DailyDirt: Protecting Your Phone From Damage

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One of the first things many people do when they get a shiny new smartphone is put a case and a screen protector on it. Some people do this because they want to customize the look of their phone, but others just want to protect the phone from the inevitable drop on concrete that’ll put an annoying scratch (or worse) on the screen. A few folks prefer naked phones, and for those users, there may be some nifty ways to keep phones scratch & dent free in the future. Here are just a few examples.

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art guerrilla (profile) says:

Re: Re:

uh duh, at least half the reason for having smart phones is the coolness factor, wrist straps aren’t cool… practical, but not cool…
kind of like pocket protectors, very practical, but not cool…

think it is sort of amusing we buy these ultra-hip, super-duper, thinner-is-better smart phones, then glob them up with a gronky case…

i’ve done the same, went about a week with sleek smart phone purchased against my will (SWMBO handles that stuff), and nearly dropped it a dozen times, it was as slippery as a bar of soap, AND a PITA to hold to use it…
so, got gronky green cover that makes it about two+ times thicker, but i can hold the grippy rubber, and does act as a shock absorber when dropped…
hate carrying it in my pocket, though, and old cellyphone holster won’t fit this little-over 3/4″ thick not-so-smart phone, now…
why don’t they just make them with a rubber case to start with, then we wouldn’t have to make them thicker…

Beta (profile) says:


Why not just make the glass easily replaceable?

Oh, and if you want the latest, most expensive phone, and you want it to have a really big screen and be really thin, and the very first thing you want to do with it is put it in your hip pocket and sit on it, then maybe you’d be better off with some child-safe toys for a while longer.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: decoupling

Some people like how the glass is bonded to the display which gives the phone a look that makes the pixels appear to be flush with the surface of the screen — instead of set back a few millimeters deep away from the top of the glass. I suppose they could make the screen replaceable in its entirety, but that doesn’t sound like what you’re suggesting. And then, you’d basically get a modular phone… Which was the topic of a previous daily dirt not too long ago.

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