovered on the precise aspect, making it simple to regulate the quantity and proper aspect button.


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Different shade choices can be found, with various costs, for different smartphone fashions. This features a Tatooine Binary Sundown case for the Galaxy Z Flip 3.


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