For many people, the idea that a clear case can offer your phone extreme protection might seem inherently contradictory. When we imagine protective cases, we tend to picture bulky, ugly cases which while perfectly functional, are definitely not going to show off the native style of your phone. But it needn’t be that way. Protective phone cases can also prioritise aesthetic, and this includes cases that are crystal clear.
What Makes a Phone Case Protective?
To properly understand whether a clear case can be ultra-protective, we first need to think about what makes a case protective in the first place. There are several factors that determine how protective your case is - let’s examine each of them to see whether they’re possible in a clear case.
In order to fully protect your phone, you need a case which will absorb the force that results from the phone impacting the ground in the event that you drop it. The main cause of damage to phones comes from this impact, so it’s important to look for a case which incorporates high-impact material.
At Mous, we line all of our most protective cases with our own high-impact material, AiroShock™. AiroShock™ is a technology that we developed in-house to absorb the impact of shocks and drops. AiroShock™ absorbs the energy of drops and dampens the impact by slowing down the rate of deceleration. It’s also extremely slimline, which means we can incorporate it into our cases without making them bulky or unsightly.
The idea of incorporating a material into a clear case may seem impossible, but our clear cases, Clarity, are all lined with AiroShock™. Because AiroShock™ is so effective, a little goes a long way, and we’re able to just line the sides of our case with this impressive material. This means that your phone is well protected, but your case is crystal clear.
Torsion is one of the leading causes of damage to phones, but it’s something people rarely consider when choosing a phone case. Torsion is an engineering term which essentially means ‘twisting’, and it refers to the way that phones are inclined to twist when they hit the ground. In order to prevent this from happening, it’s vital to choose a case which is made from stiff materials that keep your phone rigid when it hits the ground.
All of our cases are built with extremely solid backplates for this very reason. We use materials like polycarbonate, which is used in riot shields and is around two hundred times as strong as glass, because they keep your phone firmly in place when it hits the ground, dramatically reducing the chances of it cracking or shattering as a result of twists and turns.
Another reason that we use polycarbonate is that it’s possible for it to be completely clear. Our Clarity cases are designed with polycarbonate that’s been wrapped in a scratch-resistant coating, with built in anti-yellowing, UV-resistant technology. This means that not only does your clear case stay clear for longer, but it’s also supremely protective against torsion. Win, win.
To get the absolute maximum protection for your screen, you need to use a screen protector - we have options in TPU, glass and hybrid glass - but there are steps your case can take to protect your phone screen. A supremely protective case will prevent your phone screen from touching the ground in the event of accidental drops and falls.
We’ve designed our cases with raised edges for this exact reason - raised top and bottom edges on the case help protect your screen from unwanted cracks. We’re also able to maintain the functionality of your phone; by only raising the top and bottom edges, we’ve created distance between your screen and a hard surface, without impeding edge-to-edge swiping.
Clarity, our range of clear cases, is built with this design principle, so even in a clear case, your screen remains protected.
It’s perfectly possible to have a crystal clear case which is also supremely protective, and our Clarity cases are a perfect synergy of maximum protection and maximum aesthetic. Designed to start out clear and stay that way, these cases proudly display the native aesthetic of your phone whilst defending it against all kinds of accidental damage. We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice substance for style, so Clarity offers you both.
Mous was born of the realisation that aesthetic cases weren’t protective and protective cases were ugly, inspiring us to develop a range of phone cases that were both extremely protective and beautifully crafted. From dropping phones off 45ft cranes to throwing iPhones out of helicopters, our journey has been anything but traditional. We want to raise people’s expectations of what a phone case can deliver, creating stylish and practical products that can protect your most valued tools. We’ve managed to make our ideas of aesthetic, but protective phone cases into reality, alongside creating other phone accessories such as AirPods cases, phone wallets, and so much more.