These 5 smartphone cases can survive (almost) any drop
Dropped a newly bought smartphone? Or scared to take it anywhere due to the fear of dropping it? Not anymore. In this article, we are going to provide you several options to keep your smartphone safe from drops, dust, rain, and the extreme conditions faced by industrial workers, first responders, extreme sports enthusiasts, and even parents.
Provided below are 5 smartphones cases that have survived phones after dropped, pummelled, and tested to the maximum!
1. Ballistic Hard Core
The Ballistic HC series is designed with four protective layers. For your most demanding activities, it features an optional outer layer for use, a soft silicone shock absorbent layer, a screen protector, and a clip-on attachment. This case unlike many of the protective cases, only allows you to turn the smartphone facing inward, toward your body.
While it is thicker than many selections, it does include four separate layers of protection. To see how this case performed when pushed to the limits, check out the video of the “Uncut live footage of the new Ballistic HC Case for the iPhone 4”.
In this following video, you can also check how durable the supplementary holster.
2. Tank by Case-Mate
Designed to meet or exceed the standards of the U.S. Military, the Tank is created with a rough polycarbonate exterior and a soft, cushioning silicone interior. It also features a holster clip and a retractable screen.
The case is tested to tolerate drops, shocks, vibrations, rain, sand, wind and dust, which makes it perfect for environmental workers with life-threatening working conditions.
The company reported that 67% of iPhone failures are due to cracked screens in Case-mate’s product testing video “Tank Takes a Beating.”
Well, you should be safe, if you can’t even crack your smartphone by running it over with a car (seen in the video). The Tank study reported that the case when compared to the leading brand was 2.5x more impact resistance.
3. G-Form Extreme
This XTREME iPhone 5 Case by G-Form features the company’s patented Reactive Protection Technology™, which “stiffens on impact in order to absorb over 90% of the force from an impact” raising the bar of the case to a new level.
The case offers two more layers of protection: an inner TPE insert for more shock absorption plus the unbending outer polycarbonate shell.
The open frame allows full use of the touch screen. It is shock-proof, pocket-friendly, which is made possible by low-profile RPT ™ accents. The raised edges on the front side give extra protection to the screen.
When Felix Baumgartner set the record by jumping from 128,000 feet, G-Form was motivated to raise the testing of its iPhone case to new heights. And, yes they did. The company dropped their Extreme iPhone Case from a balloon 100,000 feet in the air.
Check out the video below to see the interesting result.
4. Otterbox Defender
Otterbox has an extensive range of rugged cases for smartphones and tablets, especially the ones from the Defender series.
This case for the iPhone comes in three parts: a silicone cushioning inside, a polycarbonate outer casing, and a thick, durable clip.
The design of the case allows you to place the smartphone facing inside or outside: you can turn the screen facing outward so you can see your calls, messages, and alerts, or give the screen of the device extra protection in extreme conditions. It also includes covers for the smartphone ports and buttons.
In the video “Otterbox Defender Series 23 Floors Ultimate Drop Test” one man drops his smartphone 23 floors from his hotel room.
Watch the video to see what this device is really capable of.
5. Tough Xtreme by Case-Mate
While Case-Mate has lot of rough cases available, we take a look at this one in the Tough Xtreme series. There are cases for Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone as well as the iPad Mini. The picture below is one for the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia phone.
It has a multi-layer outer casing made of DuoFlex and PolyCore, as well as it features a snap-on frame to support the sides and front. The DuoFlex is designed to provide cushioning and a hard yet comfortable grip.
This layer also protects the smartphone’s ports. The PolyCore layer is a hard inner shell, which cosily holds the device and provides long-lasting protection.