Mobile phones are getting more and more expensive, yet at the same time they are becoming more and more fragile. The reason for this is the sheer amount of technology they bring together which leaves them far more prone to damage, with huge touch screens being far easier to scratch or crack than the tiny reinforced plastic ones of yesterday.
Whilst our old mobiles would have been tough to break even in an industrial vice, today, with so much of our phones being made of glass, it is much easier to shatter or scratch them. Not only that, but since they bring together so many new technologies, they will also be far more expensive and the cost of fixing such parts or buying a new phone will be far more costly. It is therefore extremely wise to look into buying cases for those phones.
But aren’t mobile phone cases the staple of aging janitors and the less trendy amongst us, being all leather cases that transform a cool phone into something that might be used by a businessman who was trying to hard?
Well, whilst the phones we used to buy were slightly more rigid in functionality and more limited in style, their cover companions were the same. However, as technology and design have advanced, so have the designs and functionality of the covers that accompany them. Many phone cases are now merely sleeves that mould to the shape of the phone whilst offering protection to the back and sides and ridges so that, should the phone be dropped on its front, the front doesn’t make contact with the ground.
With iPhones, the necessity has been twofold. Not only are the new iPhone’s glass on both front and back, meaning that even more protection is needed, but they also had numerous teething problems which meant that iPhone cases acted as a bridge to ensure users could get the signal they needed. Whilst, for many, the necessity to get iPhone cases from the off seemed like an issue, it actually saw many investing in what they later found to be an invaluable commodity for their phone.
However, it is not just the phone itself that cases can protect. With memory cards now being so large in size that all our videos, photographs and music can easily be stored within the phone, serious damage to the phone could mean that not only does the phone end up completely broken, but the memory cards end up getting damaged too. And with huge amounts of our private lives now being documented by our mobile phones, losing all our photos, videos and music could be a major heartache, and in some ways far more costly than just having to replace a phone.
So, with cases now being cheaper, slicker and more functional than ever, and with phones needing more than ever to be protected against damage, not having the right cover can be costly in many more ways than just the obvious. So it makes sense to make that very small investment as soon as possible.