Thursday, February 17, 2011
Best Case Materials to Klutz-Proof Your Verizon iPhone 4
If you're a real klutz when it comes to keeping a good grip on your iPhone, you will definitely need to safeguard it with a protective case. Fortunately, with today's technology, there are a variety of materials that give you great protection from drops, bumps, nicks and scratches. Let's look at what materials are available and how they can protect your phone.
Light-weight and durable, polycarbonate iPhone cases offer high-impact resistance and they are inexpensive. Polycarbonate is a strong type of plastic. Cases made with polycarbonate can be clear or colored. Unfortunately, this material tends to scratch easily so make sure you do not use this case in tough environments.
Silicone cases come in a variety of vibrant colors. The best thing about silicone is its gripping power. Your phone stays secure in a silicone case and you can get a good grip on it, meaning you have less chance of dropping and damaging it. Silicone gives your phone some cushioning effect but its thinness doesn't make it the best in damage protection.
Dual Protection with Polycarbonate and Silicone
Another inexpensive protective case offering both outside and inside protection is one with an exterior of polycarbonate plastic and a shock-absorbing silicone core. This combination gives your iPhone extra protection against high-impact hits.
Hard-Shell Exterior and Rubber Combo
One more protective combination you will find on the iPhone case market is a hard-shell design, typically a durable plastic, such as polycarbonate, combined with interior rubber guardrails. The purpose of the rubber guardrails is added shock absorption.
Hard-Shell Metal Cases
High-quality, aircraft-grade aluminum is the preferred metal for iPhone cases. Advanced engineering has enabled designers to craft these metal cases in ways that don't lead to a weakening of signal strength. And don't think just silver. Aluminum cases come in a variety of fashionable colors at affordable prices.
The protective cushion of rubber is well-known. There are iPhone cases available that are composed of a nice, thick rubber. These cases provide excellent protection but you will probably give up some fashion for function.
Protective Features of Leather
Leather is a natural, soft material that cushions your iPhone, absorbing hits and bumps. With its classic look and great feel, leather also helps you keep a better grip on your phone.
A Case for Carbon Fiber
Very strong and light, carbon-fiber iPhone cases may be the strongest of all iPhone cases available today. Multiple layers of super-thin, genuine carbon fiber provide excellent strength and durability. The downside of these sharp-looking carbon-fiber cases is that they are expensive. But hey, your iPhone is a top class piece of technology that deserves nothing but the best! Right?
Don't Forget Screen Protection
In your search for the best protection for your iPhone, don't neglect your phone screen. iPhone screens are made of glass, and while the glass design has improved in durability, it can still break. You can find phone cases that offer built-in screen protection. There is also the option of removable plastic screens.