Caseology is known for creating good quality, yet affordable cases in a variety of different designs. This is one of their slimmest cases and the Dual Grip’s simple form factor will definitely appeal to minimalists. It’s smooth and sleek, with simple lines and a super slim profile. The Dual Grip name is inspired by the cool textured cutouts on each side that give your fingers the perfect non-slip grip.
The Caseology Dual Grip looks good on my iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the grippy sides feel good in the hand. When it comes to aesthetics, it looks good, but I’m not sure black is the best color to pair with a Pacific Blue iPhone. I think this case would look even better on a black, white, or silver phone. Black is the only color available for this case, but I’ll talk more about that later. First, the pros and cons:
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Bottom line: Minimalists will enjoy the slim, simple and smooth appearance of the Caseology Dual Grip. It is also a great option for serial iPhone droppers!
- Slim and lightweight case
- Sticky texture on the sides.
- Wireless charging compatible with MagSafe charger
- Price payable
- Scratches easily
- It only comes in black
Caseology Dual Grip: Price and availability
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Caseology cases are not hard to find. The Dual Grip is available on the Caseology website, but you can find it for a lower price on Amazon and Walmart. At Amazon, for example, you can buy this iPhone 12 Pro Max case for no more than $ 12. It definitely works and looks like a good quality case, so I was pleased to find it at such an attractive price. However, the double grip only comes in black.
Caseology Dual Grip: Smooth and elegant, yet grippy
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For anyone who likes to keep things to a minimum, this sleek, sleek case will be a great option. It has a streamlined look with very little detail to interrupt the simple lines. It is also quite slim and does not add much bulk or weight to the iPhone. The problem with super soft shells is the drop factor, of course, so the caseology was solved with the problem of grip cutouts on both sides.
As you can see in some of the photos, the adhesive element is incorporated on each side to make it look like a natural part of the design. It has a fresh modern look and as soon as you feel it under your fingers, you will know why it is there. The subtle texture seems to grip your hand, and as long as you’re holding onto this sticky part of the case, you’re highly unlikely to drop the iPhone. In fact, I haven’t dropped my phone since it was in this case, which is rare for me.
The problem with super soft shells is the drop factor, of course, so the caseology was solved with the problem of grip cutouts on both sides.
I should mention that this case is compatible with my MagSafe charger. While it’s not a MagSafe case, the Dual Grip is slim enough that the MagSafe charger can still snap into place when it’s time to charge the iPhone. I wouldn’t trust it on a MagSafe mount, but for charging it works fine. This is a nice additional feature.
Although I haven’t dropped my iPhone since it was in the case, it seems protective enough. Now, it’s pretty thin and light, so I’m not sure it’ll hold up if dropped from a balcony or something; But the raised edges around the screen and camera are deep enough to protect the most sensitive areas of the iPhone. While I think the protection of the iPhone is sufficient in the dual-grip case, the case itself doesn’t take a lot of rough handling. That is my main point in the next section.
Caseology Dual Grip: Can I put that in blue?
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After about a month of using Caseology Dual Grip, I noticed some fine scratches on the black surface. They are very light and not as noticeable, but they are definitely there. As I have not dropped or mistreated the iPhone in this case, this makes me think that the smooth black surface might not hold up under rough treatment. For this reason, I will make sure to treat him with care (and keep him away from my children). This is an attractive case, but noticeable scratches would definitely take away its jet black beauty.
The only other improvement I’d like to see with this case would be the additional color options. Black would look great on a black iPhone, but not as flashy on my Pacific Blue model. I’d love to see some options in shades of blue, white, or even metallic like silver. Since the case is a nice combination of grippy textures and smooth minimalism, all you need now is a few more color options for colorful iPhones.
Caseology Dual Grip: Competence
It is not unusual to see iPhone cases that have a sticky texture or a slim look, but it is rare to find a slim case that combines smooth surfaces and a slim grip. The most similar option would have to be Smartish Gripmunk. Here’s a reasonably slim case with a smooth back panel and grippy sides, just like the dual grip. The Gripmunk comes in more color combinations, which may be a bonus for some, and it sells for a similar price. However, the Gripmunk is not as slim or minimal as the Dual Grip, so your decision between two cases like these will depend on your personal style and preference.
Caseology Dual Grip: Should you buy it?
You should buy this if …
- You drop your iPhone easily.
- You have a black iPhone.
- Enjoy a simple and minimalist design while having adequate protection.
You shouldn’t buy this if …
- You are extremely rude with your phone.
- You like colorful cases.
There is no question, if you have an iPhone 12 Graphite, this case would be a good complement. It is sleek, smooth, and quite slim. This is a great option for anyone who appreciates the simple things in life and values minimal design. If you have butter fingers, you will also like how the grip sides seem to grip your fingers for an excellent non-slip grip. It also provides adequate protection, as long as you don’t abuse the case (it will show scratches if you do!). If you have an iPhone Pacific blue or another bright color, this may not be your case choice because it lacks a lot of color combinations. The choice will depend on your preferences for color and style, but overall it’s a good case at a great price.
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