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How Do Cases Protect Your Device?

Posted by Nick Penalosa

January 11, 2024 in User Guides

🔻Humans and accidents go hand in hand. We understand that better than anyone. Even the most coordinated individuals can't escape the clutches of unexpected events. The importance of a safety net cannot be overstated.

In today’s digital age, our devices are our constant companions. Whether it's capturing data, staying connected with coworkers, or managing our daily tasks, our devices are indispensable. 

With increasing reliance on these devices, it's crucial to ensure they have proper protection against the inevitable drops and bumps of everyday life. This is where the marvel of impact resistance comes into play.

Understanding the Basics

🔻The term "impact resistance" refers to a material's ability to absorb and disperse the force generated during a collision.

When it comes to tablet cases, this means safeguarding your device from the shock of accidental drops or impacts. This unsung hero is a fascinating blend of material engineering and thoughtful design.

Materials Matter

Cases come in a variety of materials, each with its own set of impact-resistant properties. Common materials include:

  • Silicone
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE)
  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

TPU, for instance, offers flexibility and shock absorption, while polycarbonate provides rigidity and strength. ABS is a common thermoplastic polymer typically used for its toughness and durability.

Cushioning the Blow

Effective impact resistance is not just about the materials used but also how they are strategically incorporated into the case design. Many modern cases feature reinforced corners or air cushion technology, creating zones that absorb and distribute the impact energy, minimizing the risk of damage to your precious device.

Real-World Assurance

At The Joy Factory, we take pride in the durability of our cases. Our products undergo rigorous testing, including drop tests from varying heights, to ensure they not only meet but exceed industry standards. We believe in transparency, and our customers can trust that our cases have been put through their paces to deliver reliable protection.

What is MIL-STD-810H? 

🔻MIL-STD-810 is a United States Military Standard that emphasizes tailoring an equipment's environmental design and test limits to the conditions that it will experience throughout its service life. Although prepared specifically for U.S. military applications, the standard is also often applied to commercial products.

The test methods are intended to:

  • Define environmental stress sequences, durations, and levels of equipment life cycles
  • Develop test criteria tailored to the equipment and its environmental life cycle
  • Evaluate equipment's performance when exposed to a life cycle of environmental stresses
  • Identify deficiencies, shortcomings, and defects in equipment design, materials, manufacturing processes, packaging techniques, and maintenance methods

Version H simply represents the eighth version of this military test standard and is the most recent, replacing Version G in 2014.

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What is an IP Rating?

🔻An IP rating is a standardized system that classifies the degree of protection provided by a device against the intrusion of solid objects (like dust) and water. The IP code is typically expressed as "IP" followed by two numbers. The first digit represents the level of protection against solids, while the second digit indicates the level of protection against liquids.

Practical Applications

Understanding IP ratings is essential when selecting electronic devices for various environments.

For example:

  • Smartphones: A higher IP rating ensures your device can withstand accidental spills or brief immersion in water.
  • Tablets: Tablets with a robust IP rating can endure exposure to rain, snow, or dust without compromising performance.
  • Fitness Trackers: Sweat-resistant devices typically have a minimum IPX4 rating, protecting against splashes and perspiration.


A Conclusion of Confidence

🔻Investing in a high-quality phone case with superior impact resistance is an investment in the longevity of your device. The daily hustle and bustle need not be a cause for concern when you know your smartphone is shielded by advanced engineering and thoughtful design.

Remember, it's not just a case; it's a guardian for your device, allowing you to confidently embrace your work, knowing your device has protection against the unexpected. At The Joy Factory, we're committed to delivering not just cases but peace of mind.