But on the other hand, you didn't spend last week's paycheck on the latest, greatest and slimmest phone to cover it up with a bulky coat of rubber and plastic. Going with a slim case (or no case at all) keeps the aesthetic pure and clean, but also means your device is more vulnerable to scratches and being broken.
We want to hear what you tend to go for when choosing a case for a new device. Do you stay sleek and slim and try to keep a good grip on your gear? Or do you like the security of a more protective case? Are you more likely to opt for a bulkier case if you're getting something out of it, near-field battery charging or, well, balls? Tell us in the comments!
Just in case you need some inspiration, here are some of our favorite gear cases with slim profiles:
- Incase Perforated Hardshell Case
- Belkin Grip Vue for iPhone 4
- The Tale of 3 iPhone Cases... Good, Mediocre, and Scratched
And here are some of our recommended bulkier options: