- Published on Friday, 27 January 2012 16:13
Emphasis is given on material quality to enhance design, performance and durability.
- Boosting visual appeal: China suppliers are introducing models that match the iPhone and latest smartphones. Several releases enable users to check the handset directly through a clear window. Variants with an armband structure, which are typically for sports use, are increasingly becoming popular. For added appeal, cartoon patterns are incorporated in some items.
- Added functionality: Under efforts to enrich selections, makers include pockets for coins or earphones. Several models may also come with stylus pen sleeves.
- Material safety: Aside from passing industrial tests such as SGS, manufacturers ensure that the neoprene adopted in mobile phone cases are azo-free and meet international standards, including EN 71 and REACH.
- Sales & price projections: Most China suppliers forecast sales will remain steady in 1H12, thanks to robust orders in end-2011. The popularity of neoprene mobile phone cases in Australia and North America will likewise spur demand. Meanwhile, quotes are projected to stay at current levels in 1Q12 on the back of stable raw material costs.
Canfine Toys Ltd
Description: Neoprene, SBR; silk-screen, heat-transfer printing; water-resistant; custom designs accepted
Dongguan Prince Products Co. Ltd
Description: Neoprene; for iPhone 4; water-resistant; 43cm armband length
Dongguan Saivlon Sports Goods Ltd
Description: Neoprene, 3mm thick; for iPhone, BlackBerry mobile phones; pouch, adjustable belt; water-resistant
Myx-Games Interactive Co.
Description: Neoprene; for iPhone 4; slip entry/closure system; with stylus; blue, orange, silver
Shenzhen IT GSM Technology Co. Ltd
Description: Neoprene, flannel; for iPhone, BlackBerry, HTC, Motorola, Samsung mobile phones; 140x85x25mm
Wuxi Super-Strong Sports Products Co. Ltd
Description: Neoprene, 2mm thick; for iPhone; two zippers; various colors
Note: This article "Suppliers of mobile phone cases improve visual appeal, functionality" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.
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