While the phone case industry is dominated by big players such as Otterbox, there are a number of new contenders in the arena. One such company is Urban Armor Gear, which was founded in 2011.
UAG makes cases for the Apple iPhone and iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus 6, HTC One, and for all three versions of the Microsoft Surface Pro. The company specializes in rugged, drop-proof cases for smartphones and tablets. Every case they make passes the MIL-STD-810G 516.6 drop test for shock impact. They recently sent one of their cases to the edge of space via a high-altitude balloon, and it survived!
Urban Armor cases feature a raised edge that keeps the screen and back free from contact with surfaces that might cause scratches. They also feature oversized cutouts for connecting headphones and charging cables.
These cases are available now for $34.95 MSRP.
We caught up with SPECK Products at CES 2015 and got a look at their new line of CandyShell cases.
In case you are not familiar with Speck, the CandyShell cases are a 2-piece design that incorporates a MIL-SPEC drop tested case with a screen protector that helps prevent the glass from shattering. What makes this case unique from other drop-proof cases is the CandyShell’s incredibly slim profile. This case offers protection without the bulk of a large and unwieldy case.
These cases are available for the iPhone 5 as well as the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. A special bonus for iPhone 6 Plus owners is the CandyShell Grip, which is a rubberized grip surface that has been added to the back of the case. This is a useful feature for oversize phones such as the iPhone 6 Plus.
We also got a peek at the MightyShell line of rugged cases. While the CandyShell cases feature a 2-layer design, the Mightyshell uses a 3-layer design with an impact-absorbing layer for ultimate protection. This protects the phone from drops up to 8 feet high while only being 0.18″ thicker than the CandyShell case. The MightyShell comes in 3 different colors plus a clear model.
Both the CandyShell and the MightyShell cases will be available starting in January 2015 from Speck Products.
Okay, survey time. Do you use a case to protect your smartphone? Well according to a recent survey by the NPD Group, approximately 25% of smartphone owners do not use a case at all. The NPD Group is a market research firm based in Port Washington, New York. They have been studying consumer usage of electronics (and a dozen other industries) since 1984.
Their most recent survey (officially titled “Smartphone Case Segmentation Study”) asked more than 3,200 U.S. consumers ages 13 and up about their preferences regarding phone cases in September of 2013. What they found was surprising: 25% of smartphone users do not use a case to protect their phone.
In an effort to spread awareness in different ways, the Susan G. Komen foundation has partnered with US Digital Media has created another venue to show your support for the fight against breast cancer. With Susan G. Komen mobile accessories, you can protect and accessorize your mobile gadgets in a fashionable way while aiding in the fight against breast cancer.
Pink ribbons are synonymous with the fight against breast cancer. That’s common knowledge and has even spawned other types of ribbons with different colors and designs for the support of other various causes. If you’ve stayed current with the pink ribbon culture, then you may be aware that the institution behind it is Susan G. Komen,