Buying a protective cover or case for your precious iPhone is not only recommended, but a must. Given the glass or ceramic build of most premium iPhones, keeping them safe from damage or impact is pivotal. But when it comes to which case is best, there are different things to consider.
Here are some pros and cons of each case type:
Phone Gel cases
Gel cases and silicone cases may look pretty similar at first glance, but there are actually some notable differences between the two. Firstly, gel cases are a little thicker than silicone ones, and therefore offer greater shock absorption. However, they do have a more silky feel than the grip that silicone provides.
If you need some extra cushion for your phone and don’t mind the thickness of the material, a gel case is the way to go.
Phone Silicone covers
If you’re going for a soft-touch, it’s hard to beat a silicone cover. The Apple-specific silicone cases for iPhone offer a snug fit on your device, complementing your device with a sleek and slim profile, so they don’t really make your phone any more bulky than it needs to be. They often feature a soft microfiber lining on the inside to protect your iPhone.
Silicone covers are also very durable and flexible, but have a tendency to pick up dirt and grime if not cleaned regularly. Thankfully, they are easy to wipe down and clean-up.
Of course, if your iPhone features Magsafe charging capabilities, you’ll want to go for a Magsafe-specific case. The MagSafe Magnetic Charging Case is designed by Apple and features an opening and magnetic strips to allow you to wirelessly dock your iPhone to a Magsafe charger without removing the case.
Thankfully, they’re also slim and form-fitting, hugging your device and not adding any extra bulk or weight to the iPhone.
Some Magsafe cases are plastic, but you’ll find clear silicone ones too which offer that flexibility, soft-touch, and protection for your device, in addition to having the magnetic strips. You may pay a little more as a result of this, but they’re well worth the price.
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