Saturday, December 3, 2011

AppAdvice Gift-Guide: iPhone Cases


AppAdvice Gift-Guide: iPhone Cases

In our second-in-a-series of Gift-Guides we look at 12 of the best iPhone cases available today. Enjoy!

Note: All of the cases listed are compatible with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. Some may also be available for the iPhone 3S.

iPhone Smart Case – Prices begin at $39 – By WaterField Designs

iPhone Smart Case

Available in six colors, the Smart Case is eco-friendly and uses a distressed leather trim.

FabShell Burton for iPhone 4/4S – 
$39.95 by Speck

Hydrant Big Stripe Fade

Fashionable and durable, these cases come in seven different styles including Gingham Plaid and Hydrant Big Stripe Fade.

Juice Pack Air – $79.95 from Mophie

Juice Pack Air

Powering up has never been more fun than with the Juice Pack Air. Each sleeve includes a rechargeable external battery and is available in three colors – black, red, and white.

Rugged iPhone 4/4S Case$99.97 by Jon Eicher

Rugged iPhone 4/4S Case

Encased in a shock and vibration absorbing anodized aluminum structure, this patent pending case is built to Military Standard 810-G.

HipstaCase 100 Black – $39.95 by Hipstamic

HipstaCase 100 Black

You know about the app, now you can buy the case to go with it. The HipstaCase channels the look of plastic cameras from the 1980s, giving your iPhone a retro feel.

Q Card Case for iPhone 4/4S – $39.99 by CM4

Q Card Case

The Q Card Case by CM4 was created for those with on-the-go lifestyles. It is made of soft-touch rubber and comes with an integrated pocket for credit cards, IDs, and cash.

Tuffwrap Shift for iPhone 4S – Orange/Yellow - $29.99 by XtremeMac

Tuffwrap Shift for iPhone 4S – Orange/Yellow

These cases change color with heat activation while protecting your investment from dust, dirt, and scratches. Also available in Blue/White, Pink/White, Purple/Blue, Gray/White, and Green/White.

iPhone 4/4S LifeProof Case – Gen 2 – $79.99 by LifeProof

iPhone 4/4S LifeProof Case - Gen 2

Experience the freedom to surf, sing in the shower, ski, snowboard, work on construction sites and have true mobile freedom anywhere you go! Available in black, white, pink, and purple.

WorkMate Pro for iPhone 4/4S –  $24.95 by Cygnett

WorkMate Pro

The Cygnett WorkMate Pro is considered a “double-strength” rubberized case and uses layers of silicone and high-quality polycarbonate to protect the iDevice. Available in Black & Gray and Gray and Orange.

iPhone 4/4S Orbit – $24.99 by ifrogz

iPhone 4/4S Orbit

Made of 100 percent form-fitting, extra-thick silicone, the Orbit case has been quite popular for the iPhone 4. Now its unique design comes to the iPhone 4S too.

CandyShell View for iPhone 4/4S – 
$39.95 by Speck – Available in Red, White and Black

CandyShell View for iPhone 4/4S

One part case, another part stand, the CandyShell View includes, like all good candy’s do, a hard shell with a soft center.

BookBook for iPhone – 
$59.99 by Twelve South


Long a favorite with the iPhone 4 crowd, this item is an iPhone case and wallet rolled into one.  Best of all, you can access all of your iPhone controls and ports (yes, the camera too), without taking it out of the case.

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