Jul 13, 2014

How to buy tablet and phone cases

Style should be an aspect present in every part of...

ipad mini case Style should be an aspect present in every part of your life: from the clothes you wear and the way you decorate your environment to the way you carry your tablet and phone.

Technology is an important part of today’s mundane life. Since we don’t have very much control over the designs of our gadgets (and why should we in the end, as there are designers who do great jobs), what we have control over are the cases, sleeves and portfolios in which we carry our communication and creation devices.

You need to think of your tablet/phone/laptop sleeves and cases as you think of your bag: they are an extension of yourself and should express exactly what you want them to express. Many people go for rather standard products, but, since we are all different, we encourage you to go for more unique, original pieces when it comes to the case in which you will be storing your tablet or phone. Jaqet, for example is a Californian brand that offers besides wallets, carefully crafted tablet and phone cases. What we really like about their products is that they are manually handcrafted from high-quality leather and that each piece is carefully designed and produced to give you a great experience. The Jaqet products are more than just cases for your gadgets and money; they are authentic fashion items anyone can benefit from.

There are several factors you need to take into consideration when opting for a certain tablet or phone sleeve. Take a look at our guidelines and decide which style will fit you best in the end:



Your gadget’s sleeve or case should always match your attire

When it comes to the design of your tablet or phone sleeve or case, it is important that the case should match not only your style, but the gadget as well, especially in terms of size.

redwood phone sleeve

By design, a case should offer a form-fitting protection and should protect your gadget from impact. The design of your case is important for more than just one reason. Of course, it is essential to have tablet or phone case that reflects your taste and style, which is something subjective and not very debatable (or very debatable, depending on how you want to see it), but the design is also strongly correlated to the function. The design of your case should benefit you both aesthetically and from a practical point of view. For example, some tablet covers also feature a stand. This might be useful if you are a person who uses their tablet a lot and needs to put it down often for stability. Some cases feature a stand that can hold up the tablet both in a landscape and in a portrait position. Moreover, some models feature a Bluetooth or USB keyboard or even a small light that can illuminate the keyboard. However, if you use your table when you walk around, there is no need for a stand.

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This phone wallet by Jaqet has a special place that allows you to charge your phone without taking it out of the case

When it comes to color, it is up to you to choose something in a color you like. However, note that wacky designs are not as serious as a well-dyed leather case. If you want to make sure that your case goes with anything, opt for something in a neutral color. In fashion, neutral colors are: black, white, tan, beige, gray, khaki, navy blue, brown, ivory, etc.


The fabric from which a tablet or phone case is made is a very important factor to consider when choosing a new home for your gadget. Here are the most commonly used fabrics and their features:

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A leather portfolio by Jaqet

  • Silicone and similar gel-like materials are very good at shock absorption and can be very easily cleaned.
  • Rubber and plastic covers have the advantage that they protect your tech piece from impact or electrical disturbances
  • Leather has a lot of advantages: it is long-lasting, it looks amazing, it is eco-friendly, strong and flexible at the same time
  • Textiles can give the case a look that you can’t obtain by using other materials.

Consider that the fabric from which the case is made should be light: there is no need to carry around a lot of weight with you.


For many people, the price is a decisive factor. Of course, the value of a product is always an important element when it comes to purchasing a new product, but we want to remind you that when it comes to objects you use every day or almost every day, and which are important for your style you should always consider the cost/wear ratio.

The cost/wear ratio, in this case the cost/use ratio is a fraction you need to do in order to establish whether a product is worth the money or not. So, for example if a tablet sleeve costs $100, this might sound like a lot of money, but consider how many times you will be actually using the sleeve. If you will be using the case for two years (even though, if it is a quality product it will last a lot longer than that without deteriorating or going out of style – we can guarantee that – ) the calculus you need to do is $100 : 730 = 0.13. What this means is that you will be giving away 13 cents for each day if you use it only two years and we think that 13 cents for a highly elegant and stylish case is worth it.

When you buy an item, regardless of what it is, always consider the brand, the craftsmanship and the material. Sometimes, you can pay a lot of money for a label. On the other hand, keep in mind that quality craftsmanship and materials cost a lot, but they are usually worth the price.

In conclusion, we can say that if you know these three key factors you can make the best choices when it comes to quality cases for your tablet or phone. And remember, as we said before, style should be present in all aspects of your life.

-- Fraquoh and Franchomme

P.S. What are the features you check when it comes to your tablet or phone sleeve? Do you prefer leather, silicone or plastic cases? Share your comments, feedback or questions in the comments below and don’t forget that you can subscribe to our website via e-mail or follow us on our social media!

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