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How the Loopy™ Case was born

Shortly after upgrading to a new smartphone, Chicago business owner John Wangercyn dropped it and cracked the screen. After paying the hefty repair cost, he went with a bulky, expensive case the sales rep recommended.  John was unhappy with the heavy, new case: buttons were hard to press and his phone now barely fit in his pocket.  He ditched the bulk for a slimmer case until he dropped his phone again.

Thinking ahead of the problem – beingproactive by preventing dropping the phone instead of trying to prevent damage after the phone has dropped with a reactive, bulky case - John attached some wire and electrical tape to his slim case to create the ingenious Loopy Case.


Loopy Cases company founded by the “J Boys”

John Wangercyn’s three sons, the “J boys” JT, Jim and Joey, knew a winning idea when they saw it. Co-founding Loopy Cases LLC in December 2012, JT Wangercyn became the CEO, his brother Jim Chief Creative Officer and youngest brother Joey the company photographer. Through several design reiterations, the Loopy® became the first smartphone case design with a patented, adjustable finger loop to help prevent dropping the phone.

The J boys were not the only ones to recognize the market potential of the innovative Loopy design. Less than four months after starting the company, the Loopy case was awarded First Place from both the annual Purdue Big Sell Entrepreneurship Competition and the Indiana University IDEA Competition in March 2013.


Enthusiastic market reception as customers get “In the Loop”

The Loopy case has met with enthusiastic market reception and rave, 5-star reviews from customers, bloggers and mobile tech evaluation reviewers.

Loopy Cases is on a mission to “Stop the Drop” and that mission continues to gain industry traction with the company’s recent release of new cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.



Loopy® Cases



Media Contact:

Colin Trethewey

p: (813) 480-1354

e: colin@prmedianow.com

Company Contact:

JT Wangercyn
CEO, Loopy Cases

p: (708)280-1426

e: jt@loopycases.com


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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 :)