We recently covered the benefits of covered cases for cell phones, especially when it comes to protection from accidental drops, but sometimes it takes a little reminder to drive home the importance of a point.
According to Tech21.com, who recently 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
These statistics were arrived at after the leader in impact protection for smartphones, tablets and laptops, asked frequent travelers and parents about their tablet use.
So now that you have the facts, here are a few fun stories we here at Story Leather gathered for your amusement, and edification.
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I once dropped my phone in the toilet — and flushed it! The phone had been in my back pocket and after tinkling, I stood as I normally do and flushed. Simultaneously, the phone fell from my pocket and was carried away with the current. But it didn't leave the unit completely. I had to call a plumber who dismantled the toilet, turned it upside down in the bathtub and fished the phone out. Oddly enough, after drying out for a few days, the phone still worked (I didn't use it anymore, but was able to get my content). Now, I ALWAYS take my phone out of my pocket before sitting on the toilet!
We are a moving company and actually provide company cell phones to our team leaders (the supervisor of each moving team). Therefore, we are literally always dropping our phones (off our trucks while climbing up/down, leaving them on top of a piece of furniture that gets knocked over, and many other situations).
Jon Katz, CEO
I drop it all the time. I have gotten quite good at the soccer toe balance... meaning I can catch it in my instep and balance it. (I have a Note 4, so it’s similar in size to a soccer ball!) This isn't an exact science, and the other day I had to use my weaker left foot, mistimed it, and kicked the phone asking the asphalt like a hockey puck about 30 feet away... Glass down. I have a phone case, so no harm done.
Shark Tank Podcast Host
Stay tuned for more in this series of Silly Cellphone Drop Stories – and please share, if you have one.
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