Unlike the Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone, Samsung’s newest geared-for-business flagship smartphone, Galaxy Note8, never promised drop protection. That’s one thing I will never understand. I mean, we know very well water and drops are the biggest enemy of a delicate smartphone and yet, so far, manufacturers like Samsung only focus on dealing with dust and water ingress and continue to create beautiful devices that obviously can’t stand any drops. But luckily, there’s Urban Armor Gear to the rescue. The leading designers of lightweight, rugged and U.S. military drop-tested device cases has announced three new series of MIL-SPEC drop-tested cases specially tailor made for the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note8 smartphone.
As with the company’s current line of ruggedized protective for mobile gadgets, these cases provide the toughest possible protection against drops while staying as slim as practically possible and with the looks to boot. Some key features include compatibility with Samsung’s Infinity Display and wireless charging, and port to facilitate the retrieval of Note8’s much touted S Pen. The three cases available to Samsung Galaxy Note8 users include Plasma Series Case, Monarch Series Case, and Plyo Series case. All these cases meet military drop-test standards MIL-STD-810G.516.6. Details, including pricing and color options for each model as follows.
Plasma Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Available in: Ice, Ash, Cobalt, and Citron
• Armor shell and impact-resistant soft core
• Easy access to touchscreen and ports
• Scratch-resistant skid pads and screen surround
• Meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6)
Monarch Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Available in: Crimson and Black
• Soft impact-resistant core and honeycomb traction grip
• Protective screen surround
• Top-grain leather and alloy metal hardware
• Meets 2X Military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6)
Plyo Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Available in: Ice, Ash, and Crimson
• Slim design- a dramatically thin, friction free, lint resistant design
• Air soft corners for cushioning impact
• Compatible with Samsung Pay and wireless charging
Images courtesy of Urban Armor Gear.