Are metal cases actually save?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by borgqueenx, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    Im thinking that if i drop my iphone the impact will go right to the glass of the iphone....is aluminium a good bumper/case at all?
     
  2. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Maximum drop protection requires maximum coverage from a shock absorbing material. Hard cases protect very little against shock damage, but are better than nothing. In reality though, most minimal coverage cases only protect against scratches.
     
  3. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm ok thats not what i wanted to hear^^
    Thanks. Any tests done in steel cases?
     
  4. Resist macrumors 68030

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    You don't need testing to know a hard case will not really protect against shock damage. A steel case will absorb very little shock.
     
  5. pnyc macrumors 6502

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    Why would the "impact" go right to the glass of the iphone? Unless the case is touching the glass the "impact" can't go right to the glass. All the metal bumpers I have seen do not touch the glass directly and most have rubber or other material inlays on the inside of the case.

    If you're looking for a serious drop protection a dumper is not the way to go metal, plastic or other.
     
  6. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    They would probably screw with the cell signal too.
     

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