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Protecting Phones From Scratches Everywhere

Nathan Carvalho
Staff Reporter '13
November 8, 2012

Let's face it, when you buy a brand new iPhone, paranoia sets in about getting scratches and marks all over it. So what is the best way to make sure your phone does not get ruined? The answer is simple, buy a phone case. But sometimes that is easier said than done.

Many of us assume that having a phone case is just going to make you're phone look ugly. We would all rather take the risk of the phone scratching or potentially breaking than having an "ugly" case that protects our phone. But what many of us fail to realize is that there are millions of cases out there that suit your every ache and need.

A variety of iPhone 5 cases from Otterbox                   --Photo courtesy of www.otterbox.com

If you don't want a case that's big and bulky, try a slim fit case, or a "barely there" case. These small cases keep your iPhone small. If you would feel more comfortable with extra protection, try a "Tough Extreme" case from CaseMate. It may make your pocket a little big, but your phone will be more than protected. Some people, myself included, hate cases and would much rather have a case that you cannot notice. If you are one of these people, I suggest you try a "Naked case," which is a see through case that is not noticeable, but still protects your phone from all the irritating things such as scratches.

Another common misconception is that all cases will cost you around $100.  You can buy a good, sturdy case for just $10. Most "barely there" cases or the "naked" cases go for no more than $20. If you want one of the bulkier ones for extra protection, it could cost you around $40 - $50.


So where can you buy all these new cool cases for my iPhone? Try several websites such as CaseMate, Otterbox, Zazzle and many more. An easy Google search of "iPhone cases" will give you a wide variety of stores and cases. If you're not comfortable with shopping online, visit your local wireless provider to see if they have any cases that suit you.

It's not rocket science, it's a phone case. Make it yours and buy one today, before it's too late.