Your hands fumble and time begins to slow down. Your cell phone just slipped out of your hands and you just couldn’t react fast enough to get a good grip on it, it’s going down…

We’ve all seen people using their cell phones with spider-webbed glass screens. We can’t help but feel bad for them, but at the same time we’re glad that’s not our phone! There are local cell phone repair places popping up all over the place, but they’re expensive. Getting the glass replaced is going to cost about half of what you just paid for that shiny new cell phone.

Our phone is falling, it’s around our waist and there’s no way we’re going to be able to move our arms fast enough to stop it mid fall, what should we do? Kick it!

We’re not looking to score a mid-field field goal with it, we’re just looking to rob the drop of its kinetic energy. A 3 ft. drop of a half-pound cell phone is going to reach a speed of around 4.5 mph. However; if you let that phone hit your shoe, or even give it a light kick, it’s going to take away that velocity resetting the drop to a much lower height reducing the phone’s speed and likelihood of cracking your screen.