If you’re looking for the ultimate drop protection for your phone (a Bionic in this case), Seidio’s Convert case has you covered. It’s a case, in a case, in a case… literally. The first portion of the case slips onto the Bionic from the top and the bottom and snaps together in the middle of the back. A rugged, flexible silicone cover wraps over that layer next. Finally, a skeleton anchors everything into place.
There are several beautiful things about this design:
- It’s easy to understand and construct
- All of the necessary ports, speakers, and microphones are still easily accessible
- Dust is kept out of the headphone, charging, and HDMI ports
- All of the phone’s buttons are even more responsive than before
- It’s very protective. I’ve dropped it down a flight of stairs and the entire ensemble survived unscathed (I almost cried, but Seidio saved the day)
Camera Lens Protector
Probably my favorite feature, though, is the camera lens protection. There is a flap built into the silicone portion that covers the camera lens. Upon first using it, I didn’t understand it fully and found it odd. (“Why am I holding this flap down? My finger always seems to get into the picture!” were close to my exact words.) Upon more careful inspection (I actually flipped the case over and looked at it), the outermost membrane features a notch the same size as a protrusion on the silicone flap. This anchors the protective cover into place and out of the way of pictures. (I just have to remember to move it ahead of time!)
There are a few things to note though. The Convert does not make your phone indestructible. The entire screen is still exposed (they do include a screen protector, but I thoroughly enjoy the feel of the Bionic’s touchscreen). It also does not waterproof your phone. As previously stated, the screen is completed exposed as are all of the microphone and speaker ports. It does add bulk to the device that it protects… with three layers, how could it not?
So if you’re looking for a case that will protect your phone from even the worst of falls, check out Seido’s Covert case! It’s not just for the Droid Bionic either; they have Covert cases for a variety of smartphones.
What case are you currently using on your smartphone? Do you think it compares to the Convert case? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!