Beginners Guide to Protecting your Smart Phone

Make sure your phone is protected

Scratches knocks and scrapes are not good for your smart phone.  The worst case scenario

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 is that they will stop working completely in the event of an accident. At the very least a knock or scratch will decrease the resale value of your smart phone.  It therefore makes sense to protect your phone with one or all of shells, shocks and shields.

Smart Phone Shells.

You know it’s a good idea to a get carry case for you phone but its an even better idea if your smart phone case has shock absorbing properties. The best of these is a material called D30.   D30 is flexible and distributes shock wave energy from the impact through you smart phone cases` structure.  When buying a protective shell for your phone look out for one made from D30. It may be a little more expensive but it will probably be worth it in the long run.

However not all shells are expensive especially if there is chance of water or sand damage to your phone. If you know the risk exists bag you phone in a bag with a water resistant fastener or a roll top dry bag.


Smart Phone Shocks.

 Shock absorbers for smart phones come in the form of rubber or plastic bumpers which will cushion any impact.  There is still the chance of damage but risk will be decreased. Companies such as Sugru market bespoke shocks which allow you to mould any shape you want. This is then stuck to your smart phone i.e. corner bumpers. The mould takes about 24 hours to set. Once set there will be enough spring in the material to protect your phone.


Smart Phone Shield.

 Finally we have screen protectors for you Smartphone. Screen protectors are relatively expensive for what they are but could prove a sensible purchase especially when considering the resale values of your smart phone. As well as preventing scratches the  screen protectors will stop those greasy fingers. Whats more  the screen sensitivity should not be reduced .


There you have it the beginners guide to protecting your smart phone. That said if you know you are going to be in an environment where you could damage or lose your smart phone I would dig  out the old brick or buy a cheap and cheerful cell phone and switch the sim.