Just like becoming a parent for the first time, you have unnecessary worries on your mind, is your baby happy, am I fitting mother/father to this tiny person, and the biggest worry, will I drop my child when cradling it in my arms. Of course we always think the worse, it’s in our nature, our children WILL love us regardless, you ARE a worthy parent and no, you WON’T drop your beautiful newborn. Now I’m not a parent, but I do own an iPhone, which you’ll agree with me, carries the same worries, only this time they’re not unnecessary and they’ll go against your favour. Before you can ask yourself “will I drop this beautiful £500 device” it’s already on the floor and it’s difficult to find a durable yet trendy phone case to protect your ‘baby’ from harm, however that’s all changed now all thanks to brand of popular shoe.
The Adidas Originals iPhone Snap Case is a brand new protective case for your Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s retailing at £25. The case “lets you keep your favourite Adidas 3-Stripes close at hand, while providing the protection of a polycarbonate shell and grippy rubber coating”. Promising a comfortable grip and a microfiber lining for added protection, it sure sounds like an impressive and essential purchase for anyone likely to drop their phone, but does it stand by what it claims?
First of all the case’s trademark Adidas 3 stripe stitching is tremendous and if you close your eyes it feels as if you are stroking one of your own shoes, complete with eye holes for laces, how crazy! Below the stripes you’ll see the adidas logo nicely etched into the leather coating and you can’t deny it’s a very grand looking case that even makes someone who doesn’t care for sports like me, chuffed to have it on show. Though as impressive as the stripes look, I have started to notice that only after a week of it being in my pocket that some of the stitching as started to come away, now leaving the case a little rougher to the touch. On the flipside of the case you’ll be presented with a great microfiber lining that, if I was a mobile phone, would greatly appreciate the added comfort and security. The lining nicely doesn’t attract any dirt and it’s refreshing to not have to take my phone out of the case to brush all the dust and crap out, unlike the previous cases I have owned. The inside lining also prevents the case, which is there to protect your phone, from scratching your phone, which you’ll all agree is bloody annoying for something that’s supposed to make your life easier, thanks adidas for doing what others could not.
Around the outside of the phone the rubber casing does indeed add a more comfortable grip and a seemingly secure fortress surrounding my expensive device. The rubber casing provides a nice fort around the volume control buttons which doesn’t affect the difficulty of pressing them, which can sometimes be the ‘case’ for other’s I have experienced. The corners of my phone now feel like they can be dropped onto concrete without the casing cracking before my eyes, so if I am to drop it, I’ll be sure to update the review and let you know the results, as I’m too nervous to do it, and I don’t get paid for this gig. With rubber however comes discolouration, and for someone who only wears blue jeans or black dress trousers, my adidas case has decided to form a red, rusty tinge at the top and bottom of the rubber, which puzzles me as I don’t own anything red, let alone red pants. It’s a shame that this has happened as once noticed it does detract the attention away from the otherwise striking snap case that has been more or less made to a very high standard.
The Adidas Originals Snap Case is a pretty nifty iPhone case that certainly makes my device feel safe and secure. The leather finish and 3 stripe stitch makes your phone look desirable in whatever of the 14 colours (teams) you decide upon, even if you don’t care for sport or sportswear. With a weight of only 20g it doesn’t make my iPhone 5 feel overly heavy and it’s certainly not uncomfortable to carry round in my pocket. The rubber casing makes the phone difficult to fall out of my hands which is great for those that suffer from butter fingers syndrome; however it’s a crying shame that the white colour I chose to go with has now decided to become a more rusty like colour. So if you’re looking for a groovy looking phone case that can withstand everyday perils and is comfortable to be carried around your genitals then look no further, however if £24.99 is a little steep then there are plenty others on offer that provide the same protection, they’re just not as pretty.
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