New Year, New Case: Why should we invest in protective cases in 2023?

There is no denying that smartphones have become a vital part of everyday life. We use them to communicate with friends and family, take photos, and even handle business tasks like scheduling meetings or sending emails and staying up-to-date on current events.

But with all these activities, we often put our phones at risk for scratches, bumps, and drops. And if you're one of those people who is always on the go - whether you're traveling for work or taking your kids to school - then a good investment would be to invest in a smartphone case.

The screens on these devices are easy to break and can be costly to replace. This is why it is important for people to invest in a smartphone case that will protect their device from damage. But there are some cons too for people who tend to be a little picky about how their phone looks with a case.

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In this guide we're breaking down the pros and cons of getting a mobile protective case:

The Pros of Protective Cases

Protective cases are the best way to protect your phone from damage. They are designed to absorb shock and minimize the damage done by a drop. These cases can be made of silicone, rubber, plastic, wood, or metal. 

Avoiding repairing

Repairing your phone is one of the most tedious situations to be in. Dropping your phone is the commonest way of cracking your phone screen. 

And any damage or issues with our mobile phones can send us into panic mode and ruin our whole day. In some situations dropping your phone can also cause damage internally. 

Phone repair of internal parts is sensitive and should be handled with extra care to avoid unnecessary damage.

When handing over your phone to a specialist, there are things to also consider like backing up your phone, changing your key lock code, accidentally damaging the phone even further, or even theft.

They look good

A phone case simply offers peace of mind and a chance for consumers to showcase their unique personalities. You can get cases in whatever colour or style you desire to express your sense of style.

Choose from a MagSafe-compatible version to a clear iPhone case, a Mod NX, and SolidSuit phone case. Most of which are customisable to your favourite designs.

Our SolidSuit is highly recommended as it provides maximum protection. At RHINOSHIELD our collection of cases is basically limitless with thousands of designs to choose from, you will find something that brings out the best in you. 

But why have one, when you can have a few cases depending on your mood or festive season.

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Resale value

Most people change to a new phone within 2-3 years, and some people who aren’t interested in the latest phone trends would probably keep their phone for up to 5 years till it develops problems internally. 

Keeping your phone clean and undamaged after a few years helps keep the value of the phone intact. Even after 2 years, you can still sell your old phone for a fairly good price if the damage is minimal.

Protective cases are guaranteed to maintain your device’s design for as long as you have it. It's an investment for the future.


The Cons of Protective Cases

Protective cases are a great way to protect your device from all sorts of accidents. They are also a great way to make your phone stand out in the sea of other phones that people have. But there are some downsides to protective cases as well.



The first downside is that they can be bulky and make it difficult for you to use the phone, especially if you are someone who likes to talk on their phone a lot. 

If you have a larger phone like the iPhone Pro Max your phone will tend to look larger than it already is. In the case of this, larger phone owners should opt for a slimmer phone case. 

Our RHINOSHIELD mobile cases are among the thinnest and lightest mobile protective cases you can find in the market. Our ShockSpread™ material reduces overall volume by 40% and overall thickness by 22%. 

Our mobile cases weigh an average of 30g – equivalent to a AA battery – or half that if using a bumper.

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Less sleek
The second downside is that they can make your phone look less sleek or new than it actually is, which may turn off some customers who want their phone to look new and sleek. 

We highly recommended getting a Clear case with a plain transparent case that has no design. Most transparent cases on the market turn yellow. But with our transparent mobile cases we can guarantee that won’t happen. 

Our product has been tested for 168 hours for resistance to yellowing and has passed the SGS UV test. On top of that, we will send you a free replacement under our Lifetime Replacement Warranty if your clear case ever becomes discolored.

Another recommendation would be the Mod NX because it’s barely there. 

This case is among the thinnest and lightest protective cases you can find, weighing at 30g and 3mm in thickness. Making it barely noticeable!

Low-quality cases

There are many low-quality mobile cases that do not provide a sufficient level of protection. Low-quality mobile cases can be found everywhere and you might not even know it until you buy it. 

There are many reasons why these products are low quality such as being too thin or having a weak adhesive that will eventually come off. Some low-quality mobile cases might even have sharp edges that can scratch your phone's screen or case when you put them together.

The main reason that low-quality mobile cases exist is that it is cheaper to produce them. The manufacturers of these low-quality cases use cheaper materials and have less strict quality control standards, which means that they can produce more products in a shorter amount of time.

If you're not super careful, a case can even damage your phone. Dirt and debris can get caught between the case and the phone and scratch the phone's finish

Here at RHINOSHIELD, you can only expect the best quality from our products. All of our products undergo a series of tests, this includes drop, SGS UV, hammer tests, and more. And we actually prove this point by showing our consumers in our drop test video page here: 👇

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We offer the best phone cases that will keep your device safe while protecting the planet and your individuality at the same time. To ensure that we deliver on our promise we provide a Lifetime Replacement Policy when you buy a mobile case from our official Asia website:


For some investing a protective case may not be part of their plan. Especially if someone was buying a new phone on installment or had really saved up many months of money just to get a new phone. 

That by the time they have received their new phone, they’ve run out of money to buy all the accessories needed to protect the phone itself.

In the past, we didn't have to worry about our phone's screen getting cracked or scratched because we were able to use our phones with a flip cover or by putting them in a fabric pouch. 

But now, for example, iPhone’s edge-to-edge screen design means that there is no longer any room for a front-facing home button. This means that if your phone falls face down on the ground, then your screen will be at risk of breaking.

This is why it is so important to invest in a mobile case as soon as possible - it will protect your device from scratches and cracks!

The mistake most people make is buying a mobile case only when our phones get damaged. One excuse for this is that mobile protective cases can be expensive. So we often think twice about purchasing one.

Getting a new phone with a protective case is not something you should neglect, there are many chances your phone will get damaged before deciding to even invest in a protective case. 

We suggest purchasing a screen protector alongside the mobile case of your choice when receiving your new device. So do your due diligence and make it a priority to invest in a mobile protective case immediately before you start using your new phone. 



In most situations, all you need is a case or a screen protector, or a combination of both. With expensive gadgets, it’s important to take extra care, as replacement parts like the screen may cost more than you would expect.

Don’t just get our product because it’s safe and attractive, but also because our quality will resist damage from large forces or absorb an impact of over 11 feet. 


With quality that exceeds military standards, we can guarantee your phone will be in good hands with our products.

So what are you waiting for, start the new year with RHINOSHIELD!

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