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Top Heavy Duty iPhone Cases

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top iphone casesLet’s face it, we’ve all had those moments when our cell phone slips out of our hands and falls to the ground – our heart drops instantly. We hold our breath hoping our phone survived the plunge. As we reach for the phone we anticipate the worst. Once we pick it up, we see a huge crack across the screen of our new iPhone 5. All this could have been avoided if we had one of the top iPhone cases available on the market. But which is the best iPhone case available? Let’s take a look.

Otterbox Defender Case

The Otterbox Defender Case  is one of the most protective cases available for the iPhone 5. It offers two layers of protection: the outer silicone layer for shock absorption and the plastic layer to protect from drops. It even comes with a built in screen protector. Aimed at maximum protection, there are even port covers to protect the headphone and charger connector. Plus, Otterbox offers a one year warranty on all cases. The Defender Case is available in a variety of colors such as pink, blue, green, and black. The downside to the Defender Case is that is it not waterproof and the phone becomes twice as thick with the case on. The case retails for $49.99 and can be purchased directly from Otterbox or other online retailers.

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PureGear PX260 Protection System

The PX260 Protection System protects your iPhone 5 from a bump, hit, whack, or bang. The rugged PX260 Protection System has a two-piece design that screw together to guard the phone. A “utility tool” is included to attach the case together. Without this utility tool, it is almost impossible to add or remove the case from your phone. It is hard to identify exactly what materials the case is made of but it seems to be something between plastic and metal. In addition, the case comes with a screen shield and water-resistant pouch. The charging port, buttons, and headphone jack are all easily accessible with the PX260 Protection System. This case is available in black, blue, green, and purple. It retails at $39.99 and can be purchased directly from PureGear or other retailers.

Speck SmartFlex View for iPhone 5

The SmartFlex is made out of rubber to absorb shock when your phone is dropped. The case fits the phone well and shields the volume keys and sleep/wake button. The SmartFlex covers the microphone but has small holes for sound to travel through while preventing dirt from entering. The most unique feature of this case is the retractable kick stand. This kickstand allows free-standing display in either portrait or landscape mode. The stand is spring loaded allowing it to snap back into place when not in use. The kickstand adds a bit more bulk to the case, compared to other rubber cases. The case retails for $34.95 and is available in black, gray, purple, and blue. The SmartFlex case can be bought through Speck or other online retailers.

LifeProof Case

LifeProof promotes its new case for the iPhone 5 as their best case yet. LifeProofs “Four Proofs” protect the phone from water, snow, dirt and shock. They boast that it is the thinnest, lightest, and strongest LifeProof case ever made. Even with the case, all buttons and functions are easily accessible. The improved speaker ports deliver exceptional sound clarity. Although the LifeProof case has many great features, the hefty price tag of $79.99 may have you reconsidering the purchase. The case comes in black and white and can be purchased exclusively at Best Buy or directly from LifeProof.

Any one of these options would be a solid choice for a protective case for your iPhone 5. When deciding which is best for you, it comes down to the price and features that you find most important. Better act fast before you manage to drop that phone again!

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