7 Clever Features to Look for in a Phone Case

I see it every day: people walking around with uninspired, boring phone cases that provide no real functionality other than as a thin later between their phone and the pavement (As if that thing will really keep your screen from shattering). It’s puzzling, too, considering the abundance of phone cases on the market that not only protect your phone, but offer other functions as well. If you carry your phone around with you all day anyway, you might as well make the most of the case you carry it in! Here are 7 unique and clever features to up your phone case game.

  1. Wallet Case

There are TONS of options out there for wallet cases to hold your cash and cards, and it makes sense, too. Why carry around a wallet all the time when your phone can provide the same function? There are also wallet cases that are constructed of leather to more closely resemble a wallet, if you like that style.

  1. Phone Charger Case

Is there ever a time when you wish that you didn’t have to go find the closest outlet every time your phone’s battery starts to drop? You know, like, every time? If so, it might be worth it to invest in a Phone case with a built-in charging pack. They’re great for camping trips, long car rides, or if you just don’t feel like being attached to the outlet. Just charge up your phone case every few days to ensure that your phone battery won’t give out on you after accidentally watching too many cat videos.

  1. Phone Stand Case

Kickstand cases are great for those who love to read or watch videos on their smartphone. You can simply pull out the kickstand any time you want to watch something, and sit it on the kitchen table or your side table in bed. They’re especially useful for sharing video with multiple people, as it keeps your arm out of the way and gives everyone a great view of the screen. It can also free up your hands to do other things, such as household chores, while you watch a movie or a video on your phone.

  1. Waterproof Case

This one is kind of a no-brainer but somehow can get overlooked when looking for a phone case. It’s 2017 and the majority of phone cases still aren’t water resistant, so until then, you might want to look for a case that can withstand water. Luckily, waterproof cases have slimmed down since the days of the clunky OtterBox and now offered in a variety of shapes and sizes. Even if a waterproof case isn’t your full-time case, it would be wise to have one around for the inevitable trip to the pool or the beach.

  1. Multi-tool Case

Are you the handy-person of your friend group? Always fixing things in a pinch? Whether you are or not, a multi-tool phone case can come in handy in just about any situation and can range from a few screwdrivers and wrenches to a flash drive and serrated blade. Be prepared for any situation without having to carry a toolbox with you wherever you go!

  1. Finger Grip Case

Phones keep getting bigger and bigger, and that only makes them harder to hold with one hand. A solution for that problem? Finger grip cases. Finger grips can range from a loop on the back that you slip a finger through to a bar that you hold between your fingers on the back of the phone. This is a great way to prevent a shattered screen if you’re drop prone and can make it easier to hold a cumbersomely large phone in one hand.

  1. Pepper Spray Case

I’ll admit, this one is a little bit outlandish, but stick with me. Many people already carry around pepper spray in their purse or bag as it is to prevent an attacker, but let’s be honest, what are the chances that you’ll be able to pull the spray out of your back in time to use it? A pepper spray phone case helps eliminate that problem, as nowadays, our phones are usually in our hand or in our front pocket for easy access. If you live in a bad area or just want the extra feeling of security, a pepper spray case for your phone is a great option.

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