Purchasing a brand new phone is a very exciting thing, you once owned a smart device that was so last season, and now in your hand you have the latest that the ever expanding world has to offer. Getting fed up of having to charge my iPhone 5 up twice a day, I decided to revert back to an Android device and pick up the snazzy Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, a ‘lite’ version if you will of the popular Z3 offering almost everything its big brother boasted. With a vibrant orange plastic coating and a glass backing it sounded rather sturdy, but I knew it would be damaged, lying on the floor before the first week was out; thank God the guys at InnoBeta heard by call for help!
Tucked inside a tidy, professionally designed pouch was the simple yet elegant transparent bumper case and accompanying baby blue dust cloth. One cannot say much about the case’s design with it being rubber and see-through, however it fitted tightly around my device and the generous cut outs for the charging port and headphone jack were delightfully accurate.
From choosing such a colourful phone, it’s been difficult looking for a decent transparent case that doesn’t make my Z3 Compact look dirty or scratched, however with this TBC from InnoBeta, the scratch resistant coating fights against grubby finger marks and scuffs just as much as those pesky scratches. Unfortunately due to the phone’s design, the case has had to adopt a thinner amount of rubber around the charging port which subsequently makes it a looser fit to the left side. Though no fault from InnoBeta having to respond to this design flaw, it does mean that dust and dirt can get underneath the rubber casing from one side of the device.
Despite that tiny flap of rubber, but bumper case is otherwise tightly bound to your mobile phone and once it’s slipped on it can be rather tricky to then remove. This may provide a slight inconvenience when you need to clean the casing every now and then, but at least you can rest assured that your Z3 is in good hands. Fitting snugly around any mobile devices corners is essential and this rubber case gives me the confidence I need to not go into an all out panic if I were to drop it onto any terrain.
Having purchased an awful rival brand’s rubber case prior, the InnoBeta TBC makes my Z3 compact look tidy and presentable which doesn’t make the phone’s orange casing look dirty or appear a different colour. It may be unremarkable in design, but what you have is a reliable and simple rubber casing guaranteed to protect your phone against shocks and drops for under a tenner. I for one would look no further when researching for cases that won’t ruin your colourful smart phone’s design, as this transparent bumper case from InnoBeta comes highly recommended.
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