Most are pretty familiar with Society6 – if not, then I recommend taking a peak. There are thousands of artists creating fun, unique and my favorite, bookish things that you can get on blankets, pillows, mugs, wall clocks, phone cases and so much more. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s fun to look! I have been debating for weeks on whether or not I wanted to get a phone case – I’ve needed a new one, no doubt about it, but was hesitant on actually getting one from Society6. My husband was too, but when they went on sale, I decided to take the plunge.
The Product & Fit
There are 3 case options available for purchase: Slim Case, Tough Case, and Power Case. I went with the tough case, based on price and protection I
want need. The tough case has two pieces; it has an added silicone bumper for “premium” protection and the slick, plastic case that claims it’s impact resistant.
I have to say, while I like the look it has altogether, the fit isn’t perfect. I know it should be snug, and it does, but it was some work to get everything together, and the video makes it look so damn easy! AND, it doesn’t fit WELL. There is a small gap between the black bumper and the outer case and while it’s not easily noticeable, it drives me crazy.
That being said, all plugs are open and semi-accessible. Since the bumper is thick, the 3.5 mm audio jack we have doesn’t fit right in the audio output. You can’t even touch the cord without it coming loose or causing that annoying static when something isn’t plugged in all the way (no tech talk lol). This could be the design of the jack, though. If I didn’t have nails, it would be difficult to put my phone on silent too. Button wise, I feel like I have to press just a little harder to lock my phone or change the volume, but I have already adjusted to that.
I favor many artists, ranging from random pictures to fantasy art, but I wanted something book related, that was ME, beautiful and fun. I had narrowed it down to 3 cases but then found the one I got. It was from an artist I wasn’t previously following, but when I saw it I knew it was the one! Thanks to one of my besties, this quote is something special to me.
I love the color scheme and the flowers surrounding the quote but in the picture, the writing looks like a shiny metallic gold but, in reality, it’s not. It’s more of a washed down gold.
That small issue aside, I really like it. I do love the “sleek” look and it’s not heavy at all. I have received many compliments on it and quite a few have asked where I got it. So that’s awesome!
I’ve already dropped my phone at least 3 times since getting the new case, and lo and behold, NO CRACKS! There are some dings on the outer case a scuff mark, but nothing was mentioned about “scratch proof” or “accident prone people proof” so that’s to be expected. Still, I was hoping for something that wouldn’t show all the scuff’s on a small drop, ya know?
The question is – WHY NOT RETURN IT? I like Society6; their customer service is on point but I don’t like their policies. Maybe it’s different case by case (haha no pun intended) but the last time I attempted to return/exchange an item, they wanted me to:
- request a refund. Then;
- repurchase the item, at full price
- next, send my recipe for credit adjustments if I had used a coupon on my original order and/or had received free shipping.
That means it would take 7-10 for a full refund, and then another 7-10 days for credit adjustments. For me, that’s too long to process an exchange and I would rather not deal with it.
I like it – and it works for now. I mean, I loved it when I first got it; I was super excited for a new case. But those imperfections kinda bother me, especially for what I paid for the case. Would I buy another one? Honestly, I doubt it. I FOR SURE would NOT buy it full price at $38.00 and I since I have the silicone bumper, buying just the slim case to change them out could be something I do. But only if they’re on sale and I found a design I just HAD TO HAVE.
Recommend? EH. I’m not gonna say, YES GO FOR IT! Simply because I’m not entirely happy with it. But again, it works for now. If you’re looking for something sleek, pretty and does offer some protection? Sure. But if you are looking for 100% satisfaction in all aspects, I say skip it and keep looking.
Share your thoughts
- Have you purchased anything from Society6? If so, what do you recommend? (I’m partial to the mugs myself!)
- Have you purchased a phone case from them? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Would you buy another one?
- Do you have a favorite artist?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.