Phones aren’t nearly as durable as they once were. You’ll most likely pick up a fancy glass sandwich that could shatter in seconds the next time you upgrade your device. Above all else, that means you’ll need a case. The last thing you want to do is bust a thousand-dollar device after just a few days. Luckily, you don’t need a costly model — there are plenty of reasonably priced and stylish cases out there. Caseology is one such case maker. Here is everything you need to know!
Why choose a Caseology case?
Unlike Supcase or Otterbox, which exist to provide protection regardless of bulk, Caseology lets you add some style to your phone. Even though some of Caseology’s cases may not look ready to take a beating, every model comes with a MIL-STD 810G-516.7 certification. No, it’s not a typo; Caseology puts its cases through even more stringent testing than most other manufacturers. Essentially, the 516.7 certification adds even more shock resistance to your phone case.
Caseology offers just about a dozen different cases. However, you’ll only get access to the full range if you’re carrying an iPhone. Android users are limited to a few of the most popular models, and only if you have a reasonably new flagship device. However, whether you have one case to choose from or a dozen, Caseology won’t break the bank. Most offerings will run you between $20 and $30.
Caseology is a relatively young case maker compared to the likes of Otterbox. It’s only been around for a few years, but the brand itself is in good hands. In fact, Caseology is a subsidiary of Spigen, one of the most trusted names in cases. That should mean good things for anyone who wants a reliable case that will last a while.
What kind of Caseology case do I need?
Case makers tend to fall into specific areas of expertise. For Otterbox, that’s tough and rugged protection. For Caseology, it means thin, hybrid designs. You’ll find plenty of multi-piece options, but there are several specialty designs as well. Many of them are restricted to iPhones, however, so double-check before you buy. Here are a few things to look for when you start shopping:
- Design and colorways: There are tons of cases out there that come in black, but Caseology offers plenty of colorful alternatives. The Parallax comes in four or five shades, and you can often choose a bright bumper on the Skyfall.
- Level of protection: While most cases are thin hybrids, you still have some degree of control over your protection. If you rarely slip up, then the thin Dual Grip is perfect. The Legion, on the other hand, provides high-end rugged protection.
- Extra features: It’s not always easy to pack extra features into thin cases, but Caseology’s Calin is an exception. It fills the wallet case slot nicely and also doubles as a folding kickstand.
The best Caseology case: Parallax
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Parallax is the best Caseology option around. The Parallax is the first option listed on Caseology’s site, and it’s available for 40 different devices. Whether you have a brand-new Pixel 4a 5G or an aging Pixel 2, the Parallax has you covered. It takes Caseology’s signature dual-layer hybrid protection and adds a stylish all-over triangular pattern on the back. The pattern improves grip and impact absorption, and it just looks a lot better than a smooth case.
Another key feature of the Parallax is your color choices. Instead of simply offering black, blue, and other basic colors, the Parallax is available in burgundy, Aqua Green, and navy blue trimmed with gold, to name a few. The two-piece design is easy to apply and remove, and the Parallax offers the same MIL-STD 810G-516.7 protection, as mentioned before.
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Other Caseology cases to consider
The Nano Pop is one of Caseology’s newest cases, and it’s a great way to add a little extra color to your phone. It’s made of soft silicone with a tough polycarbonate ring around the camera housing to keep your phone safe at all times. You can choose from four different finishes and a variety of color combinations, including red, Prune Charcoal, Peach Pink, and Blueberry Navy. No matter which one you choose, the Nano Pop packs Air Space technology in all four corners.
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If you prefer some see-through style to protect your device, then Caseology’s Skyfall is a better way to go. The entire back panel is crystal clear. However, you can choose from a number of colorful bumpers to round out your protection. Unfortunately, there are more color options to choose from on the iPhone side, but that seems to be a common theme. You’ll have to choose the Caseology Skyfall Flex for certain models too, though the differences aren’t immediately clear.
As for the overall design, the Skyfall relies on a flexible TPU shell for most of its protection. It pops on in just a second or two, and you can add the tough polycarbonate bumper to complete the setup. Just like the flagship Parallax, the Skyfall is ready for action thanks to the MIL-STD certification.
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If you’re confident that you won’t drop your phone much, but you still want some protection, the Dual Grip is a great fit. It’s a very thin option — one of the lightest Caseology cases around. The Dual Grip doesn’t feature tactile button covers, though the texturized side rails should keep your phone snug in your hand.
While the last two options are widely available, the Dual Grip can be tougher to track down. We may see it launch for a few more models in the future, but it currently seems limited to Apple and Samsung devices. Overall, the case adds very little to your phone, but it should work as a stylish, minimalist option if you need basic protection.
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While we’ve made much of the hybrid options, sometimes a simple TPU bumper does the trick too. That’s what you get with the Caseology Vault. The added textures are more comfortable than most basic bumpers. The Vault offers tactile button covers and reinforcement in all four corners, just in case you should happen to drop your device. As for color options, you’re mainly limited to burgundy or black finishes.
If you plan to add a screen protector, the Vault is yet again a good pick. It’s thin and flexible enough to work with top glass protectors, and it’s made of the same military-grade materials you expect from Caseology. iPhone users will have to look elsewhere, as the Vault is one of the very few options that appear to be Android-only.
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The last Caseology Case on today’s list is a tough hybrid that’s about as durable as you’ll find. The Legion is designed to be your flexible adventure partner with a full-body TPU shell. Around the exterior, you’ll find a hard polycarbonate shell that serves as reinforcement where your phone needs it most. It employs some of the Dual Grip case’s signature grip, though the Legion takes protection to an extreme.
While you’ll only find the Caseology Legion for the latest iPhones and the Pixel 5, it offers a new palette of colorways that’s sure to turn heads. It comes in Stone Green, Stone Navy, Stone Gray, and Stone Pink, and the subtle texture is easy to grip even when wet. A familiar series of reinforced rings helps to add shock absorption to the interior of the case.
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Frequently asked questions
Q: Are Caseology cases waterproof?
A: No, Caseology cases are not waterproof. They are designed with drop, shock, and scratch resistance in mind. They do not feature port covers.
Q: How long is the included warranty?
A: Each Caseology purchase comes with a two-year warranty.
Q: Can you ship Caseology cases internationally?
A: Yes, you can ship directly from Caseology internationally. You can read more details right here. Many cases are also on Amazon if you’re looking for a speedy alternative.
Q: What is MIL-STD 810G?
A: It’s a US military designation for technology. Essentially, it means that the device or case has been through a series of nearly 30 tests for heat, cold, shock, and more. You can learn more about durability in our helpful guide right here.
Q: How do you keep the case clean?
A: Usually, a special wipe or cloth is the best way to keep your Caseology case looking new. There are plenty of options over on Amazon, and you can pick up more tips and tricks in our phone cleaning guide.
Q: What do you do about case yellowing?
A: Yellowing tends to happen over time with some clear cases, but it’s usually not a permanent problem. Just mix warm water with a drop or two of dish soap and get to scrubbing with a toothbrush. Let the case air dry for a while, and you should be good to go.