by Al Sacco

Hey Seinfeld: Stick to Standup, Leave Device Advice to the Pros

Sep 06, 20122 mins
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Jerry Seinfeld is a talented actor and comedian, but broken iPhones are no laughing matter.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post advising all new Samsung Galaxy S III owners to buy some sort of protective case for their shiny new smartphones. I never use cases on my phones, because I carry at least two of them at a time, and I put them in my pockets; I don’t use a holster, so the size of the phone directly influences my comfort level.


However, I paid a high price for comfort a couple of weeks ago when I dropped my Galaxy S III and smashed its display. If I had used a case or skin, I’d probably still have my GS III in my pocket.

Today I came across a new video clip featuring comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Joel Hodgson, and it brought the pain of losing my Galaxy S III right back. In it, Seinfeld spots Hodgson’s iPhone case and says:

“Ugh look at that pathetic little protector. Why don’t you walk around with a helmet on too? You should have a big Styrofoam helmet.”

I’m a big fan of Jerry Seinfeld, and I realize he was just making a joke—and an admittedly amusing one, at that. But regular people who need their iPhones to last two years or more and who don’t want to pay for a replacement screen or a repair really should value protection and durability over style and comfort. And I’d be willing to bet that most people drop their phones more often than they fall and bump their heads.

Sorry Seinfeld, you’re off the mark on this one. (Then again, I’m still not using a case on either of my current two smartphones. Do as I say, not as I do, dear reader.)

Check out the Seinfeld video clip on