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iPhone X Pre-Order is Tonight! Here's how to beat the lines.


Pre-orders for the iPhone X begin tonight at Midnight PDT, and by "begin" we mean they will almost immediately sell out. But never fear, we have tips to up your chances of getting the best iPhone ever (until the next one), without camping outside the Apple Store. The short version is: download the "Apple Store" app on your phone, and enter in all your information ahead of time. Then, keep refreshing the app tonight until preorders open. If you have any four-leaf clovers or rabbits feet, those couldn't hurt either. For a full list of pre-order tips, check out this guide from TechRadar. You can get a Silk case for iPhone X right meow and have a smartish case before...

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Smartish Advice: Should I Upgrade to iOS 11?


While those who picked up the new iPhone 8 will automatically be running Apple’s newest operating system (lucky them), those with older iPhones are facing an age-old question – to upgrade, or not to upgrade? The Cons While getting the latest and greatest features seems like a no-brainer, there is a major downside: it’s a big download. According to Forbes, it will cost you up to 2 GB depending on your device. Time to decide which apps you really love (goodbye, Pokemon Go). The Pros However, the new OS does have some surprises for the tech enthusiast and luddite alike. What are our favorites? Glad you asked... Siri can now do spoken translation in English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese...

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Silk Cases + Wireless Charging? You bet!


The iPhone 8 arrived last week, and the big question on people’s minds is wireless charging. Well, we’ve got answers. Q: Can you wirelessly charge through Silk cases? A: Yes! You can wirelessly charge your iPhone 8/8+/X *through* our cases. Q: Can you wirelessly charge even through credit cards? A: Yes! You can wirelessly charge through credit cards (except those fancy metal cards). Q: Will wireless charging damage my credit credits? A: Nope! We’ve tested the same set of credit cards with wireless charging for over a year, and the cards work just fine. Don’t believe us? We don’t blame you. We almost didn’t believe it ourselves. That’s why we made a video testing each of our cases on five...

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Our Smartish Neighbor: Hops & Grain


The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come out tomorrow! While we’re busy getting ready for the big day, why not enjoy a cold beer from a local Austin brewery? This week we’re checking out our neighbor Hops & Grain. Located in the same vibrant East Austin neighborhood Silk calls home, Hops & Grain has been brewing lagers and hop-forward beers since 2011. Their line-up includes office fave The One They Call Zoe, a refreshing pale lager that pairs perfectly with these crisp Texan autumn days (95 degrees is “crisp”, right?). Hops & Grain also makes a point of giving back and being a good neighbor. Each year the staff volunteers with local nonprofits, and sustainability factors into everything they do....

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Welcome to the Party!


Let us show you around So glad you could make it. Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Silk. After a decade of making phone cases, we grew tired of the stale branding that encompasses our industry. Hence, we decided to take a refreshingly bizarre angle on what it means to make a smartish phone case. Smartish? Yeah, you read that right. We'll spare you the pretense of flaunting over-blown marketing taglines. And instead speak to you like we would our own friends. Our products are just clever enough to make your everyday life a little better, but we won't pretend they're gonna save the world. In a nutshell, they're smart ... ish. As you hear from us, expect to find quips and bad jokes spread amongst everything...

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CM4 is now Silk!


The Juicy Details Big news! CM4 has consolidated into Silk. Who’s Silk? Well, Silk is a brand that we launched in 2014, and have run it in parallel to CM4 the past 3 years. While we are proud of what each brand has done independently, they will be even stronger under one newly created Silk identity. This new Silk brand takes a refreshingly bizarre look at making what we like to call "Smartish Products." What’s this mean for the Q Card Case? Don't worry, the Q Card Case that you know and love will continue on as part of the Silk family. Same great case, just a sweet new logo. Even better, we’re able to drop the price of the...

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