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Meet the toughest iPhone 5 cases money can buy

Meet the toughest iPhone 5 cases money can buy
As many would agree, the iPhone 5 is a beautiful, well-crafted smartphone. But at the same time, its lightweight aluminum body may easily bend or scratch if the handset is not handled with care. That explains why there's plenty of protective iPhone 5 cases on the market, ranging from the sleek and barely noticeable, to the tough and extremely durable. This post is about the latter kind. After doing a little digging, we came up with a pretty solid selection listing the most damage-resistant iPhone 5 cases available on the market. No matter what stands on top of your priority list – shock, dust, dirt, or water resistance – chances are you'll find the right case among the ones we've picked. Check them out!

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posted on 01 Aug 2013, 03:09 2

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Some looks lovely and some are very ugly.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 03:31 1

2. Luisit0 (Posts: 73; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)

The orange lifreproof fre case is pathetic and 99% unlikely to ever be seen used by an iPhone owner....

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 05:19

5. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

I have seen girls slap on a big doraemon or minion case, or cases which makes the phone twice as bulky with ears or something.

But if you need such a case for daily use, you must be pathetic enough to break your phones so frequently that you require an armor for it... It would be a different story if you are going for a hiking or outdoor adventure though.

posted on 18 Oct 2014, 17:28

12. Taonuviel (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)

Pathetic? Aren't you a gem. I bought the 3gs in Fall 2010 and upgraded to the 5 in Spring 2013 and had never damaged either until a couple weeks ago. I chose cases by how they looked as long as they were fairly sturdy, and used stick-on screen protectors. I dropped the 3gs twice, the 5 maybe once until a few months ago, when I started dropping all kinds of things. I was dropping my 5 often, but its' case protected it until I dropped it hard three weeks ago, face-down, shattering the glass - thankfully held together by the screen protector. Replacing it cost about $90, which was still much less than other local repair shops, especially the Apple store. I'm switching to a tough case now until/if I stop dropping stuff.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 05:57

6. luizsenos (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

Not exactly, if you have a boat that may be useful...

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 03:33 1

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

"As many would agree, the iPhone 5 is a beautiful, well-crafted smartphone."

I do not agree with this.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 04:09 1

4. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

So why are you commenting..even looking at an article about iphone cases seeing as you just bore with your childish hate


posted on 01 Aug 2013, 08:10 2

8. Oxygen (Posts: 82; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

So basically you are reporting someone for expressing his opinion without trolling nor using offensive words.
Talking about being childish, pff..

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 08:17 1

9. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

if you dont know that this account is constantly trolling apple articles saying how he doesnt care or doesnt like then dont get involved thanks

needless trolls need reporting,if your alrite with him fine move on

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 16:52

10. Kishin (Posts: 617; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Iphone is beautiful it does need those ugly cases

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 07:12

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Spigen makes the best looking cases; they actually improve the look of the phone.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 19:05

11. Hbs929 (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

One of my favorite rugged cases is the Ballistic HC case. I have always had better luck with Ballistic rather than with Otterbox who I find to make a cheaper cases with less durability. Of course I have tried Waterproof cases but I think that even though it has a guarantee I don;t want my phone to have the risk of drowning and being useless. I found a good review of the Ballistic case I have here iphantastic(dotcom)/agf-ballistic-hc-rugged-shell-​case/

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