The very next day after receiving my fabulous iPhone 5, I headed out in search for the best cover, ie: a slim, pretty one. My search for a single cover ended up in two completely different covers: a sleek black CaseMate Barely There and a fancy, and cheap, no-named brand cover littered with diamantes.
Since then I haven’t allowed myself the luxury – or the foolishness – of using my iPhone uncovered. I’ve taken quite a liking toward the CaseMate cover as it is thin and light yet effective. My hands are smallish, so fitting on a bulky cover for my phone was a no-no. After two months of protected use, I decided to remove the shell just for a single day simply to enjoy the smooth feel of my phone against my palms. The rest is history…
I managed to drop my phone twice, from waist height, onto cold hard tiles. Both times my iPhone 5 met the ground on its edges. Take a look at the heart-breaking scratches it endured:
Worse has happened to iPhones that have fallen from such a height – I’m relatively tall so the heights it fell from was bound to be damaging. The best way for me to prevent this from reoccurring – and possibly a worse fall – is to make sure I don’t unnecessarily remove my CaseMate. Unless for a thorough wipe down 🙂
Considering the fall and the impact, it’s amazing the screen didn’t crack.