At the end of a call with the team today, Paul (@ppedrazzi), Rich (@rmanalan) and Anthony (@anthonyslai) were talking about phone cases.
As the red-headed stepchild on the phone, I might not have it exactly right, but it sounded like Anthony is still rocking the plastic overlay on his HTC EVO. You know that sticky, plastic peel-away they put on glass and plastic surfaces to prevent scratches.
Anyway, Anthony is waiting to get a case for his EVO before removing it. He’s understandably paranoid about scratches. After all, the EVO takes fantastic pictures with its 8 megapixel camera, and the camera lens seems to be in a vulnerable spot on the back of the phone.
Although, I have to say the dual LED flashes are way too bright for indoor shots.
Anthony wants to protect his lens with a case. Both Paul and Rich were anti-case. I think I heard one of them say it ruins the design aspect of the phone.
Interesting, a classic choice between form and function.
I’ve had a case on my OG iPhone for a long time, but I removed it recently. I’d forgotten how excellent the lines of the device are.
So, I can see the design point, but when you’re dropping a few hundred for a phone, don’t you want to protect when the inevitable drop happens? I’m not sure where I’m at on this one.
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