We all have those things that we take everywhere with us – for us ladies, it’s usually our handbags (laden down with all the ‘essentials’ we need for everyday life) and for men, I’d would guess it would be your wallet. For both sexes, I guess our phones also go with us wherever we go too – if you’re anything like me, you will feel naked and lost without your phone to hand; my whole life is stored on mine!
But, as well as my handbag and my phone, the other item that travels almost everywhere with me is my laptop. It follows me from mums, to work, to K’s house, to friends and everywhere in between. If you see me, my laptop normally isn’t too far away.
I have to say, I do love my laptop. It’s an old Mac, about 7-years old in fact, and starting to get a little tired. The memory isn’t what it used to be (even though I’ve cleared it out), it’s had to have a new battery recently, and the ‘a’ button only works when it wants to. But, I still love it. It was on that laptop I first set up my blog and it’s on that little machine that I tap away at the keys on a daily basis writing new posts.
So, when the people from Caseable contacted me the other week asking if I would like a personalised laptop case, I was VERY excited. A lovely new, personalised laptop case for my lovely little laptop of love? Yes, this was a product I was very excited to receive.
The first thing I will say about Caseable is that their customer service is astonishing. Tweets and emails were replied to almost instantly (pretty impressive when you consider they’re based in Brooklyn, New York so there’s a time difference!) Their emails were friendly yet professional and their Twitter account is run in much the same way. They also make sure all their products are 100% perfect – they had two attempts at making my laptop case as they weren’t totally happy with the first one so wouldn’t allow it to leave their premises. I do like companies that take pride in their products.
So, how does the process work? Well, you go onto their website, choose the type of product you want and the size of it, select your base colours, upload your image and add any text you want. This gives you the freedom to make the laptop case look exactly the way you want it to; then you submit it to their website and they make it for you. It really is as simple as that! (All their products are handmade too, so fab quality).
As they were producing this item for me, they sent me a proof image to check it was ok before they started working on it:
Once I saw this image I was BEYOND excited. They’d even put my blog logo in the top corner as well, which made it feel even more special!
Throughout the case’s journey from America to my front door, I was kept updated by email and on the day of the delivery I received an email and text telling me when it would be arriving and then a further text to say it had been delivered and where it was. Again, amazing customer service.
As soon as I got home, I ripped open the packaging (I bloomin’ love a parcel, I do) and there inside was my laptop case and – I have to say – it looks even better in real life than in the proof image they sent me!
I did show it to the cats but they weren’t particularly interested, however, my parents have both seen it and think it’s great.
The print is repeated on the other side so is always visible, and they have used a white zip which, I think, ties in really well with the colours in the picture. My laptop fits nicely inside and the material isn’t rigid which means that I can put some paperwork in there at the same time, which saves me having to carry it around separately.
For a 15″ laptop case with image and text like this, it costs £59.90. You can add a handle to it for free, or add a strap to make it easier to carry around for £7.90. P&P is free and delivery can take anything from 5-14 days.
I have to say, I’m really proud of my laptop case and was proudly strutting around with it under my arm the other day. I’m not sure if anybody was looking at it, but I like to think they were and that they were feeling incredibly envious, hehe!
Caseable also personalise cases for mobile phones, kindles, e-readers, iPads, tablets and there is an option on their website to make a personalised diary too, so I definitely recommend checking them out, whether it is for a gift for someone else or as a little treat to yourself (go on, you deserve it!)