As I was ducking under my closing garage door last night, my Droid slipped out of my shirt pocket and took the fall toward the rough driveway pavement. I have no protective case. I have no insurance. I think my heart skipped a beat or two.
It hit on the corner and tumbled end over end a couple times, finally coming to rest display up (thankfully). I picked it up and looked it over. Faceplate ok. Whew. Gouges in the case plastic on all four corners and near the headphone jack.
I hit the button. The screen lit up. Unlocked it, and started testing every feature I could think of. Everything seemed ok. Except for the ugly gouges in the plastic (of course it had to impact the roughest surface on my property - I couldn't have dropped it on the carpet?), everything was ok. I think by tumbling, it minimized the impact. And I just got damn lucky the screen glass didn't touch the pavement.
I REALLY need to get one of those nifty protective cases...