When it comes to cases, everyone has their favorite. My new daily driver for the Nokia Lumia 1020 would be the Poetic Atmosphere Case, which fetches for a modest $9 on various websites (it’s also available for the Lumia 928).
Head past the break to see our hands on video and some high quality photos of this accessory in action.
The Poetic Atmosphere Case is a "crystal" type, meaning it’s relatively hard, though it’s far from cheap or brittle. What makes the Poetic case enticing is the soft-touch grey trim found along the edge. It adds some class, elegance and makes the case feel even better in the hand.
For those concerned with the Lumia 1020’s camera housing, this is one of the rare cases that offers a nice lip to protect the black metal from touching any surfaces. While that feature is not necessarily needed in my opinion, it is certainly a nice touch.
The case does feature a lanyard cut out, though you’ll want to remove the lanyard before putting it on and the re-attach it, as threading it through the cutout is difficult. The buttons are covered with the grey trim, but Poetic did a great job as the buttons feel natural.
And yes, for whatever reason, it does have the wireless charging cutouts. It’s just something you’ll have to deal with.
Overall, the Poetic Atmosphere case is an excellent choice. It’s affordable at around $9, maintains the color of your 1020, it feels solid and definitely not cheap. Plus, it’s just different enough from all other knockoff cases out there to grab attention.
If you’re need a crystal case, you can’t go wrong with the Poetic Atmosphere. Want more suggestions? Check out our other Lumia 1020 case reviews.