Body Glove is famous for surfing gear and wetsuits, which provide swimmers and surfers with an extra layer of protection against the elements. Their newest product is rugged phone cases, which give smartphone owners an extra layer of protection for their devices.
Let’s be honest: most of the “rugged” phone cases on the market add a lot of bulk to your sleek device. With chunky corners and grippy rubber backings, most “bumper” cases feel like keeping a small brick in your pocket.
Well, that’s where Body Glove stands apart from the competition. Their new line of smartphone cases offer the sturdy protection of a rugged case in a slim shape that’s not at all bulky! Let’s take a moment to focus on two cases which I checked out in depth at CES 2014.
TrackSuit Case for iPhone 5/5s
The TrackSuit case from Body Glove fits the iPhone 5 and 5s. It boasts MIL-STD-810G certification, which is great if you live an active lifestyle or are constantly dropping or banging your phone around. This full coverage case has a screen protector on the front and a unique flip-open back cover to allow for docking. I really like the case’s tool-free design, which means that it can be changed or removed at any time.
If you use a speaker dock, charging dock, or any other accessory that uses the 30-pin connector, the TrackSuit case offers the ability to have your phone docked when you want it and protected when you want it.
Design wise, the case comes in 5 different colors. It retails for $39.99 (MSRP) and is available in most major retail outlets and online.
MySuit Case for iPhone 5/5s
Like the TrackSuit, the Body Glove MySuit case also passed the MIL-STD-810G drop test. It offers rugged protection for your phone all the way around, including a screen protector. This case does not have a flip-open design for docking. However, it does have a beautiful brushed metal backplate for superior protection.
The MySuit case allows full access to all buttons as well as the camera. Best of all, this slim rugged case cuts out a lot of the bulk found in other tough cases. At $39.99 MSRP, it is the same price as the TrackSuit.
Whereas phone cases were once a mere design item, both of these phone cases from Body Glove indicate that slim and rugged could be the next big trend in phone cases. As we’ve seen here, form and function can be blended remarkably well.