SmartphonesThis is a great post about how to choose the ideal smartphone case for you.

Our smartphones are important to us. Not only do they cost hundreds of pounds, we are becoming increasingly reliant on the features that smartphones offer. Having constant internet access, a camera on us at all times, our music library available, online banking and permanent connections to friends via social media are things that we take for granted. As our smartphones are such an important part of our day to day life, getting adequate protection is very important.

Smartphones have become increasingly delicate in recent years as technology has advanced. The screens of smartphones are easily damaged and dropping a smartphone on the floor can be the end of it. Smartphone covers come in a wide range of forms, from stylish silicone covers to fully protective cases, there is a smartphone case for everyone.

Why do I need a case or cover for my phone?

Many people opt to buy a smartphone case or cover for aesthetic reasons. With so many different styles available, many people like to personalise their mobile with a case of their choice. Other people use a cover for protective reasons. Day to day life is full of hazards which put your smartphone at risk. Simply pulling your phone out of your pocket whilst on the move can result in you dropping your phone on the pavement and smashing it. Leaving your phone on the table whilst accidentally spilling a drink can also mark the end for your phone. Even exposing your phone to small pieces of dirt or dust can result in scratches to the screen which can seriously devalue your phone for when you sell it on.

What should I look out for in a smartphone case?

First and foremost, ensure that you get a case that is designed to fit your phone. Phones come in a variety of sizes and shapes and it is important that the case is designed to suit your phone model. Bear in mind that your phone goes everywhere with you, so an overly personal case might not be suited to a work environment. Consider choosing a phone case which suits your personal style, whilst also being appropriate at work. Although an overly glittery phone may suit your personal style, is it really appropriate in formal meetings with clients?

What material should I look for?

The material should be suitable for purpose. You should feel comfortable holding your phone in the cover. If the cover is too bulky to comfortably fit in your hands, this is likely to be inconvenient. If you regularly go to the beach with your phone, you might want to consider a waterproof phone cover. Although these are more expensive, they are more likely to extend the life of your phone.

Ensure that whatever cover you buy, it is not capable of damaging your phone. For example, a cover with embellishments or glitter could cause scratches to your phone or any other technology that you keep in your bag. Remember that the phone case should be used to protect your items, not damage them.

Article WritingGraham Morrison uses his smartphone for business, and protects it with a cover from