Cases look good but aren’t very functional.
I’m a bit of a case fiend. I have been obsessed with them since they first became available for the iPhone — and I mean, the first generation iPhone. I think it’s important to have a good case on your phone to help protect the very important investment you make when you get an iPhone. Every year when new iPhones are released, I have the opportunity to check out many different styles of cases. Adidas has a couple of interesting options with the Trefoil Snap Case and the Grip Case. Both are designed to work with the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, but each one has some distinct features.
TREFOIL SNAP CASE
The Trefoil Snap Case in Black is designed to highlight the classic street style of Adidas. The case features a hard backplate and a bumper made of flexible TPU to help protect your phone against daily wear and tear. The inside of the case has a texturized feel to it and the exterior has a glossy finish. Installing the phone into the case isn’t difficult although I did feel that I had to press the phone into the case a little harder than I do with other designs.
Because the case has a glossy finish, there are two big problems with it. First, the case is slippery. It slides around in a person’s hand and makes it a bit hard to be able to have a decent grip on it. Second, the glossy finish makes the case a fingerprint magnet, which is a nightmare to try to keep clean. In addition to those issues, I also found that the buttons (sleep/wake and volume) are incredibly hard to press. It wasn’t as simple as tapping the area to engage the function of the phone. No, I had to really press hard to put the display to sleep and even then, sometimes it didn’t register. While I like the sporty look of the case with the Adidas logo prominently displayed, I really wasn’t a fan of this case overall.
The Grip Case is lightweight and comes with an anti-slip band installed on the back of the case. This band can double as a horizontal or vertical stand for the phone. The case body is a tough, polycarbonate shell and TPU bumpers for protection. There are many different color schemes available for this case. I had the black camouflage version. This case has been…