How to pick the perfect cell-phone case

Chris Glover

Cell phone cases are the most used accessory you buy for your cell phone. Not only do you use them every single day, but they withstand an incredible amount of wear and tear while taking care of your precious device. There are hundreds of different cell phone cases on the market, and picking the one that is ideal for your lifestyle can be complicated, so here are five tips for choosing the perfect cell phone case.

  1. Look at your lifestyle. Any cell phone cases better than nothing, but if you live and then you're going to want a heavy-duty cell phone case. A light, stylish cell phone case isn't going to withstand being dropped from a motorcycle at highway speeds or protect your cell phone from water damage if it happens to fall over the edge of your boat during a fishing trip. A quality phone case like this heavy-duty metal aluminum phone case will protect your phone from even the hardest drops.
  2. Review your habits. When it comes to purchasing cell phone cases, your daily lifestyle and your habits matter. Are you looking for a phone case that can hold your credit cards and a little bit of cash, or are you looking for a phone case that has a built-in mirror so that you can check and reapply your makeup wherever you are? There's an ideal cell phone case for both of these situations, but you have to know what you're looking for to purchase the right one.
  3. Consider the costs. Cell phone cases come at a variety of price ranges, but it's very much a situation where you get what you pay for. If you're prone to dropping your cell phone and you didn't invest in a protection plan, then spending close to $50 on a case would not be unreasonable. However, if you're simply a risk-averse person and can't imagine using your cell phone without a case, then you can spend a little less. For the average cell phone user, the ultra slim thin clear soft premium case will adequately protect your phone.
  4. Invest in more than one. Who says you only need one cell phone case? Just like an outfit, you can have a different cell phone case for various occasions in your life. If you are considering a night on the town with your friends, a cell phone case that is heavy-duty, waterproof, and can hold your credit cards may be ideal. On the other hand, for a day at the office, you may opt for a sleek and minimalistic case that allows for wireless charging and can withstand a few drops from the desktop level.

No one person has the exact same needs out of their cell phone case, and cell phone cases aren't one-size-fits-all – for the person. If you live an active lifestyle, then it's best to splurge on a quality cell phone case that can withstand high impact drops and being submerged in water. On the other hand, if you're more concerned with having a cell phone case that can hold necessary information, a light-duty cell phone case with the option of an attached wallet may be better.