It’s summer, and you know what that means â€” lots of activities and outdoor recreation. But can your new iPhone 4 take a potential beating? If you’re an active person in need of the ultimate defense for your new phone (or you’re just clumsy, like I am), then you may be interested in the following round-up of cases. Here are eight styles coming to market that promise to guard that shiny new device.
iPhone 4 Otterbox â€” $19.99 – $49.99
Otterbox is a brand that many of us have come to know and love. To uphold its tradition of high-quality protection in the cell phone industry, the company anounced its new iPhone 4â€“compatible versions of the Commuter, Defender and Impact series cases. No ship dates have been given yet, but if you’re interested, hit the company’s newly revamped website to be notified by email when they become available.
iPhone 4 Ballistic HC Series Case â€” Unknown
With a name like Ballistic, this case has just gotta be tough. With four layers of protection and a built-in screen protector, this accessory also features an added clip to holster your iPhone onto your hip or purse. No date or price have been announced yet, so check the website for details or to sign up for an email announcement when they debut.
Maybe you’re looking to protect your iPhone from scratches while adding a little flare. Zagg may be one of the coolest skins around. Creators of the military-grade Invisible Shield film protectors, Zagg offers the peace of mind that you can only get by knowing that your iPhone will be scratch-resistant from the keys in your pocket. The company has hundreds of designs to choose from, or you can select one of your own images. The picture you choose will protect the back of your new iPhone. (Plus, it’s only an extra $15 for Unlimited Expressions customers to pick up the Invisible Shield, which is normally $24.99.)
iPhone 4 Moto SkinÂ Case â€” $29.95
Gumdrop’s Moto Skin Case design, inspired by moto-cross tires, promises to protect from dirt and minor wipeouts. You have a choice of three colors for this case including gray, black and blue.
iPhone 4 Gumdrop Skin Case â€” $29.95
Gumdrop certainly seems to like extreme sports, and this case is no exception. This surfer-themed cover offers a form-hugging fit, while the lightweight silicone provides scratch resistance and protection from minor drops. You can pick one up in clear, black, pink or blue.
SILICRYLIC Silicon Case â€” $29.99
This two-layered case uses a polycarbonate plastic exterior covering a silicone gel case that works as a shock absorber when dropped. It was designed for maximum iPhone protection without sacrificing the clean aesthetics that most iPhone lovers tend to prefer. You have a choice of black, pink, navy blue, purple and white.
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