The smartwatch craze has already taken consumers by storm. Although the popularity of smart wearable technology was slow in the beginning, it is starting to gain considerable interest with the soon to be released Apple Watch. The product line for the Apple Watch consists of three versions, the regular stainless steel watch, the colorful sport watch or the 18-karat gold watch. For awhile people thought these looks were all there was to the Apple Watch, but now a third party company is selling a service that will print your selfie photos onto custom made straps for the Apple Watch. All you have to do is sign into your account at Casetify.com and start uploading your pictures. Then you drag the pictures around on a virtual layout of the straps to position the images the way you want them. They also give you filters and other special effects to spice up the images even more. When you are finally satisfied with what you see, you can purchase the real straps with those pictures printed on them for $50.
The idea behind this service is to help consumers personalize their smartphones by having images of them on the straps. These selfies can be holiday pictures or just everyday pictures that you took around the house. Casetify is not exactly a new company that only caters to people who own the Apple Watch. In fact Casetify has been around a lot longer than the Apple Watch. That is why they also provide services for printing custom images onto the shell of your smartphones. It doesn’t even matter whether you have Apple or Android smartphones. You can get your selfie pictures printed on the outside of iPhones, iPads, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy and Blackberry Z10. This is a neat way to personalize your Smartphone and also a way to deter anyone from wanting to steal your phone and then resell it. After all if it has your face printed everyone, then no one will want to take it.
Critics still wonder if the Apple Watch is ready for such a unique service. Consumers are still adjusting to the smartwatch itself so they may not be ready to buy any additional features that they don’t need. But as the market for smartwatches grows every day, this could put Casetify ahead of the game for when people are finally ready to purchase more optional features like selfie straps.