Properly Recycling Your Old Device

January 06, 2015




Trading up your old smartphone for that new iPhone or Galaxy?  Awesome.  Not only do we have a case for you, we also have a short write up on how you can properly recycle your old device, and pretty easily as well.

Each year the world has around 50 million tons of e-waste (electronic waste) that has to be dealt with. Unfortunately, much of it ends up on African shores, but here’s how you can properly recycle your device and be globally conscious:


  • Take it to Good Will. Good Will takes in old devices to be sold to those who cannot afford brand new devices. Reusing your device could help more than you can possibly imagine.
  • Drop it off at your local Best Buy. Best Buy offers recycling for everything from DVD players to smartphones, even TVs. The best rule of thumb for them is ‘if you can carry it in, they’ll take it’.
  • Donate it to your little cousin/nephew/niece!


If you’re worried that someone may steal your data, have no fear! Simply google search how to wipe your phone clean and you’ll be good to go. It’s much easier and quicker than you think, but varies with each different phone on the market so just check YouTube for your correct process!

That’s all it takes to practice sustainability and be globally conscious, and you’ll feel great doing so! :)

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Hold Your Phone with Your Left Hand?

Not a problem!


Below are some frequently asked questions to help you decide if a lefty model Loopy is for you.  In short, it's all about which hand you predominantly HOLD your phone with :)


If you'd like to purchase a left-handed Loopy, simply type out 'LEFTY' in your order during checkout in the notes section. If you're ordering multiple Loopy Cases, please note which models you'd like a LEFTY version of as well.


(Please click any question to expand the answer)

Do I need a left-handed model Loopy?

The best way to decide whether you need a left-handed version is answered by this question: which hand do you hold your phone with MOST of the time? If the left hand, please request a LEFTY model via the instructions above. If the right hand, no note is needed since this is the default orientation for Loopy :)


What is the difference between a lefty and righty Loopy?

The loop angle. We set the loop at a specific angle for the most comfort and best performance of your case. You can see the loop angle below:


LEFTY Loopy Example

LEFTY Loopy Example

RIGHTY Loopy Example

RIGHTY Loopy Example

Can I still use my phone with my right hand if I get a lefty model?

Absolutely. Most of us here at Loopy HQ use our cases with both hands with EASE. Our loops are made to be comfortable and versatile for use with both of your hands. The loop angle is simply there to give you maximum comfort with your dominant hand, but does not hinder your ability to use it with the other.


I'm right-handed but use my phone with my left hand. Should I get a lefty?

Think about the question within the first FAQ question written here. This should help you determine what is best for you!


Anything else I should know?

Keep in mind that you will be able to use your phone one-handed with a Loopy. This is a game changer! Using your phone one-handed is awesome. Select your dominant hand based on the info above and you shouldn't have a problem at all :)