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RE: Who cares how it feels?
By cyberguyz on 3/15/2013 5:27:08 PM , Rating: 2
Well bud, you're the one comparing a phone to a car in the first place. Nos you whine when folks shoot holes in your analogy?

And yes, I do put a case on mine because I know exactly what would happen to this expensive piece of tech if it falls out of my pocket onto a concrete or ceramic floor (i.e falling out of my pocket while pulling my pants back up after taking a nice big dump).

Realize too that a car has 4 nice inflated rubber tires, nice springy suspension and SHOCK ABSORBERS. My phone doesn't have any of those.

RE: Who cares how it feels?
By jimbojimbo on 3/15/2013 5:43:15 PM , Rating: 2
No kidding. He brought up cars and phones first and now he's whining since the analogy sucks in every way.

RE: Who cares how it feels?
By hughlle on 3/15/13, Rating: 0
RE: Who cares how it feels?
By cyberguyz on 3/16/2013 6:49:37 AM , Rating: 4
"If I bought a brand new Honda Civic and covered it, inside and out, with sheets of rubber you'd think I was insane but somehow people are 'ok' with doing the same thing on a phone."

Took that right from your first post in this mini thread.

Ok. Take your iPhone or whatever else smartphone you have. hold it out in front of you. Now drop it on a ceramic tile floor. Pick it up. Chances are very, very good you sill have a lovely piece of damage to your gorilla glass. My big ugly case at least reduces the chances of that. I don't know what your phone costs, but mine was damn near $700 and I'm not made of money. I will protect it.

You don't want to protect your phone? Hey its your phone, your money. But don't try and tell me that my phone is no better protected from drop damage without it. I know better (yes, I have dropped phones before - both with and without these 'useless' cases).

RE: Who cares how it feels?
By cyberguyz on 3/16/2013 6:53:39 AM , Rating: 2
Was Nortel's post not yours -- apologies for that. Not sure why thought your name on it. Meh.

Argument stands regarding why while putting a phone in a case is fugly, it also protects it. If you haven't gone through the pain to losing a phone due to dropping it on a hard floor, you will never understand why those of us that use cases do so.

RE: Who cares how it feels?
By Souka on 3/17/2013 3:00:48 PM , Rating: 2
I have a bumper case (no back pieces, or lcd cover) for my iPhone4 (company issued). Paid a whole $0.99 shipped from China...

I've dropped it on concrete dozens of times, and other hard surfaces. Still like scratches on screen, no breaks, a few light scratches on back.

FOR ME, I must have some protection since I'm a klutz...

my wife has a Galaxy S3 with a flip cover... which is needed since she tosses her phone into her handbag/purse...which has lots of stuff that could scratch the screen.

To each their own....


RE: Who cares how it feels?
By CeriseCogburn on 3/18/2013 11:41:36 AM , Rating: 2


A mobile phone dropped is often a mobile phone cracked and destroyed until repaired or replaced.

It is equivalent to a CAR WRECK.


Driving off a bridge

Epic fail... lucky only when TOTALLED damage is not present.

At the very least, insurance claim will be needed, shop repair required.

OKAY ? The car analogy is fine, it's called CAR CRASH

phone drop = car crash





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