December 6, 2023
Christine Romero-Chan / Digital Developments

For the previous 12 months, my iPhone 14 Professional has continued to be my each day driver. Regardless of testing out quite a lot of Android telephones since becoming a member of Digital Developments, I’ve continued to return to my iPhone as my major telephone.

Because it’s my major smartphone, meaning I just about do the whole lot on it. I ship texts via iMessage, examine all my social networks and electronic mail and work messages, take heed to Apple Music, watch YouTube or Disney+, snap 1,000 images on daily basis of my toddler daughter, and spend an embarrassing period of time taking part in Disney Emoji Blitz. And that’s simply many of the issues I can recall off the highest of my head.

I reside in Southern California, and we’ve been struggling via an excessive warmth wave on the tail finish of summer time. With all of the exercise I do on my iPhone 14 Professional, I discover that it tends to get very heat throughout utilization, particularly if I’m additionally charging.

My telephone’s present Battery Well being capability reads 91%, and it is a launch day iPhone 14 Professional, so it hasn’t even been a full 12 months but. It’s a bit disappointing, to say the least, as I really feel that the iPhone 14 Professional has struggled quite a bit with battery life over earlier fashions.

So it piqued my curiosity when BodyGuardz not too long ago launched a brand new case, the Paradigm Professional, that it claims regulates warmth dissipation from the iPhone itself, which might additionally assist the battery last more. That’s a daring declare to make, so I obtained curious and gave it a attempt.

What’s so particular concerning the BodyGuardz Paradigm Professional?

BodyGuardz Paradigm Pro for iPhone 14 Pro case in Hydro showing EnduraCore interior lining.
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On the floor, the Paradigm Professional appears like some other iPhone case. It’s made with recycled supplies and has a slim profile.

However then you definately check out the within, and also you’ll see an attention-grabbing lining, together with the MagSafe ring. The inside of the case is lined with a layer of BodyGuardz EnduraCore cooling gel materials. The warmth-regulating materials of this gel layer is just like what may be discovered inside electrical vehicles to maintain their batteries cool.

There are additionally built-in vents alongside the edges of the case. These are designed to let air circulate via the case and forestall overheating. There are two extra openings alongside the underside lip of the display screen, which act as directional speaker ports to enhance total sound.

Does it truly work?

BodyGuardz Paradigm Pro for iPhone 14 Pro case in Hydro showing vents along volume button side.
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In fact, all of that’s advertising mumbo jumbo. The vital query is: Does it truly work? Briefly, sure, I do really feel a slight distinction with the Paradigm Professional in comparison with different instances — and I’ve tried quite a bit of instances.

To make sure that the case lives as much as its claims, I purchased an infrared thermometer gun to truly see what temperature my iPhone 14 Professional, when positioned within the Paradigm Professional case, can be in numerous eventualities. Right here’s what I obtained.

Each evening, I plug my telephone in and put it inside my PhoneSoap UV sanitizer on my nightstand (thanks, COVID) whereas I bathe. About half-hour later, I take it out and examine the temperature: 104.1 levels on the again of the case across the middle of the MagSafe ring. I think about that the UV lights get fairly heat, so I wasn’t shocked. I did see a message on my iPhone saying that charging was placed on maintain and can resume as soon as it reaches a traditional temperature.

So, I took my iPhone off the charger and used it — I checked Fb, Threads, Mastodon, after which performed Disney Emoji Blitz till I ran out of lives, which took about 50 minutes in complete. At this level, one other temperature examine learn 95.5 levels.

Whereas working in my non-air-conditioned workplace, the room temperature was 84 levels, and I positioned my iPhone 14 Professional on my Anker MagSafe charging stand. The display screen temperature learn 102.9 levels after a couple of minutes of charging. I took it off after about quarter-hour, and it was 106.1 levels. I used it usually for about 5 minutes, after which the temperature dropped to 98.2 levels after which 93 levels as soon as 5 extra minutes handed. As soon as one other 12 minutes handed, and I obtained a studying of 92.3 levels whereas the room temperature was 85 levels.

Front lip of BodyGuardz Paradigm Pro for iPhone 14 Pro case in Hydro with Home Screen showing on phone.
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To ensure that the Paradigm Professional case works higher than others by way of truly regulating the iPhone’s temperature, I checked how the temperatures can be with one in all my different instances. For this, I in contrast it to a cute Velvet Caviar MagSafe case (the final one I used to be utilizing earlier than switching to BodyGuardz) proper after doing the final temperature examine within the Paradigm Professional (92.3 levels).

The second I put the Velvet Caviar case on and positioned it on the MagSafe charging stand in an 85-degree room, the display screen temperature learn 94.2 levels. After quarter-hour, the again of the case learn 100.7 levels. Roughly 5 minutes after, I took it off the charger, then performed some Disney Emoji Blitz, and the temperature learn 96.2 levels. I let seven extra minutes go, and it learn 94.6 levels. All of this was in a room that was 86 levels.

So, what did we study? My iPhone 14 Professional truly obtained hotter within the Paradigm Professional case when it was charging, although this may be as a consequence of the truth that the telephone did cost extra with the Paradigm Professional (it began the cost at round 65% battery), so by the point I had put the Velvet Caviar case on, it appeared to be extra of a trickle cost previous 80%. However after I was truly utilizing my iPhone off the charger, it did preserve the telephone a bit cooler.

In different phrases, the case does appear to work, even when just a bit bit. Besides, a level or two isn’t that massive of a distinction.

I additionally don’t assume it has performed quite a bit to avoid wasting my each day battery life, as my iPhone 14 Professional’s total battery well being appears to be on a gradual decline anyway.

Is the Paradigm Professional price it?

BodyGuardz Paradigm Pro for iPhone 14 Pro case in Hydro showing black volume button covers.
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I’ve had the Paradigm Professional on my iPhone 14 Professional for the previous a number of days, and I’ve felt that it’s extra comfy to make use of total. I haven’t felt my telephone get too sizzling to carry with the case on, which I can’t precisely say for different instances I’ve been utilizing, particularly on this sizzling Southern California summer time. And even when it does, it appears to chill off faster than different instances.

The remainder of the case can be fairly good. The fabric offers it a pleasant total grip, and it even comes with an built-in lanyard towards the underside middle, which additionally acts as an anchor level. Nonetheless, when you’re not a lanyard individual, you possibly can take away it. I additionally take pleasure in instances with actually nice buttons, and the Paradigm Professional has good and clicky button covers that present wonderful tactile suggestions when pressed.

Regardless of the slim profile, it has 18-foot drop safety, so it’s fairly robust and sturdy. The product can be handled to withstand microbial development, so no yucky stuff will develop on it. And, in fact, it has MagSafe, so your favourite equipment (equivalent to the brand new spherical MagSafe PopSockets) will work flawlessly.

The Paradigm Professional is a bit easier than I’d like by way of aesthetics (I like enjoyable instances with Disney designs or different cute prints), because it solely is available in two strong colours. But it surely’s confirmed to be fairly good to have, particularly when it’s hotter than Hades.

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