Regular Price: $19.99
Polka dots are an eternally relevant fashion statement, from Betty Boop to Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead straight up until today. Stay forever on trend with the Samsung Galaxy S III Flip Case. Featuring a bold polka dot pattern across the front of a magnetic-closure folding case, the Samsung Galaxy S III Flip Case keeps your phone safe from scratches and dents using a combination of hard and soft materials for multiple layers of safety. You'll surely stop both traffic and the heart of your intended beau with this gorgeous statement piece.Learn More
Regular Price: $50.00
Give your Apple iPhone 4 or 4S the protection it needs with the Case-Mate iPhone 4 / 4S Phantom Case. The Phantom case is comprised of DuoCore and PolyFlex materials, and snaps on to your phone to shield your iPhone from knocks and drops. The built-in screen protector will keep your screen clean and scratch-free. Made with accessibility in mind, the Case-Mate iPhone 4 / 4S Phantom Case provides access to all ports, buttons and the camera on your iPhone. The rubberized exterior gives you a firm grip on your phone and prevents your phone from sliding around smooth surfaces.Learn More
Regular Price: $25.00
The OtterBox One Defender Series Holster Features:
- Original holster for the OtterBox One Defender Series Case
- Clips on to your waistband so that your phone is always easily accessible
- Shields your phone from knocks, drops and dings
- Comprised of durable plastic
NOTE: Refurbished items may have slight scratches or blemishesLearn More
Regular Price: $49.99
The OtterBox iPhone 3G / 3Gs Defender Series Case and Holster is a multi-layer case that provides essential, rugged protection for your phone. The OtterBox iPhone 3G / 3Gs Defender Series Case and Holster case is made of a clear protective membrane, high-impact polycarbonate shell, and durable silicone. It provides added protection against scratches, dust, drops, bumps, and shock. Even further protection and functionality comes courtesy of the included holster.Learn More
Regular Price: $49.95
- Protects your Apple iPhone 5 from bumps, bruises, scratches and scrapes
- Allows access to all ports and buttons including the identity touch sensor
- Rubberized exterior ensures that you have a firm grip on your phone
- Holster easily clips on to belt
- Fun colors and graphics
Regular Price: $30.00
Protect your Apple iPhone 4 with the Body Glove iPhone 4 Zero 360 Shell. The Body Glove Zero 360 Shell features CTT (Captivate Touch Through) Screen Protection, keeping your iPhone 4 touch screen scratch-free and clean. Made with accessibility in mind, the Body Glove iPhone 4 Zero 360 Shell allows access to all ports and buttons on your iPhone 4. A microfiber cleaning cloth is included for your convenience.Learn More
Regular Price: $49.99
Protect your 7" tablet with the sleek and stylish T-Mobile Tech21 Universal 7" Tablet Leather Sleeve. Featuring military grade D3O technology, The T-Mobile Tech21 leather sleeve will protect your tablet from bumps, bruises, scratches and scrapes that occur from falls. Made from genuine leather, the T-Mobile Tech21 Universal 7" Tablet Leather Sleeve provides you with a firm grip on your 7" tablet.Learn More
Regular Price: $24.99
Protect and personalize your HTC Freestyle with the HTC Freestyle Gel Shell. The HTC Shell will shield your Freestyle from knocks, scratches and dings that may occur from falls. The TPU exterior ensures that you have a sure grip on your phone and will prevent it from sliding around smooth surfaces. Made with accessibility in mind, the HTC Freestyle Gel Shell allows access to all ports, buttons and the camera on your Freestyle.Learn More
Regular Price: $19.99
Make sure your iPhone never, ever goes out of style with the iPhone 4 / 4S Rhinestone Case! The iPhone 4 / 4S Rhinestone Case is a hard plastic shell great for protecting your phone from the dangers that it faces every day (scuffs, scrapes, scratches) that is both stylish and functional. The case is white with a layer of glitter that is then topped with hundreds of beautiful silver and pink rhinestones for a beautiful, unique, and versatile look. Stay on top of fashion while protecting your phone!Learn More
Regular Price: $59.99
Protect your Galaxy tablet in style with the Belkin Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Folio Stand Case. The Belkin Folio Stand Case will shield your device from scratches, scrapes and dents that can occur from falls, while the soft interior will keep your screen clean and scratch-free. It features a tri-fold design which converts into a kickstand allowing you to type at a comfortable angle with three convenient grooves for secure viewing. Constructed with sophistication in the mind, the Belkin Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Folio Stand Case is made with genuine leather, making it ideal for the office. Even more, an elastic band closure and protective corners ensures that your Galaxy Tab remain securely in the case while you're on-the-go.Learn More
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The question of how to protect your phone can be a complicated one. Depending on which make and model you call your own, a huge number of styles and variations may be available. But don't fret: even if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the options, rest assured that the perfect case is well within reach. Here, we'll try and take the mystery out of selecting your perfect fit, and make the case for easy, affordable phone protection:
Hard Shell Cases were some of the first to be popularized, and represent some of the most basic, intuitive solutions to phone protection. As the name suggests, hard shells cases are typically made from hard plastic or polycarbonate, form-fitted to the phone's shape and designed to snap on and off easily. They're great at preventing scratches, dents, and other wear and tear, but less effective in the case of big, sudden impacts.
Gel skin Cases provide a thin, flexible layer of protection for those hoping to minimize bulk but still wanting a soft, comfortable exterior. Gel skins are offered in a wide range of colors and are, generally speaking, a highly affordable and easy way of distinguishing your phone from others, while keeping out dirt and dust and minimizing superficial wear and tear.
Multi-Layer Cases are constructed from two or more materials applied atop one another. Most often, multi-layer cases combine hard and soft shell (or "skin") materials, in order to achieve the combined protective benefits of both styles. For this reason, multi-layer cases tend to offer the most complete form of protection.
The question of how to protect your phone can be a complicated one: depending on which model you call your own, a huge number of styles and variations may be available. You may even have reservations about covering up your phone at all, and worry that a case might add to its bulk or limit access to its features.
Fear no more: protecting your phone has, in many respects, never been easier. And though it's true that the options can seem daunting, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. In addition to providing much-needed safety from drops, falls, and general wear and tear, the right case can provide a welcome aesthetic statement and add new levels of comfort and convenience to your phone. Below, we'll outline the various different types of cases, along with they're respective strengths and weaknesses, and try and take the mystery out of choosing the case that's right for you:
Hard Shell Cases:
Hard shell cases were some of the earliest to be popularized, and represent some of the most basic, intuitive solutions to phone protection. As the name suggests, hard shells cases are typically made from hard plastic or polycarbonate, form-fitted to the phone's shape and designed to snap on and off easily. Most often, and particularly in the case of smart phones, hard cases are constructed as a single piece, designed specifically to shield the back of the phone. While hard cases provide effective protection from scratches and dents, they are less effective at preventing over-all shock-resistance in substantial falls or other impacts.
Gel Skin Cases:
Gel skin cases provide a thin, flexible layer of protection for those that hope to minimize bulk but still want a soft, comfortable exterior. Gel skins are offered in a wide range of colors and are, generally speaking, a highly affordable and easy way of distinguishing your phone from others, while keeping out dirt and dust and minimizing superficial wear.
Many of the most popular cases for today's phones are multi-layer cases--meaning, simply, that they're constructed from two or more materials applied atop one another. Most often, multi-layer cases combine hard and soft shell (or "skin") materials, in order to achieve the combined protective benefits of both styles. For this reason, multi-layer cases tend to offer the most complete form of protection, both against surface level damage like scratches, nicks, and cracks, and against harder impacts sustained from drops and falls.
Popular cases for smart phones often apply an impact-absorbing layer of silicone (or other flexible, rubber-like compound) atop a hard, polycarbonate interior. In certain instances, the layers are reversed; a hard shell on the exterior allows for easy removal from a pocket or bag; a soft exterior provides a more comfortable grip. Among the most durable offerings from major brands like Otterbox and Case-Mate are triple-layer cases, which, in certain cases, apply technology borrowed from the automobile industry, like the "crunch zone"--a protective interior air pocket, offering unparalleled impact absorption.
Bumper shells are simple, low profile cases designed to fit around a phone's outer edge. As their name suggests, they function primarily to reduce impact (as might be sustained in fall), but also provide some degree of scratch and chip protection. Though they're most often constructed from a soft, rubber-like material, bumper shells are available in variety of materials and colors.
Slider cases are generally subtle, low-profile cases made of hard, often transparent plastic, designed to slide easily in and out of pockets, holsters and the like. A number of models from brands like Skully Candy and Incase feature an interior layer of silicone or rubber to provide additional impact protection.
If the idea of altering the look and feeling of your phone itself is unappealing, a pouch might be an ideal way to keep it safe without making any direct cosmetic changes. Pouches come in a variety of materials (various fabrics, leather, and plastics) and span the full spectrum from subtle and discreet to loud and stylish. Of course, you'll have to remove your phone from the pouch to interact with it directly, but, for the many who now employ hands-free devices for tasks like talking and listening to music, that may not be much of a concern.
Holsters: Cases with holsters can add another dimension of convenience to your cell phone use, particularly if you aren't fond of carrying your phone around in your pocket or in a bag. Many popular case designs from brands like Otterbox, Case-Mate, and Body Glove are offered with holstered variations.
Many cases, particularly those designed for smart phones, don't feature included screen protectors. And indeed many smart phone users opt to go without them, so as not to put anything between them and their touch screens. But doing so poses the obvious danger of exposing the screen to scratches and cracking--damages that can significantly degrade both the appearance and functionality of your phone. For complete protection, cases complete with screen protectors offer the easiest and simplest solution. However, screen protectors are also widely available as individual items. You can learn more about them here (link).
Among the most intense forms of phone protection are water-proof cases. Offerings from top-of-the-line brands like Otterbox utilize the strongest and most durable materials available, and typically enclose the phone fully in high-density polycarbonate. Cases like these are often designed to float, and include room for money, car keys, and other small items.