Rant: Case manufacturers, what's up with exposed corners?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by BeyondtheTech, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    I've been watching case manufacturers develop products for various mobile devices over the years and I keep asking myself if they're really just plain stupid when it comes to designing cases with exposed corners.

    If any rational person were to actually watch any rectangular object fall, you'll see that a corner of said object will impact the ground first almost 100% of the time. Even if it somehow seems to fall flat on its side, the odds of that happening are minimal.

    So, why do so many manufacturers create cases with exposed corners?

    Thankfully, I'm smarter than that and I vote with my wallet, but I'm sorely disappointed in a lot of nice designs I had to pass on because of a designer's incompetence.

    If you work for a case manufacturer, I'd be really interested to understand your logic or lack thereof. Or, if you have any input in your company, I strongly urge you to send this up the chain until it resonates with someone who can see the common sense in this.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.
  2. Autopilot638 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    Too hot in summer, too cold in winter
    Which cases are you thinking of? I would say that the majority do not have exposed corners...
  3. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Guelph ON, Canada
    yea, wtf cases have exposed corners??? maybe exposed tops and bottoms but never seen exposed corners. how would a case with exposed corners mount on the phone???
  4. vladzaharia macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2010
    It could grip the top and sides. Not saying that I've seen any that do, but it would be possible to attach without covering the corners.
  5. BeyondtheTech thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    Doh, I was wondering where this post went!

    I was in the iPad forum in another browser tab and posted this here by accident.

    Anyhoo, some iPhone cases, like slip leather cases, occasionally do leave the corners exposed, but when it came to iPads, it was as if they were all following the same mandate to leave them open to damage.

    My bad if it caused any confusion.
  6. labrat1996 macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2010
    Lenexa, Kansas

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