Top 5 Toughest iPhone Cases

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top 5 toughest iphone cases

I am all about having my iPhone naked as I feel cases are hard to get out of my pocket throughout the day. This is my humble opinion.

With that said I have seen many an awesome case for the iPhone 4/4S and have been impressed with it’s rugged look and feel. For the most part, if you are looking for a case that protects your iDevice the best it can, it’s going to be pretty ugly!

So began my hunt for the toughest iPhone cases around. What I think of as tough is well made, indestructible and definitely crazy looking! Well maybe not crazy looking – we will see some great options.

Hit up the jump for the Top 5 Tough iPhone 4/4S Cases.

Case-Mate Tank

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This case is a no brainer for this list. It’s call the Tank for crying out loud!

Case mate has gone all out on this case to protect your beloved iPhone. This is a military grade (does this mean it can take a missile head on?) case that claims to protect your iPhone from Shock/Drop, Vibration, Wind/Rain and Sand/Dust.

I for one, would invest in something like this if I got out more! Cubical life for me…

OtterBox Defender

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OtterBox cases are known for the well made cases, rugged look and definitely protecting your iDevices. My wife, after dropping my naked iPhone while running, has a brand new iPhone 4S covered with one of these bad boys.

If you are the clumsy sort, or want

Speck ToughSkin

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Speck brings rugged in all sense of the word with this iPhone case. It actually is two cases in one! While not the prettiest of the group, this case is a sure winner at keeping all things “i” safe.

I personally would never purchase this case, even if I lived just outside of a mine field. Too fugly in my opinion.

Ballistic Hard Core

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Ballistic claims to be the best at being the tough guy on the iDevice block. While the look and feel of this case rivals others in the genre, I must say I am not convinced. Drops and throws protect the device, but the best?

The Ballistic comes in a bunch of differing color options and does do the job of protecting your iPhone well.

Element Ion

top 5 toughest iphone cases

The Element folks have always impressed me with their coupling of great architecture and looks. The Element Ion is no stranger to this grouping!

The Ion, along with our latest giveaway, are two of the most impressive cases I have seen. the manufacturing and designs are great (did I say that already?) and really come in at the front of the pack.

If you want a solid case that protects but allows the beauty of your iDevice to shine through, you may want to check out the Ion along with Elements other great products.

Thats it, there are some badboys out there for you outbackers, and some solid winners for the toughest iPhone case!

What do you protect your device in?

Matthew Snider

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Matthew is the Editor-In-Chief, and founder of Geek for i. He has produced such posts as Top 5 iPhone Apps For The BathroomMac or PC and many more. His love for iDevices started back when he purchased the original iPhone.

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