Keeping the iPhone screen safe is one of the first things every new owner thinks about. The iPhone is a major investment. It ranks right up there with your laptop or home computer. The delicate appearance of the screen quickly becomes a concern for new owners. There are a variety of ways to protect your iPhone screen. You have to decide what kind of case to get, and which kind of screen protector to buy. You should take a trip to your local superstore and check out the different kinds of cases and screen protectors they carry.
Just shop around so you get the feel for what is available and actually put your hands on them. Then, you can search the Internet for the best buy. Some of the different type of cases your will find are:
- Hard cases; there are many different types of what is considered "hard cases".
- Leather case; leather is always stylish and just has a good feel to it. It also protects well. Most leather cases also come with screen and wheel protection. Screen protection is usually some form of neoprene plastic. As with all plastics, the protection is good but you may find bubbles form between the screen and the plastic. There are many different brands offering leather cases.
- Belt clips; these are always popular and very functional. Some of these are leather, others are plastic. Some have a swivel clip design. This type is also called a holster and they will sometimes come with screen protection. Others will just be a case to store your iPhone and retrieve it when you need it.
- Arm bands; these are becoming more popular and you will see more companies offering them in the future. Most have a stretch armband and secure place to hold the phone. You can find these in leather or sportswear material. Some will come with plastic screen covers. Some of these can be hard to retrieve and you should shop around before purchasing. Make sure it has an easy off Velcro strap or slip in design.
The list goes on and on. The brands and companies are coming out of the woodwork to market products and cases for the iPhone. For a new owner the very first thing you should do is protect your iPhone screen. There are products specifically designed to protect your iPhone screen. The screen is very sensitive to grease from your fingers and is easily scratched. The screen protectors eliminate this problem.
As with cases, there are many different brands and types of screen protectors. I have even seen a nervous new iPhone owner cover the Iphone screen with scotch tape. I thought this was insane behavior. After he was finished the tape actually functioned very well. He was not going to leave the tape on his iPhone and was going to replace it with a real screen protector as soon as he could.
Plastic screen protectors come in all sizes and shapes. Some you have to cut yourself to fit on your iPhone. The best screen protector we found actually ended up protecting the whole iPhone. We won't talk about brand names here but this brand is form fitting and has cut outs for wheel etc. It came with squeegee and liquid spray to help slip the Iphone into the protecting cover. We like to call this one the rubber for the iPhone.
There are many different brands and types of cases and screen protectors. What is important is that you protect your investment. You can enjoy your iPhone for years to come if you protect it.