Jan 29th, 2021

Whenever Samsung releases a new version of their Galaxy S-series, one of the main things we look forward to would be its design. After all, it is the first thing that you see. The Samsung Galaxy S21 is certainly no exception and it is quite a looker as far as smartphones are concerned, and it would be a shame if you ever scratched or dented it.

We all know that familiar feeling of dread and how your heart seems to fall into your stomach when you drop such an expensive product, which is why even though it might hide the beautiful design of your phone, it is always a good idea to get yourself a protective case to protect your $1,000 plus investment.

In fact, if you are after a protective case for your brand new Samsung Galaxy S21, the good folks at Raptic might have something for you that could be worth your consideration (and money).

Raptic Shield

The company has unveiled its latest series of cases designed specifically for the Galaxy S21 in mind called the Raptic Shield. Unlike most cases which are either designed using plastic, silicone, or leather, the Raptic Shield actually uses machined aluminum for the frame, which helps make it feel more sturdy.

The case has been rated to exceed MILSTD-810G, meaning that it is more than capable of withstanding drops up to 10 feet onto a hard concrete surface. The raised lip means that even if it falls flat on its display, it should absorb the impact and prevent the display from shattering.

There is also the inclusion of soft rubber bumpers that will help absorb and cushion the impact should you ever drop the phone, plus it will also help make the phone feel more grippy in your hands which will help reduce the possibility that it might slip out and fall onto the ground.

Also, unlike other cases, the Raptic Shield uses a clear polycarbonate back. This means that the case will not hide the design of your phone, so you’ll be able to appreciate the time Samsung spent designing it, while simultaneously keeping your phone protected. The company utilizes a one-piece construction that they claim will make it easy to put on and take off when needed.

For those who are concerned about whether or not the case will interfere with wireless charging, Raptic has reassured that the Raptic Shield will still allow users to wirelessly charge the Galaxy S21 using Qi-certified wireless chargers.

The Raptic Shield is available for purchase via Raptic’s website at $30 each, and options that are compatible with Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra are available. The company will provide free shipping within the US and include a lifetime warranty.

About the Samsung Galaxy S21

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is the latest smartphone to come from Samsung. It is also the company’s first flagship phone of 2021 where it packs some pretty impressive hardware specs, like the use of Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 888 chipset (or Exynos 2100 if you live in other parts of the world).

Of course, being a flagship phone in 2021 also means that you can expect support for 5G. The phone will also pack up to 16GB of RAM, which is a lot as far as smartphones are concerned, and the Ultra model even comes with a whopping quad-camera setup that should help you snap some amazing photos.

Another unique selling point is how the Galaxy S21 will finally come with support for the S Pen stylus, something that users have been asking for for the longest time ever, with Samsung finally delivering on it.