I find myself constantly dropping my cell phone, or it falls out of my pocket and I watch in dismay as it hits the ground. I have owned all types of cases that has either broken or fell apart and did not protect my phone as well as I had hoped. So I set out determined to find the best case to keep my phone safe.
There are several types of phone cases and price varies from a few dollars up to around $60. Well as the saying goes, you get what you pay for! The cheaper cases are usually made from hard plastic that crack or break easily upon being dropped. The gel like cases I've found do not provide enough absorbent shock when hitting the ground.
Credit: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dmobile&field-keywords=otterboxI decided to spend the extra money and buy an Otterbox case for my phone. They are made from tough silicone and plastic. Since purchasing this case I have dropped my phone several times and thankfully retrieved it unharmed nor scratched. This is by far the best protective case I have ever owned for my phone and I am very happy with my purchase.
Otterboxes are made to fit a variety of phones such as the iPhone3 and iPhone 4, iPod, iPad and iPad2, several Blackberry, HTC, LG, Motorolla, Nokia, Palm, and Samsung phones. For some models you can even purchase a waterproof case. They also have covers for several eReader and Tablets, including Kindle. Most cases also come in a wide array of color choices, from pinks, blues, reds, gray, white, even camouflage. Amazon customer reviews of Otterboxes have an average rating of 4 stars which shows that most customers are also very happy with the protection Otterbox offers.
The price range can vary tremendously depending on what type of phone you have. Otterboxes are typically a little more pricy than what most people would like to spend. However, after buying 3 or 4 cheap covers that ended up broken it was definitely worth it to go ahead and purchase a good case. I have also found that it is much cheaper to order an Otterbox case online than it is to buy one from the service retail provider.