How to Idiot-proof your phone before traveling is a guest post by Andrey Golub and is about how you can keep your phone safe with an iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 case.
About to set off on an new adventure? Congrats! There’s nothing more exciting than setting your sights on the horizon, knowing you’re going to take in more of the world. Seeing new places, meeting new people, exploring new cultures, and breaking out of familiarity. Who wouldn’t want that?
So you’ve bought your tickets, you’ve packed your bags, you’re all set to go and adventure. But are you? One thing people often overlook is protection for their phone. And, when you think about it, your phone is one of the most crucial things you’re going to take with you. You’ll want to take pictures of that gorgeous sunset scene at the beach. You’ll feel like shooting a video as you watch a dolphin dive out of the ocean. You’ll want to Skype your friends back home, check up on your email, check your flight times… the list goes on.
Imagine this – you’re in the middle of a lush rainforest, with birdsong and bright flowers and the sound of a running river. When you get to the river, you decide to take a video of the scenery. So you whip out your phone, but then your traveling partner bumps into you, and whoosh! Your phone drops in the shallows of the river, submerged as the clear water runs over it. You rush over to it and scoop it up as quickly as you can… but it’s too late. The screen has gone black and now your phone is dead.
Or maybe you dropped your iPhone on the rocks, and the screen smashed. Now it won’t turn back on. Where on earth are you going to get it fixed, when you’re in the middle of nature? You might even have to head to the nearest town or city to get a repair, or worse, a replacement. Think of all that traveling time you’d have wasted. How much money you’d have spent.
Wouldn’t it just be easier to get an iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 case case before you leave? We certainly think so. Considering the fact that an iPhone is one of the most expensive phones and can also break, this is the least you can do to protect and idiot-proof your phone!
Check out these 3 cases, and see which one would be best for you when you next go on your travels:
01 | Punkcase Studstar (cost is around INR 2666 or $39)
What this case does best: Color. The Studstar comes in a huge range of color options, with black, white, blue, green, pink, purple, red and teal to choose from. They’re all bold and vibrant, and will make your phone stand out. The bright colors are great for keeping your phone visible in dark places, depending on where your travels take you.
In terms of protection, the Studstar has you and your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus covered. You’ll get waterproofing up to 6.6ft, and dropproofing up to 6.6ft. Pretty impressive. The waterproofing is achieved with advanced sealing protection. This is a special kind of protection that blocks out a whole lot more than just water. Snow, ice, sand, dust, dirt and mud are kept out, too. So wherever your adventures lead, you know your phone will be there by your side every step of the way.
02 | Ghostek Atomic 3 (cost is around INR 4000 or $59)
What this case does best: Drop proofing. The hefty bumper crafted from aluminum alloy sees to that. It’s thick, mean, heavy and resilient. You can chuck your phone from long distances onto hard surfaces, and it’ll probably still stay intact – not that we recommend it! The transparent back cover shows your Apple logo, and is made from TPU, so helps absorb harmful shock and keep it away from your phone.
When it comes to other types of protection, the Atomic 3 is awesome, too. It’s waterproof to 4ft, and it can keep out snow, ice, dirt, dust, mud and sand, too. In fact, we’d say it’s one of the best options if you’re looking for a clear iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone case.
03 | Punkcase Crystal (cost is around INR 2666 or $39)
The last but not least on our list is the Punkcase Crystal.
What this case does best: Being the best of both worlds! With the Crystal, you get the transparent good looks of the Atomic 3, along with the waterproofing depth of the Studstar at 6.6ft. You’ll also get sand, mud, dirt, dust, ice and snowproofing, so you can be confident about adventuring to even the most exotic of locations.
The Crystal also has a massive color range, so you can look through and pick the case that best suits your taste.
So, that brings us to the end of our list. We think having an iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone case is an absolute essential when you’re out exploring the world – what do you think?
Andre is a freelance marketing specialist. Reader by night and phone case tester by day. He likes innovation in everything. Loathe to discuss himself in the third person but persuaded from time to time.Andrey Golub