a freelance user experience strategist.
He lives in Montreal, Magog and St. Martin, likes good foods and wines, cooking, travelling, movies, tv series and outdoor. He plays with his iPhone and browses the Web with his enhanced Firefox on a Mac.ads by Yoggrt
The Snugg asked me to review one of their casings of my choice. As I recently purchased the iPhone 5s, I chose an iPhone 5/5s compatible casing. I wanted something minimal and light not to add bulk to the iPhone while protecting it from a potential falls and scratches. The new black iPhone is now what Apple call the Space Grey. The new anodized unibody color is certainly less prone to scratches and the two tones effect with the black glass inlays is very nice. For that reason I chose the Snugg iPhone 5s Ultra Thin Clear casing to let shine that dual tone through it.
When I opened the package, I noticed that the cover was already scratched on the back. Something that would probably not have been noticed if the cover was of any color other then clear. If I would have bought the casing, I would probably ask for a replacement.
Most cover I had in the past where black and were covered from a thin film of plastic over a smoked colored casing. The film helped keeping a good grip on the phone, but over time it detached itself from the cover. I had two casings of different brands and the same thing happen. This also reinforced my choice to go for a clear casing as there is no anti slippery film applied to it. Some may not like the feeling in hand or may find the phone moving too easily on smooth surfaces.
The Snugg casing fits perfectly the phone and do not detach itself. It can be removed without damaging the phone when needed. The casing does a good job at protecting the back, corners and lateral sides of the phone. The upper, down, volume and lock switch areas are not covered by the casing. While the phone is less protected, I prefer having direct access to the controls over casing that covers them.
One thing that I dislike about the casing is the big logo that is molded at the bottom right of the back cover. It is embossed so you can feel it rubbing on your hand when you hold the phone or reach for it in your pocket. Also it makes the phone not resting completely flat on a surface. I think The Snugg would benefit from having their logo impressed in the casing instead of embossed. I have a hard time understanding their design choice other than trying to publicize their brand here.
The secondary problem with the casing is my fault alone. It is my choice of color, or the absence of it, if you prefer. You can see the dust accumulating between the back of the phone and the cover. I suspect it would be less obvious on a white iPhone, but this is still an annoyance. Any marks or scratches are also more noticeable on a transparent casing. I take care of my things and after a single week of use, the casing is already full of them.
Overall, if you don’t mind about the little annoyance of the embossed logo at the back of the cover, I recommend Snugg casing. Their are of good quality for the price. But take a colored one. The Snugg has a wide selection of iPhone 5/5s cases in various colors.
[Frank Chimero The Great Discontent
Yes, I have quote mostly the all interview with the last, what 10 posts or so. And this is because I want to remember al those quotes. They all strike a nerve in me. They are things I also believe important. I think they are life lessons to learn from. What stun me the most is how a such a young man has such wisdom for his age. It’s delight me actually. I find this very inspiring. And it makes me see things differently and comfort me in the ones I already strongly believe in.
What a great interview. Wow!