Rubberized Cases Vs Hard Cell Phone Cases by admin1879

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									              Rubberized Cases Vs. Hard Cell Phone Cases


When making a decision as to which type of cell phone case to buy, the large number of
different cases on the market can be intimidating for some consumers. This is especially true
when it comes to deciding between a rubberized case or a hard shell plastic case, as some users
do not understand the differences between the two. Throw in factors like available colors,
textures, shock absorption, transparency, thickness and overall feel and the decision becomes
even more complex. Knowing the various advantages and disadvantages of rubberized vs. hard
cases could aid in quickly making a confident decision.

Benefits of Rubber are cell phone cases coated in rubber often offer increased protection from
drops and spills. When a phone encased in rubber accidentally takes a fall, much of the shock is
absorbed by the material rather than the phone itself. This can minimize or entirely prevent
screen cracks, internal circuit board damage and scratches on the exterior of the device. As
some rubber cases come with plugs that seal power and connector ports, some degree of
protection from spilled beverages and puddle landings is offered as well. Indirect protection is
also present in the enhanced grip that rubber provides over a smoothly surfaced device or a
hard plastic case. By making the phone easier to hold, accidental drops are often much less
frequent. Rubber cases also have some drawbacks while rubber cases do offer vital protective
qualities, devices like the Fender MyTouch 3G and the R2-D2 version of the Droid 2 have
stylized exteriors that some owners may wish to show off. Some rubberized cases come in
transparent varieties to accommodate this, but the transparency is not complete. While these
cases often diminish the view of the devices they house, sacrificing a bit of style for extra
protection may be worthwhile to some consumers. Another downside to rubber cases is how
much they increase the overall bulk of devices. While these cases are designed to be thick on
purpose, some users find that their phones become too bulky and uncomfortable in their
pockets due to the extra girth.

Hard plastic covers have many advantages and I will be listing some here. Plastic cases come in
many different colors and designs, offering consumers a lot of choice when it comes to
personalizing their device's look. These cases adequately protect devices from the normal
scratches, dents and dings that occur from everyday use. As plastic shells are mainly meant to
protect phones from surface damage rather than preventing damage from falls, they are often
thin and do not overly bulk up the device housed inside. Openings for power ports and USB
connectors are provided for easy access when needed. As plastic can be much more
transparent than rubber, completely transparent plastic back covers are also available for users
who wish to show off their phone's design. Plastic also have some drawbacks, Transparent
plastic back covers can become very marred with scratches, scrapes and cracks over time.
While these cases protect cell phones from that damage, users who want to keep their cases
looking nice may need to buy replacements frequently. Some users also complain that
transparent plastic back covers sometimes feel flimsy and cheap, as opposed to the solid feel of
a rubber case. Because plastic cases do not seal power ports and connectors, devices are also
less protected from liquid spills and the gradual buildup of dirt and debris under the case.

								
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