The Red iPhone 5 – MendMyi Color Lab Video Review + Giveaway [Update: Winner Announced]

With the iPhone having revolutionized the phone as we know it, it’s no surprise that with the 6th-generation iPhone, it still remains one of the most popular handsets on the market. You can hardly get on a bus, train or walk down the street, without seeing someone with an iPhone.

As such, people have come up with lots of ways to customize their device. One of the most popular methods of making your iPhone your own is to use a case. This is a good option, however I have something that trumps it. The Color Lab.

The Red iPhone 5

The aluminum that comprises the back housing on the iPhone 5 can actually be chemically dyed, via a process called anodization. Doing so creates a very unique look on your iPhone, and really makes it stand out amongst the crowd that is ‘black rectangles with rounded corners’. My iPhone 5 has actually been anodized by a company here in the UK called MendMyi, at which they run a service called the ‘Color Lab’. My full video review for the service can be found below:

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With so many iPhones around, this is by far my favorite method of customization. You can really make your iPhone look unique to you. I myself have black and red, as they make up my favorite color combinations, however you could just as easily have gold, or blue. In fact, I would thoroughly recommend checking out MendMyi’s Instagram page at, where they post a lot of their finished Color Labs, to get an idea of what some of them look like.

The Red iPhone 5 (1)

The Red iPhone 5 (2)

This service will cost you back £96 ($150) for the iPhone 5 variation, but we have a good news for you. We at Redmond Pie have partnered with the folks over at MendMyi to giveaway one free Color Lab service to one lucky reader of Redmond Pie. The offer is open to all of our readers worldwide. Winner, when announced, will have to ship his or her iPhone to MendMyi for anodization. Details of shipping can be found here:

To enter the giveaway, here is what you have to do:

Winner will be drawn at random, and will be announced on 30th June, 2013.

Update: And the winner of our MendMyi Color Lab giveaway, selected automatically at random, is Simon Wong. He has been notified about this via email/Facebook Message/Twitter Message. Thank you all for participating, we will have more giveaways soon.

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