Welcome back to our ongoing series of cell-Phone drop stories. The phones may be “smart” but sometimes the people carrying them aren’t!
In previous blogs, we’ve covered the benefits of covered cases for cell phones, especially when it comes to protection from accidental dings and drops, but sometimes it takes a little reminder to drive home the importance of a point.
According to Tech21.com, who took a survey of over 3,000 individuals:
* 18 percent of frequent travelers have paid to fix their tablet screen in the past year
* Over a third of travelers have spent more than $30 on tablet protection
* 81 percent of parents report that their child has broken their tablet by throwing it
* One in four parents had to pay to fix their tablet screen in the past year
* Nearly half of parents (45 percent) said the most common cause of tablet damage was from getting in and out of a car, or leaving it on top of a car
So now that you have the facts, here are a few more fun stories we here at Story Leather gathered for your amusement, and edification.
“Yup ... I've dropped my phone. In fact, my first cell phone EVER shortly after I got it. It was a flip phone.
“I took my dog Cody on one of our very long walks, being very careful to put the phone in my shirt pocket. Curiosity got the best of me and my phone when I leaned down to look more closely at a frog ... we were in a fairly swampy area of Morris County, NJ.
“Phone fell, frog jumped, Cody could not have cared less and I had swamp goo all over my phone.
End of story. End of phone.”
-- Mizar Turdiu
“I dropped my phone in the washing machine!
“I have a sweatshirt with a front pocket where I sometimes carry my phone. It’s easy to forget! Twice I have thrown the sweatshirt, with the phone inside, in the wash. Detergent, spin cycle, and all. When I discovered my phone missing, I found it in the washer. Very clean. Both times, I could immediately make a call. It is an ancient flip phone (Casio, 2009). I’ll never get rid of this phone!”
-- Joe Pinella
“I certainly have dropped my phone. In fact, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve dropped it. It’s particularly more amazing, because as a nerd, I have my phone in my hands constantly. My girlfriend (now wife) would always tease about having my phone attached to my hand surgically.
“On this occasion, we were putting both our parents together for dinner at a restaurant for the first time. We drove up, and she was teasing hard about it. Pleading that I keep it in my pocket. No Googling. No emailing. No texting. Just hang with the parents.
“Well, we arrive at the restaurant, and the teasing continues. I take out my phone to turn it to vibrate, and at the same moment, she goes to hold my hand - not realizing my hand was pulling my phone out. The phone launches forward as her arm hits my wrist and all time stopped as my phone (it calls me ‘Sweetie’ by the way) hurled slow motion through the air, and on to the pavement.
“I’ve dropped it a million times before and nary a crack. One time, when it was supposed to be in my pocket, I take it out and it shatters everywhere.
“I kept it that way for more than a year, just as a reminder to listen to the love of my life.”
Stay tuned for more in this series of Silly Cellphone Drop Stories – and please share, if you have one.
And… don’t forget: We have lots of great phone cases available!
Pictured: Our “Montecito” Smooth Fine Grain Phone Case in Green (to go with the frog…)
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