Cell Phone Cases

How to choose a cell phone case

Do you frequently drop your cell phone? Or do you worry about the bumps, scratches and the daily wear and tear that your cell phone is subjected to? You might want to consider getting a cell phone case for your mobile gadget.

Cell phone cases are designed to provide protection for your gadget from scratches, temperature changes and water. Be warned, however, they may not protect your phone from a dive into the toilet or the pool. Some cell phone cases are shock resistant and also have layers of cushioning from those accidental drops to the ground or the countertop.

Cell phone cases are good accessories to buy for your cell phone. Not only do they serve a functional purpose, they can also have an aesthetic value. Some people choose cell phone cases with designs, patterns or colors that suit their personality or interests.

There are many kinds of cell phone cases in the market today. Some of them come with many styles and features. Here are some of the broad categories of cell phone cases:

First of all, cell phone cases can be designed using various types of materials which provide their own benefits and disadvantages. For example, foam is one type of material used.

Cell phone cases with this material may not be costly, but neither is it very durable. Plastic material is also another option for those on a limited budget.

  • Leather cell phone cases can be more expensive than the other types of materials, but they are also more durable than them. For bar type phones, the back of the case can be made of full leather, the sides may have a stretchy material, and the front may be clear plastic or without any material at all. Leather cell phone cases generally do not have a design for the swivel or slider types of mobile phone. One drawback of the leather case though is that is usually adds bulk to the cell phone.

  • Pouch or holster types of cell phone cases are different from the earlier types because they generally do not wrap around the phone like the leather or plastic cases. They are more like additional pockets which may be attached to your belt. They serve to help you carry your phone around easily. When using the phone to call or text someone, the phone is removed from the case - unless of course you have a headset or blue tooth. One disadvantage of this model is that once you pull the phone out of the case to answer a call, the case no longer provides any protection for it. For those who frequently drop their phones, this may not be a good option.

  • Silicone skin type of cell phone cases are very thin and can still protect the phone from bumps or scratches. People have different reactions to the material though - some like its rubbery texture, some simply to not.

  • Decorative cell phone cases provide means to express your personality and style. They can have various designs or patterns. Some leather cases can also come with a design.

  • Some trendy new designs are also becoming available in the market today that merge wallets or purses with the cell phone case.

When looking for a cell phone case, it would be best to find one that is appropriate for the model of your cell phone as it provides the best fit. Thus, first know your cell phone model. Then, think about what functions or features of cell phone cases are important to you. Is it to make it easy for you to carry your cell phone around? Or do you value protection from bumps and scratches more? The next step would be to shop around and look for cell phone cover designs that fit your cell phone model, your personality, and your budget. Lastly, check and make sure that the case comes with appropriate openings for your gadget, such as the wire for the headset, the charger and others.