The Snugg: Not to Be Confused With The Snuggie
A month ago, I received an e-mail from the people who created The Snugg, requesting a review of one of their products. I get quite a few of these request, and I don’t usually do reviews, but occasionally something peaks my interest. Remember the Shakoolie?
Now at first glance, it sounded like I would be subjecting myself to the blanket hall of shame, but once I clicked over to their website, I realized I was way off. The Snugg is a type of case for Smart Phones, Tablets, Kindles, Ipads, and other accessories.
Cool. I’m in. With the luck I have with phones, I can’t have enough back up cases.
My original case was an Otter Box Defender Series. The Otter Box will run you about $50, which in my mind is a bit steep for a piece of rubber. Sure, it’s great at rebounding my phone off of the floor several times a day without producing a scratch, but it’s horrible at not getting stuck in my hair.
I have phone-call induced ADD. This basically means that I can’t sit still and talk on the phone. Because of this condition, I constantly use the ear-shoulder clamp technique. This allows me to hold my cell phone while simultaneously bathing my cat. Naturally, I was excited to ditch my Otter Box for a while. I could feel my hair growing thicker by the second.
When I received the new Snugg case for my still-hip-in-my-mind Iphone 4, I was excited to undress my cell and try the new outfit.The case I selected for review is the Snugg Iphone 4 and 4S Real Bamboo Case. I selected this one for no other reason than because it looks tight (literally and figuratively). Plus, it was free for me (retails at $29.99). To my delight, the case looked even better in person with the brand name carved carefully into the wood on the back. It says it’s made of real Bamboo, and I believe it. I think I even saw a Panda.
Now let’s explore the functionality of this thing. The Snugg case was just that, snug. It was a little difficult to shimmy it on my phone, but once it was secure, it was very secure. There is a small patch of felt material on the inside of the case, which I assume exists as a shock absorbing mechanism. This made me feel even more secure, so I promptly dropped my phone to the ground. I’m a hardcore and devoted reviewer, what can I say? Fortunately, it withstood the test… as did my heart.
So the case looks good, protects well, and fits like a leotard on an elephant. Perfect.
Now for the not so perfect.
The Snugg case makes it somewhat difficult to access your side volume buttons and top lock button but not noticeably enough to really cause extreme inconvenience. However, I did run into some trouble with the charging port. With the case on, the original Iphone charger fits conveniently into the port , but I own an off-brand charger which did not work with this case. I was forced to remove the bottom half of the case every time I needed to charge my phone.
This shortcoming caused me to lose approximately 14 seconds of my life over the span of a week that I used the case. The things I could do with 14 seconds in week! Furthermore, at the end of my trial usage, as I was vigorously trying to remove the bottom portion of the case for charging, that very piece actually broke off. Losing 14 seconds of my life apparently makes me too vigorous. To be fair, I had been drinking.
Since the case was already ruined in my mind, I decided to do a final experiment to test the durability of the wood. As I bent the case and applied pressure, it broke further. See evidence below.
Ultimately, I really loved the look and feel of this case, and the compliments I was getting about my fuller hair. The positives of The Snugg definitely outweighed the negatives… until it broke. If The Snugg can find a way to make this case more durable, it is definitely a keeper that I would be willing to buy. The Snugg also has competitive prices in comparison with Otter Box and a huge variety to chose from.
Now you know what a Snugg is. See you next time Flysters!
- Review: Snugg iPad mini Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard Case (automatedhome.co.uk)
- The Snugg iPad Executive Case Review (johnchow.com)
- The Snugg iPad 4 Executive Case Cover and Flip Stand – Stylish and Functional Protection for Your iPad (breastfeedingmums.typepad.com)
Posted on December 12, 2013, in Humor, work and tagged 25tofly, bamboo phone case, Becca Cord, cheap phone cases, iphone case, online shopping, otter box, reviews, smartphone cases, snugg, the snugg, the snuggie. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.