Kathy Bergren Smith
Kathy Bergren Smith has been a correspondent with WorkBoat since 2002. She is also a writer and photographer for the Port of Baltimore Magazine covering shipping and port activities. Smith, also a noted commercial and fine art photographer, resides in Annapolis, Md.
On the Waterfront
Use your iPhone to show off your boat
January 10, 2013
Did you get a new iPhone for
Christmas? Last year at this time, I shared great apps for mariners. Now it’s
time to accessorize.
Many in the workboat industry work
on board a boat that is on the move. You fly home after your hitch and then
rejoin your vessel. Friends and family know you “work on a boat” but they may
never see the vessel. Well, I found a cool way to show off you boat (or the
boat you wish you were on) on a personalized iPhone case.
Custom iPhone cases
CaseApp lets you design your own iPhone case using its unique
designer tool. You simply upload a photo of anything and then it prints
onto a hard plastic protective case. There are probably other companies that do
this but I ordered some from CaseApp for Christmas and I was pleased with high
quality of the image reproduction and the case itself.
There is a simple three-step
process to select your phone model, upload an image, preview it, and pay $34,
My suggestion for the mariner with
a little extra cash is to get two: One of the boat for when you are onshore,
and one of your girlfriend, kids or grandkids, or dog to use on the boat.
Have fun in 2013!