Regular Price: $19.99
Protect and personalize your Apple iPhone 4 or 4S with the Apple iPhone 4 / 4S 3D Bow Snap-On Shell. This stylish shell snaps on to your iPhone to shield it from knocks, drops and falls. Made with accessibility in mind, the Apple iPhone 4 / 4S 3D Bow Snap-On Shell provides you with access to all ports, buttons and the camera on your iPhone 4 or 4S. The 3D bow and rhinestones add your own personal touch to your iPhone.Learn More
Regular Price: $14.99
Protect and personalize your Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation with the Incipio iPod Touch 4th Generation dermaSHOT Case. The dermaSHOT case is comprised of durable, tear-resistant silicone material to shield your iPod from scrapes and dents. The anti-static coating ensures that your case does not become sticky, and allows your iPod to slide easily in and out of your pockets. The included screen protector will keep your screen clean and scratch-free. Made with accessibility in mind, the Incipio iPod Touch 4th Generation dermaSHOT Case allows access to all ports and buttons on your iPod Touch.Learn More
Regular Price: $29.99
Protect your HTC myTouch 4G / HD from scratches, knocks, and dings with the T-Mobile myTouch HD Protective Shell & Screen Protector. A hard plastic shell prevents dust, dirt, scratches, chips and dents from accumulating on your myTouch 4G / HD, while allowing access to all of the myTouch HD's ports and buttons. Also included is a screen protector to protect your myTouch HD touch screen from scratches, smudges and fingerprints.Learn More
Regular Price: $14.99
Are you an anglophile, obsessed with the nation that brought us the 2012 Olympics, Doctor Who, the Sex Pistols, and the Beatles, but prefer a retro vibe? Show off your love of the UK with the Apple iPhone 4 / 4S Flag Hard Shell! The Apple iPhone 4 / 4S Flag Hard Shell features hard shell protection from bumps and scratches while showing off your pride for old Brittania with a vintage-y worn Union Jack design. This case doesn't block any buttons, ports, or functions of your iPhone.Learn More
Regular Price: $9.99
Sometimes you need to let your inner animal out to play, and your phone is no different. Why hide your phone's inner zebra when you can let it protect your iPhone from scratches and shocks? With the transparent zebra-striped Apple iPhone 4 / 4S TPU Shell, you can have fun dressing up your phone while actually help extending it's life by keeping it from wear and tear. Best yet, you maintain access to all the ports and functions on your iPhone 4 without smelling like a zebra when you are done!Learn More
Regular Price: $9.99
Protect and personalize your Apple iPhone 4 or 4S with the Apple iPhone 4 / 4S Snap-On Shell. The iPhone 4 / 4S Shell snaps over your iPhone to shield it from knocks, drops and dings. Made with accessibility in mind the Apple iPhone 4 / 4S Snap-On Shell allows access to all ports and buttons. The cool shooting star print adds your own personal touch to your iPhone.Learn More
Regular Price: $99.95
Extend the battery life of your Apple iPhone 4 or 4S with the SaFPWR iPhone 4 / 4S Milano Rechargeable Smart Battery Case. Every time you charge your phone, you permanently lose thirty seconds to one minute of battery capacity. The SaFPWR Milano Smart Battery Case combats this with advanced EMT technology, ensuring your battery cells are fully and safely charged and discharged for extended run times of more than 200%. The more you use your iPhone in the Smart Case, the more you extend its battery life.Learn More
Regular Price: $19.99
- Silicone skin prevents dust, dirt and scratches from accumulating on your phone
- Rubberized exterior ensures that you have a secure grip on your phone
- Allows access to all ports and buttons
- Won't fade or become sticky
Regular Price: $24.99
Protect your Nokia Lumia 710 with the Tech21 Lumia 710 Impact Protection Gel Shell. The Tech21 gel shell will shield your phone from drops and scratches in style. Made with a revolutionary substance, D3O, the Tech21 Lumia 710 Impact Protection Gel Shell provides superior impact protection. D3O's molecules are intelligent; they flow freely, instantly locking together to absorb shock and disperse energy on impact, keeping your Lumia 710 safe.Learn More
Regular Price: $79.99
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 External Battery Case Features:
- Sleek, stylish and slim-fit design
- The powerful 3500mAh built-in battery effectively extends the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy Mega
- Durable, yet lightweight, hardshell provides protection against bumps and drops
- Power up with the touch of a single button
- Easy access to all functions, controls, speakers and cameras
- Output / Input - DC 5V, 800mA
- Cases Basics
- About Cases
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.