Getting a toddler changed after swim class can mean you forget your phone is in your pants pocket. Concrete + iPhone 5 + 5 foot drop = shattered screen. Got a new replacement iPhone from the Apple store which took about 20 min. I didn’t have Apple care so … $300. Ouch, but at least I get a new battery and unblemished chamfer.
After 7 years of iPhones and adamantly never using a case, I’ve gone and bought my first iPhone case ever, two in fact. I figure I’d try two ends of the case-spectrum; a super slim case and a shock-protected grippy case:
I’ll share my thoughts and compare these here soon.
UPDATE SEPT 23 2013
Desmay New Slight wins, hands-down. Both are great cases. I lose the front face protection of the excellent Speck case, but the New Slight protects the chamfers all around and is nearly imperceptible.