Can you use a screen protector with your Everyday Case? The answer is a big, fat ‘maybe…well, probably…well, it depends.’
Ahh, just what you were looking for, right?
Well the real answer is that it’s complicated, so we made this article to break it down.
There are tons of screen protector makes and models and types out there. They’re all slightly different in size, shape, and thickness. In our design process, screen protectors are a consideration, but not a core driver.
Some screen protector models work well with some of our Everyday Case models. Others don’t. We’ve also found that sometimes the way you install your screen protector can improve your chances of compatibility.
So, let’s unpack that a bit more.
WHICH SCREEN PROTECTOR SHOULD YOU GET?
Per our own testing and customer feedback, we know some screen protectors work with some cases. For example, the Ailun brand screen protector works with the Everyday Case for the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Mini, but has mixed results with the 12 Max. Using customer feedback, we hope to build and maintain a list of screen protector models known to be compatible with each phone case we make. Right now these products are so new that this list simply doesn’t exist. Your best bet may be seeking out our Reddit or Facebook user communities.
- Ailun Glass Screen Protector (PEAK DESIGN TESTED)
Insignia™ - Tempered Glass Screen Protector
SUBMIT A COMPATIBLE SCREEN PROTECTOR
If you own the PD Everyday Case and are using it successfully with a screen protector, tell us! We’ll update this article and let the rest of our community know.
Email email@example.com and provide the following:
- Phone model (ex: iPhone 12 Pro)
- Screen protector model (ex: Ailun Glass Screen Protector)
- Link to where you can buy that screen protector (ex: https://www.amazon.com/Ailun-Protector-Compatible-2020-Friendly/dp/B08DG7JN5C/)
INSTALLING YOUR SCREEN PROTECTOR
In most incompatibility instances, the screen lip of the Everyday Case will rub against the edge of the screen protector, lifting it up from the screen of your phone.
Our engineering team has found that the best results come when you install the screen protector after installing the Everyday Case. This will make it more likely that the screen protector will be centered on the phone and not touching any part of the Everyday Case.
Obviously this works best with screen protector models that have a slightly smaller surface area and therefore fit inside the screen lip of the Everyday Case. As mentioned earlier, we hope that with the help of our customers we can compile a list of compatible models.
ONE OF MANY DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
Every time we design a case for a new phone model, screen protector compatibility is a consideration. But it is one of many design drivers: drop protection, thinness, grip, aesthetics, durability, and rigidity when connected to one of our mounts are among the most important considerations that go into our case design.
The Everyday Case does have a thicker screen lip than most other thin cases. That thicker lip absorbs shock and gives the case a firmer grip on your phone—crucial when you’ve got your phone attached to the handlebars of a mountain bike and your barreling down Mt. Tamalpais.
So, that’s the scoop. This may not be the most satisfying answer for everyone. But with the help of our customers, we hope to present a more robust compatibility list soon.