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BodyGuardz cases for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Unequal tech for impact protection

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is the best smartphone currently available and BodyGuardz has three case options to protect your investment. Tech used by professional athletes is incorporated in the cases.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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BodyGuardz Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus collection

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, see our full review, is one of the best smartphones available today and is reasonably priced for a flagship with everything packed inside. To protect your investment, BodyGuardz has three case options we have been using for a couple weeks.

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BodyGuardz Trainr Pro in two colors

The most expensive of the three and the one that can be slapped on your arm and taken out for a run is the BodyGuardz Trainr Pro. It is available for $49.95 in gray/mint and black, both of which we tested over the past couple of weeks.

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Trainr Pro with Unequal impact resistant technology

The Trainr Pro has a transparent polycarbonate back so you can see the color of your selected S9 Plus. The edges have substantial shock absorbing TPU with integrated Unequal technology that helps the case pass the MIL-STD drop test up to 10 feet.

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Raised buttons on the Trainr Pro

The raised buttons for volume, Bixby, and power are easy to find and activate.

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Rear camera opening

The opening on the back helps you target the fingerprint scanner and health sensors on the S9 Plus.

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Bottom openings

There are openings along the bottom for the headset jack, USB-C port, and bottom speaker.

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Armband slots

The unique aspect of this case is the grooves integrated into the bottom half of both sides. With the included armband you can simply snap your S9 Plus into place and go for a run.

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Trainr Pro armband

The armband fits my upper arm comfortably, with room for more curls. It is easily adjustable and stays in place while I run. There is a slot for a key in the band as well

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Slots on the sides for securing in the armband

Slots are present on each side of the Trainr Pro case. When not being used with the armband, the slots do not detract at all from the case experience.

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Running with the Trainr Pro and armband

Since I like to take photos during my run, having the ability to quickly remove the phone to take a photo and then snap it back in place is a nice feature.

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BodyGuardz Ace Fly case for the S9 Plus

The Ace Fly case is a clear case so you can really show off the Coral Blue or Lilac Purple of your S9 Plus. It has the same level of drop protection as the Trainr Pro with a rigid back and soft sides.

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Bottom openings and back of the Ace Fly case

The back has cool design elements with the edges being rounded to match the S9 Plus design. It is a low-profile case that doesn't add much bulk to the overall package.

Wireless charging and Samsung Pay work just fine with the case and I have not seen any signal degradation.

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