Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Tech: iPhone 5C ft Diane Von Furstenberg

In September, I was due an upgrade to my iPhone 4, which was the first smartphone i'd ever had. Now, this is going to sound a little crazy, but I was rather attached to that phone and the thought of changing it didn't seem appealing to me. Additional to the fact that there was absolutely nothing wrong with it and it was almost as good as new. Despite being the most clumsy person to walk the planet, my iPhone had survived unscathed. Anyway, I put off the upgrade until I realised that I could get a new iPhone 5c in pink! Yes, it was a little bit more expensive a month, but I love the bigger screen and I know it's sad, but I also enjoy having Siri to talk to when no-one else is around.. We've got to know each other so well. 
I came away with the 16gb model just because I can't justify spending huge amounts of money now that I have a limited income. But for me, this is plenty of space for hundreds of songs, photos and silly app games that I waste all of my time on.. (Hay day, Pocket Planes, Plants vs Zombies..? the list goes on..) As mentioned before, I obviously chose to get the colour pink. I love the plastic back because the handset feels more durable than my previous glass backing. And the colour simply brightens everything up. With a simple transfer of all my old files through iCloud, I was off and away. 
Seeing as I got my new phone in November, my boyfriend bought me this adorable case from Etsy for Christmas. I absolutely love the design and it is completely my style, it even compliments the pink quite well. It's a shame because the gold has already starting wearing away around where my hand holds the sides. Ah well, just an excuse to get another! Etsy do a wonderful range of cases, from individual sellers. Most are handmade and I couldn't recommend them enough.
Another new accessory for my phone were these Diane Von Furstenburg headphones gifted from Three. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the packaging? Funky right? And the buds themselves have the signature lips against the classic black background. These are subtly stylish, meaning I can still wear them out and about on the bus without looking too gimmick-y. They also come with plenty of spare silicone tips as replacements and have the standard 3.5mm jack to fit most generic headphone sockets.
The sound quality on this are average, with none of those cheap 'tinny' noises. The packaging also suggests that they are 'noise isolating' but to me, they are the same amount of 'isolating' as any other pair of headphones! Bass-wise, they provide a pretty solid bass line if you're into that kind of music, and they are also comfortable and lightweight. To be completely honest, I know these are designer headphones, but I wouldn't have paid the full price of £33 for them and I think they are slightly overpriced. Besides the technicalities, I like them because they're pretty :)
(Listening to: Ellie Goulding <3)
Over the Christmas break, Nick and I spent the majority of our time out and about on walks and going geocaching, so having a new pair of headphones was a treat. I walked/danced/skipped along to various festive tunes. If you wanted to get some for yourself, Three have a wide range of accessories for all kinds of devices in store. Or if I've tempted you into an iPhone 5C, they are currently doing some great deals!
What phone accessories do you use? What have you been listening to recently?


  1. I've literally just upgraded to the 5S today, That case and those earphones are both gorgeous!

    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

  2. The pink is so cute and I love the case that you have! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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