The Best Cases for Protecting Your iPhone!
Why Do I Need A Case?
Our iPhones can do just about anything, and for some of us, they do EVERYTHING.
As cellular technology has advanced, the cost of cellular phones has increased drastically. While spending $400-$700 on a phone would have once been inconceivable, this is now commonplace for many of us. It's a big investment, and like any investment you want to protect it as best you can.
The simplest, most inexpensive way to do this is with a protective case - but some protective cases don't serve their purpose very well. There are thousands of cases available, and with that, thousands of varying levels of quality. There are many cheap plastic cases available that really aren't worth the hassle, but there are also some truly remarkable products out there that could save you hundreds of dollars in replacement costs!
Read below for reviews of my top 3 iPhone cases!
#1 - OtterBox Commuter Series Case
The Otterbox Commuter Series is my all time favorite case for any kind of smart phone. What's brilliant about the design is that it's a hybrid between a hard-shell polycarbonate case and a silicone gel-case which gives you the best of both worlds (follow the link in this paragraph for photos!). The form-fitted silicone wraps around the phone to absorb any shocks from it being dropped, while the hard-shell exterior adds rigidity and makes for a more comfortable experience if you like to carry your phone in your pocket. This particular style is also available in several colors, so you'll never have to sacrifice style for comfort!
#2 - OtterBox Defender Series Case
This case is an absolute beast. The OtterBox Defender Series case is built with the needs of a physically demanding lifestyle in mind - or just anyone that REALLY wants to protect their iPhone! They consist of a felt-lined polycarbonate shell that very securely wraps around the device. The shell has a built-in screen protector, helping to prevent liquid from wet hands from seeping into the more sensitive areas of your device. A silicone rubber exterior skin is then wrapped around this enclosure, giving the device even more shock absorption, and providing protection to the various ports and buttons along the edge of the phone. This case (unlike the others) comes with one of the sturdiest holsters I've ever used. If the greatest protection available is what you're after, this is my recommendation for you!
#3 - Trident Aegis Series Case
Lending its design from the OtterBox Commuter, this one comes in as a close second on my list. Easily at the same level of quality as the former, it also uses the same combination of silicone-gel and hard-shell polycarbonate to keep your device safe. I lean towards the OtterBox Commuter because it's a little sleeker than the Trident case. However, if having a bit more case to hold in your hand helps you to prevent accidental dropping, this would be the perfect case for you!