Have you ever had that sinking feeling? You know, the one where you watch your expensive phone slip from your hand in slow motion, feeling helpless as it plummets to the ground and cringing when it makes a terrifying, glass shattering sound?
I have and it’s horrible, something that happens to many people and apparently, it is even more likely when you are away on a trip or traveling for work.
It happens when you least expect it and when you are least prepared. Picture the scene, you’re on vacation, climbing an amazing mountain or biking along a fantastic strip of road and your phone falls out of your pocket, Thud! Well, that would totally ruin the moment and quite possibly the holiday too.....
Ok if you have had enough of this horror story, why not put a case on the phone before starting off on your next adventure? It’s a whole lot better than the sky-high repair fees you would be faced with let alone not ruining your perfect day with a broken phone.
The only question is: how do you choose the phone case that is best suited for your trip? Well, it’s worth knowing a bit more about travel cases first.
1. What to look for in a travel phone case?
As I mentioned in my last article, there are only two kinds of case in the world, slim or rugged, one for every day and the other for when you are engaged in outdoor activities. Now, since you are going away on a trip, I would say that the best case would be the tough and rugged one, one that will give greater protection to your phone compared with a slim one.
Ok, first, you should know what the phone cases you can find on the market are?
1) What case options are available for when you are traveling?
There are so many different heavy-duty cases out there, each one offering various different features, some are waterproof, dustproof, dirtproof, snowproof or shockproof. Some cases included all these features, whilst others offer less, some are very specialized whilst others very simple. It’s worth doing a bit of research on these cases before you narrow down the best case.
2) Why should you care if a case is shockproof?
If you are someone who frequently engages in outdoor activities like water skiing, bike tours, or hiking, you really should consider a shockproof case. Why?
Today, most mobile phones are rated “water-resistant” (the ability to resist but not entirely withstand water penetration). To signify this, mobile phones and other devices designed to be waterproof and dustproof receive a rating from a group known as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), for example, IP67 or IP68.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note8, S8, S8+, S7, and S7 edge all feature an IP rating of 68, which means you can bring it with you on adventures and take comfort in knowing that you can carry on using these devices. Similarly, for the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 as well as iPhone X, they all carry IP67 ratings (6, means these phones are impervious to dust, 7, means your phone should be able to withstand immersion in water up to 1m/3.28ft, for up to 30 minutes). The bigger the number, the better the device performs, you can also check here to know the difference between IP67 and IP68.
Simply put, these phones can handle water or dust themselves, although only for 30mins, so don’t leave your expensive phone in the water over 30 minutes after you dropped it!
As you can now see, it is highly recommended that you look for a case which is capable of resisting shock, the only question is, how do you choose the best one?
2. How do you choose a rugged shockproof case?
There are a few factors you should know before choosing a tough case for traveling.
When a case manufacturer is going to make a rugged case, one factor must be considered up front: What material should they use to make the case? Cheap plastic materials can’t handle the forces exerted during a fall; neither can those materials that are only good-looking. So, the material should be able to absorb or buffer the force of the impact and still maintain good performance and appearance.
2) Scientific Engineering
Whilst material selection is important, equally important is the way that the case is designed, the way it is engineered to combat the forces it might have to deal with.
Careful thought needs to be given to the way that the phone has to be held within the case, the way that the phone might land on a hard surface, the way that the case needs to handle the forces experienced on the corners are all part of the way the case needs to be engineered.
Look at the way car manufacturers have increased the protection, airbags, cushioning zones, better materials etc, all without ruining the good looks of the car.
Designing a case is a science as much as it is an art, it can look good but be useless to protect, and likewise, it can protect and be ugly to look at. A well-designed case does both of these things.
Lightweight: You really don’t want or have to take heavy things in your backpack when you are traveling, the lighter the better.
So a lightweight phone case will be less hassle and still provide you with the necessary protection you need on your trip.
Good looking: Yeah, we are going to enjoy our holiday and will probably take thousands of pictures during the trip, so the case has to look good! Not to mention, that your phone is a good tool to pose with when you are rubbish at standing in front of the camera :P
You’re welcome to let me know your ideas if you had more in your mind.
So, the question is: where do you find this kind of case?
3. The World's Most Protective and Minimalist Phone Case —MagCase Pro
How do I introduce this phone case that you might need? Allow me to explain.
1) the MagCase Pro is made from premium materials
Check out the picture below.
The 3 outer layers are manufactured from military grade Aramid fiber, providing exceptional shock and abrasion protection. The inner foam layer increases the shock-absorption capabilities while the premium micro-fiber layer protects your phone from scratches. And the most important point is: All of this in a profile of just, only 0.3-inch profile.
2) The MagCase Pro comes with scientifically engineered protection, how?
It’s designed with AirBag Corner Safety Zones which are employed at each corner of the case, so it can dissipate any impact forces experienced by the phone when it is dropped against a flat surface such as a floor or table, just like the airbag in your car, it buffers the impact forces.
real airbag and the airbag on the case
Similar to the AirBag Corner Safety Zones, its AirPocket Sidebars Zones provide lateral impact protection, reducing any shock experienced from a fall and keeping your device safe.
Every corner is specially designed with reinforced bumper corners, providing excellent shock-absorption capabilities.
Anti-Slip Side Grips reduce the chance of the case slipping out of your hand ensuring a firmer grip when holding the phone.
It also has Shock-Resistant Back Panel to protect the back of the case and your phone.
3) Other unique features
Wireless Charging Friendly: The MagCase Pro has metal plates embedded so that you don’t have to stick any ugly metal plate on the back of your phone case to secure it on your car vent mount, whilst charge the phone wirelessly whenever you want.
Insert Molding Technology: You might be wondering: what process was used to create this case? Well, have you ever heard of Insert Molding Technology? It’s an important process for the production of a wide variety of parts and assemblies, it reduces the size and weight of the part, improves component reliability, and delivers improved part strength and structure with enhanced design flexibility with this technology. In a word, it’s an advanced way to process the manufacturing of the case.
4) What about the weight and appearance?
Well, even with the metal plates embedded and 5 layers of different materials, the case is still unexpectedly lightweight, you’ll know this when you hold it.
So, what does the phone case look like?
It looks stunning, doesn’t it? Plus, it will not interfere with any of your phone's signals, it’s very comfortable to touch and it has an extra protective ring for your camera lens.
What about the real-life drop test? Check it out!
Travel is always a good time to relax and it should always bring lots of fun without having to worry too much about the safety of your phone.
That is exactly why you need a tough, rugged case that enables you to use and enjoy it, worry free!
Amongst all those waterproof, dustproof or shockproof cases, the most important feature you need is the shock resistant feature, since most of the smartphones are capable of handling basic water or dust.
MagCase Pro is an ideal case since it’s made with military grade material Aramid fiber and advanced Insert Molding technology, it’s also very clever at handling shock, the design makes sure every possible way to damage the phone has been covered.
Simply put, Get One, and go start your adventure! you won’t regret it.
You really should invest in one of these if you value your phone and want to keep it looking its best, the ultimate rugged phone case.