Doctor Who and the TARDISMuch to my husband’s dismay, I’m a huge Doctor Who Fan. In the very near future, I will be upgrading my cell phone. You may be thinking, “Amy, that’s two random statements… what does Doctor Who have to do with cell phones? Yada, yada price of tea in China.” Well my friend, in a very “wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey” kind of way, they are in fact related.

When I decided I will be getting an iPhone, one of the first things I did was search for a Doctor Who iPhone case. “Hot Damn!” Thanks to Etsy, I found not one, not two, but oodles of Doctor Who cell phone covers.

Minnie Mouse iPhone CaseWhich leads me to wonder. Are cell phone covers becoming the new t-shirts? On a recent trip to Disney, a friend of mine picked up a mouse ears iPhone case cover. Very cool, but far from the Mickey shirt that she would have purchased on a trip five or 10 years ago. Do fans of your brand really want a shirt any more? Are the days of “My family visited XYZ resort and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” fading? Are they being replaced with plastic mouse ears and “Hey there, Hi there, Ho there” ringtones?

Cell phone covers have turned into quite the little conversation pieces. Where a shirt might be worn a few times before making it in the grungy shirt pile, a cell phone covers maybe carried around for months, or even years, before wearing out. And there are no cultural taboos, as of yet, for what cover you have for what occasions. While you would never show up for work in your rhinestone Las Vegas baby doll tee, there is nothing wrong with sporting an equally blinged out cell phone cover.

I could be completely wrong; maybe we just need a quick trip with the Doctor in the TARDIS, to see if I’m right.

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