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A Tough Case Against Thinborne - Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Dinner at a swanky restaurant, a new iPhone in the family, and a stark realization about my outdated Samsung S10 camera – the scene was set for a tech upgrade. Cue the Black Friday sales, and I found myself on Samsung's website, swiftly ordering the latest Galaxy S23 Ultra. The next logical step? A killer case.

With no existing case for the Samsung in our collection, I decided to get creative. Fresh off designing graphics for a Formula One crew, I infused those elements into a new case. While my custom creation was in the works, I snagged four different cases from Amazon.com for an imminent Monster Truck show. One of them stood out, but ultimately, I returned to my own design after a week. Here's the lowdown on both contenders, and spoiler alert – perfection eluded them both.

Enter the Thinborne – precision at its finest, with fit and finish that baffled my wife and me as we struggled to take it off after install for a solid 10 minutes. This slim marvel might lack in drop impact protection, but it compensates with a velvety texture that prevents pocket slips. The camera lens area acts as a stealthy pocket anchor. Sleek, thin, and Magsafe compatible for a few extra bucks – an enticing offer for the magnet aficionados out there.

Thinborne:

Pros:
- Razor-thin profile
- Luxurious feel with carbon fiber texture
- Pocket-friendly and stays put
- Camera lens protection on point
- Magsafe compatibility for the magnet mavens

Cons:
- Limited drop protection
- Uneven tabletop lay

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Next up, the Tough case, arriving with a graphic punch that put my custom creation to the test. The stark contrast to Thinborne was immediate. This dual-layered champ boasts a graphic shell and a soft rubber inner layer, combining aesthetics with a robust build. While bulkier than its competitor, the 1mm raise on the top and bottom saves your screen from a table-to-face connection. A flat case back ensures a standard table lay, a feature missed by the Thinborne.

Initially skeptical about the touch sensitivity of its power and volume buttons, my concerns dissipated after a day of use. However, a unique exposure detail surfaced – unlike most cases, the Tough case leaves the lens area bare, showcasing your phone's color choice. A visual treat if you've picked a winner, but perhaps not ideal if you didn't.

One hiccup: the magnetic mount struggle. The solution? A clever tip from my wife – sandwich the metal plate between the case layers. Voila, my phone is now securely attached to the magnetic mount, crisis averted.

Tough Case:
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Pros:
- Top-notch drop protection
- Graphic flair for F1 fans
- Table-friendly flat back

Cons:
- Slightly bulky
- Potential pocket slippage
- Non-magnetic mount design


In conclusion, both have their strengths and weaknesses. My verdict? Happy with the upgrade and my personal case creation. Until next time, tech enthusiasts!

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