5 Reasons Why You Need a Smartphone Case and How to Keep it Clean

12 September 2016

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Chances are that if you’ve ever owned a smartphone, you know just how delicate they can be. Fresh out of the box for only a week, and then away it goes, tumbling from your grasp and onto the floor. Considering how much we depend on our mobile devices these days, it’s surprising to see just how many people walk around without a decent case for it. If you’re one of those people that keeps your phone bare and case-free, here are four reasons why you should reconsider your approach.

Benefits of Having a Smartphone Case

Better Grip

Between slips, drops, and splashes, placing a case on your phone can drastically improve your ability to hang onto it more securely, regardless of whether you’re out and about or doomscrolling at home. This way, your favourite device won’t easily slide through your hands and land in places you wish it didn’t. Get a grip with a case. Some cases offer rubberized grips or special coatings that help to maximize grip, and many of them do so without adding extra bulk or heft to the device, preserving the user experience.

Protect the Screen

We all know that the screen is usually the first thing to go after a solid drop. Well, instead of paying repair costs to fix a cracked screen, buy a case that will keep it safe instead. There are a variety you can choose from that will give that screen a much better chance of surviving those falls.

How does this work? Well, many cases actually include a raised lip that surrounds the screen. This helps to reduce the risk of any face-down falls impacting the screen itself, and you can even place your phone screen-down on a tabletop with peace of mind (a great solution for avoiding those pesky Google Nest cam notifications or social media updates while you’re trying to work).

Dirt and Spills

For most smartphone users, leaving anywhere without your phone only happens by mistake. No matter where it is, that phone seems to become more coddled and included in our daily activities than anything or anyone. But with that constant contact comes dirt, grime, and spills. Having an extra layer of protection on your phone means that it’s better suited to handle the rigours of daily life.

Personalize It

Aside from the more obvious reasons for dressing your phone with a case, another perk is that you get to personalize your phone. Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find a case to suit what you’re looking for. Plus, since so many phones today look alike, it comes in handy when you need to be sure you’ve got your phone.

Maximum Resale Value

Smartphones, especially iPhones, tend to retain their value over time. A case can minimize the risk of scratches, chipped metal frames, cracked rear glass or screens, scuffs, and other cosmetic forms of damage that could hurt resale value. Eventually, everyone upgrades, whether for the sake of wanting something shiny and new or various other reasons, so it quite literally pays to slap on a high-quality case! When it’s time to upgrade or find a new home for your current device, we’ll buy it from you at a competitive price at Mobile Klinik, so cashing in is easy!

How to Clean Your Phone Case

During these uncertain times where staying healthy and safe is more important than ever, it’s good thinking to be mindful of phone cleanliness. Since your phone case will have direct contact with the world around it, this accessory should be kept especially clean. That being said, cleaning your phone case depends on the material it is constructed with. Most budget-friendly cases use a combination of plastics and rubber, while others use metal, leather (a favourite of many phone users), or even hardwoods. You might also be interested in a folio-style case that covers the screen when not in use, or you may prefer an ultra-slim case that tightly hugs the buttons and frame of the phone with as little additional girth as possible.

These factors contribute to cleaning methods. Some materials, like leather, won’t do well with alcohol wipes, for instance. Others, like rubber, act as dust and lint magnets and will require more frequent cleaning (the same applies for TPU plastic, which can feel gummy and grimy if not cleaned regularly). Try using sanitizing wipes, a damp cloth with a dab of soap, or other less abrasive cleaning methods. You might also want to give a UV sterilizing system a try, which helps to keep your phone and case germ-free.

Give your phone a little TLC. You rely on that little device day in and day out for just about everything, so it’s important to protect it. Mobile Klinik has everything you need to keep your phone safe, offering a wide selection of smartphone accessories and cases. If your caseless phone does get damaged, bring it in, and one of our qualified technicians will take care of it in 60 minutes or less in most situations. Find your nearest Mobile Klinik location today and stop by – we’d love to see you and your device!

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