To case, or not to case, that's the question!
Honestly, you can just about spend an equal amount of time doing your homework and shopping around for various cell phone cases. Some are particularly interested in jazzing up the appearance of their new device, while others simply want something for protection! Obviously, there are an abundant amount of cases that envelop a wide range of functions that go beyond the normal scope of what some people expect – like battery charging and rugged style cases. As we mentioned already, the task of choosing a case can be daunting, but let’s take a quick stroll and see what’s available out there.
fashionable element thrown into the mix as well, like ones that sport intricate designs or encrusted with jewels, but they’re ultimately there to protect the handset. Some are constructed out of a touch plastic shell that adds a little bit of girth, whereas silicone type cases provide minimal intrusion – albeit, they concurrently provide less durability. Still, one begs the question of where to place the handset when it’s not being used?
obtrusively cling onto belts with some sort of loop, hook, or fastening contraption. Come to think of it, these cases aren’t known for their fashionable sense, but rather, they’re more mostly found being used by business professionals. Certainly, it’s made more prevalent when you find BlackBerry smartphones to this day still packaged with some kind of holster. However, things can really get cramped if you happen to own multiple devices – and honestly, it can make it seem that you’re wearing some kind of utility belt. And no, not the kind that Batman sports. Nevertheless, at least you have a spot to tuck your phone away when it’s not being used – as opposed to chucking it into your already widening pant pockets.
We’ve all experienced it in one form or another, but that sense of newness is relinquished once that first scratch magically appears out of nowhere. Hence, that’s where screen protectors come to mind since they offer that barely just there protection for scratches – though, it’s not something that will protect your handset if it’s dropped. Despite that, this form of protection normally leaves the rest of the handset exposed to the elements, and with that, it’s commonly combined with other types of cases.
scratch proof, but they’re highly prized for being regarded as indestructible too. Moreover, they tend to come along with lifetime guarantees that allow you to order replacements if they happen to get old or crusty looking. Granted that they offer superior protection against scratches, installing one can altogether turn out to become a timely and extensive process – and it can sometimes end up completely messy looking. Furthermore, they still don’t offer protection against drops.
Mophie and PowerSkin pack in a battery that allow phones to charge actively within the case – while offering the standard set of protection. Much like its rugged counterparts, these battery cases can prove to make most handsets feel unwieldy, but then again, you gain the ability to charge on the ago.
Meticulously thinking about it now, there’s no wonder why some people can spend an exhausting amount of time coming down with a decision. Some are quick to pick something out just to get home and start playing with their new toy, while others treat the process like as if they’re buying a car – needing to inspect it from head to toe.
Then again, there’s always that population of people that simply detest any kind of case since they mask the beauty and aura of their device. When engineers are paid thousands of dollars to craft one eye-catching cell phone design, do you really want to hide it from the public with a case? Ehh, maybe…especially when you take into factor the kind of resell value it can accrue down the road when it’s up for retirement. So which kind of case person are you?