I did that once. Never dropped it in six months of owning it. Did not keep it from getting stolen.
I got a hard shell for my new phone that makes it so if I dropped it face down on a flat surface the screen wouldn't touch, it's just bumped up like 1/16". that's it. to keep it dry I made a dark brown lambskin phone sleeve, which I then coated in a hard wax. I like the way it looks much more than the ridculous mil-spec hoorah shit you get from some of the brands, and the ugly retrofuturistic bright plastic from the others. It's not waterproof, but if I'm walking in the rain and it's in a pocket on my non waterproof vest my phone is still dry.
Even with those two modifications its smaller than a lot of my friend's smartphones.
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10/20/13 at 9:23am