SOURCE: Zazzle

Zazzle

November 16, 2010 09:00 ET

Zazzle Debuts Highest Quality, Fully Customizable iPhone and iPad Cases on the Market

Make the Perfect Holiday Gift for Everyone on Your List With Custom Cases for the iPhone and iPad

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - Zazzle, the world's leading platform for quality custom products, in collaboration with Speck, a leading designer and manufacturer of popular electronics cases and bags, today announced the availability of the industry's highest quality, fully customizable cases for the iPhone and iPad. The offering marks the first-ever customization program that features retail-quality cases from a recognized leader in the consumer electronics case industry. Speck's cases, now combined with Zazzle's powerful customization tools and massive marketplace of content from artists and brands worldwide, promises to make this offering the hottest new gift for shoppers this holiday season.

Custom is always better when it comes to gifting! Just in time for the holiday shopping season, consumers can now make their own iPad and iPhone cases, or select from thousands of designs in the Zazzle marketplace to find gifts as unique as everyone on their shopping list. The award-winning hard shell cases, supplied by Speck and customized by Zazzle in San Jose, California, provide maximum device protection and a fully customizable fabric-wrapped backside with eye-popping print quality.

Leading consumer brands and Zazzle partners Warner Bros., Hallmark, and Capcom will all be participating in this new product release by making their well-known characters and brands available for a range of fun offerings, including the Batman Bat Phone iPhone case and the Street Fighter iPad case. Additionally, Zazzle's online community of over 500,000 independent designers and sellers will be able to offer these iPhone and iPad cases to their consumer fan bases.

Key custom iPhone and iPad case details:

  • Four fully customizable case types: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad.
  • The Speck Fitted case is a high quality, durable, lightweight case with custom-fit contours and openings allowing access to all ports, sensors and controls.
  • Form-fit, fabric-wrapped hard shell adds maximum device protection and creates a tailored appearance.
  • Fabric area covers the complete backside of your device and is 100% customizable with your own unique designs, images, or photos.
  • Fabric printing and case assembly with Zazzle's proprietary technology results in an extremely vibrant and long-lasting design.
  • All cases are produced and shipped within 24 hours, and satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

"We are very excited about this product launch. As these mobile devices become even more ubiquitous over time, the cases are really the only opportunity for public self expression -- otherwise every device would look the same!" said Jeff Beaver, co-founder and chief product officer at Zazzle. "By partnering with Speck and leveraging our proprietary customization technologies, we can now enable consumers to be unique and make an accessory out of their iPhones and iPads, whether that's a fashion statement, a favorite piece of art, or a fun personal photo. We expect demand for these cases to explode during the holidays -- nothing on the market comes close to the quality, online design experience, and virtually unlimited content to choose from in our marketplace."

"We are ecstatic to finally bring a custom case solution to our customers through our relationship with Zazzle. This opportunity is also a great showcase for our fabric-wrapped Fitted hard shell case platform," said Irene Baran, CEO of Speck. "Since its inception, our Fitted was designed to express fashionable new patterns and styles, which makes it ideal for our partnership with Zazzle. Congratulations to them for bringing this 'create your own' concept to market and we can't wait to see what new design ideas emerge from consumers."

Since its introduction, Fitted cases from Speck have covered millions of popular portable electronics worldwide including iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook, BlackBerry smartphones, Kindle and more. This form-fit fabric-wrapped two-piece hard shell case protects from scratches and scuffs and is soft-touch finished for a comfortable grip. Fitted cases have been critically acclaimed and extremely popular among consumers.

Additional information
Visitors to Zazzle can now access the new custom iPad and iPhone cases at http://www.zazzle.com/cases. Once designed and ordered, cases are normally produced and shipped in just 24 hours.

About Zazzle
Zazzle is the world's leading platform for quality custom products. Zazzle's proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide. Zazzle's rapidly expanding product base covers every topic imaginable and includes customized t-shirts, business cards templates, and personalized invitations in addition to a variety of other gifts. Upon creation, products are instantly and accurately visualized on the site and offered in the Zazzle marketplace. When ordered, each product is made on-demand, typically within 24 hours. Launched in 2005 and based in Redwood City, California, Zazzle's vision is to redefine commerce, powered by the world's imagination.

Zazzle global sites are www.zazzle.com, www.zazzle.co.jp, www.zazzle.co.uk, www.zazzle.com.au, www.zazzle.ca, www.zazzle.de, www.zazzle.fr, www.zazzle.es, www.zazzle.pt, www.zazzle.com.br, www.zazzle.at, www.zazzle.ch, www.zazzle.be, www.zazzle.se, www.zazzle.nl, & www.zazzle.co.nz.

About Speck
Founded in 2001, Palo Alto-based Speck is a leading designer and maker of original, high quality cases, bags and packs for the latest popular portable electronic devices. The company is best-known for its focus on creating refreshing designs that offer quality, thoughtful features, and distinctive style. For more information, visit www.speckproducts.com

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