Using an iPhone Charger and Case Excessively

May 6, 2012 · Posted in Technology 

I consider myself something of a secured person when it comes to caring for my hardware. Whether it’s my cell phone or video game handheld, I always feel like I need to have something surrounding it so that it isn’t bouncing in my pocket in an unprotected manner. An iPhone case, free from its iPhone charger, helps but at what point do you announce “this might be too much?” Protecting such items that you might find in an iPad dock is fine but at times the overprotective bug bites hard.

When I’m out and about, I am hardly ever without my phone case and I am sure many people can say this if they have an iPhone case on them. When you don’t have an iPhone charger and dock to cradle it, having an iPhone case to carry it in your pocket keeps it safe. I know I’m not the only one who hates scratches. Other people become overly afraid of breakage, too, so it’s good to have some cushioning in case an iPad dock or other related docking station isn’t present.

However, there comes a point when over abundant care comes into play and excess becomes the kinder term to use. I once knew someone who had split the screen on their iPhone and getting a replacement proved to be a bigger pain than what it was worth. After a while, he finally got a replacement and after that, he made it a point to keep that thing safe. What I did not know was that he would actually start coddling it like it was a baby made absolutely out of glass.

I couldn’t even touch my friend’s iPhone anymore because he was concerned of smudges on his screen. Whenever he got tired of playing around with it or if he had to get up, even for a second, the darned thing was covered. I’m not against protection of a product but there’s a fine line between protection and over protection. He fell into the second and while it was kind of amusing at first, his reluctance to loosen up definitely grated my nerves.

That’s my own personal story about just how neurotic people can get when it comes to keeping their tech safe. It’s important to do so, without a doubt. The problem arises when caring for an iPhone becomes akin to raising a child. It’s an outrageous, 24-7 procedure that never seems to end. It doesn’t have to be that way, at least in my mind. Just make sure you have a handy case and not to scar it beyond repair and I believe you will be just fine.

Robbie works for a social media marketing firm. To check out his blogs now, click here!

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