After months of saving money and researching the various smart phone options, I finally selected my gorgeous iPhone. When it arrived on our doorstep, my daughter wanted to properly welcome it into our lives. Of course, this meant, dropping it a few times, hugging it with sticky fingers, and occasionally sitting on it. After several near death experiences for my iPhone, I decided it was time to invest in a case that would hopefully protect it against my five year old.
Since I had already spent our technology budget on my iPhone, I was a little hesitant to purchase a pricey case. But, as my husband pointed out, I would end up spending a whole lot more if my mobile device met its untimely demise! So, instead of purchasing phone insurance, I began searching for the perfect case. I had a hard time making my decision, but I finally invested in the sturdy OtterBox Defender Series.
If you’re facing a similar dilemma, just head to your local Best Buy! Now, they carry a variety of iPhone cases, so you can compare them side by side and get some tips from their helpful customer service agents. As we head into summer, it’s a little harder to protect your iPhone from sudden rain storms, pool accidents, or vacation mishaps. So, here are some of our favorite models to help you start thinking about the best iPhone case for your needs!
Belkin Grip Candy Case – $24.99
One of Best Buy’s more affordable options, the Belkin Grip Candy Case features TPU material to guard against dust and scratches. A play-through design offers easy access to your iPhone’s controls and ports without removing the case.
Lifeproof Case – $79.99
This case features double AR-coated optical glass for clear photo and video quality and protects your iPhone against damage from water, dust and drops. As one of the few cases that can keep your iPhone water-safe, it’s quite popular! I was also surprised to learn that it meets military standards for enhanced security.
Mophie Case – $79.99
The Mophie serves a dual purpose! It not only keeps your iPhone powered and ready to use, it also offers plastic and metal materials that protect against bumps and scrapes. I love that the built-in battery nearly doubles the battery life of your device! For my next phone, I’m definitely going to invest in a Mophie case. My iPhone battery drains so quickly, that it’s a challenge to keep it charged at blogger functions where I’m constantly shooting pictures!
OtterBox Defender Series Case – $34.99
When I began my search, a number of my friends suggested OtterBox. After reading the glowing reviews (and, loving their affordable price), I went with their Defender Series, which offers a three-layer protection. It boasts a polycarbonate shell with a silicone midlayer that protects against scratches and shocks. It’s protected my phone against water spills and several close calls with the concrete. For me, the only drawback has been maneuvering it in and out of its case to clean it.
Rocketfish Mobile Soft Shell Case – $22.99
The Rocketfish is definitely the economical choice, especially if you’re not accident-prone. I had a soft shell case for my first iPhone and loved it! But, at the time, I didn’t have an active child constantly grabbing it, so I didn’t have to worry for my phone’s safety.
If you’re in the market for an iPhone case, I highly suggest checking out Best Buy’s extensive selection! And, to help stretch your technology budget, they are offering this coupon for 10% off select Mophie iPhone case, through June 28, 2013. Or, if you prefer to shop online, you can use coupon code: mophie10.
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.