Give my cell a case
January 8, 2012 5:49 PM Subscribe
I've recently gotten a smart phone. As it's the first real investment I've made in a phone, I'm already thinking of how I can avoid the pain of having it get cracked, stepped on, dropped or rolled over.
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In terms of protecting cell phones, I'm not understanding how people keep their cells from getting damaged. I can see these hard and soft shell cases that clip on the cell's body. They don't cover the cell screen, which seems to me to be the most likely place for it to get damaged.
I'm envisioning some type of carbon fiber type container with a flip lid over the face of the cell. You could leave the cell in this container for extended periods, flip the lid to use, with a belt loop for carrying it around.
Given I have a fairly active lifestyle at work and play, I can easily envision some kind of crush or bump that totally hoses my phone on its vulnerable face.
I'm going to put the phone into a body glove case for protection which certainly helps to prevent accidental drops, still it doesn't cover the screen. When I'm transporting the cell, carrying it around, putting it into a bag or carrying it on a belt, I've got a soft bag/pouch, which seems kind inadequate for providing a shell that's proof against typical crushes or accidental bumps.
I'm wondering if anyone has any examples of a cell phone case that provides full structural protection yet is wearable and usable. My Otterbox certainly does the trick but isn't exactly wearable.