Friday, August 2, 2013
Perks Of The Job
I was offered a cell phone case for review. I get offered a lot of things for review. Many that I have no use for, some that I think sound poorly conceived or look poorly made. I rarely say yes. I wasn't going to with the phone case. I have an iPhone 5. It's very pretty. A case would make it bulky and cover it's silvery sleekness. Then a friend cracked her screen when her phone was in her back pocket. The replacement screen cost made me think the case was a good idea.
I went to the Speck website to pick one out. That turned out to be harder than I expected. They didn't just have the regular cases. They have fabric cases, hard shell cases, candy shells, pixel skins - who knew?
I chose the SmartFlex Shine for iPhone 5 in Starry-eyed Silver/Berry Black Purple which was billed as "Lustrous, sophisticated and slim-fitting protection for iPhone 5"
Sounds edible but c'mon it's just a cell phone cover. I might not even use it. I'm pretty attached to the phone as is. Then it came. It too was sleek, like my phone and it was a little sparkly. I slipped it onto my phone and immediately liked the purple edging.
Two days later with the phone tucked in my back pocket, I took the kids bowling. The five year old launched her ball down the wrong lane and I, without thinking, went after it. As I crashed down onto the super slick floor I clearly remember thinking - there goes my phone. BUT the Speck case saved it! Not a scratch.
I'm sold. I am a case convert. If you are gambling with your screen - check out Speck - they have cases for most smartphones and tablets too.