Choosing the right phone case: Protection vs. style

Unless you like risking a cracked screen or busted phone, you need a case. But how do you choose the perfect one? Is it looks? Or protection?

When you're in the market for a new phone case, it can be tough to find the perfect balance between protection and style. But don't worry, we're here to help! In this short article, we'll walk you through the key factors to consider when choosing the right phone case.

Prioritizing protection: Choosing a durable phone case

The first thing to consider when choosing a phone case is the level of protection it provides. If you're prone to dropping your phone or are worried about potential damage from impact or scratches, you'll want to prioritize a phone case that offers solid protection. Look for cases made from durable materials like silicone or polycarbonate, and consider ones with reinforced corners that work with screen protectors.

Here are the 3 factors we think are most important when looking for a protective phone case:

  • Materials: Look for phone cases made from durable materials like silicone, polycarbonate, or TPU. These materials are resistant to impact and scratches, and can help protect your phone from damage.
  • Reinforced corners: Some phone cases have reinforced corners that provide extra protection against impact damage. These are especially useful if you're prone to dropping your phone.
  • Built-in screen protectors: Some phone cases come with built-in screen protectors that can help protect your phone's screen from scratches and cracks. This can be a good option if you're worried about screen damage. We don't offer any cases with built-in screen protectors but we do sell Tempered Glass Screen Protectors that work perfectly with our cases.

But it's gotta look good!

Of course, protection isn't the only factor to consider when choosing a phone case. Many people also want a phone case that reflects their personal style and taste. If this is important to you, consider phone cases with interesting designs, colors, or textures. You can also choose a phone case that complements the color of your phone, or opt for a clear case that shows off the phone's design. Just be sure to balance your desire for style with the need for protection. A flashy phone case won't do you much good if it doesn't protect your phone from damage.

Here are the 3 factors we think are most important when looking for a stylish or unique phone case:

  • Design: Choose a phone case with an interesting design that reflects your personal style. You can find phone cases with a wide range of patterns, colors, and textures, so take some time to browse and find one that you like.
  • Complementary colors: Consider choosing a phone case that complements the color of your phone. This can create a cohesive look and make your phone stand out.
  • Clear cases: If you want to show off the design of your phone, consider a clear phone case. These cases allow the phone's design to be visible while still providing some protection.

In conclusion, when choosing a phone case, it's important to find the right balance between protection and style. Consider the materials the case is made from, and look for reinforced corners or built-in screen protectors for added protection. At the same time, don't forget to choose a phone case that reflects your personal style and taste. With so many options available, you're sure to find the perfect phone case for your needs.

Ok, so are Carved cases protective and stylish?

We think so! We use our own cases on our phones, so it was important that we designed a case with the perfect balance of both. We don't like super bulky cases, but we also need more protection from drops.

Our Traveler phone cases are rubber sided with a polycarbonate back and wood/resin inlay. They are tough and durable without being bulky. And of course, with our unique inlays, they look amazing!

You don't have to compromise, you can get a phone case that is stylish and protective.

Teal and Gold phone case