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PopSockets unveils a photo case and accessory designer powered by AI.

by Ethan Carter

Are you prepared to use your knowledge of AI prompts to customize products? PopSockets, a manufacturer of smartphone covers and accessories, is launching a novel AI Customizer tool today that enables anybody to create their phone accessory designs, such as wallets, grips, and cases, using an enhanced version of Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL). According to the business, the feature would enable users to express themselves in ways that a regular product catalog cannot wholly do by encouraging them to design distinctive and innovative bespoke cases and accessories.

Customers may visit a page on the PopSockets website and provide a prompt that defines the image they wish to use for the service.

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PopSockets initially asks you to accept the terms and conditions, which include certifying that you are not violating anybody else’s rights and owning all the rights to the photographs you submit, before allowing you to begin using the service. Additionally, it states that PopSockets may refuse orders that violate company policies or include illegal content. The restrictions also apply to PopSockets’ contest, which offers rewards totaling $100,000 for the finest AI artwork, with a $50,000 grand prize winner to be announced in November. Additionally, winners will be notified every day until December 25, 2023.

You enter words into the supplied text box to create a picture. For instance, you may type “a fantasy land of rainbow flowy rivers, mountains, and cotton clouds” or any other thought that comes to mind.

In case you’re stuck, you may refer to trending images across categories and be directed to other themes, actions, places, colors, and styles using guided prompts. It will also provide you with some suggested prompts, such as “Neon Mountain,” “Cotton Candy Gradient,” “Futuristic New York,” and dozens more in various trending categories—currently including travel, floral, animals, nature, surrealism, butterflies, and patterns.

In addition, you can select from various styles under categories like artistic, realistic, unique, pattern, and mood, including photographic, cinematic, line art, comic book, fantasy art, landscape painting, impressionism, pop art, sketch, and many more. Additionally, the platform allows you to add a photo of a human or pet to an AI-generated scenario by using its optional backdrop removal tool (you could, for example, put your cat in space).

It just takes less than 60 seconds to create your ideas and artwork, after which you may edit the outcome, make new pictures, or use it on an already available product. The company’s well-liked PopSockets phone grips, phone cases, wallets (with standard and MagSafe variants), and soon-to-be-released Looks graphic phone case inserts are all supported by the AI Customizer.

According to the company, the PopSockets Customizer AI uses a large-scale model engine that, compared to other text-to-image generators currently on the market, creates images with “superior resolution, finer details, and more realistic images.” This is required since the pictures can’t be seen on a computer screen but must be printed on items.

Regretfully, the AI isn’t always entirely accurate. For instance, I requested a picture of a unicorn (yes, I am a 10-year-old girl), but in one example, I got images of a white horse with two horns, no horns, or a drooping horn.

The trumpet was occasionally off-center. In another, the unicorn had something dangling from its eye, maybe an earring, and appeared to be attempting to devour its flower necklace.

However, the AI Customizer produced more useful possibilities when I asked it to create three additional photos. However, in several instances, it disregarded requests such as “with a flower necklace.”

It’s not a good idea to rely just on the given instructions, as your outcomes could not vary significantly. For example, when I selected “futuristic New York” as my sole choice, I received four images of tall skyscrapers covered in vegetation. However, you would receive a more excellent range of options if you added additional parameters to your request, such as requesting a future New York with neon signs and flying automobiles.

Unless stated otherwise, the outputs can be inconsistent, like with AI picture generators seen online, and it could require many attempts to achieve the desired quality of photos.

Naturally, though many do, you are not required to use the new function to conjure magical images. Instead, you may utilize it to produce a more polished, better-looking picture of your subject against the backdrop of your choice. You may use the tool to add text or stickers to your picture if you’d like.

PopSockets is helpful because it lets you see how your image will appear on your product before you check out. This is very useful if, for example, your picture has to be zoomed out or shifted about to make room for the phone’s camera array. Alternately, you might find that the image isn’t a good fit for the tiny space a phone grip provides and want to go back and fix it.

Afterward, you may add the product to your basket for the regular price, just like any other item from the website’s catalog. Gary Schoenfeld, CEO of PopSockets, stated in a statement regarding the introduction, “This innovative use of technology allows users to create a truly unique accessory for the product we use more than anything else—our phones.” “We can’t wait to see the creative possibilities this holiday season and beyond bring to our community—this advancement in AI technology truly reflects that imagination is limitless,” he added.

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