Tech21 Galaxy S3 Impact Snap Case with Cover Review
High end smartphones are a huge investment. Whether we buy them outright, on pay as you go or get them as part of a contract there is no escaping the fact that owning a high end Galaxy or iPhone device (as just two examples) is a costly experience. When we then consider that most of the time our phone is meant to last around 2 years on a contract keeping it in tip top condition isn’t easy.
With some manufacturers we are lucky enough to get a screen protector bundled to enhance the protection offered by scratch resistant glass but it’s really the bare minimum in terms of device protection. That’s where companies like Tech21 are useful with their range of cases for some of the most popular smartphones. Today we have their Samsung Galaxy S3 Impact Case with cover to look at.
Tech21 package the case in a hard plastic box which allows us to see most of the product through the front. Key information on the case is provided on the back of the box and inside the product is protected internally by a foam block and paper cover.
When we unbox the case we find that the front surface is leather with black and white versions available in addition to this blue edition. The inside surface of the front cover is soft coating and turning round to the back we have the key protective chassis. This casing is called D3O and is designed so that when the phone is dropped the molecules within it lock together on impact, absorbing the energy of the fall and dispersing it through the case rather than onto the device.
In terms of dimensions the Impact Snap with Cover measures 133x74x14mm (HxWxD) and weighs 28g.
To install the case on our phone we simply push it into position and it snaps around the edges of the handset with all ports and buttons available through cutaways on the casing and an almost tacky layer underneath the handset assists in holding it in place too.
So how do we feel about the Tech21 Impact Snap with Cover? Well it’s a well manufactured case which feels like it is made to last. The join between the front cover and back feels strong when pulled and the stitching around the leather was flawless. We installed our handset in the case with ease, it really does just snap in and feels secure within. As an added bonus the soft touch effect on the back of the case also gives us a little more grip on a handset like the S3 which is one of the more slippy phones around. The key to the product is protection and given the entire phone is covered in durable, advanced material there is no doubt that this is an effective case to keep our expensive device safe during its lifetime.