Day 5 of Construction Gifts: A Grippy, Protective Smartphone Case

 

 

 

 

What better way to show someone you care about them than to provide protection for their most prized possession?

Both of these case recommendations are made for a variety of iPhones and Android devices.

First up is my favorite overall case, the Smartish Kung Fu Grip. This is a great all-around case, providing good protection, easy access to ports and a relatively thin design. It feels great in the hand and it has a super grippy texture around its edges to prevent drops. And you can get it for around $15 on Amazon.

The Smartish Kung Fu Grip has very grippy edges, making sure you don’t drop your shiny new iPhone 12 Pro Max.The Smartish Kung Fu Grip has very grippy edges, making sure you don’t drop your shiny new iPhone 12 Pro Max.

If you know your phone is going to hit the ground no matter how hard you try to keep that from happening, you may need a more rugged case than the Kung Fu Grip. In that case (no pun intended) I’d go with a UAG case. It will cost you a bit more (between $50 and $60 dollars, depending on the device you have) and it’s a little bulkier than the Kung Fu grip, but these cases are designed with a high level of impact protection to withstand drops.

UAG cases for the iPhone 12 Pro Max (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S20 (right).UAG cases for the iPhone 12 Pro Max (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S20 (right).

Head over to Amazon and search “UAG case” and add whatever device you’re looking for. This one for the Samsung Galaxy S20 looks great, as does this one for the iPhone 12 Pro Max.