With the Sony Xperia Z1 Compac
t already in the hands of select few lucky customers, and further expansion already in the works
, some of you will soon be looking for ways to protect your new gem. Seeing as nearly 80% of all smartphone buyers (according to some studies) look for a case/cover for their smartphone, we went ahead and did some digging for you, trying to locate some cool and evenly-distributed options for you.
Due to its young age and limited availability, the Z1 Compact hasn't quite been a case produce's darling. Really impressive cases are still rare to come by as of yet, but that sure doesn't mean you're left for dead. Below, we've scrapped together 15 different cases that cater to different budgets, and at least a few use-case scenarios. We have anything from your standard, plastic case, through covers that double up as kickstands, down to protective encasements that seek to be as unobtrusive as possible. Take a look
The Pudini Flip and Stand Case, as the name implies, doubles up as a stand, allowing you to watch movies or video on your Z1 Compact easily. On the inside, there are no slits for your ID or credit card to be found, but a a small magnet does ensure that the case snugs your phone tightly.
The Case-Mate Tough Naked is a rather successful attempt at keeping your device safe, without detracting too much from its unencumbered looks.
The Bugdroid Circuit Case comes with a rater catchy, Android-themed pattern on the back. It can be had in 10 different colors, so you can have your pick at the source.
The Krusell FrostCover is a stylish take on the tired old silicone format. Colors, like dark-green, black, and grey, are also available.
Another excellent Krusell case, but at a price. The flipcover has slits for ID and credit cards on the inside, making it an all-round great choice.
Yet another fashionable (and pricey) Krusell flipcase, again with slits for ID or credit cards inside.
For the appreciators of the vertical flip cover. Made with genuine leather.
A more premium solution. Comes in a number of colors.
A stylish, but expensive leather case from Noreve.
Nothing like some super cheap love from China. This one is imitating sequin leather. Comes in a variety of colors.
A vertical flip cover on the cheap! It's made from synthetic PU leather.
A case that doubles up as a wallet and a kickstand. Neat!
Made from synthetic PU leather.
A typical plastic, hard cover shell for the Z1 Compact, but with a colorful twist.
A slightly more affordable TETDED cover from genuine leather. Handmade.
And we're finishing up with something stylish for the boys out there. Once again, this TETDED cover is handmade from genuine leather. Explains the pricey tag.