Accidents happen, and unless you want to replace your smartphone every time you sit on it or drop it, you’re going to need a protective case to keep it from harm. Let’s face it, some device cases and covers are downright ugly, so here are some choices that are not only protective but beautiful, too.
The style of phone case you choose will largely depend on the type of phone you have and where you are using it. For example, if you work on a construction site or in a foundry, you’ll need a rugged case that can withstand rough handling. Not that you have to stick to just one case, you can have a ‘work case’ and a ‘leisure case.’ In fact, you can have as many cases as you like and switch them out as often as you want.
Smartphone socks: Very basic, this case simply slips over the phone like a sock. They are very inexpensive and usually made from flimsy material.
Smartphone sleeves and pouches: This type of case fits a little better than a sock and is often made of slightly stronger material. They sometimes also have a pull-up strap to release the phone from the case.
Fitted pouches and skins: These are inexpensive and easy to replace if they become damaged. They’re usually made from plastic.
Smartphone clips: Clips are fitted to the phone and can be attached to your belt or car’s interior.
Smartphone wallets and flip cases: These vary in style and design. Many of them have a magnetic strip to hold the wallet closed. Some have compartments for credit cards and ID, some have a plastic sheath to protect your iPhone’s screen.
Cool By Design
There are lots of different phone cases that are both practical and cool; it all depends on where you’re taking your phone and what kind of mood you’re in.
Express yourself: Some cool phone cases have designs that express your personality. For example, if you’re into gardening, you may want a case covered in flowers. If you’re a music lover, how about a case depicting your favorite band? Or if you’re a tech geek, get a case covered in a computer keyboard.
Have some bling: Get your bling on with a crystal covered phone case. They come in a wide range of colors and designs, and if you lose your phone, all you’ll need to find it is a flashlight.
Get an outdoors case: If you’re going hunting, you’ll still need your phone in case of emergency. There are numerous camo phone cases on the market, just don’t drop it in the woods.
Do It Yourself: Believe it or not, you can make a phone case at home. All you need is some paint, gel pens, tape, markers and a clear phone case.
Look around at different smartphone cases before you buy. It’s best to have a hands-on experience so you can and decide which qualities are the most important for you and your phone.