After yesterday’s presentation for the Galaxy S20 line of telephones, a lot of you will have already made the choice to order one of many three fashions to be your subsequent cellphone. Since Samsung is sticking to the glass sandwich recipe for this era, it could be smart to wrap that (doubtlessly $1400) cellphone in a case so as to add a little bit of safety. When you did not select one among Samsung’s choices, Second has a pair instances accessible that may match the invoice, and they’re designed to be very environmentally pleasant.
Second presents two instances for every S20 variant, together with the Biodegradable Case and the Skinny Case. Whereas the names may make them sound fairly completely different, they’re each fabricated from the identical materials that biodegrades in as little as 6-12 months in a compost heap, or just a few years in a landfill — don’t be concerned, they’ll simply outlast the cellphone if they are not uncovered to these situations.
Being good for the surroundings doesn’t suggest there is a drop in high quality. Each instances are unobtrusive at simply 1.5mm in thickness and examined to guard a cellphone from a 6-foot drop.
Left: Biodegradable Case. Proper: Skinny Case.
The selection between the 2 sorts of instances will come all the way down to a single query: Do you need to use Second lenses or connect a strap to the case? When you say sure to both of these, purchase the Skinny Case; in any other case, avoid wasting cash and go together with the Biodegradable Case.
The Skinny Case features a plastic insert for mounting lenses and small plastic inserts within the backside for attaching a wrist straps and lanyards, each of which could be eliminated earlier than disposal. Second has confirmed that all the newest M-series lenses are appropriate with the S20, though the macro lens could have some vignetting.
These are the primary non-iPhone instances to come back out in bioplastic. Not like earlier Second instances, you will not have wooden and canvas kinds to select from. The S20 instances are presently solely accessible in black.
The Skinny Case carries the traditional $39.99 price ticket you have seen on earlier Second instances, however the Biodegradable case is available in at simply $19.99. When you’re not curious about mounting lenses or utilizing a wrist strap, that could be a fairly affordable worth for a case that earned excessive reward in our Pixel four roundup.
To kick issues off, Second is providing a sale on the brand new bioplastic instances for the S20 and all instances for the S8, S9, S10, Note8, and Note9 (together with all variants).