It’s going to happen sooner or later: however careful you are, you’re going to drop it sometime and you risk ending up with a cracked screen. For a minority, a cracked-screen iPhone is a sort of contemporary street cred, a way of personalising a phone that would otherwise be identical to thousands.
The alternative is providing a degree of protection with a case. Dutch company Mujjo is launching its range of cases for the iPhone 7 today (Monday 19th September 2016), and they are as sleek as the iPhone itself. In three colours, tan, grey and black, they are in high-quality full-grain leather.
The moulded edges have a core of polycarbonate that toughens the corners and prevents friction damage. The iPhone is cossetted by the suede-lined interior, and its volume rockers and Lightning connector are exposed by openings. The case is as minimalistic as the phone it was designed for, but it adds the extra functionality of space for two or three bank and credit cards.
One of the benefits of this case is that it ages well, acquiring a unique patina and polish over time. Each case becomes a little different, according to how you carry your phone, whether in your jeans pockets, or your inside jacket pocket, or briefcase or handbag. And so you attain the personalisation that is a desirable feature in any luxury product today – in a format that is far kinder on the fingers than the unintended ‘cracked-screen personalisation’ mentioned above.
See mujjo.com for further details and online purchase.