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Why Everyone Should Be Wearing A Phone Holster

Why Everyone Should Be Wearing A Phone Holster

Here's an excerpt of an article on Forbes listing the advantages of using a holster case.

Your giant cellphone is less likely to break from you sitting on it if it’s in your holster. Although phones are reinforced now so this won’t happen, it never would have happened for me, because the pressure from my jeans or weight won’t cause the millimeter-thin steel casing on a phone to bend.

You are less likely to take out your phone when you sit down and leave it somewhere if you don’t have a giant uncomfortable phone in your pocket. Wearing a holster means I’m not inclined to take out my phone when I’m doing gymnastics or rock climbing or shark wresting or just sitting in a low couch.

Fashion is always changing. Sometimes I wear shorts where a holster would be the only obvious place to keep the phone. Now, this isn’t every day, but who knows? It’s getting hot outside. Sometimes you’re running with friends at the beach in the waves and a holster is the only way to keep your phone from getting wet.

But mostly, it’s because a holster is just the most common sense solution to carrying your phone. It’s more comfortable than the pocket; it’s more likely to get your attention with an urgent notification than if it were in your purse or murse, and it’s much easier to get access to in meetings.

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Blacksmith-Labs’ Design Philosophy: Minimalism

Blacksmith-Labs’ Design Philosophy: Minimalism

Where the 20th century was overflowing with bold hair and bubblegum pinks, the 21st century is all about toning it down a few notches. Every façade of modern life, from what we eat to what we wear and how we choose to communicate, reflects this shift towards minimalistic ideals. This change, of course, didn’t come as a surprise, because with women partaking passionately in the work force and putting in long working hours, functionality triumphed over style a long time ago.

Blacksmith-Labs simply gives this functionality a twist of elegance and sophistication with beautifully designed and crafted mobile phone cases and holsters to keep your phone safe and easily reachable while adding a polishing touch to your personality.

Let us see how minimalism has helped Blacksmith-Labs in accommodating its clients’ needs efficiently.

Minimalism in Design

Gone are the days of impractical designs. Do you remember crystal studded sleeves for your flip phones? Well, that’s a thing of the past now. This is because those designs were impractical for daily usage, and today’s 9 to 5 workers need something more handy and easy to carry. Blacksmith-Labs has thus, brought streamlined designs in phone cases where any additional trinkets and gaudy colors have been totally removed to create a balanced and elegant option.

Minimalism in Materials

Tassels, beads, and Swarovski’s crystals were the rage when it came to phone cases in the past but not anymore! Blacksmith-Labs has modernized the age old companionship of metal and leather and has created flexible phone cases which fit easily into your pocket and bag. Only treated leather is used for this purpose with metal alloys, and not a stitch is left out of place to ensure good quality of the products.

Total Functionality

Blacksmith-Labs is all about steering away from the unnecessary additions. The customers have expressed satisfaction with the well thought-out designs because they can carry them just about anywhere, from the workplace to formal and casual gatherings.

We are proud to present our two wildly popular collections, Bruno and Barrett, which are intelligently crafted to address both aesthetical and functional palettes. For more information about our philosophy, our materials, and our product range, please click here to get in touch with our customer service representative, who will direct you to the right sources where you can find solutions and answers with ease.

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Why Your Smartphone Is Heating Up and What to Do About It

Every phone heats up. Regardless of what type of phone you possess, heating up is a normal behavior and procedure. The definitive heat source that produces heat in cell phones is the battery that tends to overheat when it’s pushed off limits. For instance, a battery is likely to work harder when you’re watching a video or are on a call than when it’s left idle. If the battery turns hot more often and drains down, then you have a defective battery; however, if that’s not the case, then, look around and find out what is causing your smart phone to overheat.

A draining battery is never good. There are a number of reasons due to which cell phones get hot and this can happen as a result of the controllable and non-controllable factors. Read below to uncover some reasons why a smart phone heats up and how you can go about cooling it down:

Turn Off Apps That Consume Excessive Battery

There are a number of things that we commonly overlook when our cell phones are not being used or kept idle. Closing maps and turning off the signals are a few of them. By doing so, we are preventing the cell phone from functioning when not being used; as a result, the battery is prevented from being drained. Furthermore, there are a number of battery-conserving apps on Android and Apple stores that can be downloaded to aid the process.

Lookout for Runaway Processes

There are many instances where you download an app and it gets tumultuous, starting to consume the storage space and CPU processes needlessly. One of the main reasons why an app functions in such a way is that it is written in the following manner. However, you don’t realize the fact that it’s not only consuming the CPU process but also the phone’s battery. Watch out for such apps and make sure they are removed from your cell phone to prevent it from overheating and malfunctioning.

Take It Out Of the Case

This is the ultimate backup solution that you can take on when your phone heats up. Many times, the case of the cell phone is such that it traps in heat and causes the phone to heat up even more. Such cases are not breathable and insulate heat, causing harm to the phone’s internal system. If your phone is getting hot, take it out of the case and allow it to cool.

In case your phone overheats to an extent that it shuts down and crashes unwillingly, then get it replaced under warranty. Nonetheless, if it gets hot to the point where you can’t handle it, make sure you follow tips stated above so that your phone is not taxed beyond its capacity.

At Blacksmith-Labs, we offer our customers with unique luxury leather phone cases including premium iPhone 6 cases, iPhone 6 plus cases, Nexus 5 leather case, HTC one M8 leather case and much more. Email us at to get in touch!

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To Buy or Not To Buy? Reasons Why Investing In a Good Quality Phone Case Is the Best Idea

You might think that the lovely premium leather case that your phone is encased in is purely for decoration, however this isn’t true. When it comes to good quality phone cases, there are a lot of reasons why people opt for them.

Reason #1: Drop Protection

No matter how careful you are, nothing comes even close to beating gravity and chances are that you must have dropped your phone at least once or twice during your stint with it. Although a good phone case will provide proper protection, how much the phone actually requires largely depends on its type and weight.

Android phones are built to be a lot tougher than their counterparts, the Iphone and can withstand the occasional drop as opposed to other phones. Leather cases in particular offer drop protection by simply allowing the users to hold to the phone tightly and adding in a bit of grip which is why investing in even a cheap phone case is sometimes better than not having one at all.  

Reason #2: Protection for Cosmetic Reasons

Admit it; a scratched screen or dented back is seriously off-putting and the value of the device goes remarkably down. Moreover, most phones have cameras in the back which is why don’t even think of taking pictures as they will come out awful. This is why people who have expensive phones should think of investing in a good quality, premium leather phone case.

Reason #3: Non Diminished Resale Value

Being a little obsessive over scratches and dents on your phone isn’t a bad thing, although an even more important reason to invest in a premium iPhone case is due to the increased resale value that the device will have once you are ready to sell it and upgrade to a new one. In fact putting your phone in a premium leather case will lower the chances of it breaking hence keeping the resale value intact.

As you can see, there are twice as many reasons for putting your phone inside a premium leather phone case as this is something that would protect your investment as well as maintain its presentation, without even trying.  

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Some Tips to Keep In Mind When Buying a Phone Online

There are no two ways about the fact that online shopping has been a saving grace for people since its inception. Online shopping emerged as a dream come true for people that wandered around shopping malls and from store to store in search of their desired products at the lowest possible price. From clothes to cosmetics, baby diapers and what not; today, everything is purchased online with utmost convenience, ease, and satisfaction.

However things get complicated when you are looking to buy something as expensive and technical as a smart phone. Buying smart phones online requires meticulous attention to all the physical and internal features to avoid buying a low-quality piece. For people, it’s natural to have a tendency to benefit from special deals and discounts to save costs and avoid having an extra trip to the retailer. Since buying online lacks the ‘hands-on’ experience, some crucial precautions must be borne in mind when buying a phone online. Some of them are stated below:

Try the Model in a Physical Store

If you have wireless retailers situated within your vicinity, then visit a particular store and try the model you are willing to buy online in person. The last thing that you would wish to have in your hands is a smart phone that’s not user-friendly, is slow, and has a weak touch system. By doing so, you’ll have hands on experience of the phone you wish to buy before making the final purchase online.

Read the Shipping Policy Thoroughly

Make sure you carefully read out the shipping policy of the online store you are aiming to purchase from. Many times, the shipping charges are so huge that buying from a traditional store seems to be a relatively cheaper alternative. However, there are certain online stores that charge a flat shipping fee while others charge based on the destinations. Also, learn about the return & exchange policies and its dedicated time span.

Nail down the Phone’s Condition

There are websites that often sell used or refurbished cell phones alongside new ones. Make sure you are putting the right phone in the cart. If that doesn’t satisfy you, it’s best to ask for additional pictures of the product from different angles so that you can rest assured that the right product will reach your doorstep. Also, confirm that the phone comes in its original packaging and is sealed.

Avoid Buying From a Non-Reputed Seller

Nowadays, most people end up buying from an auction site primarily because it’s cheaper. However, it is important to bear in mind that auction sites have different kinds of sellers with different credibility and reputation levels. Avoid getting caught in the web of a thug seller by reviewing the seller’s feedback prior to purchasing from him/her.

Once you manage to buy a winsome smart phone, make sure you get hold of premium leather phone cases and holsters to keep them protected and secured. At Blacksmith-Labs, we stock the finest leather phone and tablet cases for Apple, Samsung, HTC, and LG. View our stirring range of LG Nexus 5 leather cases, premium iPhone 6 and 6 plus case and more.

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