A case for tough love: More smartphone users buying tough phone cases

Sales of rugged smartphone cases are on the rise, as owners say they are a worthwhile investment to protect their expensive phones

Forget ultra-slim and minimalist. Tough and rugged is in when it comes to smartphone cases these days.

With smartphones getting more expensive, more people are buying tough cases - those that let phones easily survive slipping out of hands during use - to protect their devices.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 08, 2019, with the headline 'A case for tough love'. Print Edition | Subscribe