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It’s Wednesday! Time for another installment of Palm Discovery’s wReview Wednesday! Today we’ll be reviewing the Google Nexus One Crystal Case from Brando.
One of the first things anyone who receives a new smartphone or gets himself a smartphone should get is a case. After all, the last thing you want to happen is an accident. Although having a case isn’t necessarily going to stop accidents from happening, it will, however protect your device from possible damage that may result if it were not protected by a case. Now mind you that not all cases will stop your smartphone from breaking if it fell from a 2 storey window but, many times, having a case does somewhat limit the amount of damage that occurs to the device itself. After all, the case is likely what’s taking and absorbing most of the damage. Think of the case as something similar to the bumper on a car. It, much like a bumper, takes up and absorbs the majority of the impact so that less of the impact actually touches the car, and in our example, the device or smartphone.
There are many different kinds of cases out there ranging from hard case to soft. The soft ones may be those made of leather, silicon (skin types) but most of those are not designed to protect against any kind of impact but more to protect the device from scratches. The hard ones will likely do a better job at protecting from impact somewhat. These types of cases may comprise of aluminum or other metal components, or plastic composite. Today I’ll be reviewing the Google Nexus One Crystal Case from Brando.
I decided to get a crystal case mainly because I didn’t want a lot of bulk and weight which a lot of metallic cases add. I wanted a crystal case mainly because I do enjoy the looks of the Google Nexus One and thought that a crystal case will definitely showcase and highlight its features. And, nowadays, I didn’t have a need to get a case that will clip to my belt as I mostly carry my smartphones in jacket and pant pockets instead.
Brando’s Google Nexus One Crystal Case is slightly a little bit different from other crystal cases I’ve reviewed. Unlike other crystal cases which are usually quite rigid and stiff, this crystal case is somewhat a little more flexible. Yes! It may seem strange but the case will somewhat bend or flex when a little amount of pressure is exerted. I guess, this flexibility offers a bit more of a shock impact absorption than other cases which may simply break upon impact. That’s a good thing, because as much as you’d want the case to take up most of the impact, it would be nice if the case didn’t break.
The crystal case, aside from the slightly more flexible characteristic, is very similar to many other crystal cases I’ve reviewed. The design of the case is similar. The case is comprised of two pieces: one front piece and one back piece. Put the Nexus One in between the two crystal case pieces. Snap the two pieces together and they form the case, covering the device from front to back and all around.
The front of the case covers up the edges of the Nexus One, allowing full access to the screen and the buttons. On one side, there are cut outs for the side volume buttons. At the back, there are cut outs for the camera and flash, the speaker and noise cancelation microphone. At the top, the power button and 3.5mm audio port are fully accessible through cut out on the case. At the bottom, the cut outs offer access to the USB port and the microphone. Aside from the front screen and buttons and cut outs for access to the device, the case covers up the rest of the device very well.
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(taken from Brando’s website)
This crystal case provides protection from scratches, dust and impacts for your device. The transparent plastic cover perfectly fit the device without hiding its original good look and color.
Slideshow of Google Nexus One Crystal Case
Shows off smartphone very well
The crystal case, being a transparent case offers to show off the smartphone very well. You see the smartphone as it is without anything covering its good looks.
The crystal case is quite lightweight which makes for a good case that doesn’t add much weight to the entire package.
Flexible and “gives” for shock absorption
I was a bit surprised to discover this characteristic of the crystal case as others I’ve reviewed were fairly rigid and stiff. I think I like this flexibility as I believe it offers better shock aborption.
Reinforcements on edges of case for strength
At the edges of the case, you can see there are a few reinforcements to ensure that that the case remains strong.
Smartphone buttons fully accessible via cut outs
The smartphone is fully accessible via all the various cut outs in the case allowing access to buttons, microphone, speakers, camera, etc. Unlike some cases where some areas of a smartphone is inaccessible, this case seems to offer protection without compromise.
Easy disassembly via side notch/slit
At one side of the case is a little fingernail slitch or notch that offers easy dissassembly of the case. Dig your fingernail in the notch and run it along the case and you’ll easily snap off both pieces of the case.
Screen isn’t protected
Although it’s understandable that the front screen has to be accessible, I am a bit worried about possibly damaging the screen. Well, that’s where the screen protector comes in (review coming soon)! Still, I would like to have somewhat more protection for the screen.
Still adds a bit of thickness to smarphone
It is practically impossible to have any hard case that doesn’t add even a slight bit of thickness to the overall smartphone and although this crystal case is fairly thin, it still adds a bit of thicknes to the smartphone. But as I’ve said, it’s practically impossible to have any hard case not add much to the thickness.
Google Nexus One Crystal Case available from Brando is a relatively inexpensive crystal case that offers protection for your Nexus One from scratches and slight bumps and impacts. Its flexible nature is slightly different from other crystal cases as it can “give” a bit and take a bit of shock. The smartphone is fully accessible via the numerous cut outs on the case with reinforcements along the edges for strength. If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive case that showcases the beauty of your Nexus One, take a look at this Google Nexus One Crystal Case offered by Brando.
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