In a word.
And why do I say this?
I broke my thumb in a recent running accident. My Skech-protected iPhone 5 emerged almost unscathed. Is that proof enough?
Since my poor phone went flying from my about-to-be-broken hand as I fell, the fact that it survived intact is a good enough testimonial for me.
When I got my lovely iPhone 5 for Christmas, my son gave me a Skech cover, muttering something along the lines of “no expense spared for you, Mum. This case is expensive but will protect your phone.”
I think I may have demurred at its simple looks, secretly wanting something a tad more gimmicky. You know those “Keep calm and…” kind of cases…
But Hari was adamant.
A Skech would protect my brand new phone.
Fast forward about 2 months, and the little protective thing that goes over the on/off button came off. Not that sturdy then. Hari confirmed that the same thing had happened to his Skech case. I started a complaint procedure (which I may now need to amend).
Serious fast forward to last weekend, a mere 3 1/2 months after Xmas, when I fell in a rather bloody messy tangle while out running in a Delhi forest. I was holding my phone – timer/GPS on and all that running malarkey – and it went flying from my hand, and I obviously feared the worst.
This was the worst :
Scratches at the bottom where my poor phone hit the track, but no major damage. To the phone. I broke my thumb, remember…
(And you can see in the top right hand corner where the thingamajig is missing.)
I immediately ordered a new Skech cover, albeit in a slightly jazzier colour, because I am now convinced.
I bought mine from eBay, but their website will tell you where you can buy these sturdy products.
Hmmmm….while checking their website just now, prior to adding their address, I saw that they have lovely armband covers for iPhones…might make more sense…